Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:02:03 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries <![CDATA[Published kitchen grows (in function and livabilty, not size) with it's family.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:39:04 -0500 Published kitchen grows (in function and livabilty, not size) with it's family. Posted by spiesse
It was a tough decision to renovate my published kitchen (Inspired house 2004 Great kitchens 2007 My husband and I have really enjoyed the kitchen. We liked the basic layout (good orientation, easy transition between appliances and an open central workspace), the open plan feel and how it related to other spaces and allowed exterior light to fill the space. We chose many of the finishes together and even carried the backsplash tile back from a trip to Australia. However, when I designed and built the space 16 years ago, we had different needs and a singular lifestyle. It was also only the second kitchen we had lived in (the first being a poorly designed apartment alley kitchen). Our first kitchen design was a compromise of ingenuity, cost, and function but did not include all of the necessities for a growing family (small boys eat their weight in food every week and teenage boys eat twice that…..we have one of each). Especially one that enjoys cooking, eating and entertaining. When the majority of our appliances gave out over a 6 month period and the wear and tear started to become more apparent, we took the opportunity in hand and set out to create a better functioning kitchen, one that accommodated our family’s needs, and became a great place for entertaining in the heart of the home. ]]>
<![CDATA[Is RFID Technology in Your Future?]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:47:31 -0500 Is RFID Technology in Your Future? Posted by boycethompson
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, already used in commercial buildings, appears poised to transform life at home ]]>
<![CDATA[Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:13:19 -0500 Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
The only regret I have in my full house remodel was believing a Smart House was going to make my life better. ]]>
<![CDATA[43 Church Street Westborough, MA]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:36:01 -0500 43 Church Street Westborough, MA Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
A 4-year synopsis of a renovation. Built in 1849; restored from 2009-2013. ]]>
<![CDATA[43 Church St. Master Bath]]> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:46:17 -0500 43 Church St. Master Bath Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
Full remodel of the master bath, using teak, glass, polished concrete, and limestone ]]>
<![CDATA[43 Church Street Kitchen]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:51:55 -0500 43 Church Street Kitchen Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
Custom Made Black Palm Kitchen, with White Quartz Counters, Orange Glass Tile, and a Restuarant style kitchen ]]>
<![CDATA[Chiroptophobics Beware]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:48:35 -0500 Chiroptophobics Beware Posted by TheTimberTailor
Chiroptophobia is a fear of bats. While I'm not afraid of bats, this video is just the sort of thing that could push me over the edge into becoming chiroptophobic... so beware! ]]>
<![CDATA[Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:20:36 -0500 Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free Posted by RYagid
How far are you willing to go to have your mortgage paid for you? ]]>
<![CDATA[How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:14:57 -0500 How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener Posted by TheTimberTailor
Just when you think you've seen it all something like this comes along and... and you get a cramp in your neck from shaking your head... and wonder "WHAT" were they thinking? ]]>
<![CDATA[Note to Self: Always Put Paint in Trunk!]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:24:04 -0500 Note to Self: Always Put Paint in Trunk! Posted by TheTimberTailor
How often to we head off to work without a concern of how tools, materials and supplies are loaded? For me its too often but these photos are a reminder to consider the consequences. ]]>
<![CDATA[I'll Fly if You'll Buy]]> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:12:12 -0500 I'll Fly if You'll Buy Posted by TheTimberTailor
It's breaktime, you're hot, you're tired and the call for beverages goes out. Looks like they sent the wrong guy this time! ]]>
<![CDATA[Bridge Over Trouble]]> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 01:19:03 -0500 Bridge Over Trouble Posted by TheTimberTailor
Everything seems normal enough on this bridge construction site until... ]]>
<![CDATA[And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...]]> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 01:42:06 -0500 And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is... Posted by FHBdotcom
Thank you to all who voted in our latest gallery challenge. See which lucky person took home three of our popular Graphic Guides to Construction. ]]>
<![CDATA[What You Don't Know Can Kill You]]> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:26:21 -0500 Ron_Trebbi
Ignorance is NOT bliss. Not knowing can kill you, your business or some one close to you, like it did to my friend's daughter Amanda. ]]>
<![CDATA[Disaster Safety Will Blow You Away]]> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:02:53 -0500 Disaster Safety Will Blow You Away Posted by Mike_Guertin
The Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) research facility is large enough to fit two full sized 2-story homes for wind testing - see the results. ]]>
<![CDATA[Light in the Tunnel: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 4]]> Thu, 03 Jun 2010 22:44:11 -0500 Light in the Tunnel: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 4 Posted by TheTimberTailor
Like waking up from a nightmare, there is relief in wrapping up this rebuilding project. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 3: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly]]> Fri, 21 May 2010 22:01:48 -0500 A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 3:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Posted by TheTimberTailor
The part of the Crawlspace Nightmare that I wish wasn't real after waking up. ]]>
<![CDATA[Power Tool Drag Racing]]> Thu, 20 May 2010 11:49:10 -0500 Power Tool Drag Racing Posted by rwotzak
Bored with your typical weekend DIY projects? Here's a better use for that belt sander! ]]>
<![CDATA[After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2]]> Fri, 14 May 2010 23:27:00 -0500 After Shock: A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Part 2 Posted by TheTimberTailor
After the initial shock of finding so much deterioration of the wood in this crawlspace, its time to plan repairs. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare]]> Wed, 12 May 2010 16:17:50 -0500 A Moldy Crawlspace Nightmare Posted by TheTimberTailor
I admit I was caught off guard on this one.  Usually I can tell when I'm about to open up a proverbial can of worms, but not this time.  My current client asked me simply enough to... ]]>