Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/caution-hard-hat-area Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:31:01 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Caution: Hard Hat Area" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/caution-hard-hat-area <![CDATA[Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a House Plan]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:02:24 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111205/six-questions-to-ask-before-buying-a-house-plan http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111205/six-questions-to-ask-before-buying-a-house-plan Six Questions to Ask Before Buying a House Plan Posted by boycethompson
House plans are an inexpensive way to get a great home design. But you need to do your homework first. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Irontown Brings Small Home to PCBC]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:14:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110101/irontown-brings-small-home-to-pcbc http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110101/irontown-brings-small-home-to-pcbc Irontown Brings Small Home to PCBC Posted by boycethompson
One of the good things about modular homes is that you can take them nearly anywhere -- including the floor of a major tradeshow ]]>
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<![CDATA[Internet of Things: Ready for Blast-Off]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:26:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110096/internet-of-things-ready-for-blast-off http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110096/internet-of-things-ready-for-blast-off Internet of Things: Ready for Blast-Off Posted by boycethompson
Speakers at PCBC conference forecast big growth for connected home products ]]>
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<![CDATA[If You Can't Beat Them, Rent Them]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:11:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110093/if-you-cant-beat-them-rent-them http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110093/if-you-cant-beat-them-rent-them If You Can't Beat Them, Rent Them Posted by boycethompson
Single-family-home developers focus on build-to-rent market ]]>
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<![CDATA[EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:12:20 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110085/ecovilliage-pioneers-net-zero-housing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110085/ecovilliage-pioneers-net-zero-housing EcoVilliage Pioneers Net-Zero Housing Posted by boycethompson
Leaders of the co-op community in Ithaca, N.Y., took a common sense approach to meeting demanding Passive House standards ]]>
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<![CDATA[Arvida Lane Residence]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110272/arvida-lane-residence http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110272/arvida-lane-residence Arvida Lane Residence Posted by MarvinRemodel
2014 Architect Challenge Winner This single family, residential home in Gables Estates, Coral Gables, Florida successfully pays respect to the architecture of the Mediterranean and Renaissance... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Rockville Housing]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110065/rockville-housing http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110065/rockville-housing Rockville Housing Posted by MarvinRemodel
This commercial apartment building draws its inspiration from historical architecture, featuring high turrets and accented gables. Having the majority of its exterior covered with windows gives the... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Published kitchen grows (in function and livabilty, not size) with it's family.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:39:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22254/published-kitchen-grows-in-function-and-livabilty-not-size-with-its-family http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22254/published-kitchen-grows-in-function-and-livabilty-not-size-with-its-family 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 http://www.taunton.com/inspiredhouse/pages/ih00003_01.asp Great kitchens 2007 http://www.tauntonstore.com/great-kitchens-082003.html). 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Is RFID Technology in Your Future?]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:47:31 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37669/is-rfid-technology-in-your-future http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37669/is-rfid-technology-in-your-future 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 ]]>
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<![CDATA[Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:13:19 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12889/why-i-regret-making-my-house-a-smart-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12889/why-i-regret-making-my-house-a-smart-house 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[43 Church Street Westborough, MA]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 06:36:01 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31457/43-church-street-westborough-ma http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31457/43-church-street-westborough-ma 43 Church Street Westborough, MA Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
A 4-year synopsis of a renovation. Built in 1849; restored from 2009-2013. ]]>
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<![CDATA[43 Church St. Master Bath]]> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:46:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27788/43-church-st-master-bath http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27788/43-church-st-master-bath 43 Church St. Master Bath Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
Full remodel of the master bath, using teak, glass, polished concrete, and limestone ]]>
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<![CDATA[43 Church Street Kitchen]]> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:51:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27510/43-church-street-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27510/43-church-street-kitchen 43 Church Street Kitchen Posted by MikeFitzpatrick
Custom Made Black Palm Kitchen, with White Quartz Counters, Orange Glass Tile, and a Restuarant style kitchen ]]>
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<![CDATA[Chiroptophobics Beware]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:48:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22696/chiroptophobics-beware http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22696/chiroptophobics-beware 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! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:20:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16679/paint-your-house-and-live-mortgage-free http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16679/paint-your-house-and-live-mortgage-free Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free Posted by RYagid
How far are you willing to go to have your mortgage paid for you? ]]>
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<![CDATA[How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:14:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16329/how-not-to-wire-a-garage-door-opener http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16329/how-not-to-wire-a-garage-door-opener 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? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Note to Self: Always Put Paint in Trunk!]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:24:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16181/note-to-self-always-put-paint-in-trunk http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16181/note-to-self-always-put-paint-in-trunk 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[I'll Fly if You'll Buy]]> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:12:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15044/ill-fly-if-youll-buy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15044/ill-fly-if-youll-buy 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! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bridge Over Trouble]]> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 01:19:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14703/bridge-over-trouble http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14703/bridge-over-trouble Bridge Over Trouble Posted by TheTimberTailor
Everything seems normal enough on this bridge construction site until... ]]>
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<![CDATA[And the Building-Blunders Contest Winner Is...]]> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 01:42:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14295/and-the-building-blunders-contest-winner-is http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14295/and-the-building-blunders-contest-winner-is 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. ]]>
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