Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:17:48 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Faucet Captures Brooklyn's Industrial Chic]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0500 Faucet Captures Brooklyn's Industrial Chic Posted by DebSilber
Another fixture from Brooklyn's Watermark Designs reminds us that the coolest stuff is made right here ]]>
<![CDATA[A California Courtyard]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0500 A California Courtyard Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
What a great place to sit and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on San Francisco Bay! This cool house in the Bay area city of Belvedere was built in the 1960's by developer/builder Joseph Eichler. ]]>
<![CDATA[The House That Shrugs Off an Earthquake]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:07:41 -0500 The House That Shrugs Off an Earthquake Posted by ScottG
Engineers from two California universities have developed a method of protecting houses from earthquakes that is both effective and relatively inexpensive. Could homeowners forego earthquake insurance? ]]>
<![CDATA[Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:17:28 -0500 Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren Posted by Susan_Teare
This bunk room was designed to accommodate all of the grandchildren for not only sleeping, but also for fun and games! ]]>
<![CDATA[Little Bit of Life]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 -0500 Little Bit of Life Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
A fresh look for a mid century living room ]]>
<![CDATA[Tangle-Free Stringline]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:46 -0500 Tangle-Free Stringline Posted by Kevini
If you need a stringline on a job because you're laying out a foundation or you're straightening out a framed wall, you could spend 10 minutes trying to untangle a mess of string, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:52 -0500 Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring Posted by ChuckB
Tips for keeping a jobsite organized and efficient ]]>
<![CDATA[Marvin Wins Business Award]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:50:35 -0500 Marvin Wins Business Award Posted by ScottG
The Minnesota-based company has just received an ethics award from the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals ]]>
<![CDATA[Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:06:22 -0500 Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public Posted by ScottG
Hammer & Hand, a high-end builder in the Pacific Northwest, posts its construction manual online "in the spirit of collaboration" ]]>
<![CDATA[Shea Homes Sued in Washington State]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:06:40 -0500 Shea Homes Sued in Washington State Posted by ScottG
The California-based developer is accused of shoddy workmanship on houses in a 55-and-over resort community in Washington State. Hundreds of houses are affected, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Renovated Farmhouse]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:41:51 -0500 A Renovated Farmhouse Posted by KenGutmaker
The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design. ]]>
<![CDATA[Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:18 -0500 Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law Posted by ScottG
Despite protests, Lakewood city officials have made it a little tougher for homeowners to sue builders over construction defects. ]]>
<![CDATA[Austin Residence]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:28:47 -0500 Austin Residence Posted by IntegrityRemodel
The design of this home is influenced by the modern architectural vernacular of Palm Springs, which is characterized by a lot of glass and a strong connection between indoors and outdoors. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Roll-Up Story Pole That Stores Easily]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:08:18 -0500 A Roll-Up Story Pole That Stores Easily Posted by Kevini
If you need a story pole on the job, you could hunt around for a piece of wood and hope it's long enough, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Room With A View]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0500 Room With A View Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
One should consider carefully how to design and build to take full advantage of a view like this one. ]]>
<![CDATA[Modern Addition]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:04:23 -0500 Modern Addition Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Waiting for the right light to capture this beautiful modern addition to a classic Boise Craftsman ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:50:03 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits Posted by FPR
To induce my employees and subcontractors to remain on the lookout for cost savings, I offer to split the money. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:30:00 -0500 Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool Posted by Gvlremodeler
This new laser measuring tool allows single-handed measurements up to 50 ft. and it's smaller than a deck of cards. ]]>
<![CDATA[Living in a Passivhaus]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56:55 -0500 Living in a Passivhaus Posted by JFink
Daniel Roy is one of the owners of a recently completed Passivhaus in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Designed by architect Steve Baczek, the house was featured in a series of FHB articles and videos. In this post, Dan shares his experience from the first year in a new super efficient house. ]]>
<![CDATA[Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:07:06 -0500 Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations Posted by ScottG
A New Jersey company looks to Sweden for techniques on forming frost-protected slabs faster and with far less labor than conventional foundations ]]>