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Can Make it Right teach us to build better?

Can Make it Right teach us to build better?

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Brad Pitt's Make it Right foundation has made it their mission to build safe, green and affordable houses in New Orleans' devastated Lower Ninth Ward. Should builders be paying attention?

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The House You Didnt See

The House You Didn't See

Andrew Jacobson’s kitchen appears on the cover of our latest Kitchens & Baths issue. Now take a look at the rest of the house.

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Design snapshot: Harvest-inspired palette

Design snapshot: Harvest-inspired palette

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of an antique window in a colorful wall.

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

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

Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses – looking at the middle.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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We Poured A Foundation!

We Poured A Foundation!

We poured our foundation this friday and everything went wonderfully.  For the full low down check out the blog here. The pour went so well and we were lucky to have two awesome...

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A Different Kind of Foundation

A Different Kind of Foundation

When we first started planning our house we assumed our foundation would be like many others in the area.  The typical footers with stemwalls, we researched using Insulated Concrete Forms and...

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Durango House Rendering

Durango House Rendering

We are excited to have this rendering of the house we designed.  It was created by Elwood Cooke of Cooke Studios- Dunkirk, Maryland.  It truly captures the essence of what we are trying to...

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A Young Couple Building a House in Durango, Colorado

A Young Couple Building a House in Durango, Colorado

We are a young couple in Durango Colorado building our first home!  We designed the house and are acting as the general contractors on the project.  We are also completing as much of the...

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

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

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

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Green Jobs Growing Share of Construction

Green Jobs' Growing Share of Construction

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A McGraw-Hill Construction study indicates green jobs comprise about one third of the design-and-construction workforce

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Lessons From a Small Studio

Lessons From a Small Studio

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What a well designed, small studio can teach us about designing better homes.

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

How a New England architect gives her traditionally inspired homes a contemporary look

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Designing and Building Homes That Stay Accessible

Designing and Building Homes That Stay Accessible

The right features make it easier for homeowners to stay put as they age

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How To Use SketchUps Photo Match Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project.

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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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