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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Thin is In

Thin is In

This light filled in fill house gives new meaning to the phrase small spaces

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Santa Rita Cottage

Santa Rita Cottage

The interconnectivity of the cottage and garden spaces beckon quests and family alike to relax in this charming retreat.

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Converting a Closet into a ¾ Bathroom full of Craftsmanship & Architectural Design

Converting a Closet into a ¾ Bathroom full of Craftsmanship & Architectural Design

In need of another bathroom, this 1927 Built duplex bungalow had a closet on an exterior wall that had the room to be expanded making is possible to add a much needed extra bathroom. With the...

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We Built This Modern Ranch House

We Built This Modern Ranch House

When it comes to home building, experience matters - and so does an artful simplicity. Houseplans.com chairman Stephen Williamson built Ranch House Plan 888-3 designed by Nicholas Lee, AIA, as a kind...

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Self-Taught MBA: Are You Ready for Building Information Modeling?

Self-Taught MBA: Are You Ready for Building Information Modeling?

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Building information modeling (BIM) is the next evolution of CAD, involving the five-dimensional generation and management of digital plans. This post, written by my colleague Kristin Dispenza, introduces a new product specifically for small firms.

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The Professors House

The Professor's House

A University of Oregon professor designed her family home to respect its steep, natural setting.

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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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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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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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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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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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Making a House Livable Trumps Energy Efficiency

Making a House Livable Trumps Energy Efficiency

A couple planning to build a high-performance house have come across some plans that interest them. They turn to the Q&A forum at GreenBuildingAdvisor to ask whether anyone can make suggestions for improving the design.

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Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

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Construction documents are usually more organized than they look. Learn some common symbols and drawing types that will help you find what you're looking for when you pick up a set of plans.

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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget

How to Make Your Kitchen Look Better and Work Harder on a Budget

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Get the most out of your cabinets and counter tops without spending an arm and a leg. Download this free book chapter on smart kitchen planning.

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Designing Patricks Barn: Adding Window Components

Designing Patrick's Barn: Adding Window Components

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With the roof configuration approved, the next step is to create a window component to add to the studio model. Using Silverline brand window schematic dimension as a guide, a realistic window model is created. This provides an opportunity to decide what, where and how many windows to use.

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Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).

Time to give up CAD (Cardboard Aided Design).

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With help from a friend, I've decided to learn SketchUp and enter the 21st century.

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Is There a Checklist for Building a House?

Is There a Checklist for Building a House?

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Information on energy efficient homes and green design is readily available to anyone with an internet connection or library card. But wading through all of it is a massive undertaking. Is there a way of getting right to the point?

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SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

SketchUp for Builders and Remodelers: Build a Virtual Lumber Yard

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Remodeler Matt Jackson introduces SketchUp — the easy-to-use free 3D drawing software from Google — as a great tool for planning and selling small construction projects.

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Haiti InnoVida Update

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Short movie shows how these homes go together.

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