Lumber, trim, deck ledger flashing, wood rot, wood putty, dogs, and bacteria in the plumbing.
Condenser dryers don’t make sense for every house, but are a great solution when venting isn’t an option.
9 steps to install quiet, well-connected ABS and PVC piping.
When repairs are in order, a steam box, an easel, and two-part epoxy are your best friends.
An electrician shares the basics of bending, fastening, and connecting electrical metallic tubing.
Design/Build: These mantels illustrate not only the range of independent design options, but also the plug-and-play aspect of fireplace-surround composition.
On-site measurements and off-site production yield a traditional look at a more affordable price.
How to tell the difference between a good cellulose insulation job and a bad one.
Design/Build: As the McMansion dwindles in popularity, simpler rooflines are back in fashion.
This fundamental approach hinges on an accurate layout that keeps the math to a minimum.
Despite some advantages over wood, light-gauge steel framing hasn’t made the leap to residential building, and the reasons why may surprise you.
Modern materials breathe new life into a siding that can be both rustic and refined.
Turning a quirky rustic lodge into a comfortable modern home is a problem-solving proposition.
A close look at the ever-expanding options for joining PEX plumbing.
The job isn’t hard, but it’s not exactly straightforward, either.
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.
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A plumber’s view of work.
This addition not only preserved the character of the home, but also included a larger, updated kitchen, a new sitting area, a new master bedroom, and a new porch.
Bathroom electricals, roof vents, adhesive guns, appliances and kitchen cabinets, tablesaw safety, and two great sweepstakes.
A log cabin in Virginia, built around 1828, offers an interesting photographic challenge.
This addition to a 1920’s row house offers a balance between old and new.
Builders (and photographers) tend to find inspiration even where it is not obvious.
When real-life use informs beautiful design, the synthesis works for a range of styles and materials.
Installation features innovative toe kicks and continuous horizontal trim pieces.
It made sense to treat the ProHOME kitchen—especially the cabinets and countertops—with higher-quality finishes than other areas in the house.
This kitchen was completely updated to open up the floor plan and allow the natural light to stream in and…
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