Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Editor's Notepad" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Editor's Notepad" blog entries Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:14:34 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Editor's Notepad" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Editor's Notepad" blog entries <![CDATA[Get More Vehicle Storage]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:27:53 -0500 Get More Vehicle Storage Posted by Matt_Higgins
For many of you, your vehicle--most likely a truck--is basically just another tool. It's there to help get the job done. While I'm no connoisseur or aficionado, I'm a bit of a car guy, so I have a... ]]>
<![CDATA[Outdoor Spaces]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:05:46 -0500 Outdoor Spaces Posted by Matt_Higgins
Do you take your building and design skills outdoors? Here is some outdoor inspiration for you. This post on showcases some fun creativity. This outdoor space won Fine... ]]>
<![CDATA[Working With a Home-Building Contractor]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:29:46 -0500 Working With a Home-Building Contractor Posted by AndyEngel
Tips from a former builder on keeping a good relationship with your home building contractor. ]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Reuse?]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:48:19 -0500 Do You Reuse? Posted by Matt_Higgins
We've all heard of reduce, reuse, recycle, but when doing demolition for a remodel, the methods must be modified if there is going to be a focus on resuing materials in the future. In the article... ]]>
<![CDATA[Copper Content]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:45:12 -0500 Copper Content Posted by Matt_Higgins
Breaktime, Fine Homebuilding's forum-based community, is a great source of information for our readers. It's also a valuable resource for the editorial team. I recently received, via Breaktime, a... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:40:00 -0500 A Good-Looking, Long-Lasting Tool Shed Posted by patrick_mccombe
This small yet fully-functional tool shed looks great and won't break the bank. ]]>
<![CDATA[Flood Insurance Rates to Rise]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:25:29 -0500 Flood Insurance Rates to Rise Posted by patrick_mccombe
With new maps and a program that's deeply in debt, some homeowners will see their rates rise significantly. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Ever-Growing To-Do List]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:20:40 -0500 The Ever-Growing To-Do List Posted by Matt_Higgins
Have you been so busy working on other people's homes that your own to-do list has done nothing but grow? ]]>
<![CDATA[Building a New House]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:59:15 -0500 Building a New House Posted by AndyEngel
Building a new house? Consider both the financial and emotional implications when deciding how much you want to do yourself. ]]>
<![CDATA[Installing Crown Molding Without a Nail Gun]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:00:02 -0500 Installing Crown Molding Without a Nail Gun Posted by AndyEngel
A hammer, a nailset, and a bag of finish nails are all you really need to hang crown molding. ]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend Woodshop Setup]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:00:49 -0500 Weekend Woodshop Setup Posted by AndyEngel
Moving into a new wood shop is a process of adapting old fittings and tools to an unfamiliar space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Lumber Liquidators Called Out on 60 Minutes]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:38:32 -0500 Lumber Liquidators Called Out on 60 Minutes Posted by patrick_mccombe
The CBS news show accuses the company of importing laminate flooring with formaldehyde levels that exceed safe levels. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wiring a Subpanel]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:32:58 -0500 Wiring a Subpanel Posted by AndyEngel
Discussion of installing a garage subpanel with several tips for success. ]]>
<![CDATA[Frozen Pipes? What to do.]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:10:00 -0500 Frozen Pipes? What to do. Posted by patrick_mccombe
Learn how to deal with frozen pipes safely and how to prevent them from freezing in the future. ]]>
<![CDATA[Deck Codes]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:29:53 -0500 Deck Codes Posted by AndyEngel
Unlike the IRC, the alternative DCA-6 deck code provides clear construction details. And it's free. ]]>
<![CDATA[Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting ]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:30:28 -0500 Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting Posted by RYagid
When done incorrectly a landscape lighting system can be a household hazard. Fortunately, installing a system correctly isn’t hard. Here are the important details to consider and the one resource you must read before installing any landscape lighting system. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Basics of Replacement Windows]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:59:43 -0500 The Basics of Replacement Windows Posted by patrick_mccombe
Everything you want to know about installing replacement windows. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Become a Carpenter]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:58:31 -0500 How to Become a Carpenter Posted by AndyEngel
Advice on landing that first carpentry job ]]>
<![CDATA[The Best Idea for a Small Bath?]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:02:22 -0500 The Best Idea for a Small Bath? Posted by BrianP
One word: Daylight ]]>
<![CDATA[What's the best attic insulation? ]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:49:24 -0500 What's the best attic insulation? Posted by RYagid
The answer to the question of which attic insulation is best is, of course, entirely circumstantial. When the design of your attic allows, the best attic insulation is inexpensive, easy to install and will yield the performance you're looking for. ]]>