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Cedar Comforts

Cedar Comforts

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Warm woods and a thoughtful layout make this Spa more inviting.

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Best in Show: Highlights of the 2016 International Builders Show

Best in Show: Highlights of the 2016 International Builders Show

Wireless home systems, virtual reality, and quickly emerging design trends lead discussion at last week's builder show

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Spectacular Spot for a Deck

Spectacular Spot for a Deck

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As I'm sitting down to write this post, it's about 15 degrees outside, with a stiff breeze and a forecast of heavy snow in the next couple of days. Seems like a good time to think about being someplace else, like maybe sitting on this deck on the island of St. Barth's in the French West Indies.

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White Kitchen

White Kitchen

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Classy look for a classy home

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Housing Forecasters Remain Optimistic Even as Stock Market Plunges

Housing Forecasters Remain Optimistic Even as Stock Market Plunges

Too many economic forces are working in the housing market's favor for Wall Street to cut short a recovery

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Malco Magnetic-Writable Tape Measure

Malco Magnetic-Writable Tape Measure

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Taking measurements and taking notes often go hand in hand. The Malco Magnetic-Writable tape measure aims to make the note taking part easier with a large white case surface area that you can write...

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How to Install a Ventilated Rain Screen

How to Install a Ventilated Rain Screen

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Letting some air behind siding keeps the moisture out

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The core of the matter

The core of the matter

A house with a small footprint and an innovative layout.

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Crowd Stoppers: New Products to See at IBS 2016

Crowd Stoppers: New Products to See at IBS 2016

Here are some stops to make as you cruise the floor of the 2016 International Builders Show

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Eight Ways to Patch Drywall

Eight Ways to Patch Drywall

A lot of people understandably have a love/hate relationship with drywall. Take patching holes for example. When a fix comes out right, it's hard not to love drywall despite its messy, often fickle...

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California Leads the Nation in Net-Zero Projects

California Leads the Nation in Net-Zero Projects

The first-ever tally of projects in the U.S. and Canada gives Sacramento the highest city total

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High Federal Style, 1807

High Federal Style, 1807

The Nickels Sortwell house in Wiscassett, Maine is a fine example of high Federal style. Built in 1807 when shipbuilding brought great wealth and sophistication to coastal Maine the house represents the high water mark of Federal Style architecture in Maine.

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A Pantry Under the Stairs

A Pantry Under the Stairs

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With a little creativity and planning, the typically unused space underneath the stairwell to the second floor became just the right place for a kitchen pantry

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How much is your pinky worth?

How much is your pinky worth?

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Lose your little digit on a job in Oregon and you'll get around $80,000 in workers comp; in Massachusetts you'll only get about $2,000. How much you get for a lost body part depends on where you live / get injured.

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A Reprieve for the Incandescent Bulb?

A Reprieve for the Incandescent Bulb?

Researchers tweak conventional design to make the bulbs far more efficient

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A Kit House for the 21st Century

A Kit House for the 21st Century

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A Maine company has developed a prototype building insulated with curved structural foam panels. One possible market: the Millennials.

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A Master Bath Connected to the Outdoors

A Master Bath Connected to the Outdoors

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This is one of the most peaceful master bathrooms I have ever photographed.

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Self-Taught MBA: Builder Uses His Business Expertise to Help Others

Self-Taught MBA: Builder Uses His Business Expertise to Help Others

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Bill Asdal turned a successful remolding company into a business school for other remodelers and even some business that have nothing to do with construction.

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Small space- Bold design

Small space- Bold design

A small powder room holds unexpected excitement

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Extended Tailgate: Keith Kirley, President and CEO

Extended Tailgate: Keith Kirley, President and CEO

Lance Kirley, PRESIDENT AND CEO: This executive stewards the design of traditional homes and the manufacture of historically authentic building components.

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