Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:46:03 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[Fireside Getaway]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:10:03 -0500 Fireside Getaway Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Relaxation with reclaimed materials ]]>
<![CDATA[Is RFID Technology in Your Future?]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:47:31 -0500 Is RFID Technology in Your Future? Posted by boycethompson
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, already used in commercial buildings, appears poised to transform life at home ]]>
<![CDATA[A Short, Sweet Guide to Building Permits]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:12:24 -0500 A Short, Sweet Guide to Building Permits Posted by FHBdotcom
Why they're necessary, for what types of construction, and how to get them. ]]>
<![CDATA[Veterans Will Get Training in Solar Technology]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:08 -0500 Veterans Will Get Training in Solar Technology Posted by ScottG
Jobs training is one of several White House programs aimed at energy conservation and reducing carbon emissions. ]]>
<![CDATA[BuildingGreen Names Top-10 Products for 2015]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:17:51 -0500 BuildingGreen Names Top-10 Products for 2015 Posted by ScottG
This year's list includes furniture, an air barrier system, Passivhaus-certified windows, and super-adjustable lighting. ]]>
<![CDATA[The grass grows greener over this dish drain]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500 The grass grows greener over this dish drain Posted by DebSilber
Finnell's "Sod" dish drain may just change the landscape on your countertop ]]>
<![CDATA[Modern Farmhouse]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:59:56 -0500 Modern Farmhouse Posted by Susan_Teare
A "gut-reno" creates flow and brings in light. ]]>
<![CDATA[Urban Solitude]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:34:56 -0500 Urban Solitude Posted by KenGutmaker
Thoughtful landscape design provides privacy and creates a public space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Elements of Building]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:24:14 -0500 Book Review: The Elements of Building Posted by patrick_mccombe
Following the advice in this business book for builders will make your clients happier, your business more stable, and your life less stressful. ]]>
<![CDATA[Faucet Captures Brooklyn's Industrial Chic]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:17:48 -0500 Faucet Captures Brooklyn's Industrial Chic Posted by DebSilber
Another fixture from Brooklyn's Watermark Designs reminds us that the coolest stuff is made right here ]]>
<![CDATA[A California Courtyard]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0500 A California Courtyard Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
What a great place to sit and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on San Francisco Bay! This cool house in the Bay area city of Belvedere was built in the 1960's by developer/builder Joseph Eichler. ]]>
<![CDATA[The House That Shrugs Off an Earthquake]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:07:41 -0500 The House That Shrugs Off an Earthquake Posted by ScottG
Engineers from two California universities have developed a method of protecting houses from earthquakes that is both effective and relatively inexpensive. Could homeowners forego earthquake insurance? ]]>
<![CDATA[Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:17:28 -0500 Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren Posted by Susan_Teare
This bunk room was designed to accommodate all of the grandchildren for not only sleeping, but also for fun and games! ]]>
<![CDATA[Little Bit of Life]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 -0500 Little Bit of Life Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
A fresh look for a mid century living room ]]>
<![CDATA[Tangle-Free Stringline]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:46 -0500 Tangle-Free Stringline Posted by Kevini
If you need a stringline on a job because you're laying out a foundation or you're straightening out a framed wall, you could spend 10 minutes trying to untangle a mess of string, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:52 -0500 Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring Posted by ChuckB
Tips for keeping a jobsite organized and efficient ]]>
<![CDATA[Marvin Wins Business Award]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:50:35 -0500 Marvin Wins Business Award Posted by ScottG
The Minnesota-based company has just received an ethics award from the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals ]]>
<![CDATA[Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:06:22 -0500 Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public Posted by ScottG
Hammer & Hand, a high-end builder in the Pacific Northwest, posts its construction manual online "in the spirit of collaboration" ]]>
<![CDATA[Shea Homes Sued in Washington State]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:06:40 -0500 Shea Homes Sued in Washington State Posted by ScottG
The California-based developer is accused of shoddy workmanship on houses in a 55-and-over resort community in Washington State. Hundreds of houses are affected, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Renovated Farmhouse]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:41:51 -0500 A Renovated Farmhouse Posted by KenGutmaker
The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design. ]]>