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 An Octagonal Sunroom

An Octagonal Sunroom

This dramatic sunroom, designed by Hutker Architects adds a beautiful and dynamic room to this house on Martha's Vineyard.

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Soapstone Sinks Are Equally at Home in Country Farmhouses and Modern Lofts

Soapstone Sinks Are Equally at Home in Country Farmhouses and Modern Lofts

Once common on old farms, soapstone sinks have long been appreciated for their durability and simple good looks

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Historic Living Room

Historic Living Room

Take a step back in time in this fully restored 1740s plantation home.

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Passivhaus Institut Launches Online Training

Passivhaus Institut Launches Online Training

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Video modules are an introduction to this high-performance building approach

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Hammer & Hand Updates Best Practices Manual

Hammer & Hand Updates Best Practices Manual

A second edition includes new techniques for roof assemblies, air-sealing, and insulation

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Dark to Light Transformation

Dark to Light Transformation

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A dark, compartmentalized house was transformed into a light-filled, open plan to better accommodate a modern lifestyle.

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Bringing elements together

Bringing elements together

              The vaulted ceiling that creates a clear-story has exposed steel beams and warm wood. White walls with clean modern accents keeps the space visually clear, creating the space to...

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Reaping the Energy Rewards of Passivhaus Design

Reaping the Energy Rewards of Passivhaus Design

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A Canadian couple marks the end of the first year of energy monitoring in a house built to the Passivhaus standard with a heating bill of less than $100

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Swing Time...

Swing Time...

A porch swing is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors on a summer day.

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Self-Taught MBA: Better Ballpark Estimates

Self-Taught MBA: Better Ballpark Estimates

The professional project manager’s "Beta Distribution" method of ballpark estimating represents your best defense against bidding too high or too low at the initial phases of a project.

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Researchers Seek High-Performance Walls for Study

Researchers Seek High-Performance Walls for Study

Wireless sensors will be installed in exterior walls to gather information on moisture and temperature in cold climates

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An unsung hero- The Laundry Room

An unsung hero- The Laundry Room

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A well designed utility room can make all the difference.

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Truly Custom Tile Mosaics For Any Budget

Truly Custom Tile Mosaics For Any Budget

You don't have to settle for the dozen or so different tile patterns at the big-box store when planning your next kitchen backsplash or bathroom wall

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Amazons Echo: Always Listening, to Everything

Amazon's Echo: Always Listening, to Everything

A broadcast about the cloud-connected device has some unexpected consequences

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A Modernist View

A Modernist View

A classic coastal Maine view is framed here through the large sliding doors of a modernist house designed by Elliott + Elliott Architecture of Blue Hill, Maine.

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Lumber Store Chain Now Offers Tiny Houses

Lumber Store Chain Now Offers Tiny Houses

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84 Lumber rolls out four portable houses, as kits designed for do-it-yourselfers or as move-in ready structures ready for the road

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Learn How Solar Friendly Your State Is

Learn How Solar Friendly Your State Is

A solar-advocacy website publishes a graphic guide that ranks all 50 states on making a solar investment

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Simple Materials- Elegant Space

Simple Materials- Elegant Space

A board formed concrete wall and brushed Corten steel door, along with a "floating" wood bench provide this outdoor space with an intimate flavor. Placing a bench in this small outdoor alcove creates...

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Wood: The Other Timeless Countertop Material

Wood: The Other Timeless Countertop Material

If you're looking for something with a warmer look and softer feel to cap your cabinets, this reclaimed-lumber dealer can fabricate custom tops out of oak, heart pine, walnut, and a number of other wood varieties, and ship them to your door at a price competitive with granite

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Permit Delays Bog Down Construction

Permit Delays Bog Down Construction

A shortage of municipal employees means long delays in getting construction permits. Builders wait for months to get the OK as bids go out of date.

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