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Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Do you take your building and design skills outdoors? Here is some outdoor inspiration for you. This post on FineGomebuilding.com showcases some fun creativity. This outdoor space won Fine...

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Self-Taught MBA: Stay in Sync: How to Avoid Strategic Misalignemnts

Self-Taught MBA: Stay in Sync: How to Avoid Strategic Misalignemnts

Have you and your business gotten out of sync with a slowly evolving business environment? You may not even notice it, but your once sound business strategy may breakdown if you don’t adopt to social and technological changes.

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Web Giants Look to Home-Services Market

Web Giants Look to Home-Services Market

Routine jobs such as installing new faucets and television sets are part of a $400 billion industry that's just waiting to be developed.

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Clean and Simple

Clean and Simple

A thoughtful kitchen renovation that turned out to be a total success.

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Understanding Deck Stain

Understanding Deck Stain

Last year, I stained my deck. It was a small project, but one that was a few years overdue. Can you relate? I spent a significant amount of time on the prep work, as expected the stain went on...

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More Bad News for Lumber Liquidators

More Bad News for Lumber Liquidators

The flooring retailer is offering consumers test kits to check formaldehyde exposure, but a lawsuit alleges the kits are "inherently unreliable."

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A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

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What does new construction look like in one of the countries hottest real estate markets?

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A Crash Course in Hip Roofs

A Crash Course in Hip Roofs

If you have learned to frame a common gable, the technique for framing a common hip roof is not far away.

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Collaboration

Collaboration

Working around a toddler's nap time and a dog who wanted to be in all of the photos, this shoot was about showing how numerous people worked together to create a beautiful, new home for a young family

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New Ideas for Building in a Wooded Lot

New Ideas for Building in a Wooded Lot

Because the designers, builders and homeowners collaborated so closely in the building process, it made perfect sense including the family in the photos.

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Roof Venting Done Right

Roof Venting Done Right

I live in New England where ice dams are a common problem, which is to say improper roof venting is a common problem. Roof-wrecking ice dams aren't the only reason to make sure a roof is properly...

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Working With a Home-Building Contractor

Working With a Home-Building Contractor

Tips from a former builder on keeping a good relationship with your home building contractor.

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The Simple Home of a Great Writer

The Simple Home of a Great Writer

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Willa Cather, the great Nebraska author of such books as O Pioneers!, My Antonia and The Song of the Lark spent her early childhood in this simple and iconic house in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

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Do You Reuse?

Do You Reuse?

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We've all heard of reduce, reuse, recycle, but when doing demolition for a remodel, the methods must be modified if there is going to be a focus on resuing materials in the future. In the article...

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A manufactured stone installation thats doomed to eventual failure

A manufactured stone installation that's doomed to eventual failure

Despite what some builders and masons think, manufactured stone veneer should not be installed over a single layer of housewrap.

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Insulation and Attics

Insulation and Attics

Potential Air Leaks in the Attic In a conventional attic, insulation typically placed between the ceiling joists of the rooms below can be only partially effective if air leaks aren'tproperly sealed...

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Cutting Wooden Plugs Without a Drill Press

Cutting Wooden Plugs Without a Drill Press

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If you need to cut wooden plugs on a job site and there's no drill press handy, you could struggle to use the your drill and plug cutter freehand, but there's a better way.

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Government Offers Building-Buzzword Alternatives

Government Offers Building-Buzzword Alternatives

The Department of Energy's 'Building Science Translator' is aimed at helping builders of high-performance homes explain the benefits to potential buyers.

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Copper Content

Copper Content

Breaktime, Fine Homebuilding's forum-based community, is a great source of information for our readers. It's also a valuable resource for the editorial team. I recently received, via Breaktime, a...

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A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed

A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed

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This small yet fully-functional tool shed looks great and won't break the bank.

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