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More New Tools From the National Hardware Show

More New Tools From the National Hardware Show

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Today's finds include an improved gas can, a multipurpose work center, and a clamp for stabilizing extension ladders.

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New Tools From the National Hardware Show

New Tools From the National Hardware Show

I've already seen a lot of cool stuff, and it's only the first day.

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Heading to the Hardware Show

Heading to the Hardware Show

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Held in Las Vegas, The National Hardware Show is one of the best places to learn about new tools and products for the home improvement industry.

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Bathroom Remodel Done Right

Bathroom Remodel Done Right

The vast majority of bathrooms are rather ordinary, but they certainly don't have to be. As one of the most popular rooms to remodel, many people are investing in features and design elements that...

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Build a Better Kitchen

Build a Better Kitchen

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A "better kitchen" might mean different things to different people, but it's usually on just about every homeowner's wishlist. Smartly designed and built kitchens add quality of life and quality of...

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Announcing Fine Homebuildings 2015 HOUSES Award Winners

Announcing Fine Homebuilding's 2015 HOUSES Award Winners

These six homes demonstrate home building at its best.

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Get More Vehicle Storage

Get More Vehicle Storage

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For many of you, your vehicle--most likely a truck--is basically just another tool. It's there to help get the job done. While I'm no connoisseur or aficionado, I'm a bit of a car guy, so I have a...

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Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Do you take your building and design skills outdoors? Here is some outdoor inspiration for you. This post on FineHomebuilding.com showcases some fun creativity. This outdoor space won Fine...

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Working With a Home-Building Contractor

Working With a Home-Building Contractor

Tips from a former builder on keeping a good relationship with your home building contractor.

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Do You Reuse?

Do You Reuse?

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We've all heard of reduce, reuse, recycle, but when doing demolition for a remodel, the methods must be modified if there is going to be a focus on resuing materials in the future. In the article...

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Copper Content

Copper Content

Breaktime, Fine Homebuilding's forum-based community, is a great source of information for our readers. It's also a valuable resource for the editorial team. I recently received, via Breaktime, a...

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A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed

A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed

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This small yet fully-functional tool shed looks great and won't break the bank.

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Flood Insurance Rates to Rise

Flood Insurance Rates to Rise

With new maps and a program that's deeply in debt, some homeowners will see their rates rise significantly.

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The Ever-Growing To-Do List

The Ever-Growing To-Do List

Have you been so busy working on other people's homes that your own to-do list has done nothing but grow?

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Building a New House

Building a New House

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Building a new house? Consider both the financial and emotional implications when deciding how much you want to do yourself.

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