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A Modern Masterpiece

A Modern Masterpiece

This superb modern house sits high on a cliff above Canada's Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick.​ Designed by architect Julie Snow of Minneapolis, the place is a masterpiece of modernism, with glass and steel juxtaposed against the rocky and barren landscape.

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This Remodeler Had a Really Bad Day

This Remodeler Had a Really Bad Day

An attorney in Pennsylvania buys a fixer-upper and begins repairs only to be cleaned out by a property-management company in an apparent property mixup. His reaction: See you in court.

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Self-taught MBA: One Homebuilders Comeback

Self-taught MBA: One Homebuilder's Comeback

Mike Roberts lost a fortune, and almost took his own life. But he made it back, and his experience provides useful business and life lessons for us all.

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Reinventing a Passive-Solar Design

Reinventing a Passive-Solar Design

A New Mexico builder updates the work of his father with a new and improved project nearly 40 years after the original. It's still 'the place with the tubes.'

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Modern Bath Oasis

Modern Bath Oasis

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A neutral tone palette makes this master bath a tranquil retreat

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Inspired by the Masters

Inspired by the Masters

This bench is a comfortable as it is beautiful.

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Handy Hose for Spray-Foam Insulation

Handy Hose for Spray-Foam Insulation

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If you’re air-sealing and can’t get the can of foam into those tight, hard-to-reach places, you could spray it on your gloved hand and gob it where you need it, but there’s better way.

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An ultra-low-profile range hood

An ultra-low-profile range hood

Zephyr's super-slim Pisa range hood gives a new meaning to the phrase "thin air."

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Most Homebuyers Would Pay More for Efficiency

Most Homebuyers Would Pay More for Efficiency

A survey finds that nearly three-quarters of those planning on buying a new house would be willing to spend more to save more. But a majority are bewildered by green marketing jargon.

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Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home

Anatomy of a Net-Zero Home

Here are the construction details that New Town Builders uses to build net-zero-ready homes

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A floor plan that takes advantage of the site

A floor plan that takes advantage of the site

The layout of this home was dictated by the slope and shape of the site, with surprising results.

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Smart Bath-Fan Switch

Smart Bath-Fan Switch

A new bath-fan control from Panasonic makes it easier to keep indoor pollutants and humidity under control.

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Plug-and-Play Solar is Closer to Market

"Plug-and-Play" Solar is Closer to Market

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A Boston-based research lab has developed a photovoltaic system designed for installation by homeowners as easily as a new washer/dryer.

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New Home Sales May Be Stalled Because Prices Are Too High

New Home Sales May Be Stalled Because Prices Are Too High

The gap between new and existing home prices has widened to a record margin. No wonder new home sales aren't recovering.

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CEO Charts His Companys Path to Net-Zero Homes

CEO Charts His Company's Path to Net-Zero Homes

Two years running Gene Myers has guided his Denver-based home building company to DOE's grand award for housing innovation. What's his secret?

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Attic Retreat

Attic Retreat

This imaginative homeowner made good use of some unused space in​ his Kennebunk, Maine attic. Creating a library/study using old furniture, simple bookshelves, oriental rugs and other items to make this space a cozy and interesting place to read or just hang out and relax. Sometimes it doesn't take much, just a little creativity.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, which means it's officially time to put up the holiday decorations.

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Build a High-Performance Door

Build a High-Performance Door

Download the SketchUp model to help you build your own high-performance hardwood door.

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Holiday Gift Guide - Best ideas for Knives, Flashlights, & Man Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide - Best ideas for Knives, Flashlights, & Man Gifts

What do you want for the Holiday's this year? He's a list of my top gift ideas for Builders.

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Debris Shield for Drywall Dust

Debris Shield for Drywall Dust

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If you need to drill holes in a drywall ceiling, you could just go ahead and do it, let the dust fall where it does, and then clean it up later, but there's a better way.

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