The answer to the question of which attic insulation is best is, of course, entirely circumstantial. When the design of your attic allows, the best attic insulation is inexpensive, easy to install and will yield the performance you're looking for.
Designing a home is more daunting than any venture you're likely to encounter, as the challenges placed upon it are borne out of the most personal of demands. Get the design wrong, and its faults...
A modern house unlike any other.
An architecture firm known for ecologically sensitive design creates an off-the-grid cabin in the woods of California
Celebrating the Power of Design with a Beautiful Bungalow Remodel by Moore Architects
A University of Oregon professor designed her family home to respect its steep, natural setting.
When designing your home don't be afraid to be unique or original.
Check out the Fine Homebuilding boards on Pinterest for design inspiration
A small home in the California mountains is designed for reflection and conversation. Inspiration for small-home living.
An efficient, modern home sits lightly on its steeply sloping lot
See how one architect successfully transformed a historic 1794 toll keeper's log cabin into a unique, modern home.
We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.
A modern built-in accomodates TV and stereo storage
Architect Marc Sloot defines the Farmhouse style with this Wisconsin home.
Philips redefines “sustainable” design by developing products that turn your home into a functioning ecosystem
Andrew Jacobson’s kitchen appears on the cover of our latest Kitchens & Baths issue. Now take a look at the rest of the house.
What a well designed, small studio can teach us about designing better homes.
How a New England architect gives her traditionally inspired homes a contemporary look
Welcome to Fine Homebuilding's new blog, where we'll help you design inspiring homes.
Create contrast with scale to design interesting, beautiful homes
A deep commitment to preservation pays off
Use this natural light source to transform dark bathrooms into bright bathrooms that feel larger
A young architect takes on his own kitchen remodel
Create a flexible home with innovative space saving furniture
Some people think shipping containers make great homes; some think they're just weird
Thanks to a new education series from the North American Deck and Railing Association you can officially claim Master Deck Builder status.
An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.
How far are you willing to go to have your mortgage paid for you?
An interesting architectural feature on this old home has many of us scratching our head.
The new wall scanner by Bosch should be available in stores starting Feb. 1st
An ultra-efficient home in Rhode Island offers inspration for the rest of us
Identify this tool and tell us how to use it for a chance to be published in the magazine.
Some modular homes are getting better, but the construction details in many modular homes are still downright scary. Here are a few photos I secretly shot recently.
Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) and the Wall Street Journal take aim at green building.
Virtual water content describes the amount of water used to make or grow a product. By being aware of a product or material’s virtual water content you can refine your purchasing decisions to be sure you’re buying products and materials that are created using less water.
A look at the show's best and worst offerings
According to recent news reports, the EnergyStar program may not be as diligent as it should be when it comes to vetting products.
Old iron makes a tool junkie’s heart beat faster.
In an attempt to prove a point to the banking industry, Terry Hoskins of Moscow, Ohio "solved" his financial troubles by taking a bulldozer to his own home.
When the hunt for a particular species of wood takes you through a maze of old barns and homes, something isn't quite right. Am I alone?
Yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the Ipad. Do you want a digital version of FineHomebuilding?
Two new layout tools that will make your jobs easier and more accurate. Plus, new compact cordless tools so top secret we were forced to remove any photos of them from this post.
Structural panels will ease the process of making tile partitions, walls, and structures for bathrooms and more
Some research suggests that they are.
For people who owe more than their house is worth, this is an option out. But, is it right? Join the debate.
Forget oil. Water conservation will drive new building trends in the next decade
Whether you love it or hate it, vinyl siding is a popular siding option. Installing it properly is imperative to get results that look good.
Synthetic decking seems to be all the rage these days. Is it really all that it's cracked up to be?
Working around any tool demands a certain level of safety. However, when it comes to table saws the bar is set a bit higher. These tools have the capacity to do a lot of damage. Luckily, Steve Gass invented the SawStop. Watch as he demonstrates how the saw works by sacrificing his own finger.
When it comes to installing crown molding it's all about seamless transitions. In order to get great looking crown, trim carpenters either miter or cope their inside corners. Two pros who have installed miles of crown molding weigh in on which technique is best.
You don’t have to be a building-science expert to know that trapped moisture is bad for houses. To help slow moisture diffusion through roof, wall, and floor assemblies, many experts—and in some parts of the country, building codes—demand the use of vapor retarders. Across the building industry, however, the term vapor barrier is commonly used in place of vapor retarder. This misuse raises the question of whether the two terms categorize the same products and whether those products have the same performance traits.