Replacing an old surface-mount fixture with recessed lights is an easy upgrade that you can customize with different trim kits
Don't force the footprint. Let the surroundings choose the palette, and plan plenty of outdoor rooms.
With a little care and the right tools, it's easy to make a fast fix in a flawed floor
New circular saws are more lightweight, comfortable, convenient, and precise than ever before. Here's a close look at 10 top models.
Some are time-tested. Others are innovative. All are good and cheap. Check out the low-cost, high-value tools that we can't do without.
Sandwich-style construction offers strength and design flexibility without fussy joinery work
Commercial components and a convenient floor plan integrate a bath and a walk-through closet
Exotic scraps find a new life as the focal point of a floor
Radiant-panel systems a carpenter can install are perfect under a wood floor
A foolproof method for installing skirtboards, treads, and risers
Factory-made trusses save time and give you a roof engineered for strength and stability
The Not So Stupid Show House Most show houses are stupid. They’re chest-pounding testaments to their designers’ egos and their sponsors’ pocketbooks. Touring a typical show house is like walking…
Different types of durability and installation methods set each option for corner beads apart from one another
The use of plastic and rubber rings for the crucial seal between the toilet and the waste line ameliorates problems presented by traditional wax rings
A pro demonstrates how he creates a smooth finish by applying the right amount of compound and pressure to the corner bead
Great moments in building history: It takes a lot to tarnish a family holiday
Just because you threw the switch, it doesn’t mean it’s off!
Long drill bits can eliminate plaster tearout when rewiring old construction
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