Subscribe to Fine Homebuilding magazine now and save up to 52%
This simple deck with classic style is all about the view. To be able to…
Drawing Board: Lessons in residential design
Making an unmistakable mark in suburban Dallas, this sweeping family home used Marvin Windows and Doors to fully integrate the homeowner’s vision into the landscape.
One of the first submissions to our 2016 HOUSES awards was this panoramic view of…
The ins and outs of an enduring favorite
August 24, 2016
A concrete slab under the deck will make a finished basement more useable.
August 21, 2016
Advanced framing, or OVE (optimum value engineering) is a system, a slightly different way to build than standard 16” o.c. stick framing, using similar components. There is more to it…
August 16, 2016
When designing a vacation cottage, some of the top priorities are: access to the water, a place to BBQ with friends, storage for boats and other toys. And when form…
August 15, 2016
Featuring sleek lines in a natural landscape, the Newton Custom House was designed as a low-maintenance, single story home with a contemporary feel.
August 11, 2016
The news of the possible purchase of SolarCity by Tesla owner, Elon Musk, initially raised some proverbial eyebrows since Telsa had also announced its plan to offer lithium-ion batteries for home…
August 9, 2016
These homes were shot for Ross Chapin’s book titled Pocket Neighborhoods. Neighborhoods are designed to foster a sense of connection by having smaller homes with shared outdoor spaces. By banishing…
A level spot and vacuum testing required for septic tank.
August 6, 2016
Foam scrap protects the foundation waterproofing and adds R-value
August 1, 2016
With a focus on integrating the old and the new, Ben’s Barn was built using modern design aesthetics but also features salvaged materials from both an antique farmhouse and a mid-century-modern teardown.
July 28, 2016
A simple redesign of the stairs affords the opportunity to convert part of the stairwell into extra living space in an upstairs bedroom
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.