Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - Olitch's posts Fine Homebuilding - Olitch's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/Olitch Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:02:59 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Olitch's posts Fine Homebuilding - Olitch's posts http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/profile/Olitch <![CDATA[Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED]]> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28609/converting-an-incandescent-ceiling-can-to-an-led http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28609/converting-an-incandescent-ceiling-can-to-an-led Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED Posted by Olitch
Energy-saving retrofits don't get much easier than this. Because the old can stays put, you can convert a fixture in minutes. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28609/converting-an-incandescent-ceiling-can-to-an-led
<![CDATA[An Infinitely Flexible Faceplate for Multimedia Cables]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28623/an-infinitely-flexible-faceplate-for-multimedia-cables http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28623/an-infinitely-flexible-faceplate-for-multimedia-cables An Infinitely Flexible Faceplate for Multimedia Cables Posted by Olitch
Multimedia cables require specialized connectors, but one faceplate accepts all. It also nicely finishes the lo-vo data ring these cables pass through. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28623/an-infinitely-flexible-faceplate-for-multimedia-cables
<![CDATA[Temporary Support Beams for Sill and Foundation Work]]> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28649/temporary-support-beams-for-sill-and-foundation-work http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28649/temporary-support-beams-for-sill-and-foundation-work Temporary Support Beams for Sill and Foundation Work Posted by Olitch
To replace rotted mudsills or foundation sections you must transfer loads to shoring. Start by noting which way floor joists run. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28649/temporary-support-beams-for-sill-and-foundation-work
<![CDATA[Shedding Light on LEDs: Why They'll Own the Future]]> Fri, 03 May 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28605/shedding-light-on-leds-why-theyll-own-the-future http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28605/shedding-light-on-leds-why-theyll-own-the-future Shedding Light on LEDs: Why They'll Own the Future Posted by Olitch
Each spike in energy prices hastens the end of incandescent bulbs. What lighting technology will replace them? The smart money is on LEDs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28605/shedding-light-on-leds-why-theyll-own-the-future
<![CDATA[Retrofitting a USB Charger/Receptacle Combo]]> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28614/retrofitting-a-usb-chargerreceptacle-combo http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28614/retrofitting-a-usb-chargerreceptacle-combo Retrofitting a USB Charger/Receptacle Combo Posted by Olitch
Replacing a standard duplex receptacle with a USB charger/receptacle combo speeds recharging and gets more use out of an outlet. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28614/retrofitting-a-usb-chargerreceptacle-combo
<![CDATA[Spray-Painting a Door ]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28657/spray-painting-a-door http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28657/spray-painting-a-door Spray-Painting a Door Posted by Olitch
Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things... ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28657/spray-painting-a-door
<![CDATA[Getting Outlet Box Edges Flush]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28562/getting-outlet-box-edges-flush http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28562/getting-outlet-box-edges-flush Getting Outlet Box Edges Flush Posted by Olitch
If an outlet box is more than 1/4 in. below a non-combustible surface, Code requires that you make its edges flush. For that, you'll need a goof ring." ]]>
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<![CDATA[The True Tale of a One-Tree House]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28370/the-true-tale-of-a-one-tree-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28370/the-true-tale-of-a-one-tree-house The True Tale of a One-Tree House Posted by Olitch
Nancy longed to build an in-law cottage but could never quite make the numbers work. Then one wild, dark night, good fortune arrived with a crash. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28370/the-true-tale-of-a-one-tree-house
<![CDATA[Refinishing Floors Safely]]> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28367/refinishing-floors-safely http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28367/refinishing-floors-safely Refinishing Floors Safely Posted by Olitch
Refinishing floors is not inherently dangerous. Nonetheless, there are safety issues to consider. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28367/refinishing-floors-safely
<![CDATA[12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2]]> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28365/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-2 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28365/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-2 12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2 Posted by Olitch
Homeowners can save by assembling prefab cabinets. If the layout is complex or the space is irregular, however, hire a pro to install them. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28365/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-2
<![CDATA[12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 1]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:34:26 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28357/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-1 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28357/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-1 12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 1 Posted by Olitch
With patience, a few tools and modest skills, most anyone can install IKEA cabinets. A few tips will make the job go more smoothly. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28357/12-tips-on-ordering-and-installing-ikea-cabinets-part-1
<![CDATA[Cutting into a Concrete Floor]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:09:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28310/cutting-into-a-concrete-floor http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28310/cutting-into-a-concrete-floor Cutting into a Concrete Floor Posted by Olitch
Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28310/cutting-into-a-concrete-floor
<![CDATA[Creating Countertop Templates]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:50:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28257/creating-countertop-templates http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28257/creating-countertop-templates Creating Countertop Templates Posted by Olitch
By creating a template, you can accurately transfer complex shapes and spaces. When countertop materials are pricey, templates can be job-savers. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28257/creating-countertop-templates
<![CDATA[Universal Appeal: A Roll-in Bathroom that Rocks]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28261/universal-appeal-a-roll-in-bathroom-that-rocks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28261/universal-appeal-a-roll-in-bathroom-that-rocks Universal Appeal: A Roll-in Bathroom that Rocks Posted by Olitch
When a bathroom is this beautiful, functional and just plain fun, everyone wants to use it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28261/universal-appeal-a-roll-in-bathroom-that-rocks
<![CDATA[Stair-side Bookcases]]> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:18:21 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28193/stair-side-bookcases http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28193/stair-side-bookcases Stair-side Bookcases Posted by Olitch
Stairs are great for coming and going, but these stair-side bookcases turn under-used stairwell walls into a library. It's a great place to linger and browse. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28193/stair-side-bookcases
<![CDATA[Using pneumatic nailers]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28192/using-pneumatic-nailers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28192/using-pneumatic-nailers Using pneumatic nailers Posted by Olitch
Pneumatic nailers can greatly expedite a roofing installation. Here are a few tips that will help you use them correctly. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28192/using-pneumatic-nailers
<![CDATA[An Over-Garage In-Law Suite with a Wealth of Storage]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28131/an-over-garage-in-law-suite-with-a-wealth-of-storage http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28131/an-over-garage-in-law-suite-with-a-wealth-of-storage An Over-Garage In-Law Suite with a Wealth of Storage Posted by Olitch
Adding interior knee walls is a great way to gain storage because it makes use of otherwise unusable floor space under sloping roofs. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28131/an-over-garage-in-law-suite-with-a-wealth-of-storage
<![CDATA[Need to Visually Isolate a Work Area? Do It with Doorskin.]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26871/need-to-visually-isolate-a-work-area-do-it-with-doorskin http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26871/need-to-visually-isolate-a-work-area-do-it-with-doorskin Need to Visually Isolate a Work Area? Do It with Doorskin. Posted by Olitch
Temporary sheet-plastic walls are fine for quick jobs. But they don't offer the durability or privacy your clients and your crews need. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26871/need-to-visually-isolate-a-work-area-do-it-with-doorskin
<![CDATA[Masterful Tiling Turns a Tiny Bath into a Jewel]]> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28098/masterful-tiling-turns-a-tiny-bath-into-a-jewel http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28098/masterful-tiling-turns-a-tiny-bath-into-a-jewel Masterful Tiling Turns a Tiny Bath into a Jewel Posted by Olitch
When the space is tight, fill it with creativity. Light, color, texture, and fanciful fixtures can enliven most any room. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28098/masterful-tiling-turns-a-tiny-bath-into-a-jewel
<![CDATA[Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam]]> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27574/replacing-a-wooden-girder-with-a-steel-i-beam http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27574/replacing-a-wooden-girder-with-a-steel-i-beam Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam Posted by Olitch
Steel I-beams are stronger than comparably sized engineered wood ones. Need a beam that can support a garage above, yet hide in a ceiling below? Choose steel. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27574/replacing-a-wooden-girder-with-a-steel-i-beam
<![CDATA[An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27544/an-ingenious-in-law-suite-on-an-unforgiving-site http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27544/an-ingenious-in-law-suite-on-an-unforgiving-site An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site Posted by Olitch
The space under the garage was dark, damp and steep. But sometimes the most unforgiving conditions demand the cleverest solutions. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27544/an-ingenious-in-law-suite-on-an-unforgiving-site
<![CDATA[Turning the Coldest, Darkest Room into a Steamy Oasis]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27195/turning-the-coldest-darkest-room-into-a-steamy-oasis http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27195/turning-the-coldest-darkest-room-into-a-steamy-oasis Turning the Coldest, Darkest Room into a Steamy Oasis Posted by Olitch
Great design, glass tiles, radiant floors, a dash of intense color, and a cozy steam shower chase the winter blahs away. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27195/turning-the-coldest-darkest-room-into-a-steamy-oasis
<![CDATA[Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete]]> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26783/tips-for-specifying-pouring-and-finishing-concrete http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26783/tips-for-specifying-pouring-and-finishing-concrete Tips for Specifying, Pouring, and Finishing Concrete Posted by Olitch
Getting the correct mix and the right amount of concrete isn't hard if you master a little of the lingo and use a quick-calc chart. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26783/tips-for-specifying-pouring-and-finishing-concrete
<![CDATA[Spraying Polyurethane Foam over an Existing Roof]]> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26653/spraying-polyurethane-foam-over-an-existing-roof http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26653/spraying-polyurethane-foam-over-an-existing-roof Spraying Polyurethane Foam over an Existing Roof Posted by Olitch
Spray foam isn't just used for insulation--it can also be used for roofing. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26653/spraying-polyurethane-foam-over-an-existing-roof
<![CDATA[Hardware for Built-In Tables and Seats]]> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:23:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27033/hardware-for-built-in-tables-and-seats http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27033/hardware-for-built-in-tables-and-seats Hardware for Built-In Tables and Seats Posted by Olitch
Multi-functional furniture can make the most of tight spaces--if you can find the hardware to make it work. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/27033/hardware-for-built-in-tables-and-seats
<![CDATA[Serious Fun: A Craftsman Enters a New Century]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26858/serious-fun-a-craftsman-enters-a-new-century http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26858/serious-fun-a-craftsman-enters-a-new-century Serious Fun: A Craftsman Enters a New Century Posted by Olitch
Optimizing space in this 230 sq.ft. kitchen-bath remodel took a bit of hustle. Lots of light, playful colors, clever details and a great sense of fun made it all work. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26858/serious-fun-a-craftsman-enters-a-new-century
<![CDATA[Undoing the Dings of Life]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26500/undoing-the-dings-of-life http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26500/undoing-the-dings-of-life Undoing the Dings of Life Posted by Olitch
A true story, a clever solution and a tool that few carpenters carry on their belts. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26500/undoing-the-dings-of-life
<![CDATA[Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part Two]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:25:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26367/refurbishing-old-double-hung-windows-part-two http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26367/refurbishing-old-double-hung-windows-part-two Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part Two Posted by Olitch
Double-hung sashes that are swollen, out of square, encrusted with paint, or without weatherstripping need a little extra TLC. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26367/refurbishing-old-double-hung-windows-part-two
<![CDATA[What's that Finish?]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26314/whats-that-finish http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26314/whats-that-finish What's that Finish? Posted by Olitch
Wood surfaces with clear finishes can often be freshened up with a light sanding and a new application of what’s already there. Here’s how to figure out what's there. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26314/whats-that-finish
<![CDATA[Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows - Part One]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26360/refurbishing-old-double-hung-windows-part-one http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26360/refurbishing-old-double-hung-windows-part-one Refurbishing Old Double-Hung Windows -  Part One Posted by Olitch
Windows built 50 to 100 years ago often were constructed from woods that are no longer available. So it makes sense to refurbish them when they get tired. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26360/refurbishing-old-double-hung-windows-part-one
<![CDATA[Tattletale Cracks]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:49:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26338/tattletale-cracks http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26338/tattletale-cracks Tattletale Cracks Posted by Olitch
In some cases, the handwriting is literally on the wall. But what is it trying to tell you? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26338/tattletale-cracks
<![CDATA[Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets]]> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26292/painting-secrets-of-a-pro-hand-finishing-custom-cabinets http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26292/painting-secrets-of-a-pro-hand-finishing-custom-cabinets Painting Secrets of a Pro: Hand-Finishing Custom Cabinets Posted by Olitch
Spray-painting can achieve a quality finish cost-effectively. But there's a secret to making the job look hand-painted. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26292/painting-secrets-of-a-pro-hand-finishing-custom-cabinets
<![CDATA[Cool Tools]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:16:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26233/cool-tools http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26233/cool-tools Cool Tools Posted by Olitch
If you love tools, you'll find a lot to like on this site. Its reviews include tools that are wildly inventive, odd, hard to find and, occasionally, hard to imagine. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26233/cool-tools
<![CDATA[Cutting Laminated Glass]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26177/cutting-laminated-glass http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26177/cutting-laminated-glass Cutting Laminated Glass Posted by Olitch
Laminated glass resists impact and deadens sound. But there's a trick to cutting it. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26177/cutting-laminated-glass
<![CDATA[A Drying Rack for the Road]]> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 17:36:51 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26114/a-drying-rack-for-the-road http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26114/a-drying-rack-for-the-road A Drying Rack for the Road Posted by Olitch
Constructed from common building materials, this drying rack can be easily transported and quickly set up wherever kitchen cabinets need painting. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26114/a-drying-rack-for-the-road
<![CDATA[Soundproofing: Lessons from a Custom-Built Sound Studio]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25962/soundproofing-lessons-from-a-custom-built-sound-studio http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25962/soundproofing-lessons-from-a-custom-built-sound-studio Soundproofing: Lessons from a Custom-Built Sound Studio Posted by Olitch
Musicians need to up the decibels now and then. With careful detailing you can contain all those joyful noises, yet still create an airy, light-filled living space. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25962/soundproofing-lessons-from-a-custom-built-sound-studio
<![CDATA[Offsetting tile joints to add visual interest]]> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25755/offsetting-tile-joints-to-add-visual-interest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25755/offsetting-tile-joints-to-add-visual-interest Offsetting tile joints to add visual interest Posted by Olitch
When tiles are rectangular rather than square, you can create more interesting patterns by offsetting tile end joints. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25755/offsetting-tile-joints-to-add-visual-interest
<![CDATA[The Heartland Wins Big in Recent Contest!]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:53:01 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25753/the-heartland-wins-big-in-recent-contest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25753/the-heartland-wins-big-in-recent-contest The Heartland Wins Big in Recent Contest! Posted by Olitch
Fine Homebuilding stalwarts in Kansas and South Dakota add lifetimes of renovation wisdom to their bookshelves. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25753/the-heartland-wins-big-in-recent-contest
<![CDATA[Getting Green without Going Broke]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25595/getting-green-without-going-broke http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25595/getting-green-without-going-broke Getting Green without Going Broke Posted by Olitch
By planning, being patient and paying as you go, this nine-step plan for a deep energy retrofit can put you on the green path--without guilt or crushing debt. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25595/getting-green-without-going-broke
<![CDATA[The Art of Reverse Renovation]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25439/the-art-of-reverse-renovation http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25439/the-art-of-reverse-renovation The Art of Reverse Renovation Posted by Olitch
Renovation is the art of whatever works. Sometimes that means reversing the normal order of construction—or deconstruction. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25439/the-art-of-reverse-renovation
<![CDATA["Many hands make work light."]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25425/many-hands-make-work-light http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25425/many-hands-make-work-light Posted by Olitch
Two readers tell of their first building mentors and win copies of Renovation 4th Edition, which contains the wisdom of master builders across North America. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25425/many-hands-make-work-light
<![CDATA[Installing a Wireless Switch]]> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:10:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25406/installing-a-wireless-switch http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25406/installing-a-wireless-switch Installing a Wireless Switch Posted by Olitch
Adding three- or four-way switches used to mean drilling holes in finish surfaces, fumbling for fishing tapes and endless patching. But not any more ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25406/installing-a-wireless-switch
<![CDATA[Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23718/tiny-homes-simple-shelters http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23718/tiny-homes-simple-shelters Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters Posted by Olitch
Listen to an interview with Lloyd Kahn, author of "Tiny Homes: Simple Shelters" and former shelter editor of the legendary "Whole Earth Catalog" ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23718/tiny-homes-simple-shelters
<![CDATA[Setting Free the Builders]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:28:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19541/setting-free-the-builders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19541/setting-free-the-builders Setting Free the Builders Posted by Olitch
For more than 40 years, Lloyd Kahn has given people the tools and inspiration to build the most outrageous things. He shows no signs of slowing down. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19541/setting-free-the-builders
<![CDATA[Kissing the Nuclear Family Goodbye]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 23:05:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19076/kissing-the-nuclear-family-goodbye http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19076/kissing-the-nuclear-family-goodbye Kissing the Nuclear Family Goodbye Posted by Olitch
Outdated zoning regulations from the 1950s--especially prohibitions on second units--are hurting today's diverse households ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19076/kissing-the-nuclear-family-goodbye
<![CDATA[Designing a Backyard Cottage for an Elder with Alzheimer's: Beauty Adds to the Quality of Life]]> Sun, 15 May 2011 14:29:34 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17256/designing-a-backyard-cottage-for-an-elder-with-alzheimers-beauty-adds-to-the-quality-of-life http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17256/designing-a-backyard-cottage-for-an-elder-with-alzheimers-beauty-adds-to-the-quality-of-life Designing a Backyard Cottage for an Elder with Alzheimer's: Beauty Adds to the Quality of Life Posted by Olitch
Patients with waning memories and impaired reason can still experience pleasure and appreciate beauty. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17256/designing-a-backyard-cottage-for-an-elder-with-alzheimers-beauty-adds-to-the-quality-of-life
<![CDATA[BUSTED! A True Story]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 12:58:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17007/busted-a-true-story http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17007/busted-a-true-story BUSTED! A True Story Posted by Olitch
Building an unpermitted addition or a second unit is risky business—but sometimes it’s the only way to respond quickly to a family crisis. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17007/busted-a-true-story
<![CDATA[Caregiver Cottages, Home Offices, and Studios To Go?]]> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:08:29 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16245/caregiver-cottages-home-offices-and-studios-to-go http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16245/caregiver-cottages-home-offices-and-studios-to-go Caregiver Cottages, Home Offices, and Studios To Go? Posted by Olitch
Designed by a cabinet-maker, The Little House on the Trailer has a lot going for it: beauty, a compact design, affordability and low impact on the neighbors. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Could There Be a Boom of Backyard In-law Cottages?]]> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:33:27 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15974/could-there-be-a-boom-of-backyard-in-law-cottages http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15974/could-there-be-a-boom-of-backyard-in-law-cottages Could There Be a Boom of Backyard In-law Cottages? Posted by Olitch
By packaging everything a homeowner needs to create an in-law unit--including private financing--a Berkeley, California start-up cashes in on a growing trend. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot]]> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 21:22:12 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15791/creating-an-urban-oasis-a-green-live-work-space-blooms-on-a-gritty-city-lot http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15791/creating-an-urban-oasis-a-green-live-work-space-blooms-on-a-gritty-city-lot Creating an Urban Oasis: A Green Live-Work Space Blooms on a Gritty City Lot Posted by Olitch
Recycled shipping containers, energy-scrimping details and a sophisticated design sense create a handsome urban compound in a transitional neighborhood. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grandma's Glorious Garage Conversion: All Cherried-out and Green to Boot]]> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:53:39 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15715/grandmas-glorious-garage-conversion-all-cherried-out-and-green-to-boot http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15715/grandmas-glorious-garage-conversion-all-cherried-out-and-green-to-boot Grandma's Glorious Garage Conversion: All Cherried-out and Green to Boot Posted by Olitch
Thanks to a whimsical, super accessible, green-infused second unit specially designed for grammy, there's room for everyone in this three-generation household. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Turning a Basement into an In-law Suite: Six Elements of Successful Conversions]]> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 20:52:56 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15284/turning-a-basement-into-an-in-law-suite-six-elements-of-successful-conversions http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15284/turning-a-basement-into-an-in-law-suite-six-elements-of-successful-conversions Turning a Basement into an In-law Suite: Six Elements of Successful Conversions Posted by Olitch
Making a basement apartment not feel like a basement means eliminating excess moisture, creating sufficient headroom and maximizing natural light ]]>
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<![CDATA[Rube Goldberg's Return: Creative Accessories for Accessory Dwelling Units]]> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:18:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15133/rube-goldbergs-return-creative-accessories-for-accessory-dwelling-units http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15133/rube-goldbergs-return-creative-accessories-for-accessory-dwelling-units Rube Goldberg's Return: Creative Accessories for Accessory Dwelling Units Posted by Olitch
Inventive, multi-tasking furniture and appliances can help make the most of small-space dwellings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Multigenerational Living in Paradise]]> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:31:05 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15050/multigenerational-living-in-paradise http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15050/multigenerational-living-in-paradise Multigenerational Living in Paradise Posted by Olitch
With scarce land, extended families and a culture that values kindness and cooperation, the Balinese have long favored family compounds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Can McMansions Help Solve Our Housing Crisis?]]> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:21:49 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14933/can-mcmansions-help-solve-our-housing-crisis http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14933/can-mcmansions-help-solve-our-housing-crisis Can McMansions Help Solve Our Housing Crisis? Posted by Olitch
With almost 19 million homes standing empty in a time of high housing costs and widespread homelessness, we should consider all our options--including the unthinkable ones. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Room at the Top: Converting an Attic into an In-Law Unit]]> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14738/room-at-the-top-converting-an-attic-into-an-in-law-unit http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14738/room-at-the-top-converting-an-attic-into-an-in-law-unit Room at the Top: Converting an Attic into an In-Law Unit Posted by Olitch
Four questions can help you decide if it makes sense to convert the "free space" above into living space ]]>
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<![CDATA[Louie reviewing the day's progress]]> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:28:14 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14769/louie-reviewing-the-days-progress http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14769/louie-reviewing-the-days-progress Louie reviewing the day's progress Posted by Olitch
Louie reviewing the day's progress ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Bed that Devoured Hollywood: Murphy Beds Have Been Stars for More than a Century]]> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:19:55 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14416/the-bed-that-devoured-hollywood-murphy-beds-have-been-stars-for-more-than-a-century http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14416/the-bed-that-devoured-hollywood-murphy-beds-have-been-stars-for-more-than-a-century The Bed that Devoured Hollywood: Murphy Beds Have Been Stars for More than a Century Posted by Olitch
Small-space living demands beds that do more than just lie there ]]>
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<![CDATA[Putting an American Myth to Rest]]> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 22:45:10 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14346/putting-an-american-myth-to-rest http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14346/putting-an-american-myth-to-rest Putting an American Myth to Rest Posted by Olitch
Rugged cooperation and shared housing won the West ]]>
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