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Residential architects to meet in September

Residential architects to meet in September

Where is the art in residential architecture? Architects will puzzle this out at the 8th annual CRAN symposium in September

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GE LED Bright Stik Light Bulb

GE LED Bright Stik Light Bulb

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One of the biggest obstacles new technology faces, in terms to adoption, is cost. GE's Bright Stik aims to counter that. The cost for a 3-pack of these bulbs is under $10. That's still more than a...

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Google Launches Solar Estimator

Google Launches Solar Estimator

Project Sunroof estimates the amount of available rooftop space for solar panels, and how much energy they would generate

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Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm solving the capacity issue...

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How to Make an L-Shaped Cut in Tile

How to Make an L-Shaped Cut in Tile

Learn how to use a wet saw to make this special cut

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Bathroom Details

Bathroom Details

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Squeezing into bathroom corners are always tough when trying to get good photographs

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New Lead Paint Legislation Introduced

New Lead Paint Legislation Introduced

As reported at the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) NAHBNow blog, senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and John Thune (R-S.D.) have reintroduced legislation...

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Spec Home

Spec Home

An open floor plan captures the idyllic indoor/outdoor lifestyle with inviting arches that draw you into each space.

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Best use of an extra bag of washers-  Ever.

Best use of an extra bag of washers- Ever.

Steel washers transform this entryway

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Its Probably OK to Store Wood Pellets Inside

It's Probably OK to Store Wood Pellets Inside

A university study finds pellets stored in homes do not seem to off-gas dangerous levels of carbon monoxide

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Small Houses are a Big Deal

Small Houses are a Big Deal

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While there are plenty of really big houses being built (do 2.54 people really need five bedrooms and over 3,000 sq. ft.?), there's no missing that small houses are a popular topic. Tiny dwellings...

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Library House

Library House

A former community library is transformed until a luxurious home.

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Thoughts On Hardwood Decking

Thoughts On Hardwood Decking

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Tips on working with hardwood decking and a link to a source that explains some of the various species.

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Flawless Wood Floors

Flawless Wood Floors

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It's difficult to imagine a fine home without hardwood floors. Of course, there are other options, but with a lot of natural beauty, wood works in more places than other materials. Tile, for example...

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 A Cozy Built In

A Cozy Built In

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Architect John Cole created this inviting little built in daybed/couch for a cottage he designed on the coast of Maine.

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A Great Idea

A Great Idea

WD-40's new EZ-reach flexible straw can be contorted into nearly any position for spraying around obstacles.

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Aeratis PVC Porch Flooring

Aeratis PVC Porch Flooring

Using PVC, Aeratis aims to deliver a porch surface that looks great and won't decay. Aeratis porch coverings can used on covered and uncovered porches, do not require ventilation and can be installed...

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Australian Startup Launches a Prefab Passivhaus Line

Australian Startup Launches a Prefab Passivhaus Line

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The structures are made from steel-skinned panels and metal frames. High hopes, but no paying customers yet.

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Spring Clamp Upgrade

Spring Clamp Upgrade

If you've lost the protective pad that came with your spring clamp, you could go ahead and use it as is and mar your work piece, but there's a better way.

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A sanctuary

A sanctuary

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This well planned room provides a school with a flexible and calming space.

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