Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:22:44 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts <![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 ]]>
<![CDATA[This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:29:36 -0500 This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem Posted by ScottG
Canadian students developed an interior door that helps equalize air pressure between adjacent rooms, then they founded a company to market it. ]]>
<![CDATA[New faucet spray "sweeps" dirty dishes]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:30:00 -0500 New faucet spray Posted by DebSilber
Kohler's "Sweep Spray" brings pull-down faucet function up a notch ]]>
<![CDATA[Precast Footings: EZ-Tube]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:02:07 -0500 Precast Footings:  EZ-Tube Posted by MikeGuertin
Instead of getting sacks of concrete delivered, get precast EZ-Tube footing sections dropped off. Dig the hole, stack them up, start building. ]]>
<![CDATA[Board Formed Architectural Concrete ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:43:41 -0500 Board Formed Architectural Concrete Posted by Matt Risinger
Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively. ]]>
<![CDATA[At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:23:04 -0500 At the bottom of the Secret Stairs... Posted by KenGutmaker
Hidden underneath this homes living room, an entire apartment awaits ]]>
<![CDATA[Spice Bay Residence]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:14:33 -0500 Spice Bay Residence Posted by IntegrityRemodel
The vision for this model home was to artfully capture a Dutch-style that would fit within the European styles of an architecturally controlled neighborhood. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Covered Bridge-like House]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:15:15 -0500 A Covered Bridge-like House Posted by Susan_Teare
This house provides refuge and prospect on each end with a light-filled public space in the center open to the landscape. ]]>
<![CDATA[Adjustable Paint-Roller Handle Doubles as a Compact Broom Handle]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:22:20 -0500 Adjustable Paint-Roller Handle Doubles as a Compact Broom Handle Posted by Kevini
If you can't fit a full-size broom in the back of your truck, you could just cut 6 inches off of the handle, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[ To everything there is a time...AND a place!]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:51:59 -0500  To everything there is a time...AND a place! Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Architect Hans Warner of Portland, Maine took full advantage of this wall space adjacent to the front stairway to give significant storage and organization capacity to this new home he had designed. ]]>
<![CDATA[Fastener-free PVC Trim]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0500 Fastener-free PVC Trim Posted by patrick_mccombe
These cellular PVC casing assemblies and trim boards have channels for siding and nailing flanges for a fastener-free look. ]]>