Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:48:51 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs <![CDATA[Lake Arrowhead]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:01:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111525/lake-arrowhead http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111525/lake-arrowhead Lake Arrowhead Posted by MarvinRemodel
This home in Waleska, Georgia feels like a tree house with building projections hanging in space high over the steep lot below. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Passive House Network Conference Set]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111454/passive-house-network-conference-set http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111454/passive-house-network-conference-set Passive House Network Conference Set Posted by ScottG
Speakers will discuss a variety of building types for different climate zones ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111454/passive-house-network-conference-set
<![CDATA[PHIUS Sets Annual Conference]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:09:04 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111452/phius-sets-annual-conference http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111452/phius-sets-annual-conference PHIUS Sets Annual Conference Posted by ScottG
This year's PHIUS conference is in Chicago on Sept. 11 and 12 ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111452/phius-sets-annual-conference
<![CDATA[Sierra Club's Anti-Coal Campaign Hits a Landmark]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:06:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111450/sierra-clubs-anti-coal-campaign-hits-a-landmark http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111450/sierra-clubs-anti-coal-campaign-hits-a-landmark Sierra Club's Anti-Coal Campaign Hits a Landmark Posted by ScottG
The environmental advocacy group claims its 200th coal-plant closure under its Beyond Coal campaign ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111450/sierra-clubs-anti-coal-campaign-hits-a-landmark
<![CDATA[Summertime... And The Livin' Is Easy]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111358/summertime-and-the-livin-is-easy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111358/summertime-and-the-livin-is-easy Summertime... And The Livin' Is Easy Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
What's better than relaxing by the sea and enjoying a summer day? This deck, cantilevered off the side of a remodeled cottage in Sorrento, Maine has the right stuff to do just that. The views overlooking Mount Desert Island in the distance provide the right background for this perfect little deck. Design by Priestly Associates, Architects of Rockport, Maine. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111358/summertime-and-the-livin-is-easy
<![CDATA[Things That Save Energy]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:45:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111356/things-that-save-energy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111356/things-that-save-energy Things That Save Energy Posted by ScottG
Stricter building codes help, but vehicle fuel-economy standards accounted for the most energy savings in calendar 2014. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111356/things-that-save-energy
<![CDATA[Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable Key Ring Makes a Cut Bucket More Comfortable Posted by Kevini
Learn how to outfit your cut bucket for a more comfortable grip while painting ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111012/key-ring-makes-a-cut-bucket-more-comfortable
<![CDATA[New Life for Old Decks]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:51:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111280/new-life-for-old-decks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111280/new-life-for-old-decks New Life for Old Decks Posted by patrick_mccombe
If your deck is in need of a face lift, there are new superthick coatings that can help. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111280/new-life-for-old-decks
<![CDATA[A staircase opens up a home]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:45:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111261/a-staircase-opens-up-a-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111261/a-staircase-opens-up-a-home A staircase opens up a home Posted by KenGutmaker
Stairs provide a glimpse into many levels ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111261/a-staircase-opens-up-a-home
<![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. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111205/six-questions-to-ask-before-buying-a-house-plan
<![CDATA[The Beach House]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:47:50 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111176/the-beach-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111176/the-beach-house The Beach House Posted by MarvinRemodel
This beachfront home is designed with a strong impact window that accentuates the stunning views with the beauty of a wood interior finish. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111176/the-beach-house
<![CDATA[A Reconfigured Staircase]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:36:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111131/a-reconfigured-staircase http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111131/a-reconfigured-staircase A Reconfigured Staircase Posted by Susan_Teare
The custom work of many talented people came together to improve flow and beauty to an old staircase in a historic home ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111131/a-reconfigured-staircase
<![CDATA[Smart Thermostats on the Rise]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:33:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111041/smart-thermostats-on-the-rise http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111041/smart-thermostats-on-the-rise Smart Thermostats on the Rise Posted by ScottG
Internet-connected smart thermostats are no longer an oddity as they become the norm rather than the exception ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/111041/smart-thermostats-on-the-rise
<![CDATA[A Restful Restroom]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110912/a-restful-restroom http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110912/a-restful-restroom A Restful Restroom Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Architect John Silverio of Lincolnville, Maine designed this bathroom which exudes a sense of tranquility and calm. The large window overlooking the colorful spring trees outdoors is a beautiful source of light, with the pedestal sink, white glazed tiles and turquoise blue walls contributing to the pleasing aesthetic. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110912/a-restful-restroom
<![CDATA[Study Examines Insulation Performance]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:20:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110994/study-examines-insulation-performance http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110994/study-examines-insulation-performance Study Examines Insulation Performance Posted by ScottG
When properly installed and air-sealed, all type of insulation perform about the same, an updated report says. The search continues for a successor to R-value. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110994/study-examines-insulation-performance
<![CDATA[The Bonair]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:07:44 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110688/the-bonair http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110688/the-bonair The Bonair Posted by MarvinRemodel
The idea with this home was to view architecture as art, so with that in mind, every room in the house has a view of the home itself. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110688/the-bonair
<![CDATA[Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:29:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110926/irwin-impact-power-bit-magnetic-screw-holder http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110926/irwin-impact-power-bit-magnetic-screw-holder Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder Posted by Matt_Higgins
The Irwin Impact Power Bit Magnetic Screw Holder is small slide-on plastic device that will turn most 1/4 hex-shaped bit into a magnatized bit. It won't work with a few larger bits, such as a... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110926/irwin-impact-power-bit-magnetic-screw-holder
<![CDATA[LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:17:03 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110913/leed-rankings-for-2015-announced http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110913/leed-rankings-for-2015-announced LEED Rankings for 2015 Announced Posted by ScottG
Canada tops the list for certified space in projects outside the United States in the second annual international rankings list. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110913/leed-rankings-for-2015-announced
<![CDATA[How to Cut Tile with a Wet Saw]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:33:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110727/how-to-cut-tile-with-a-wet-saw http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110727/how-to-cut-tile-with-a-wet-saw How to Cut Tile with a Wet Saw Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn how to use a wet saw ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110727/how-to-cut-tile-with-a-wet-saw
<![CDATA[Opening up a home.]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:54:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110894/opening-up-a-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110894/opening-up-a-home Opening up a home. Posted by KenGutmaker
Taking a home "down to the studs" ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/110894/opening-up-a-home