Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Mon, 25 May 2015 14:10:34 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[A breakfast nook.]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:00 -0500 A breakfast nook. Posted by KenGutmaker
An architects perspective on a renovation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Doing Siding Right]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:10:06 -0500 Doing Siding Right Posted by Matt_Higgins
Even though it can make or break the look of a home, most of us don't give siding too much thought. Seems like the thing we see first deserves a little for attention. Check out the articles below to... ]]>
<![CDATA[ Victorian Grandeur​]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:00 -0500  Victorian Grandeur​ Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
The Morse Libby Mansion ca. 1860 The Morse Libby Mansion in Portland, Maine is one of the most remarkable and well preserved Victorian houses in America. Designed by architect Henry Austin and completed in 1860, the house stands as a case study in Victorian elegance and decor. ]]>
<![CDATA[Archways & Ceilings Prefab Archway and Ceiling Systems]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:17:25 -0500 Archways & Ceilings Prefab Archway and Ceiling Systems Posted by Matt_Higgins
Archways, dome ceilings, groin vaults, cove ceilings, barrel vaults, etc. are all easy, right? The truth is anything with curves can get complicated. Archways & Ceilings is a product line for... ]]>
<![CDATA[Deck Demon Demolition Tool]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:46:38 -0500 Deck Demon Demolition Tool Posted by Matt_Higgins
While some may consider it therapeutic, we can probably all agree that demolition is a lot of work. The Deck Demon is designed to make the job of tearing a deck down a whole lot easier. The 8 lb... ]]>
<![CDATA[Always-On Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:43:59 -0500 Always-On Electronics and Appliances Waste Billions Posted by ScottG
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council pegs the loss at $19 billion a year, the equivalent of the electricity produced by 50 power plants. ]]>
<![CDATA[Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:13:48 -0500 Clothespin Transforms a Carpenter's Pencil Posted by Kevini
Keep your carpenter's pencil from getting lost by joining it up with a clothespin ]]>
<![CDATA[A New Spin on Toilets]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 12:51:29 -0500 A New Spin on Toilets Posted by DebSilber
American Standard’s VorMax toilets use a new type of flush to clean the bowl in one sweep ]]>
<![CDATA[A custom home office designed to surprise ]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 11:18:16 -0500 A custom home office designed to surprise Posted by KenGutmaker
A home office that conceals a private chamber... ]]>
<![CDATA[EDMA Ultra Profil Steel Stud Crimper]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:43:04 -0500 EDMA Ultra Profil Steel Stud Crimper Posted by Matt_Higgins
While steel studs are mostly associated with commercial construction, this type of building is growing in popularity for residential homes and is the most common type used in many parts of the world... ]]>
<![CDATA[New York Cohousing Community Nears Completion]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:03:46 -0500 New York Cohousing Community Nears Completion Posted by ScottG
A third neighborhood at EcoVillage at Ithaca includes the largest cluster of Passive House certified single-family homes in the U.S. ]]>
<![CDATA[Harbert Residence]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Harbert Residence Posted by MarvinRemodel
The clearest view of Lake Michigan. ]]>
<![CDATA[Editor's Choice Award 2015: No Dreary Days]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 09:10:00 -0500 Editor's Choice Award 2015: No Dreary Days Posted by DebSilber
This unassuming island home combines abundant windows for light and views with inviting nooks for cloudy-day refuge. ]]>
<![CDATA[Canadian High School is the "Greenest on Earth"]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:44:35 -0500 Canadian High School is the Posted by ScottG
An initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council selects the school from among 40 that were nominated worldwide ]]>
<![CDATA[Working Out a Walkway]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:10:22 -0500 Working Out a Walkway Posted by Matt_Higgins
Walkways can add a lot of beauty to a home. They can also be a lot of work to install if you don't know what you're doing. Skipping important steps can impact the final result, create a lot more work... ]]>
<![CDATA[Extended Tailgate: Steve Thomas, Navigator]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 12:37:54 -0500 Extended Tailgate: Steve Thomas, Navigator Posted by Aaron_Fagan
The former This Old House host now helps guide people through the world of renovation and home building as a partner with Habitat for Humanity. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Famous Explorer's Cottage]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:00:00 -0500 A Famous Explorer's Cottage Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Admiral Peary's Cottage Eagle Island, Casco Bay, Maine ca. 1912 Admiral Robert Peary, the man widely recognized (but sometimes disputed) as being the first to discover the North Pole built his retirement cottage on Eagle Island in Maine in 1912. The rustic nature of the cottage is illustrated in this image of one of its bedrooms. ]]>
<![CDATA[Marvin Contemporary Studio and New Ultimate Multi-Slide]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:54:51 -0500 Marvin Contemporary Studio and New Ultimate Multi-Slide Posted by Matt_Higgins
Seeing the high demand for contemporary designs, Marvin Windows and Doors has created the Marvin Contemporary Studio. The products in this collection all feature contemporary design elements such... ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: Trend Spotting (and Trend Setting) with Irina Woelfle]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:41:46 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: Trend Spotting (and Trend Setting) with Irina Woelfle Posted by FPR
If the “Not So Big House,” “Pocket Neighborhoods,” “Katrina Cottages,” or “Live-Work Units,” have become part of your lexicon, you can thank Irina Woelfle for bringing these ideas to your attention. We discuss emerging trends with our industries most successful promoter. ]]>
<![CDATA[Zorr Corp Roll A Bucket, Roll A Tray and Roll A Tray Maxx]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 10:01:02 -0500 Zorr Corp Roll A Bucket, Roll A Tray and Roll A Tray Maxx Posted by Matt_Higgins
Zorr Corp has a lineup of professional quality painting tools that are designed to make the job a lot easier. The Roll A Bucket is built to be sturdy, stable and easy to move thanks to four 3in... ]]>