Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Architecture" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Architecture" tag posts Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:33:10 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Architecture" tag posts Fine Homebuilding - "Architecture" tag posts <![CDATA[Transformation of the Week]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:50:00 -0500 Transformation of the Week Posted by MarvinRemodel
The Gatehouse - Transformation of an early 1900's gatehouse on a majestic lakefront property ]]>
<![CDATA[The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:13:02 -0500 The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations Posted by Matt Risinger
The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US. ]]>
<![CDATA[IBS 2014: A Look Inside 'The New, New Home' Book]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:41:43 -0500 IBS 2014: A Look Inside 'The New, New Home' Book Posted by JFink
Curious about what's possible when building a 21st-century house? Justin chats with architect Boyce Thompson and discovers how his new book helps people ask architects and builders the right questions to get the home of their dreams ]]>
<![CDATA[Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor? ]]> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:49:40 -0500 Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?  Posted by Matt Risinger
Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC. ]]>
<![CDATA[Converting a Closet into a ¾ Bathroom full of Craftsmanship & Architectural Design]]> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:16:37 -0500 Converting a Closet into a ¾ Bathroom full of Craftsmanship & Architectural Design Posted by ShorelineIron
In need of another bathroom, this 1927 Built duplex bungalow had a closet on an exterior wall that had the room to be expanded making is possible to add a much needed extra bathroom. With the... ]]>
<![CDATA[Book Excerpt: Back to the Cabin]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:22:58 -0500 Book Excerpt: Back to the Cabin Posted by rwotzak
Get a sneak peek of this beautiful book, plus you could win tickets to the Midwest Lake Home & Cabin Show and meet the author ]]>
<![CDATA[Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review]]> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:39:43 -0500 Hardware Geek - Accurate Pocket Door Hardware Review Posted by Matt Risinger
I'm a hardware geek, and I think hardware can make or break a house. Here's what I think about Accurate's full mortise pocket door hardware. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home]]> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:42:04 -0500 Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home Posted by Bob_Swinburne
This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature... ]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Door House ]]> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:29:49 -0500 Hidden Door House Posted by Matt Risinger
I love hidden doors and this house has 4 really cool ones. This is a 1930's whole house remodel my company did with Austin Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph. ]]>
<![CDATA[We Built This Modern Ranch House]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:25:48 -0500 We Built This Modern Ranch House Posted by dpgregory
When it comes to home building, experience matters - and so does an artful simplicity. chairman Stephen Williamson built Ranch House Plan 888-3 designed by Nicholas Lee, AIA, as a kind... ]]>
<![CDATA[Finishing Touch Extra: Porch from the Past]]> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:55:00 -0500 Finishing Touch Extra: Porch from the Past Posted by ChrisCasey
Clues from the past helped reconstruct this porch to its original beauty. ]]>
<![CDATA[Project Gallery Extra: Magnolia Pavilion]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:01:18 -0500 Project Gallery Extra: Magnolia Pavilion Posted by ChrisCasey
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of this impressive timber-frame pool house. ]]>
<![CDATA[Fern House in Vermont]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:12:55 -0500 Fern House in Vermont Posted by Bob_Swinburne
This is a screened structure for napping and the occasional overnight in Vermont. Located out of view of the house and gardens up a lovely path in the woods. The roof is clear polycarbonate and the... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space ]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:21:52 -0500 A Year-Round Outdoor Living Space Posted by MikalaG
A little Dutch Colonial gets an open plan and lots of year-round living space. ]]>
<![CDATA[Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:30:46 -0500 Another Take on Reproducing Historic Moldings Posted by ChuckB
FHB author Bill Rainford (#237, Master Carpenter - Reproducing Traditional Moldings) wrote a blog his work with Historic Boston, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to preserving buildings in the Boston area. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Giant Medicine Cabinet ]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:26:32 -0500 Hidden Giant Medicine Cabinet Posted by Matt Risinger
Everyone loves a medicine cabinet, and this is the biggest one I've ever seen. Scott Ginder the Architect on this remodel designed this med cab with all the features; Tons of glass shelves, LED lights, and an electrical outlet for my clients toothbrush. ]]>
<![CDATA[CREE CR6 LED Recessed Light Review - 2 years later]]> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:41:38 -0500 CREE CR6 LED Recessed Light Review - 2 years later Posted by Matt Risinger
We installed a house full of these CREE CR6 LED bulbs 2 years ago and I had a chance to interview the Architect/Client about his experience. ]]>
<![CDATA[Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater w/ H20 heat exchanger]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:36:30 -0500 Finnish Contraflow Masonry Heater w/ H20 heat exchanger Posted by WarmStoneFireplaces
A Finnish Contraflow masonry heater with H20 heat exchanger and veneered with Monarch sandstone in Colorado Gulch Montana. Design by Ron Pihl (owner of WarmStone Fireplaces & Designs), installation... ]]>
<![CDATA[Tulikivi Gemini]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:45:59 -0500 Tulikivi Gemini Posted by WarmStoneFireplaces
Tulikivi Gemini in Holiday mode, near Stevensville MT. Installation by WarmStone Fireplaces & Designs. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tulikivi Custom TTU2700 with Soapstone Shelves]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:18:35 -0500 Tulikivi Custom TTU2700 with Soapstone Shelves Posted by WarmStoneFireplaces
Big Sky Country see-through Tulikivi fireplace in Big Sky, Mt. Installation by WarmStone Fireplaces & Designs. ]]>