Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Sun, 03 May 2015 23:33:37 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[Heading to the Hardware Show]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 09:47:25 -0500 Heading to the Hardware Show Posted by patrick_mccombe
Held in Las Vegas, The National Hardware Show is one of the best places to learn about new tools and products for the home improvement industry. ]]>
<![CDATA[North Carolina Green Building Hits a Milestone]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 14:52:11 -0500 North Carolina Green Building Hits a Milestone Posted by ScottG
The North Carolina Green Building Council certifies its 1000th home under the Green Built North Carolina program. ]]>
<![CDATA[ClearMirror's 12 in. by 24 in. ShowerLite Heated, Lighted Fog-free Shower Mirror]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 13:45:45 -0500 ClearMirror's 12 in. by 24 in. ShowerLite Heated, Lighted Fog-free Shower Mirror Posted by Matt_Higgins
ClearMirror has expanded its ShowerLite offerings to include a 12 in. by 24 in. version of the light-equipped fog-free shower mirrors. The original 12 in. by 12 in. version was released in 2013 and... ]]>
<![CDATA[From farm-fresh to hyper-local]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 12:01:22 -0500 From farm-fresh to hyper-local Posted by Jamie_Gold_CKD_CAPS
New appliance lets you grow vegetables and herbs in your kitchen. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Clean Slate]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 08:08:16 -0500 A Clean Slate Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This cool​ and lofty entryway is how one enters this house in Maine that architect Carl Solander designed for his parents. ]]>
<![CDATA[Getting Footings Right]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:59:35 -0500 Getting Footings Right Posted by Matt_Higgins
Footings might not be very glamorous, but the reality is the quality of the work above doesn't matter all that much if the footings below fail. When footings fail the results can be truly... ]]>
<![CDATA[Bathroom Remodel Done Right]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:08:11 -0500 Bathroom Remodel Done Right Posted by Matt_Higgins
The vast majority of bathrooms are rather ordinary, but they certainly don't have to be. As one of the most popular rooms to remodel, many people are investing in features and design elements that... ]]>
<![CDATA[Withstanding the Test of Time]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:25:54 -0500 Withstanding the Test of Time Posted by Susan_Teare
The second round of photos were just as special as the first - even sixteen years later. ]]>
<![CDATA[Marking Angles with a Rafter Square]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:01:26 -0500 Marking Angles with a Rafter Square Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn how to use a rafter square to mark any angle between 0 and 90 degrees. ]]>
<![CDATA[Build a Better Kitchen]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:10:57 -0500 Build a Better Kitchen Posted by Matt_Higgins
A "better kitchen" might mean different things to different people, but it's usually on just about every homeowner's wishlist. Smartly designed and built kitchens add quality of life and quality of... ]]>
<![CDATA[Extended Tailgate Interview: Paul Scialla, wellness real estate pioneer]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:29:34 -0500 Extended Tailgate Interview: Paul Scialla, wellness real estate pioneer Posted by DebSilber
The International Well Building Institute founded by this former Goldman Sachs partner has developed a standard for healthy buildings that could do for occupant health what LEED has done for sustainability. ]]>
<![CDATA[Stacked Cubes At Dusk]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:14:47 -0500 Stacked Cubes At Dusk Posted by KenGutmaker
A peek inside a modern home. ]]>
<![CDATA[Kitchen Countertop Pricing]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:17:23 -0500 Kitchen Countertop Pricing Posted by Aaron_Fagan
There is no universal countertop for every kitchen, and there is no universal kitchen for every home, but you have more choices than ever in today’s marketplace. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mayhew Pro NailBoss De-nailer]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:53:40 -0500 Mayhew Pro NailBoss De-nailer Posted by Matt_Higgins
You could probably put this de-nailer tool to good use on new construction, but if you're performing deconstruction tasks for restoration and reuse projects, the Mayhew Pro NailBoss, an attachment... ]]>
<![CDATA[Building a Shed? Get the Site, Footings, and Floor Frame Right.]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:54:03 -0500 Building a Shed? Get the Site, Footings, and Floor Frame Right. Posted by JFink
You may never look at it again, but one of the most important parts of a shed structure is the floor frame. Not only will the building method change depending on your overall design, but it's also... ]]>
<![CDATA[Announcing Fine Homebuilding's 2015 HOUSES Award Winners]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:44:59 -0500 Announcing Fine Homebuilding's 2015 HOUSES Award Winners Posted by DebSilber
These six homes demonstrate home building at its best. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Find the Pitch of an Existing Roof]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:40:00 -0500 How to Find the Pitch of an Existing Roof Posted by JFink
If you need to find the pitch of an existing roof all you need is a level and a tape measure. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:00 -0500 Wilton Tools All-Terrain Vise Posted by Matt_Higgins
Why a sturdy hitch-mounted vise is really handy should be pretty obvious. Everyone appreciates that when you need to cut something, it's easier and a whole safer if the material is held securely in... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0500  Hood Molding, Winterport, Maine Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
An elegant hood molding on this early Cape Cod style house in Winterport, Maine protects the entrance from rain and adds a decorative element to an otherwise simple facade. Interestingly, the front steps have been removed, indicating that this lovely entrance is no longer in use..... ]]>
<![CDATA[Get Great Drywall Results]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:27:04 -0500 Get Great Drywall Results Posted by Matt_Higgins
Interior wall finishing is a popular topic at Fine Homebuilding. It's a task that just about all pros and do-it-yourselfers will eventually tackle. Also, bad work is right there on the surface. If... ]]>