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Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window?

Q&A Spotlight: How Do I Choose the Best Energy-Efficient Window?

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There was a time when opening, closing, and letting in light was all that any good window had to do. Nowadays, windows are anything but simple.

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Was sind diese Dinge? (What are these things?)

Was sind diese Dinge? (What are these things?)

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These mystery accessories were photographed in a kitchen in Germany. Do you know what they are?

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Q&A Spotlight: How Green Are Tankless Water Heaters?

Q&A Spotlight: How Green Are Tankless Water Heaters?

If your super-efficient tankless system gives you an endless supply of hot water, you might actually be more likely to waste energy and water.

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Safer Electrical Plugs and Outlets Save Lives and Energy

Safer Electrical Plugs and Outlets Save Lives and Energy

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A talk from a recent TED conference illustrates how to improve on 130 year old technology

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Does Rigid Foam Insulation Trap Moisture in the Walls?

Does Rigid Foam Insulation Trap Moisture in the Walls?

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You can seriously cut your home's demand for energy by adding rigid insulation, but will wrapping your home with foam cause the walls to rot?

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A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!

A Victorian Porch Wins Our Outdoor Project Contest!

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With its beautiful period details and perfect proportions, this adaptation of an original 19th century porch won our latest gallery challenge by a landslide.

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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Help Us Pick the Outdoor Project Contest Winner

Help Us Pick the Outdoor Project Contest Winner

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We're having a tough time deciding the winner of our Outdoor Project Contest. Vote today and help us choose!

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Housing Recovery: Are We There Yet?

Housing Recovery: Are We There Yet?

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Fine Homebuilding wants to know what you think

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From Great Moments to great builders

From "Great Moments" to great builders

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When I started working at Fine Homebuilding in 1994, I had been a homeowner for less than a year and was petrified of doing any type of work on my house. Nearly 16 years later, I’m still...

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