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How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

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Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses -- starting with the base.

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Our New Design Blog

Our New Design Blog

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Welcome to Fine Homebuilding's new blog, where we'll help you design inspiring homes.

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Build Design Backyard Workshop

Build Design Backyard Workshop

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As an architect it has always been a dream of mine to design and build my own house. Unfortunately the reality is a shed or workshop in my backyard is about all I can afford. I call this Build Design...

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Adapting Home-Building Projects to Survive in a Down Market

Adapting Home-Building Projects to Survive in a Down Market

Phoenix-based Modus Development revisits a condo project proposed in 2007, and, in response to market conditions, redesigns it as rental apartments

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The Tea House Shed

The Tea House Shed

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This Tea House shed has been my hobby for the last few years. It is constructed of SIPs with an interior footprint of 12’x12’ and an 8’x12’ loft. I worked with a company...

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Woodshed House

Woodshed House

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The woodshed started life in 1970 as an enclosure for garbage cans, trash burner and a wheel barrow.  In 2008 I decided to make a shed to keep firewood dry and house other unsightly yard...

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Williamsburg Gardenshed�

Williamsburg Gardenshed�

This building was constructed for the Bucks County (PA) Designer Showhouse to benefit the Doylestown Hospital.  Features hand-forged hardware, solid mahogany windows with copper drip caps.

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Sconset Shed�

Sconset Shed�

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This versatile "shed" design can be used for many needs. The design incorporates more formal elements of architecture to elevate the notion of "shed." Distinctive nautical windows, including port...

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Design: Playing with Scale

Design: Playing with Scale

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Create contrast with scale to design interesting, beautiful homes

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Garden Shed - known as Little Girl

Garden Shed - known as 'Little Girl'

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The garden shed is utilized for gardening tools, plant food and fertilizers, and our bee keeping supplies.  It becomes a storage shed for patio furniture during the colder months.  The...

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Storage Shed

Storage Shed

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This is my owner built 8' by 13'4" Storage Shed with a loft lumber storage area. The roof is a Gothic Dairy Barn style. Roof sheathing is 1/2" plywood which was wet down so it could be bent to shape...

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A Preservationists Dream

A Preservationist's Dream

A deep commitment to preservation pays off

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Great houses in Minneapolis

Great houses in Minneapolis

A preview of two houses that will appear in FHB - one new (modern, modular) and one remodel (a stunning improvement of a suburban split level)

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From Playhouse to Shed

From Playhouse to Shed

Every time we visited Costco, our twins would marvel at the large play structures on display. By the time they were 6, they had made a pretty compelling argument that a play structure of their own was a "necessity".

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Home with Katie: Design Tips for Upper-level Oriels

Home with Katie: Design Tips for Upper-level Oriels

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Join architect Katie Hutchison for a companion video to her Fine Homebuilding Drawing Board column about upper-level oriels*. (* An oriel is a window bay without a foundation.)

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HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

HOUSES 2012: Call-for-entries deadline extended

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It's not too late to submit your new or remodeled house project for our HOUSES 2012 contest.

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Bathroom Design: Skylights Make the Space

Bathroom Design: Skylights Make the Space

Use this natural light source to transform dark bathrooms into bright bathrooms that feel larger

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Furniture That Can Change the Way You Design

Furniture That Can Change the Way You Design

Create a flexible home with innovative space saving furniture

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Cargotecture: Would You Live in a Metal Box?

Cargotecture: Would You Live in a Metal Box?

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Some people think shipping containers make great homes; some think they're just weird

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The house that is building us!

The house that is building us!

My family and I are building a victorian farm house. We just recently got done staining all the boards for the porch ceilings. It was a family event, we hand stained and hung it all!

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