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  Where I was on September 11, 2001

Where I was on September 11, 2001

Like most people, it's easy for me to remember where I was and what I was doing on September 11, 2001.

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Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers

Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers

The Race to Zero competition challenges college students and faculty in the U.S. and Canada to design high-performance houses.

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Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs

Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs

More than half of those who lost their jobs during the recession have been rehired, but the industry still faces a shortage of skilled workers.

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Kids Have the Best Rooms

Kids Have the Best Rooms

Bold accents make an awesome spaces for young ones

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

The company says malicious software allowed credit-card data to be stolen and focuses on sales made between April and September.

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Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving

Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving

Classic, functional and beautiful describes this kitchen.

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How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

If you have a drawer in your garage, basement, or workshop where you keep screws, nails, and other small parts, you could start eating chicken livers until you have enough empty containers to store them all, but there's a better way.

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When is it illegal to call a 2x4 a 2x4? When you're in California of course.

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Link to a story about Lowes being fined for selling 2x4s that actually measured 1 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.

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A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes

A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes

A modern guest bath with a sleek sink and playful lines create a relaxing and playful space.

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 Making a Grand Entrance

Making a Grand Entrance

The foyer and stairway combine to set the stage for experiencing the rest of the house, which is equally grand.

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Lowes Finds Top Smart-Home Feature is Enhanced Security

Lowe's Finds Top Smart-Home Feature is Enhanced Security

The home improvement retailer discovers that home security is the top priority for people investing in home automation. Few prefer professionally installed systems over a DIY approach without a monthly fee.

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Tight Spaces

Tight Spaces

Where there's a will there's a way

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Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge

Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge

If you need a custom shim that you have to cut to a very specific dimension, you could try to use a tape measure to measure the gap, but there's a better way. Justin Fink of Glastonbury, Conn...

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Quiet Retreat in the Woods

Quiet Retreat in the Woods

Eastern light illuminates this master bedroom at sunrise for a peaceful start to the day.

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Self-Taught MBA: Collecting Data to Improve Bids and Operations

Self-Taught MBA: Collecting Data to Improve Bids and Operations

Developing methods to collect accurate data on your company’s construction costs will improve your bids as well as your operations.

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Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising

Time Lapse of an Amish Barn Raising

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This 3-1/2-minute video demonstrates what you can get done in 10 hours if you invite all of your family and friends.

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My Friend Michael Standish

My Friend Michael Standish

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Memorializing long time Fine Homebuilding contributor Michael Standish

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Abundant Light and Casual Design

Abundant Light and Casual Design

Using a wall of windows an architect brings in light and makes a natural gathering place.

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Students Get an Inside Look at High-Tech Houses

Students Get an Inside Look at High-Tech Houses

A Wisconsin technical college builds the first of three Passivhaus structures--a project that connects students in five related disciplines with outside pros

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A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

Now here's a cool idea for a kid's room.

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