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An Indoor Space for Outdoor Play

An Indoor Space for Outdoor Play

For an energetic five-year old who recently mastered the monkey bars, this renovated bonus room is a great place for him and his buddies to play inside on cold days and have sleep-overs.

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Grace Construction Now GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

Grace Construction Now GCP Applied Technologies Inc.

Grace Construction, best known for their waterproofing membranes, is now known as GCP Applied Technologies Inc, which is a publically-traded company. GCP Applied technologies Inc. states that it is a...

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An Overlooked Building Material Finds a New Booster

An Overlooked Building Material Finds a New Booster

A New York real-estate developer and builder thinks there could be a bright future for autoclaved aerated concrete, a material that never found a real foothold in the U.S.

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Making The Right Connection

Making The Right Connection

When the homeowners of a historic home in coastal Maine decided to do a renovation of their house, they contacted architects John Scholz and Meg Barclay of Camden to work with them.

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The Art of an Interior Photograph

The Art of an Interior Photograph

When a shot transcends into something special.

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GM to Recall 473,000+ Trucks and SUVs

GM to Recall 473,000+ Trucks and SUVs

If your work truck is a 2015 or 2016 GM product you may want to take notice of a new recall announced by GM. As reported by the Associated Press, the recall concerns the Chevrolet Silverado HD and...

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BuildingEnergy Boston Set for March

BuildingEnergy Boston Set for March

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A three-day schedule includes speakers, a trade show, and a variety of workshops about high-performance building design and construction

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Letting the materials speak for themselves

Letting the materials speak for themselves

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A kitchen design that is sensitive to the needs of the client and the beauty of the materials.

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Meet Saskatchewans First Passivhaus

Meet Saskatchewan's First Passivhaus

A duplex rising on the site of a 1940s home could become the province's first house to be certified under the Passivhaus Institut standard

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Island Living

Island Living

This spacious and inviting kitchen features a large island, allowing ample space to work, eat, congregate or socialize.

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Soaker Tub

Soaker Tub

Relax with a view

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Less is More

Less is More

While working on the book, The New Small House, I came across a small problem when shooting the exterior of this house

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NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting and Mosquito Repellent System

NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting and Mosquito Repellent System

Most people like landscape lighting. Just as true, most people don't like mosquitoes. NuTone has created a device that takes care of both at once. The haven system combines a backyard lighting fixture...

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GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

The company says it will stop making the lamps by the end of the year and focus on LEDs

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The devil is in the details

The devil is in the details

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Paired down design in this kitchen detail.

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Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: Whats the difference?

Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: What's the difference?

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Using financial terms the wrong way causes confusion that costs you money. Learn the real meaning of the three most common words used to describe financial transactions.

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The Difference Between Orbital and Random-Orbit Sanders

The Difference Between Orbital and Random-Orbit Sanders

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See what orbital and random-orbit sanders have in common and how they differ

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Interesting Index

Interesting Index

Update from Elliot F. Eisenberg, the Bowtie Economist

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Backyard Ice Rink, Nice!

Backyard Ice Rink, Nice!

When this homeowner built an addition on to his house, he left room in the backyard to install this really cool ice rink so his kids could practice their skating and hockey skills. A perfect way to defeat cabin fever.....

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Mid Century Modern Deck

Mid Century Modern Deck

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Charming beach house with a streamlined side deck

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