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A light well adds Value

A light well adds Value

A 1950 apartment building with a Zen garden

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LadderLimb

LadderLimb

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The LadderLimb provides increased safety and convenience by providing a ladder addition that essentially functions as a third hand. The limb is tapered and will work with most ladders. You simply...

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Lumber Liquidators Goes for LEED Certification

Lumber Liquidators Goes for LEED Certification

As a federal investigation of its Chinese-made flooring continues, the company says it has opened its first retail outlet built to LEED standards.

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Researchers Developing Ultra-Efficient Clothes Dryer

Researchers Developing Ultra-Efficient Clothes Dryer

High frequency vibrations, not heat, dry clothes much faster and with much less energy that conventional appliances. Huge energy savings would be possible.

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How to Make a Painters Cut Bucket

How to Make a Painter's Cut Bucket

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If you have some painting to do, you could pry off the lid and work directly out of the paint can, but there's a better way.

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Artisan Model

Artisan Model

The owner of this Afton, MN home wanted a 'wall of glass' when entering the front door. The home is situated on a 2.5 acre wooded lot, and is nesteled on a bluff with sweeping views out of every...

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Bring in the Light

Bring in the Light

This was the last shot of the day and my favorite!

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Shur-line Applicators for Paint/Primer Combo

Shur-line Applicators for Paint/Primer Combo

All-in-one paint and primer is growing in popularity, and it's pretty easy to see why homeowners would be attracted to this type of product as they promise to take a job from days down to hours...

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 Once a Barn, Now a Great Room

Once a Barn, Now a Great Room

This great room attached to a remodeled Cape Cod style house in coastal Maine was once a Shaker barn in New Hampshire. Taken apart piece by piece it was reassembled in Maine and converted into this interesting and spacious room. The massive fireplace and chimney are important elements in transforming this from a space for animals into an inviting family room.

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Ridgid MobilAir 8 Gallon Gas Compressor

Ridgid MobilAir 8 Gallon Gas Compressor

Ridgid has announced a new gas-powered compressor that is ideal for framers and roofers, focuses on convenience and features a wheelbarrow-style cart and a removable tank. The main wheels are 10in...

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Malco Ultra Lightweight Vinyl Cutting Snips

Malco Ultra Lightweight Vinyl Cutting Snips

If your work involves ladders, you probably appreciate lightweight gear. Made to be heavy duty, cutting snips can be heavyweights. Malco solves that problem with its new Ultra Lightweight Vinyl...

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Brake Problems on Ford F150s

Brake Problems on Ford F150s

The federal government is looking into problems with the power brake system on 250,000 F150s built in 2011 and 2012.

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New Initiative Would Increase Access to Renewable Energy for More Americans

New Initiative Would Increase Access to Renewable Energy for More Americans

A plan announced this week would make it easier for low- and middle-income families to lower energy bills with renewables

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Small footprint- Big view

Small footprint- Big view

A small lot size made for some creative solutions.

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Contrary to Popular Opinion, Millennials Want a Home in the Suburbs

Contrary to Popular Opinion, Millennials Want a Home in the Suburbs

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Several speakers at last week's PCBC wanted to set the record straight on the home preferences of Gen Y

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At Home in the Mountains

At Home in the Mountains

On one of the longest days of the year in June, I hiked up to the edge of the woods to photograph this classic house against a mountain backdrop

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Irontown Brings Small Home to PCBC

Irontown Brings Small Home to PCBC

One of the good things about modular homes is that you can take them nearly anywhere -- including the floor of a major tradeshow

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 Clever Idea for Kids Room

Clever Idea for Kid's Room

Here's a pretty clever idea for a kid's room...these homeowners took advantage of local and easily available objects to decorate their children's bedroom at this seaside cottage in Maine. Lobster bouys are always washing ashore and are easily found in any coastal community.

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Internet of Things: Ready for Blast-Off

Internet of Things: Ready for Blast-Off

Speakers at PCBC conference forecast big growth for connected home products

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If You Cant Beat Them, Rent Them

If You Can't Beat Them, Rent Them

Single-family-home developers focus on build-to-rent market

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