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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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EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing

EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing

Leaders of the co-op community in Ithaca, N.Y., took a common sense approach to meeting demanding Passive House standards

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Mastering Wood

Mastering Wood

Think you know all there is to know about wood? Sure, you probably work with it everyday, but check out these article below to make you really have masters level understanding of classic home...

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Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

Self-Taught MBA: Managing Expectations

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Whatever your role in the construction process, ensuring customer satisfaction during the weeks and months required to complete a typical project is a tall order. It helps to go over the warranty standards before you do the work, instead of after you get claim.

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Courtyard Entry

Courtyard Entry

Modern lines and organic shapes create an interesting dynamic

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Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation

Laser Plumb Bob Speeds Ceiling Drywall Installation

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If you're hanging drywall on a ceiling that has many recessed can lights, you could use your tape measure to mark each location, but there's a better way.

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FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table

FusionTables Combination Dining Room Table and Pool Table

If you wish to really miximize your space without making compromises in style and your ability to play a game of pool at home, this dining room table from FusionTables might suit your needs. Dining...

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Green Building Council CEO to Step Down

Green Building Council CEO to Step Down

After a dozen years at the helm, Rick Fedrizzi announced he will leave his post by the end of next year.

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Tilt and Turn Windows for a Small, Energy Efficient Home

Tilt and Turn Windows for a Small, Energy Efficient Home

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The large window walls create a connection and beautiful views out to the lake for a retired couple

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Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure

Faucets: From Finding to Fixing this Fixure

Posting a story about a series of faucets that range in price from $12,000 to $20,000. If you missed that post and your jaw just dropped, you read about these faucets here and see why they cost so...

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An Inviting Entryway/Pantry​

An Inviting Entryway/Pantry​

A sunny entryway doubles as a pantry for this colonial house in rural Connecticut. With stone floors and ample storage for homegrown canned vegetables the space is very inviting. A utility sink serves as a handy place for washing up after a day in the garden. Dried herbs and vegetables hang from the ceiling with whitewashed walls adding brightness to the space....

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