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New faucet spray sweeps dirty dishes

New faucet spray "sweeps" dirty dishes

Kohler's "Sweep Spray" brings pull-down faucet function up a notch

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Precast Footings:  EZ-Tube

Precast Footings: EZ-Tube

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Instead of getting sacks of concrete delivered, get precast EZ-Tube footing sections dropped off. Dig the hole, stack them up, start building.

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Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively.

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At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

Hidden underneath this homes living room, an entire apartment awaits

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A Covered Bridge-like House

A Covered Bridge-like House

This house provides refuge and prospect on each end with a light-filled public space in the center open to the landscape.

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Adjustable Paint-Roller Handle Doubles as a Compact Broom Handle

Adjustable Paint-Roller Handle Doubles as a Compact Broom Handle

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If you can't fit a full-size broom in the back of your truck, you could just cut 6 inches off of the handle, but there's a better way.

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 To everything there is a time...AND a place!

To everything there is a time...AND a place!

Architect Hans Warner of Portland, Maine took full advantage of this wall space adjacent to the front stairway to give significant storage and organization capacity to this new home he had designed.

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Fastener-free PVC Trim

Fastener-free PVC Trim

These cellular PVC casing assemblies and trim boards have channels for siding and nailing flanges for a fastener-free look.

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Self-Taught MBA: One Picture Saves a Thousand  (Written) Words

Self-Taught MBA: One Picture Saves a Thousand (Written) Words

Keeping accurate job site field logs can become a fulltime job, but technology makes it easy.

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TV tile

TV tile

These innovative tiles for kitchen or bath are made from recycled CRTs

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Interest in Spray-Foam Insulation Drops

Interest in Spray-Foam Insulation Drops

A survey finds the use of spray-foam insulation has declined after a big growth spurt between 2008 and 2012.

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Separate Showers Are In, Bidets Are Out

Separate Showers Are In, Bidets Are Out

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A new survey finds changes in what homeowners want in their bathrooms. Jetted tubs and bidets look to be the big losers.

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Secret Passageway

Secret Passageway

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A bookcase turns into a secret passage

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Impressive and Efficient Windows​

Impressive and Efficient Windows​

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These large and​ versatile windows are an integral part of the design of this very energy efficient house designed by GO Logic Architects of Belfast, Maine.

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A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

Working with a material palette down to the finest detail.

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Building To Withstand a Natural Disaster

Building To Withstand a Natural Disaster

The Three Little Pigs just had to worry about building a home that would survive a high wind. But in the modern version of the classic fairytale, there'd also be an earth-stomping bear, a fire-breathing dragon, and maybe a tsunami-causing Godzilla along with the big bad blowing wolf.

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Convenient Tool-Storage Box for an Extra-Cab Pickup Truck

Convenient Tool-Storage Box for an Extra-Cab Pickup Truck

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If your truck has an extra cab, you could pile all your tools back there, let them fly around, and hunt for what you need, but there's a better way.   Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular...

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Rethinking recessed lighting

Rethinking recessed lighting

Philips’ ultra-thin surface-mount LED fixture is designed to fool the eye

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Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

One room cottages on the beach are icons of seaside vacations.

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Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel

Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel

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This briefcase-size hose reel packs in 100 ft. of hose and weighs about 10 lb.

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