Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:52:32 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Bright and Welcoming Kitchen]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500 Bright and Welcoming Kitchen Posted by KenGutmaker
A 1928 home is opened up and changed into a contemporary living space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Turn On the Lights? There's an App for That]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:18 -0500 Turn On the Lights? There's an App for That Posted by ScottG
Betting on fresh interest in networked home products, GE launches a light bulb that can be turned on and off with a smartphone. ]]>
<![CDATA[Reclaim Reuse Repurpose]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:43:27 -0500 Reclaim Reuse Repurpose Posted by Susan_Teare
Using salvage materials may be almost all you need when building a home or remodeling. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mount Desert Home]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:33:32 -0500 Mount Desert Home Posted by IntegrityRemodel
This pretty marsh home located in Maine features Integrity Ultrex Double Hung and Wood-Ultrex Inswing French Doors to enhance the beauty of the home. ]]>
<![CDATA[How To Connect PVC Pipe]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:05:43 -0500 How To Connect PVC Pipe Posted by JFink
Learn how to prepare plastic pipe fittings, apply primer and cement, and make the connection between the two parts. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Classic Maine House]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 A Classic Maine House Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Nothing fancy or overblown, just a modest, well done farmhouse that has probably been there for a hundred years and is meticulously cared for. ]]>
<![CDATA[Shipping Containers Turned Into Apartments]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:04:18 -0500 Shipping Containers Turned Into Apartments Posted by ScottG
Faced with big repairs on a rental property in Washington, D.C., the owners decided to tear the building down and create a new one with used shipping containers. ]]>
<![CDATA[An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:07:52 -0500 An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out Posted by Kevini
If you're using an oil-based product, like plumber's putty or glazing compound, you could just seal the lid tightly when you're done and hope that when you come back in a year or two the putty isn't rock hard, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Oven doors that leave the handle behind]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:39 -0500 Oven doors that leave the handle behind Posted by Jamie_Gold_CKD_CAPS
Two new wall ovens from Wolf combine sleek style and ergonomic function ]]>
<![CDATA[Dead Prize Honors the Worst in Design]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:36:08 -0500 Dead Prize Honors the Worst in Design Posted by ScottG
There are plenty of competitions for innovative and beautiful projects. Now there's one for engineering and architecture that just plain sucks. ]]>
<![CDATA[The dining room with the floating Stairs]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0500 The dining room with the floating Stairs Posted by KenGutmaker
This modern home in San Francisco is light filled and dynamic. ]]>
<![CDATA[Light-filled Modern Kitchen]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:44:52 -0500 Light-filled Modern Kitchen Posted by Susan_Teare
Rich yet simple materials are found in this daylight filled home in Vermont. ]]>
<![CDATA[Lake Home Remodel]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:12:45 -0500 Lake Home Remodel Posted by IntegrityRemodel
Simplicity was key in this remodel project with a design that allows the homeowners to enjoy great panoramic views of the lake. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Rules for Large Electric Water Heaters]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:25:18 -0500 New Rules for Large Electric Water Heaters Posted by patrick_mccombe
A new rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) bans electric-resistance water heaters that are 55 gal. or bigger. ]]>
<![CDATA[Modernist House in the Eye of a Storm]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:55:21 -0500 Modernist House in the Eye of a Storm Posted by ScottG
After winning the approval of a historic review board, a North Carolina architect started construction of his new house. But a neighbor's challenge has left the project in limbo. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:54:27 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration Posted by FPR
An ingenious app that makes it easy to share plans, markups, photos, and reports electronically with the entire project team on tablets and smartphones. ]]>
<![CDATA[Modern Outdoor Room]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 Modern Outdoor Room Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
A delightful place to sit and enjoy the warmth of a fire on a foggy day, the room has wide views of the bay and Mount Desert Island in the distance... ]]>
<![CDATA[Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:35:30 -0500 Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span Posted by ScottG
Modern appliances are marvels of technological ingenuity. There's only one problem--they don't last as long as they used to. ]]>
<![CDATA[The One That Almost Got Away]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:52:51 -0500 The One That Almost Got Away Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
I almost didn't take one of my favorite shots ever. ]]>
<![CDATA[Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback!]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:54:59 -0500 Portable Table Saws: We want your feedback! Posted by patrick_mccombe
FHB is testing ultra-portable table saws and we'd like to hear about your experience with the Bosch GTS1031 and DeWalt 7490/7491. ]]>