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A staircase opens up a home

A staircase opens up a home

Stairs provide a glimpse into many levels

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Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a House Plan

Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a House Plan

House plans are an inexpensive way to get a great home design. But you need to do your homework first.

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The Beach House

The Beach House

This beachfront home is designed with a strong impact window that accentuates the stunning views with the beauty of a wood interior finish.

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A Reconfigured Staircase

A Reconfigured Staircase

The custom work of many talented people came together to improve flow and beauty to an old staircase in a historic home

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Smart Thermostats on the Rise

Smart Thermostats on the Rise

Internet-connected smart thermostats are no longer an oddity as they become the norm rather than the exception

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A Restful Restroom

A Restful Restroom

Architect John Silverio of Lincolnville, Maine designed this bathroom which exudes a sense of tranquility and calm. The large window overlooking the colorful spring trees outdoors is a beautiful source of light, with the pedestal sink, white glazed tiles and turquoise blue walls contributing to the pleasing aesthetic.

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Study Examines Insulation Performance

Study Examines Insulation Performance

When properly installed and air-sealed, all type of insulation perform about the same, an updated report says. The search continues for a successor to R-value.

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The Bonair

The Bonair

The idea with this home was to view architecture as art, so with that in mind, every room in the house has a view of the home itself.

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Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder

Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder

The Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder is small slide-on plastic device that will turn most 1/4 hex-shaped bit into a magnatized bit. It won't work with a few larger bits, such as a...

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LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced

LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced

Canada tops the list for certified space in projects outside the United States in the second annual international rankings list.

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How to Cut Tile with a Wet Saw

How to Cut Tile with a Wet Saw

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Learn how to use a wet saw

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Opening up a home.

Opening up a home.

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Taking a home "down to the studs"

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AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet

AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released two new educational materials focused on formaldehyde, specifically formaldehyde emissions from laminate flooring. "Laminate Flooring...

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Increase in Home Improvement Projected Moving into 2016

Increase in Home Improvement Projected Moving into 2016

According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University growth is expected in...

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 Shingle Style House With A Twist

Shingle Style House With A Twist

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This house in Falmouth, Maine designed by Scott Simons Architects​ of Portland is a study in contrasts.

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Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder

Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder

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Bondic is a liquid plastic welder that is said to work on plastic, metal, wood, ceramic, glass and more. It even works underwater according to the manufacturer. The material can handle temperatures...

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Self-Taught MBA: Filters for a Perfect Fit

Self-Taught MBA: Filters for a Perfect Fit

A successful Dallas remodeler tell us how he identifies clients that are a perfect fit for his company, and avoid costly client mismatches.

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Ultra-Compact Framing Nailer

Ultra-Compact Framing Nailer

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Paslode's new framing nailer specializes in small spaces.

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A Modern Nook

A Modern Nook

A cozy space in a zen inspired addition

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UV Resources Hornet Ultraviolet Air Purifier

UV Resources Hornet Ultraviolet Air Purifier

UV Resources' Hornet is designed to bring ultraviolet air pruification to residential and light commercial applications (up to 5 tons). The Hornet operates at 24-volt, and the 17-in. lamp is a...

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