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Outdoor entertaining

Outdoor entertaining

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A Modern renovation creates an elegant courtyard for entertaining.

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A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

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What does new construction look like in one of the countries hottest real estate markets?

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Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Renovating your home makes it more attractive and comfortable. However, there are other renovations that you can undertake that increase the resale value of the home. It doesn't matter whether you...

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Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms

Straight Cuts on Cardboard Concrete Forms

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If you need to cut a bunch of cardboard concrete forms, you could use your tape measure to make a bunch of marks and try to follow your line with your saw, but there's a better way.

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A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

A Dark Kitchen Gets a Modern Make-Over

The transformation of this "tired" kitchen created a perfect place for lots of cooking, entertaining and fun family time

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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

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I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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A modern home in Seattle

A modern home in Seattle

A modern home opens up views.

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Sometimes things just line up

Sometimes things just line up

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An abstract view describes a project in a new way.

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Choosing the Right Materials for Your Construction Project

Choosing the Right Materials for Your Construction Project

There are a number of important factors to consider when planning a construction project, but perhaps the most important of these is the material that will be used. Some of the most commonly used...

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Great Collaborations

Great Collaborations

What fosters great collaborations?

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Everything Old Seems New at Taliesin West

Everything Old Seems New at Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright's desert masterpiece continues to presage trends in home design and construction

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Vineyard Point Renovation

Vineyard Point Renovation

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The central living room area, with its 8’ height doors and windows, allows the house to open to both the intimacy of the small court and the expanse of the woods.

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Lake View Residence

Lake View Residence

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This home, located on a small lot near a lake, captures great views throughout the house. The contrast on both the interior and exterior of the home communicates strongly with the many unique structural shapes and features.

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A Renovated Farmhouse

A Renovated Farmhouse

The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design.

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Austin Residence

Austin Residence

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The design of this home is influenced by the modern architectural vernacular of Palm Springs, which is characterized by a lot of glass and a strong connection between indoors and outdoors.

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Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Board Formed Architectural Concrete

Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively.

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A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

A Mediterranean Inspired Kitchen

Working with a material palette down to the finest detail.

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How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

How to Insulate a Slab Foundation

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Have you ever wondered why Slab Foundations aren't insulated? Two reasons, your house needs to be pretty efficient first before it's necessary, then it's darn hard to accomplish without making an easy path for termites. In this video I'll show you how we used Borated Treated Perimeter foam to insulate a Texas Slab on Grade Foundation.

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Heart of the Living Room

Heart of the Living Room

I designed and constructed this fireplace from cast concrete tiles and mouldings, and two concrete corbels found at a garden shop which we stained to match. I also installed an artwork hanging system...

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Cutting into a Concrete Floor

Cutting into a Concrete Floor

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Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out.

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