Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Thu, 28 May 2015 03:12:53 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of There's a Better Way]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:05:00 -0500 Behind the Scenes of There's a Better Way Posted by Matt_Higgins
Sometimes work isn't work at all. That was the case when I recently got to serve as a producer for a three-day shoot of THere's a Better Way videos. These are the videos that editor-at-large Chuck... ]]>
<![CDATA[Friendlier Foam Insulation on the Way, Eventually]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 15:13:26 -0500 Friendlier Foam Insulation on the Way, Eventually Posted by ScottG
New blowing agents will give extruded polystyrene and spray polyurethane foam lower global-warming potential. But an industry switch is not right around the corner. ]]>
<![CDATA[You May Like These Plastic Water Bottles]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 12:00:15 -0500 You May Like These Plastic Water Bottles Posted by ScottG
After use, these specially designed bottles are squashed flat and turned into roofing tiles for low-income people. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ratings Will Be Offered for Window Shade Efficiency]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:06:31 -0500 Ratings Will Be Offered for Window Shade Efficiency Posted by ScottG
A manufacturers trade association and the U.S. Department of Energy will share costs to develop ratings for window attachments. ]]>
<![CDATA[One of a Kind Reclaimed Table]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:10:02 -0500 One of a Kind Reclaimed Table Posted by Susan_Teare
Locally sourced, reclaimed barn timbers were used to create this 18 foot dining table ]]>
<![CDATA[A breakfast nook.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500 A breakfast nook. Posted by KenGutmaker
An architects perspective on a renovation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Doing Siding Right]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:10:06 -0500 Doing Siding Right Posted by Matt_Higgins
Even though it can make or break the look of a home, most of us don't give siding too much thought. Seems like the thing we see first deserves a little for attention. Check out the articles below to... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Victorian Grandeur​]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:00 -0500  Victorian Grandeur​ Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
The Morse Libby Mansion ca. 1860 The Morse Libby Mansion in Portland, Maine is one of the most remarkable and well preserved Victorian houses in America. Designed by architect Henry Austin and completed in 1860, the house stands as a case study in Victorian elegance and decor. ]]>
<![CDATA[Archways & Ceilings Prefab Archway and Ceiling Systems]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:17:25 -0500 Archways & Ceilings Prefab Archway and Ceiling Systems Posted by Matt_Higgins
Archways, dome ceilings, groin vaults, cove ceilings, barrel vaults, etc. are all easy, right? The truth is anything with curves can get complicated. Archways & Ceilings is a product line for... ]]>
<![CDATA[Deck Demon Demolition Tool]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:46:38 -0500 Deck Demon Demolition Tool Posted by Matt_Higgins
While some may consider it therapeutic, we can probably all agree that demolition is a lot of work. The Deck Demon is designed to make the job of tearing a deck down a whole lot easier. The 8 lb... ]]>
<![CDATA[Always-On Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:43:59 -0500 Always-On Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions Posted by ScottG
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council pegs the loss at $19 billion a year, the equivalent of the electricity produced by 50 power plants. ]]>
<![CDATA[Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:13:48 -0500 Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil Posted by Kevini
Keep your carpenter's pencil from getting lost by joining it up with a clothespin ]]>
<![CDATA[A New Spin on Toilets]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:51:29 -0500 A New Spin on Toilets Posted by DebSilber
American Standard’s VorMax toilets use a new type of flush to clean the bowl in one sweep ]]>
<![CDATA[June/July 2015]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 12:09:12 -0500 June/July 2015 Posted by LisaRaleigh
June/July 2015 - Issue No. 252 ]]>
<![CDATA[A custom home office designed to surprise ]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:18:16 -0500 A custom home office designed to surprise Posted by KenGutmaker
A home office that conceals a private chamber... ]]>
<![CDATA[EDMA Ultra Profil Steel Stud Crimper]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:43:04 -0500 EDMA Ultra Profil Steel Stud Crimper Posted by Matt_Higgins
While steel studs are mostly associated with commercial construction, this type of building is growing in popularity for residential homes and is the most common type used in many parts of the world... ]]>
<![CDATA[New York Cohousing Community Nears Completion]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:03:46 -0500 New York Cohousing Community Nears Completion Posted by ScottG
A third neighborhood at EcoVillage at Ithaca includes the largest cluster of Passive House certified single-family homes in the U.S. ]]>
<![CDATA[Harbert Residence]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Harbert Residence Posted by MarvinRemodel
The clearest view of Lake Michigan. ]]>
<![CDATA[Editor's Choice Award 2015: No Dreary Days]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 09:10:00 -0500 Editor's Choice Award 2015: No Dreary Days Posted by DebSilber
This unassuming island home combines abundant windows for light and views with inviting nooks for cloudy-day refuge. ]]>
<![CDATA[Canadian High School is the "Greenest on Earth"]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:44:35 -0500 Canadian High School is the Posted by ScottG
An initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council selects the school from among 40 that were nominated worldwide ]]>