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Timeless by Design: Designers from across the country agree that it’s not style that makes a kitchen last, it’s function.
Would you hire your siblings to take a dated master bath from cramped to contemporary?
More Midcentury: This project did much more than improve a kitchen. It improved an entire house in function, flow, and style.
A Labor of Love: Do some work yourself and be selective with your spending for an elegant kitchen remodel on a tight budget.
A cabinetmaker offers smart construction details for the most common types of cabinets.
From curbless showers to vessel sinks, it’s important to get the details right.
Traditional Touch: Combining two barely functional bathrooms gives a young family a bigger bath with classic charm.
New kitchen breaks with the trend of open living space.
Three of a Kind: Colors, materials, and patterns unify a new home’s three distinct bathrooms.
Full of Personality: This kitchen has everything the owners need, all the style they could want, and nothing more.
Put down that sledgehammer. A careful, methodical approach gets better results.
For when you end up hanging a new door in an existing frame and have to match the door’s hinge locations to the frame’s.
Design/Build: Getting porch details right.
For a clean look, skip the casing and install a low-profile stool.
A second-story addition provides homeowners with the space they need in the home they love.
Let there be light: a beautiful way to extend sightlines and add charm.
With heavy-duty springs, comfy grips, and intelligently designed handle locks, Fiskar’s new aviation snips are better than anything that’s come before.
Any one of these specialty deck-board removal tools makes demolishing a deck easier.
Editors distill their favorite nuggets of framing wisdom from 36 years of Fine Homebuilding.
In this Tool Tech review, a new 7-1/4 in. sawblade cuts nail-embedded wood without breaking a sweat.
In this member-exclusive product review, Patrick McCombe shows how these lightweight cordless nailers improve on time-tested technology.
Cost-effective, versatile, and green, cellulose may be the hardest-working insulation available.
Chris Corson says someone has to elevate American housing, and he’s ready for the job.
Patrick McCombe shows the benefits of the Tajima Convoy Light and the Cox Ascot pro-grade caulk guns.
Understand the hallmarks of this informal style, whether you’re designing a new home or remodeling a classic.
Pushed beneath the counter, it’s a cabinet with an adjustable shelf. Pulled out, it’s an extra work surface with a butcher-block top.
A traditional porch project offers lessons in style, proportions, and seamless transitions.
What you don’t know about choosing a respirator can kill you.
Learn the alphabet soup of materials, but first get the slope and underlying details right.
Without modifying the framing, a carpenter tucks storage and style beneath the roof in a second-floor hallway.
Powered by DeWalt’s 20v MAX batteries, these new outdoor tools make trimming and cleanup a breeze.
For job-site foot protection, check out these comfortable boots.
Bring the endless possibilities of custom architectural steel to your projects with readily available stock and some basic tools.
Woven corners are more complicated — and give a more elegant look, in my opinion.
Design/Build: If budgets allow, consider designing and building custom newels to personalize and even modernize details in a home.
A stair pro shares his process for installing the three common types of stock balusters.
How not to lose your shirt installing stair rails.
Large-format tiles have their own set of rules — install them like standard tiles and watch the job fail.
Waterborne lacquer and a modest spray setup yield quick, quality painted work
A banquette is a great way to efficiently accommodate a table and seating in a space that would otherwise be too cramped for a more conventional dining table and chairs.
A remodel can create an inviting, usable living space under the deck.
Special materials, simple tools, step by step.
A master waller shares how to dry-lay stone walls that hold their ground for centuries.
This cedar structure combines the look of traditional joinery with contemporary lines — all built with simple techniques.
Traditional cut rafters are still the go-to approach to roof framing in some areas.
Lead flashing keeps water out and protects masonry.
A long-lasting, good-looking floor starts with a smart layout and strong fastening.
This traditional detail is fast to install and adds historic charm, even on a new house
Making a small bath that doesn’t feel small at all.
Low energy costs don’t have to come at a high price.
A sensitive path to updating a traditional home with modern design details.
Be inspired by six examples of entertaining outdoor spaces, for parties of six or 60.
Three projects by a Santa Fe architect demonstrate how well this performance standard and the Southwest style work together.
Inexpensive screen panels combined with cable railings create a clever assembly.
A 2-ft. bump-out brings a midcentury home into the next century.
Hang pocket doors so they work for a lifetime.
Pocket doors allow a view from the bedroom, through a beautiful bath, to the outdoors.
Custom cabinetry, a curvaceous island, and unique materials make a kitchen remodel special.
Top designers define and share tips for the most popular style in kitchens today.
This new master bath has sunlight, views, and easy access to the backyard.
Remodeling the bath and mudroom together created an opportunity to make both rooms better.
This kitchen remodel pushes the room as a central hub for the family.
How every design decision impacts cost.
This practical and healthy home confronts the challenges of location, extreme weather, climate change, and the looming clean-water crisis with noteworthy simplicity
Breathing difficulties — When choosing a respirator, straight answers are surprisingly hard to find.
Here are the secrets to keeping this precision tool up and running.
Basic masonry skills are all a remodeler needs.
Automatic tools produce better walls in less time.
Light-gauge steel makes creative deck framing easier.
Meet the new class of miter saws ... from big to little, we tested them all.
Modern batteries make this problem-solving tool even more useful.
An efficient home means a smaller, less expensive conditioning system.
Choose the best tool for profiling, flush trimming, and mortising one-handed.
Smoke alarms and CO alarms are more nuanced than most people realize.
These tools combine corded performance with cordless convenience
If you choose wisely, your go-to air compressor can be quiet, durable, and easy to operate
A seasoned remodeler looks for the perfect concrete drill
The tools in these brushless combo kits work hard and run for a long time between charges
This natural spun-stone insulation is enjoying a resurgence in popularity—and for good reason
A veteran carpenter sorts through 10 of the latest engineered options
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