Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:31:17 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[Students Get an Inside Look at High-Tech Houses]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:22:07 -0500 Students Get an Inside Look at High-Tech Houses Posted by ScottG
A Wisconsin technical college builds the first of three Passivhaus structures--a project that connects students in five related disciplines with outside pros ]]>
<![CDATA[A Novel Idea]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 A Novel Idea Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Now here's a cool idea for a kid's room. ]]>
<![CDATA[How To Temporarily Tack Up Trim with a Nail Gun]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:54 -0500 How To Temporarily Tack Up Trim with a Nail Gun Posted by Kevini
If you need to tack a piece of trim in place temporarily so you can remove it later, you could go get your hammer and an old-fashioned nail, and bang that nail part of the way in, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Necessity is the mother of invention.]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Necessity is the mother of invention. Posted by KenGutmaker
This unique solution to a "historic" problem is quite a surprise. ]]>
<![CDATA[Electricians Will Get Net-Zero Training]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:35:28 -0500 Electricians Will Get Net-Zero Training Posted by ScottG
A training center to open in Los Angeles next year will train union electricians in advanced techniques integral to net-zero-energy technology ]]>
<![CDATA[Kitchen Storage]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:38:17 -0500 Kitchen Storage Posted by Susan_Teare
Everything is this kitchen was custom designed and built to create an efficient storage system. ]]>
<![CDATA[ A Peaceful Porch​ ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500  A  Peaceful Porch​ Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This lovely porch, built just off the kitchen takes advantage of its natural surroundings and actually gives an even greater feeling of spaciousness and protection from the elements by the large overhangs of the eaves. ]]>
<![CDATA[A fruit-friendly fridge]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:30:06 -0500 A fruit-friendly fridge Posted by Jamie_Gold_CKD_CAPS
New refrigerator technology promises to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher and more nutritious ]]>
<![CDATA[Old and New]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:00:00 -0500 Old and New Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Modern accents in traditional spaces makes for a unique look ]]>
<![CDATA[Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:15:00 -0500 Safer Wall Raising With Steel Strapping Posted by Kevini
 If you're framing the second-floor walls on the exterior of a house, you could toenail the bottom plate into the deck and hope that the whole wall doesn't slip off the edge when you stand the wall up, but there's a better way         Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular... ]]>
<![CDATA[Bright and Welcoming Kitchen]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500 Bright and Welcoming Kitchen Posted by KenGutmaker
A 1928 home is opened up and changed into a contemporary living space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Turn On the Lights? There's an App for That]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:18 -0500 Turn On the Lights? There's an App for That Posted by ScottG
Betting on fresh interest in networked home products, GE launches a light bulb that can be turned on and off with a smartphone. ]]>
<![CDATA[Reclaim Reuse Repurpose]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:43:27 -0500 Reclaim Reuse Repurpose Posted by Susan_Teare
Using salvage materials may be almost all you need when building a home or remodeling. ]]>
<![CDATA[How To Connect PVC Pipe]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:05:43 -0500 How To Connect PVC Pipe Posted by JFink
Learn how to prepare plastic pipe fittings, apply primer and cement, and make the connection between the two parts. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Classic Maine House]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 A Classic Maine House Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Nothing fancy or overblown, just a modest, well done farmhouse that has probably been there for a hundred years and is meticulously cared for. ]]>
<![CDATA[Shipping Containers Turned Into Apartments]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:04:18 -0500 Shipping Containers Turned Into Apartments Posted by ScottG
Faced with big repairs on a rental property in Washington, D.C., the owners decided to tear the building down and create a new one with used shipping containers. ]]>
<![CDATA[An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:07:52 -0500 An Easy Way to Keep Oil-Based Putty From Drying Out Posted by Kevini
If you're using an oil-based product, like plumber's putty or glazing compound, you could just seal the lid tightly when you're done and hope that when you come back in a year or two the putty isn't rock hard, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Oven doors that leave the handle behind]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:39 -0500 Oven doors that leave the handle behind Posted by Jamie_Gold_CKD_CAPS
Two new wall ovens from Wolf combine sleek style and ergonomic function ]]>
<![CDATA[Dead Prize Honors the Worst in Design]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:36:08 -0500 Dead Prize Honors the Worst in Design Posted by ScottG
There are plenty of competitions for innovative and beautiful projects. Now there's one for engineering and architecture that just plain sucks. ]]>
<![CDATA[The dining room with the floating Stairs]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0500 The dining room with the floating Stairs Posted by KenGutmaker
This modern home in San Francisco is light filled and dynamic. ]]>