Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:24:31 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:25 -0500 Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable Posted by Kevini
Learn how to outfit your cut bucket for a more comfortable grip while painting ]]>
<![CDATA[New Life for Old Decks]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:51:16 -0500 New Life for Old Decks Posted by patrick_mccombe
If your deck is in need of a face lift, there are new superthick coatings that can help. ]]>
<![CDATA[A staircase opens up a home]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:45:28 -0500 A staircase opens up a home Posted by KenGutmaker
Stairs provide a glimpse into many levels ]]>
<![CDATA[Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a House Plan]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:02:24 -0500 Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a House Plan Posted by boycethompson
House plans are an inexpensive way to get a great home design. But you need to do your homework first. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Beach House]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:47:50 -0500 The Beach House Posted by MarvinRemodel
This beachfront home is designed with a strong impact window that accentuates the stunning views with the beauty of a wood interior finish. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Reconfigured Staircase]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:36:28 -0500 A Reconfigured Staircase Posted by Susan_Teare
The custom work of many talented people came together to improve flow and beauty to an old staircase in a historic home ]]>
<![CDATA[Artist Modern Remodel]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:04:42 -0500 Artist Modern Remodel Posted by lavenson
A whole house remodel that transformed a late 1940's ranch style house with 8 foot ceilings into modern, spacious, gallery like space for an empty nester couple, one of whom is an artist.The project succeeded through a great collaboration between owner, architect and a design-build contractor ]]>
<![CDATA[Infinity Cutting Tools Track Master Track Saw Blades]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:40:09 -0500 Infinity Cutting Tools Track Master Track Saw Blades Posted by Matt_Higgins
Replacing your track saw blade can be expensive and less than convenient since they are specialized and aren't as readily available as conventional saw blades. This saw blade hopes to change that... ]]>
<![CDATA[Smart Thermostats on the Rise]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:33:02 -0500 Smart Thermostats on the Rise Posted by ScottG
Internet-connected smart thermostats are no longer an oddity as they become the norm rather than the exception ]]>
<![CDATA[A Restful Restroom]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0500 A Restful Restroom Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Architect John Silverio of Lincolnville, Maine designed this bathroom which exudes a sense of tranquility and calm. The large window overlooking the colorful spring trees outdoors is a beautiful source of light, with the pedestal sink, white glazed tiles and turquoise blue walls contributing to the pleasing aesthetic. ]]>
<![CDATA[Study Examines Insulation Performance]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:20:37 -0500 Study Examines Insulation Performance Posted by ScottG
When properly installed and air-sealed, all type of insulation perform about the same, an updated report says. The search continues for a successor to R-value. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Bonair]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:07:44 -0500 The Bonair Posted by MarvinRemodel
The idea with this home was to view architecture as art, so with that in mind, every room in the house has a view of the home itself. ]]>
<![CDATA[Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:29:58 -0500 Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder Posted by Matt_Higgins
The Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder is small slide-on plastic device that will turn most 1/4 hex-shaped bit into a magnatized bit. It won't work with a few larger bits, such as a... ]]>
<![CDATA[LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:17:03 -0500 LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced Posted by ScottG
Canada tops the list for certified space in projects outside the United States in the second annual international rankings list. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Cut Tile with a Wet Saw]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:33:07 -0500 How to Cut Tile with a Wet Saw Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn how to use a wet saw ]]>
<![CDATA[Opening up a home.]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:54:58 -0500 Opening up a home. Posted by KenGutmaker
Taking a home "down to the studs" ]]>
<![CDATA[AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:23:31 -0500 AIHA Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet Posted by Matt_Higgins
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released two new educational materials focused on formaldehyde, specifically formaldehyde emissions from laminate flooring. "Laminate Flooring... ]]>
<![CDATA[Increase in Home Improvement Projected Moving into 2016]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:51:12 -0500 Increase in Home Improvement Projected Moving into 2016 Posted by Matt_Higgins
According to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University growth is expected in... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Shingle Style House With A Twist]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0500  Shingle Style House With A Twist Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This house in Falmouth, Maine designed by Scott Simons Architects​ of Portland is a study in contrasts. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:53:10 -0500 Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder Posted by Matt_Higgins
Bondic is a liquid plastic welder that is said to work on plastic, metal, wood, ceramic, glass and more. It even works underwater according to the manufacturer. The material can handle temperatures... ]]>