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A Sense of Direction

A Sense of Direction

Here is a beautiful sight that orients everyone who comes down the stairs at this house designed by Eric Chase Architects of Brooksville, Maine.

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Brad Pitts Foundation Launches Montana Project

Brad Pitt's Foundation Launches Montana Project

On a Native American reservation called Fort Peck, hundreds are on a waiting list for housing. The actor's Make It Right Foundation will build 20 new high-efficiency houses to help them.

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Construction Industry Fatalities Increase

Construction Industry Fatalities Increase

A report from the AFL-CIO shows the fatality rate increased in 2012, and the energy boom in the West could have something to do about it.

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Keeping it Light in the Kitchen

Keeping it Light in the Kitchen

White cabinets and tile can really open up your kitchen

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Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

If you have a bunch of caulking to do, you could drag the caulk gun and a scrap of cardboard around with you and just wait for the caulk to end up on the carpet, but there's a better way.

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Porter-Cable Recalls Routers

Porter-Cable Recalls Routers

This popular monster-sized router can shock users because the handles are uninsulated

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Home Improvements Will Average $5 Million Per Zip Code, Survey Says

Home Improvements Will Average $5 Million Per Zip Code, Survey Says

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the District of Columbia ranks at the top of the state-by-state list with $2707 per home.

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A curved drawer solves a common kitchen problem

A curved drawer solves a common kitchen problem

An elegant solution to a complex cabinetry problem.

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Barn Renovation for Guests of All Ages

Barn Renovation for Guests of All Ages

An existing barn built in the late 1970's was in desperate need of some attention. It underwent construction and was transformed from a garage and shop into an energy efficient guest and "play" house with an open floor plan.

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A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

A Creative Kitchen Renovation on a Small Budget

Creative solutions open a kitchen space while keeping costs down.

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Building the Best Affordable House: 10 tips for Getting the Most House for Your Money

Building the Best Affordable House: 10 tips for Getting the Most House for Your Money

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Here are the top ten things you can do to build on a budget.

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Lakeside Cabin Master Bathroom

Lakeside Cabin Master Bathroom

This master bathroom is long and narrow, with the soaking tub tucked into the back corner surrounded by windows. A double vanity sits against the warm-toned wood walls. The extra height of the angled wood ceilings gives the added feeling of a larger space.

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Cool Sink

Cool Sink

An old chemistry lab sink works beautifully in powder room application.

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Salvage Decor

Salvage Decor

For a unique space, seek out found and salvage decor.

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Duct-Tape Handle Turns Drywall Bucket Into a Convenient Stool

Duct-Tape Handle Turns Drywall Bucket Into a Convenient Stool

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You don't need to kick your empty drywall-compound bucket around the job site or flip it over by hand every time you want to sit on it. Make this handy handle instead.

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A Mudroom for All Seasons

A Mudroom for All Seasons

The design of this mudroom tells a story about beauty and practicality. It is bathed in light all year around because of its large southern facing windows. A family of four lives here in a beautiful Vermont setting close to the ski slopes.

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Solar In the City

Solar In the City

A renovated Victorian becomes a self sustaining Zero energy home.

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A toilet with a germ-free flush

A toilet with a germ-free flush

Losing the lever, Kohler's new Touchless toilets work with a wave of the hand

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1.8 Million Reasons to Measure Twice

1.8 Million Reasons to Measure Twice

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Cut a board wrong and you blew a few bucks; build a house on the adjoining property and you may blow $1.8 million.

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How to Easily Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

How to Easily Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

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If you need to drill a hole in some tile, you could chuck a masonry bit in your cordless drill and watch as the tip of the bit skates around on the glazed surface, ruining the tile, but there's a better way.

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