Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:03:45 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blogs <![CDATA[Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36117/historic-factory-converted-into-live-work-lofts-in-oakland-ca http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36117/historic-factory-converted-into-live-work-lofts-in-oakland-ca Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca. Posted by KenGutmaker
Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cut Drywall Without a T-Square]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:33:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34396/cut-drywall-without-a-t-square http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/34396/cut-drywall-without-a-t-square Cut Drywall Without a T-Square Posted by JFink
A utility knife and tape measure are all you need to make clean, straight cuts in drywall ]]>
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<![CDATA[An "Out There" Shower]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35642/an-out-there-shower http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35642/an-out-there-shower An Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Hutker Architects of Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod have developed a reputation for designing great houses and for their innovative and beautiful outdoor showers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Just Big Enough]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:48:47 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36237/just-big-enough http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36237/just-big-enough Just Big Enough Posted by Susan_Teare
Surrounded by towering Red and Scots pine trees, this couple finds refuge and renewal in a rebuilt house that is just the right size. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Paradox Lake House]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:40:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36174/paradox-lake-house Paradox Lake House Posted by lavenson
A year round home carved into the forest, at the edge of Paradox Lake, in upstate New York. Careful site planning and a rustic casual design help this well crafted home take its place among the 'great camps' of the Adirondack Park. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Thin is In]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:58:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35988/thin-is-in http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35988/thin-is-in Thin is In Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
This light filled in fill house gives new meaning to the phrase small spaces ]]>
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<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:05:23 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35737/self-taught-mba-the-tailgate-vs-the-water-cooler http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35737/self-taught-mba-the-tailgate-vs-the-water-cooler Self-Taught MBA: The Tailgate vs. the Water Cooler Posted by FPR
Job-site communication styles don’t readily translate to the office environment. I almost lost my job learning this important fact of life. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35737/self-taught-mba-the-tailgate-vs-the-water-cooler
<![CDATA[Bunkhouse Game room in Jackson Wyoming ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35825/bunkhouse-game-room-in-jackson-wyoming http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35825/bunkhouse-game-room-in-jackson-wyoming Bunkhouse Game room in Jackson Wyoming Posted by KenGutmaker
A game room provides a cozy getaway for the kids. ]]>
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<![CDATA[CAMO Marksman Edge]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:43:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge CAMO Marksman Edge Posted by MikeGuertin
The CAMO Marksman Edge edge-screws wet pressure treated lumber even with the boards tight together. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fresh Summer Color ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:50:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35764/fresh-summer-color http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35764/fresh-summer-color Fresh Summer Color Posted by Susan_Teare
Sunshine and color fill this lakeside kitchen that has stood the test of time. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Artist's Floor]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:25:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35021/the-artists-floor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35021/the-artists-floor The Artist's Floor Posted by Brian_Lance
Fine Homebuilding spoke with craftsman, Tom Ourada, about building his award-winning artisan wood floors ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Sense of Direction]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35267/a-sense-of-direction http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35267/a-sense-of-direction A Sense of Direction Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
Here is a beautiful sight that orients everyone who comes down the stairs at this house designed by Eric Chase Architects of Brooksville, Maine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Brad Pitt's Foundation Launches Montana Project]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:51:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35691/brad-pitts-foundation-launches-montana-project http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35691/brad-pitts-foundation-launches-montana-project Brad Pitt's Foundation Launches Montana Project Posted by ScottG
On a Native American reservation called Fort Peck, hundreds are on a waiting list for housing. The actor's Make It Right Foundation will build 20 new high-efficiency houses to help them. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35691/brad-pitts-foundation-launches-montana-project
<![CDATA[Construction Industry Fatalities Increase]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:23:22 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35602/construction-industry-fatalities-increase http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35602/construction-industry-fatalities-increase Construction Industry Fatalities Increase Posted by ScottG
A report from the AFL-CIO shows the fatality rate increased in 2012, and the energy boom in the West could have something to do about it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35602/construction-industry-fatalities-increase
<![CDATA[Keeping it Light in the Kitchen]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35633/keeping-it-light-in-the-kitchen http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35633/keeping-it-light-in-the-kitchen Keeping it Light in the Kitchen Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
White cabinets and tile can really open up your kitchen ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:15:53 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35433/keep-your-job-site-clean-with-a-caulk-caddy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35433/keep-your-job-site-clean-with-a-caulk-caddy Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy Posted by Kevini
If you have a bunch of caulking to do, you could drag the caulk gun and a scrap of cardboard around with you and just wait for the caulk to end up on the carpet, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Porter-Cable Recalls Routers]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:06:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35638/porter-cable-recalls-routers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35638/porter-cable-recalls-routers Porter-Cable Recalls Routers Posted by patrick_mccombe
This popular monster-sized router can shock users because the handles are uninsulated ]]>
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<![CDATA[Home Improvements Will Average $5 Million Per Zip Code, Survey Says]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:01:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35603/home-improvements-will-average-5-million-per-zip-code-survey-says http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35603/home-improvements-will-average-5-million-per-zip-code-survey-says Home Improvements Will Average $5 Million Per Zip Code, Survey Says Posted by ScottG
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the District of Columbia ranks at the top of the state-by-state list with $2707 per home. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35603/home-improvements-will-average-5-million-per-zip-code-survey-says
<![CDATA[A curved drawer solves a common kitchen problem]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35577/a-curved-drawer-solves-a-common-kitchen-problem http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35577/a-curved-drawer-solves-a-common-kitchen-problem A curved drawer solves a common kitchen problem Posted by KenGutmaker
An elegant solution to a complex cabinetry problem. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35577/a-curved-drawer-solves-a-common-kitchen-problem
<![CDATA[Barn Renovation for Guests of All Ages]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:00:28 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35416/barn-renovation-for-guests-of-all-ages http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35416/barn-renovation-for-guests-of-all-ages Barn Renovation for Guests of All Ages Posted by Susan_Teare
An existing barn built in the late 1970's was in desperate need of some attention. It underwent construction and was transformed from a garage and shop into an energy efficient guest and "play" house with an open floor plan. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35416/barn-renovation-for-guests-of-all-ages