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One Counter Kitchen

One Counter Kitchen

This house is less than 1200 sq ft living space and the kitchen is the biggest contributer of the lack of...I hope to enlarge the kitchen or hope to win a SWEEPSTAKES to help "it" out!

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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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Carpenters Introduction to 3D Modelling

Carpenter's Introduction to 3D Modelling

Are you intimidated by 3D modelling? Get past your initial hesitation and frustration by beginning with some basics. Begin your 3D apprenticeship by building a hundred horses.

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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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Serious Fun: A Craftsman Enters a New Century

Serious Fun: A Craftsman Enters a New Century

Optimizing space in this 230 sq.ft. kitchen-bath remodel took a bit of hustle. Lots of light, playful colors, clever details and a great sense of fun made it all work.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

Estate Home Project, 7500 sq. ft. on two acres with pool

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The main house has a wine cellar, media room, marble flooring, custom trimwork, plasterwork, and custom cabinets throughout. Exterior is stucco and stone with wood windows, copper facia and copper...

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Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing

Working Model: Quick Results from an Unrefined SketchUp Drawing

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This video series shows how an unrefined 3D SketchUp model will help get quick answers to design and dimension questions.

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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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How to Submit Your Project Plans

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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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Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age

Hip to be Square: Pythagoras in the Digital Age

Considering all the whiz-bang capabilities SketchUp has to offer, it's easy to overlook how helpful it can be for basic tasks. This episode shows how to calculate accurate (extremely precise, actually) square-up dimensions for any type of layout work with the "Cliculator".

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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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A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

This unique combination appliance pantry and spice rack was designed  to house small appliances and up to 100 spices in one compact space.  It has become a signature cabinet for The...

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