Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "CozyDigz" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "CozyDigz" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/cozydigz Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:19:18 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "CozyDigz" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "CozyDigz" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/cozydigz <![CDATA[Shedding Light on LEDs: Why They'll Own the Future]]> Fri, 03 May 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28605/shedding-light-on-leds-why-theyll-own-the-future http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28605/shedding-light-on-leds-why-theyll-own-the-future Shedding Light on LEDs: Why They'll Own the Future Posted by Olitch
Each spike in energy prices hastens the end of incandescent bulbs. What lighting technology will replace them? The smart money is on LEDs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28605/shedding-light-on-leds-why-theyll-own-the-future
<![CDATA[Retrofitting a USB Charger/Receptacle Combo]]> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28614/retrofitting-a-usb-chargerreceptacle-combo http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28614/retrofitting-a-usb-chargerreceptacle-combo Retrofitting a USB Charger/Receptacle Combo Posted by Olitch
Replacing a standard duplex receptacle with a USB charger/receptacle combo speeds recharging and gets more use out of an outlet. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28614/retrofitting-a-usb-chargerreceptacle-combo
<![CDATA[Spray-Painting a Door ]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28657/spray-painting-a-door http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28657/spray-painting-a-door Spray-Painting a Door Posted by Olitch
Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Getting Outlet Box Edges Flush]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28562/getting-outlet-box-edges-flush http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28562/getting-outlet-box-edges-flush Getting Outlet Box Edges Flush Posted by Olitch
If an outlet box is more than 1/4 in. below a non-combustible surface, Code requires that you make its edges flush. For that, you'll need a goof ring." ]]>
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<![CDATA[The True Tale of a One-Tree House]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28370/the-true-tale-of-a-one-tree-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28370/the-true-tale-of-a-one-tree-house The True Tale of a One-Tree House Posted by Olitch
Nancy longed to build an in-law cottage but could never quite make the numbers work. Then one wild, dark night, good fortune arrived with a crash. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28370/the-true-tale-of-a-one-tree-house
<![CDATA[Refinishing Floors Safely]]> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28367/refinishing-floors-safely http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28367/refinishing-floors-safely Refinishing Floors Safely Posted by Olitch
Refinishing floors is not inherently dangerous. Nonetheless, there are safety issues to consider. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28367/refinishing-floors-safely
<![CDATA[12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2]]> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28365/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28365/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-2 12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2 Posted by Olitch
Homeowners can save by assembling prefab cabinets. If the layout is complex or the space is irregular, however, hire a pro to install them. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28365/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-2
<![CDATA[12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 1]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:34:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28357/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-1 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28357/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-1 12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 1 Posted by Olitch
With patience, a few tools and modest skills, most anyone can install IKEA cabinets. A few tips will make the job go more smoothly. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28357/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-1
<![CDATA[Cutting into a Concrete Floor]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:09:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28310/cutting-into-a-concrete-floor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28310/cutting-into-a-concrete-floor Cutting into a Concrete Floor Posted by Olitch
Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28310/cutting-into-a-concrete-floor
<![CDATA[Creating Countertop Templates]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:50:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28257/creating-countertop-templates http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28257/creating-countertop-templates Creating Countertop Templates Posted by Olitch
By creating a template, you can accurately transfer complex shapes and spaces. When countertop materials are pricey, templates can be job-savers. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28257/creating-countertop-templates
<![CDATA[Universal Appeal: A Roll-in Bathroom that Rocks]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28261/universal-appeal-a-roll-in-bathroom-that-rocks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28261/universal-appeal-a-roll-in-bathroom-that-rocks Universal Appeal: A Roll-in Bathroom that Rocks Posted by Olitch
When a bathroom is this beautiful, functional and just plain fun, everyone wants to use it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28261/universal-appeal-a-roll-in-bathroom-that-rocks
<![CDATA[Stair-side Bookcases]]> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:18:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28193/stair-side-bookcases http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28193/stair-side-bookcases Stair-side Bookcases Posted by Olitch
Stairs are great for coming and going, but these stair-side bookcases turn under-used stairwell walls into a library. It's a great place to linger and browse. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28193/stair-side-bookcases
<![CDATA[Using pneumatic nailers]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28192/using-pneumatic-nailers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28192/using-pneumatic-nailers Using pneumatic nailers Posted by Olitch
Pneumatic nailers can greatly expedite a roofing installation. Here are a few tips that will help you use them correctly. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28192/using-pneumatic-nailers
<![CDATA[An Over-Garage In-Law Suite with a Wealth of Storage]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28131/an-over-garage-in-law-suite-with-a-wealth-of-storage http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28131/an-over-garage-in-law-suite-with-a-wealth-of-storage An Over-Garage In-Law Suite with a Wealth of Storage Posted by Olitch
Adding interior knee walls is a great way to gain storage because it makes use of otherwise unusable floor space under sloping roofs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28131/an-over-garage-in-law-suite-with-a-wealth-of-storage
<![CDATA[Need to Visually Isolate a Work Area? Do It with Doorskin.]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26871/need-to-visually-isolate-a-work-area-do-it-with-doorskin http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26871/need-to-visually-isolate-a-work-area-do-it-with-doorskin Need to Visually Isolate a Work Area? Do It with Doorskin. Posted by Olitch
Temporary sheet-plastic walls are fine for quick jobs. But they don't offer the durability or privacy your clients and your crews need. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26871/need-to-visually-isolate-a-work-area-do-it-with-doorskin
<![CDATA[Masterful Tiling Turns a Tiny Bath into a Jewel]]> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28098/masterful-tiling-turns-a-tiny-bath-into-a-jewel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28098/masterful-tiling-turns-a-tiny-bath-into-a-jewel Masterful Tiling Turns a Tiny Bath into a Jewel Posted by Olitch
When the space is tight, fill it with creativity. Light, color, texture, and fanciful fixtures can enliven most any room. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam]]> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27574/replacing-a-wooden-girder-with-a-steel-i-beam http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27574/replacing-a-wooden-girder-with-a-steel-i-beam Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam Posted by Olitch
Steel I-beams are stronger than comparably sized engineered wood ones. Need a beam that can support a garage above, yet hide in a ceiling below? Choose steel. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27574/replacing-a-wooden-girder-with-a-steel-i-beam
<![CDATA[An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27544/an-ingenious-in-law-suite-on-an-unforgiving-site http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27544/an-ingenious-in-law-suite-on-an-unforgiving-site An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site Posted by Olitch
The space under the garage was dark, damp and steep. But sometimes the most unforgiving conditions demand the cleverest solutions. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27544/an-ingenious-in-law-suite-on-an-unforgiving-site
<![CDATA[Turning the Coldest, Darkest Room into a Steamy Oasis]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27195/turning-the-coldest-darkest-room-into-a-steamy-oasis http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27195/turning-the-coldest-darkest-room-into-a-steamy-oasis Turning the Coldest, Darkest Room into a Steamy Oasis Posted by Olitch
Great design, glass tiles, radiant floors, a dash of intense color, and a cozy steam shower chase the winter blahs away. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27195/turning-the-coldest-darkest-room-into-a-steamy-oasis
<![CDATA[Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete]]> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26783/tips-for-specifying-pouring-and-finishing-concrete http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26783/tips-for-specifying-pouring-and-finishing-concrete Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete Posted by Olitch
Getting the correct mix and the right amount of concrete isn't hard if you master a little of the lingo and use a quick-calc chart. ]]>
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