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TV tile

TV tile

These innovative tiles for kitchen or bath are made from recycled CRTs

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Interest in Spray-Foam Insulation Drops

Interest in Spray-Foam Insulation Drops

A survey finds the use of spray-foam insulation has declined after a big growth spurt between 2008 and 2012.

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Separate Showers Are In, Bidets Are Out

Separate Showers Are In, Bidets Are Out

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A new survey finds changes in what homeowners want in their bathrooms. Jetted tubs and bidets look to be the big losers.

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Secret Passageway

Secret Passageway

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A bookcase turns into a secret passage

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Impressive and Efficient Windows​

Impressive and Efficient Windows​

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These large and​ versatile windows are an integral part of the design of this very energy efficient house designed by GO Logic Architects of Belfast, Maine.

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A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

Working with a material palette down to the finest detail.

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Building To Withstand a Natural Disaster

Building To Withstand a Natural Disaster

The Three Little Pigs just had to worry about building a home that would survive a high wind. But in the modern version of the classic fairytale, there'd also be an earth-stomping bear, a fire-breathing dragon, and maybe a tsunami-causing Godzilla along with the big bad blowing wolf.

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Convenient Tool-Storage Box for an Extra-Cab Pickup Truck

Convenient Tool-Storage Box for an Extra-Cab Pickup Truck

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If your truck has an extra cab, you could pile all your tools back there, let them fly around, and hunt for what you need, but there's a better way.   Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular...

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Rethinking recessed lighting

Rethinking recessed lighting

Philips’ ultra-thin surface-mount LED fixture is designed to fool the eye

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Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

One room cottages on the beach are icons of seaside vacations.

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Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel

Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel

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This briefcase-size hose reel packs in 100 ft. of hose and weighs about 10 lb.

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Outdoor Entertaining

Outdoor Entertaining

This outdoor terrace provides an outdoor connection between the kitchen and a very unique entertaining space in the barn.

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Clean, Bright and Colorful​

Clean, Bright and Colorful​

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Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a lovely and comfortable living space. I

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Rest and Refuge

Rest and Refuge

A 1900's fishing camp becomes a vintage lakeside retreat.

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Harpoon House

Harpoon House

A small house with just enough space

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How to Cut a Tapered Board on a Tablesaw

How to Cut a Tapered Board on a Tablesaw

If you need to make a tapered cut on a piece of wood, you could take it over to the saw horses and try to freehand it with your circular saw, but there's a better way.

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French doors and Silicon Valley brains

French doors and Silicon Valley brains

New GE French Door oven can be operated from your cell phone

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A quiet courtyard in the city

A quiet courtyard in the city

An architect carves out a quiet meditative courtyard in a busy city.

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Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Self-Taught MBA: Three Desks for Better Organization

Beyond three hats, I have always separated my workspace into three administrative centers, each with its own files and a separate desk.

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To Infinity and Beyond!​

To Infinity and Beyond!​

Infinity edge (or vanishing edge, zero edge or disappearing edge)​ pools have become all the rage in pool construction over the past few years. They are very dramatic as they tend to blend into the horizon line (especially on seaside locations) and create a fascinating visual sensation.

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