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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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The AIA Tour house and the Fireman

The AIA Tour house and the Fireman

A Modern addition adds life to this San Francisco home.

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How Quiet is a Mitsubishi VRF AC Compressor?

How Quiet is a Mitsubishi VRF AC Compressor?

Has a noisy AC Compressor outside a bedroom window ever bothered you? Mitsubishi claims to make the quietest AC Compressor on the market. Let's test and see if their claim is true!

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Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

Self-Taught MBA: An App to Eliminate Callbacks

By putting installation information at your fingertips, the new app by Construction Instruction helps you get the job done right the first time.

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Women Hold Very Few Construction Jobs

Women Hold Very Few Construction Jobs

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The proportion of women working in the construction industry is about the same as it was 30 years ago--less than 3% overall.

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Realtors Say Home Construction Is Lagging

Realtors Say Home Construction Is Lagging

A national survey finds the number of houses being built isn't enough to keep up with job growth in 32 states, a trend that will push up prices for homebuyers in the long run.

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DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC

DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC

My go-to deck design and construction guide has been revised to dovetail with the 2012 International Residential Code. DCA 6 'Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide' has most of the information you need to build a code-compliant deck.

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Diablo Demo Demon carbide tipped recip blades

Diablo Demo Demon carbide tipped recip blades

The right tool for the job - Demo Demon carbide tipped blades work well perform well at cutting through nail-embedded wood abrasive materials (like asphalt roofing, fibercement siding and old plaster.

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Solar Power for Home Use: The grid connection

Solar Power for Home Use: The grid connection

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Grid-tied home solar systems offer a reliable flow of electricity and lower energy costs. But how well they work may be changing.

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Keep Nails and Screws Off of the Floor with a Tool-belt Caddy

Keep Nails and Screws Off of the Floor with a Tool-belt Caddy

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If you don't want to strap on your nail bags while working around new kitchen cabinets for fear of scratching them, you could carry your tool belt by hand and hope the nails and tools don't spill out, but there's a better way.

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