Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Sat, 10 Oct 2015 01:08:27 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[A study worth studying]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:46:46 -0500 A study worth studying Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This inviting study is an important part of a contemporary home I photographed a few years ago near Philadelphia. ]]>
<![CDATA[Off-The-Wall Ledger Spacing Using Screws]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Off-The-Wall Ledger Spacing Using Screws Posted by Mike_Guertin
The IRC only permits ledgers to be spaced ½ in. away from the wall when using ½ in. through-bolts. Now there are avenues you can follow to use structural screws. Great news for new decks on old houses. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Convincing Demo for Porous Pavement]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:22:53 -0500 A Convincing Demo for Porous Pavement Posted by ScottG
A popular YouTube video shows pavement that can absorb 1000 gallons of water a minute ]]>
<![CDATA[Space Age Kitchen]]> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:02:33 -0500 Space Age Kitchen Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Ultra Modern Interior Design by Osmose ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Install a Deck Ledger]]> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:46:10 -0500 How to Install a Deck Ledger Posted by FHBdotcom
Fastening a deck ledger with structural screws is fast and easy ]]>
<![CDATA[A construction site- A house takes shape]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:03:58 -0500 A construction site- A house takes shape Posted by KenGutmaker
A visit to a construction site reveals what makes a design possible. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wixey CJ410 Protractor]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:45:23 -0500 Wixey CJ410 Protractor Posted by Matt_Higgins
Need to calculate the compound miter and bevel angles for cutting crown molding? Just thinking about it can drive some people a little crazy. This new digital device allows you to get the measuring... ]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Gets Two High-Performance Subdivisions]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:34:31 -0500 Texas Gets Two High-Performance Subdivisions Posted by ScottG
Developers announce plans for "energy neutral" and "solar standard" communities. Both are located in Austin, where the city council is pushing for more renewable energy. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Modern Farm Home]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:18:39 -0500 The Modern Farm Home Posted by MarvinRemodel
This ContemPrairie Home embraces the modern look but with a warmth and functionality designed for today’s family living. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Summer Camp Renovation]]> Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:29:57 -0500 A Summer Camp Renovation Posted by Susan_Teare
On a warm and sunny day this summer, I traveled to shoot a renovation in a wooded and tranquil site with views of the nearby mountains ]]>
<![CDATA[A Look Inside]]> Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:55:13 -0500 A Look Inside Posted by Susan_Teare
My last post was of the exterior of an old barn moved and renovated for year 'round living. The interior is beautiful and warm with expansive views. Take a look! ]]>
<![CDATA[News Briefs]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:33:31 -0500 News Briefs Posted by ScottG
A roundup of recent developments in green building ]]>
<![CDATA[The Right Stuff]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0500 The Right Stuff Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
This lovely bedroom overlooking Long Lake in southern Maine has all the right ingredients to make an inviting bedroom. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Tool Chest]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:08:16 -0500 The Ultimate Tool Chest Posted by patrick_mccombe
This mechanic's tool chest has everything. It's even drives. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Dust Mask]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:34:07 -0500 How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Dust Mask Posted by Kevini
For those who wear glasses, wearing a dust mask can be a frustrating experience because your glasses are likely to fog. But of course, there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Innovative Bungalow]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:03:09 -0500 Innovative Bungalow Posted by MarvinRemodel
This remodel of a 1928 bungalow-style home protects the historic character present in this well-to-do Louisville neighborhood ]]>
<![CDATA[Landfills Are a Big Methane Problem]]> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:29:27 -0500 Landfills Are a Big Methane Problem Posted by ScottG
A new study says the government is way off in its estimates of how much garbage is going into landfills, so methane emissions are higher than previously thought ]]>
<![CDATA[Modern stair detail]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:25:33 -0500 Modern stair detail Posted by KenGutmaker
An abstract detail shows all of the materials in these elegant stairs. ]]>
<![CDATA[House Doctors to Build Accessibility Ramps for Those in Need]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:03:16 -0500 House Doctors to Build Accessibility Ramps for Those in Need Posted by Matt_Higgins
As a Boy Scout--well, adult Scouter now--I love the idea of doing a good turn daily. The House Dcotors company seems to agree. The company is donating its handyman services to those need of an... ]]>
<![CDATA[Prep a Deck for Finishing]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:20:28 -0500 Prep a Deck for Finishing Posted by AndyEngel
Sanding a deck prior to finishing has some advantages over using chemical cleaners and a pressure washer. ]]>