Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/inside-the-magazine Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:50:07 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Fine Homebuilding: The Magazine" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/inside-the-magazine <![CDATA[Taking Issue: Energy Upgrades Threaten Older Homes]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6812/taking-issue-energy-upgrades-threaten-older-homes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6812/taking-issue-energy-upgrades-threaten-older-homes RDA
Attempts to improve the energy efficiency of older houses could put them on the endangered-species list. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6812/taking-issue-energy-upgrades-threaten-older-homes
<![CDATA[Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6814/commentary-controlling-job-site-waste http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6814/commentary-controlling-job-site-waste Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste Posted by RDA
What used to be called the dump is now the resource center. That's good news. Advice for both contractor and client. . . ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6814/commentary-controlling-job-site-waste
<![CDATA[Fancy Grilles from Recycled Iron]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6817/fancy-grilles-from-recycled-iron http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6817/fancy-grilles-from-recycled-iron Fancy Grilles from Recycled Iron Posted by RDA
Iron Age grilles are substantially built and guaranteed against breakage. ■ Manufactured by Iron Age Designs■ 206-276-0925; www.ironageregisters.com■ Cost: 4x10 grille, $45; 4x12 grille, $49 I’ve had an Iron Age... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6817/fancy-grilles-from-recycled-iron
<![CDATA[Upgrade Your Water Heater]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6820/upgrade-your-water-heater http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6820/upgrade-your-water-heater Upgrade Your Water Heater Posted by RDA
The AirTap does the same work as a water heater, but more efficiently. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6820/upgrade-your-water-heater
<![CDATA[Stylish Steel Garage Doors]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6822/stylish-steel-garage-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6822/stylish-steel-garage-doors Stylish Steel Garage Doors Posted by RDA
The cost and the maintenance needs of a wood door can be more than twice that of a steel version. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6822/stylish-steel-garage-doors
<![CDATA[Pollenproof Screens]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6824/pollenproof-screens http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6824/pollenproof-screens Pollenproof Screens Posted by RDA
With openings that are significantly smaller than those on conventional screening, PollenTec screening can block between 90% and 99% of common allergy-causing pollens such as birch and ragweed, according to a manufacturer-sponsored study. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6824/pollenproof-screens
<![CDATA[LED Lightbulbs for the Home]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6831/led-lightbulbs-for-the-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6831/led-lightbulbs-for-the-home LED Lightbulbs for the Home Posted by RDA
LED lightbulbs are environmentally safe, produce very little heat, and last a long time. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6831/led-lightbulbs-for-the-home
<![CDATA[Bath Fan Becomes Background Ventilator]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6834/bath-fan-becomes-background-ventilator http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6834/bath-fan-becomes-background-ventilator Bath Fan Becomes Background Ventilator Posted by RDA
The Airetrak full-function bath-controller offers multiple fan-control options including time delay, fan speed, and daily operation period; but where the Airetrak really shines is in providing background ventilation. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6834/bath-fan-becomes-background-ventilator
<![CDATA[Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6836/nontoxic-do-it-all-mold-fungus-and-mildew-cleaner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6836/nontoxic-do-it-all-mold-fungus-and-mildew-cleaner Nontoxic, Do-It-All Mold, Fungus, and Mildew Cleaner Posted by RDA
SporiClean is an enzymatic cleaner that works just as well on your kitchen counter as it does on your back deck. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6836/nontoxic-do-it-all-mold-fungus-and-mildew-cleaner
<![CDATA[An Old-Time Garden Shed]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6838/an-old-time-garden-shed http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6838/an-old-time-garden-shed An Old-Time Garden Shed Posted by RDA
This small, multi-purpose garden shed has a big presence. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6838/an-old-time-garden-shed
<![CDATA[The Neighbor Out Back]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6844/the-neighbor-out-back http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6844/the-neighbor-out-back The Neighbor Out Back Posted by RDA
This compact studio apartment has a garden connection, along with views of neighboring gardens from the kitchen and bath, which extends sightlines and gives the studio a roomy feel. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6844/the-neighbor-out-back
<![CDATA[The Watershed: A Writing Studio]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6849/the-watershed-a-writing-studio http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6849/the-watershed-a-writing-studio The Watershed: A Writing Studio Posted by RDA
Nested inside a prefabricated steel framework, this diminutive writing studio overlooks a meadow. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6849/the-watershed-a-writing-studio
<![CDATA[Small Spaces That are Great Places]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places Small Spaces That are Great Places Posted by RDA
A trio of diminutive buildings shows how thoughtful siting and exemplary planning can yield a backyard destination you won’t want to leave. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6856/small-spaces-that-are-great-places
<![CDATA[What's the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6860/whats-the-difference-solvent-free-paint-strippers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6860/whats-the-difference-solvent-free-paint-strippers What's the Difference?: Solvent-Free Paint Strippers Posted by RDA
Solvent-free strippers might not be as aggressive as solvent-based products, but they do work and are much safer. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6860/whats-the-difference-solvent-free-paint-strippers
<![CDATA[What's the Difference?: Water Filters ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6867/whats-the-difference-water-filters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6867/whats-the-difference-water-filters What's the Difference?: Water Filters Posted by RDA
View a survey of how they work and what they remove. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6867/whats-the-difference-water-filters
<![CDATA[What's the Difference?: Entry Doors]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6870/whats-the-difference-entry-doors http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6870/whats-the-difference-entry-doors What's the Difference?: Entry Doors Posted by RDA
Exterior doors come in a wide range of prices, from $125 to several thousand. While there are a variety of doors available, most are made of wood, steel, or fiberglass. . . ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6870/whats-the-difference-entry-doors
<![CDATA[Drawing Board: Designing Sunscreens ]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6881/drawing-board-designing-sunscreens http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6881/drawing-board-designing-sunscreens Drawing Board: Designing Sunscreens Posted by RDA
Passive-solar design uses windows and shading devices to control the sun’s impact on a house. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6881/drawing-board-designing-sunscreens
<![CDATA[Great Moments: Hidden Hammer]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6900/great-moments-hidden-hammer http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6900/great-moments-hidden-hammer Great Moments: Hidden Hammer Posted by RDA
A carpenter's slip reveals itself during a remodel sixty years later. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6900/great-moments-hidden-hammer
<![CDATA[Making the Most of Your Window Choices]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:25:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/7228/making-the-most-of-your-window-choices http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/7228/making-the-most-of-your-window-choices Making the Most of Your Window Choices Posted by RDA
Perhaps more than any other building component, windows play a critical role in the appearance and style of a house. Once you’ve identified your performance needs and the type of windows best suited for your home you’re left with decisions about the size, style, and placement of each unit. In this guide to window aesthetics, you’ll learn which styles work best where, and why. A source list of manufacturers is also included. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/7228/making-the-most-of-your-window-choices
<![CDATA[Call for Entries: In-laws, outlaws and mothers-in-law]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:10:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6296/call-for-entries-in-laws-outlaws-and-mothers-in-law http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6296/call-for-entries-in-laws-outlaws-and-mothers-in-law Call for Entries: In-laws, outlaws and mothers-in-law Posted by FHB_WEB
We’re working on a new book about "mother-in-law" units and would like to hear about any that you've designed, constructed, or owned. These dwellings might be basement, garage, or attic conversions; bump-outs; carve-outs; or separate, stand-alone structures. The units we’re seeking should be modestly sized—from 250 to 900 sq. ft.—but size is less important than the space's livability, ingenuity, and level of craftsmanship. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/6296/call-for-entries-in-laws-outlaws-and-mothers-in-law