Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:22:17 -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[To Infinity and Beyond!​]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37425/to-infinity-and-beyond http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37425/to-infinity-and-beyond To Infinity and Beyond!​ Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Infinity edge (or vanishing edge, zero edge or disappearing edge)​ pools have become all the rage in pool construction over the past few years. They are very dramatic as they tend to blend into the horizon line (especially on seaside locations) and create a fascinating visual sensation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Emeco's Starck stool is colorful, sustainable]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:45:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37470/emecos-starck-stool-is-colorful-sustainable http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37470/emecos-starck-stool-is-colorful-sustainable Emeco's Starck stool is colorful, sustainable Posted by DebSilber
It's called the "Broom Stool," but don't sweep this design aside ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Norma and Walter's Impressive Backyard Train Set]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:43:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37435/video-norma-and-walters-impressive-backyard-train-set http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37435/video-norma-and-walters-impressive-backyard-train-set Video: Norma and Walter's Impressive Backyard Train Set Posted by FHBdotcom
Get an engineer's-eye view of this unique model railroad ]]>
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<![CDATA[How To Cut Out a Damaged Piece of Flooring With a Biscuit Joiner]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:44:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37456/how-to-cut-out-a-damaged-piece-of-flooring-with-a-biscuit-joiner http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37456/how-to-cut-out-a-damaged-piece-of-flooring-with-a-biscuit-joiner How To Cut Out a Damaged Piece of Flooring With a Biscuit Joiner Posted by Kevini
If you have to patch a hardwood floor, you could remove the damaged floor board with a multi-tool, take a half hour in the process, and burn through a couple of expensive blades, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Timber Frame Screened-In Porch]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:07:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37452/timber-frame-screened-in-porch http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37452/timber-frame-screened-in-porch Timber Frame Screened-In Porch Posted by Susan_Teare
A warm fire and the last light of the day make this space the best room in the house. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Finance a New Home]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:55:48 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34610/how-to-finance-a-new-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34610/how-to-finance-a-new-home How to Finance a New Home Posted by FPR
Here are a few key things to know about the new world or mortgage lending. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:48:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37449/a-garden-for-the-morning-and-one-in-the-afternoon http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37449/a-garden-for-the-morning-and-one-in-the-afternoon A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon. Posted by KenGutmaker
The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Where I was on September 11, 2001]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:19:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37426/where-i-was-on-september-11-2001 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37426/where-i-was-on-september-11-2001   Where I was on September 11, 2001 Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Like most people, it's easy for me to remember where I was and what I was doing on September 11, 2001. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:39:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37416/department-of-energy-seeks-student-designers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37416/department-of-energy-seeks-student-designers Department of Energy Seeks Student Designers Posted by ScottG
The Race to Zero competition challenges college students and faculty in the U.S. and Canada to design high-performance houses. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37416/department-of-energy-seeks-student-designers
<![CDATA[Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:44:17 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37407/displaced-construction-workers-are-finding-new-jobs http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37407/displaced-construction-workers-are-finding-new-jobs Displaced Construction Workers Are Finding New Jobs Posted by ScottG
More than half of those who lost their jobs during the recession have been rehired, but the industry still faces a shortage of skilled workers. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37407/displaced-construction-workers-are-finding-new-jobs
<![CDATA[Kids Have the Best Rooms]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37410/kids-have-the-best-rooms http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37410/kids-have-the-best-rooms Kids Have the Best Rooms Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Bold accents make an awesome spaces for young ones ]]>
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<![CDATA[Home Depot Confirms Data Breach]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:32:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37405/home-depot-confirms-data-breach http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37405/home-depot-confirms-data-breach Home Depot Confirms Data Breach Posted by ScottG
The company says malicious software allowed credit-card data to be stolen and focuses on sales made between April and September. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37405/home-depot-confirms-data-breach
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:19:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37391/farmhouse-kitchen-with-open-shelving http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37391/farmhouse-kitchen-with-open-shelving Farmhouse Kitchen with Open Shelving Posted by Susan_Teare
Classic, functional and beautiful describes this kitchen. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:51:13 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37394/how-to-make-custom-storage-bins-for-the-drawers-in-your-workshop http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37394/how-to-make-custom-storage-bins-for-the-drawers-in-your-workshop How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop Posted by Kevini
If you have a drawer in your garage, basement, or workshop where you keep screws, nails, and other small parts, you could start eating chicken livers until you have enough empty containers to store them all, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[When is it illegal to call a 2x4 a 2x4? When you're in California of course.]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:51:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37400/when-is-it-illegal-to-call-a-2x4-a-2x4-when-youre-in-california-of-course http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37400/when-is-it-illegal-to-call-a-2x4-a-2x4-when-youre-in-california-of-course AndyEngel
Link to a story about Lowes being fined for selling 2x4s that actually measured 1 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:03:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37392/a-mod-bath-with-clean-lines-and-shapes http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37392/a-mod-bath-with-clean-lines-and-shapes A mod bath- with clean lines and shapes Posted by KenGutmaker
A modern guest bath with a sleek sink and playful lines create a relaxing and playful space. ]]>
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<![CDATA[ Making a Grand Entrance]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37366/making-a-grand-entrance http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37366/making-a-grand-entrance  Making a Grand Entrance Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
The foyer and stairway combine to set the stage for experiencing the rest of the house, which is equally grand. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lowe's Finds Top Smart-Home Feature is Enhanced Security]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:22:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37363/lowes-finds-top-smart-home-feature-is-enhanced-security http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37363/lowes-finds-top-smart-home-feature-is-enhanced-security Lowe's Finds Top Smart-Home Feature is Enhanced Security Posted by ScottG
The home improvement retailer discovers that home security is the top priority for people investing in home automation. Few prefer professionally installed systems over a DIY approach without a monthly fee. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tight Spaces]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37357/tight-spaces http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37357/tight-spaces Tight Spaces Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Where there's a will there's a way ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:49:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37288/make-a-simple-shim-measuring-gauge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37288/make-a-simple-shim-measuring-gauge Make a Simple Shim-Measuring Gauge Posted by Kevini
If you need a custom shim that you have to cut to a very specific dimension, you could try to use a tape measure to measure the gap, but there's a better way. Justin Fink of Glastonbury, Conn... ]]>
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