Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:09:53 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![CDATA[Trunks in the Attic​]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:44:43 -0500 Trunks in the Attic​ Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
You never know what you will discover on a photo shoot.Many years ago I was assigned by a preservation magazine to photograph a house that was up for auction because there were no more descendants to inherit the property. ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Jack of All Trades, Master of One]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:48:50 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Jack of All Trades, Master of One Posted by FPR
To become a competent general contractor, it helps to know a little about a lot. ]]>
<![CDATA[An Easy Knot for Stringlines That Unties With a Tug]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:13:28 -0500 An Easy Knot for Stringlines That Unties With a Tug Posted by Kevini
A quick tip for tying a knot in a stringline that can be untied quickly and easily. ]]>
<![CDATA[GE tests color on Artistry appliance line]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0500 GE tests color on Artistry appliance line Posted by DebSilber
What's the next hot color for appliances? Consumers tell GE it's either bright red or light blue ]]>
<![CDATA[The Joys of a Road Trip]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:47:13 -0500 The Joys of a Road Trip Posted by KenGutmaker
An Airstream trailer is lovingly restored ]]>
<![CDATA[Houses by Northwest Builder Win Awards]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:22:58 -0500 Houses by Northwest Builder Win Awards Posted by ScottG
Details make the difference, and videos posted by Hammer & Hand show how high-performance houses are put together. ]]>
<![CDATA[Reviving Old Masonry Buildings]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:53:45 -0500 Reviving Old Masonry Buildings Posted by ScottG
A new online book offers details on how to bring historic masonry buildings up to modern efficiency standards without ruining their character. ]]>
<![CDATA[Good-Looking Shower Drain]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:17:45 -0500 Good-Looking Shower Drain Posted by patrick_mccombe
This attractive tile-in drain is an affordable alternative to linear shower drains. ]]>
<![CDATA[California City Pushes Water Recycling]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:12:15 -0500 California City Pushes Water Recycling Posted by ScottG
In Lancaster, all new houses will be required to have "recycle-ready" plumbing systems beginning in 2015 ]]>
<![CDATA[The Case for West-Facing Solar Panels]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:47:09 -0500 The Case for West-Facing Solar Panels Posted by ScottG
An analysis of thousands of solar homes shows output peaks hours before utilities could really use it ]]>
<![CDATA[Passivhaus Hits a Big Milestone]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:31:02 -0500 Passivhaus Hits a Big Milestone Posted by ScottG
The German-based Passivhaus Institut says there are now 1 million square meters of certified space on the planet ]]>
<![CDATA[A Tinkerer's Quest for Green Perfection]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:25:44 -0500 A Tinkerer's Quest for Green Perfection Posted by ScottG
A Vermont couple builds a retirement home bristling with new technology, and they discover it's never too late for change ]]>
<![CDATA[Tiny Houses to the Rescue]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:39:23 -0500 Tiny Houses to the Rescue Posted by ScottG
A New Jersey lawmaker proposes state grants to build very small houses for low-income families ]]>
<![CDATA[This Faucet brings Color to the Kitchen]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:09:57 -0500 This Faucet brings Color to the Kitchen Posted by DebSilber
Delta's Fuse faucet pours on the color where you'd least expect it. ]]>
<![CDATA[Eastern Shore Ruin]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:54:39 -0500 Eastern Shore Ruin Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This decaying farmhouse on Maryland's Eastern Shore sits mysteriously abandoned in the middle of a field, in late autumn before the snows fall.​ ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Crimp Ducts in the Field]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:45:00 -0500 How to Crimp Ducts in the Field Posted by JFink
Make use of ductwork cutoffs by crimping the end to mate to the adjoining piece ]]>
<![CDATA[Let It Snow!]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:36:22 -0500 Let It Snow! Posted by Susan_Teare
The design of this compact home, strictly limited to 1200 square feet was inspired by a much larger working barn. The restriction to the size was driven by the client who was looking for a small home that was easy to care for, took advantage of natural light and where every square foot was used as efficiently as possible. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wash and Flush Saves Water and Floorspace]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:20:00 -0500 Wash and Flush Saves Water and Floorspace Posted by AndyEngel
Hack a sink bowl onto a toilet tank and reuse hand-wash water ]]>
<![CDATA[Good Bones]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Good Bones Posted by KenGutmaker
This renovated Ranch house gets a chance to shine. ]]>
<![CDATA[Milwaukee M18-Fuel Cordless Right-Angle Drill]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 04:55:00 -0500 Milwaukee M18-Fuel Cordless Right-Angle Drill Posted by CAP
Make big holes fast—with no cord attached. ]]>