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Olive Street Residence

Olive Street Residence

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The Integrity products brought clean and narrow sight lines to the overall aesthetic and are cost-effective, high performing and flexible.

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Northwoods Lake Home

Northwoods Lake Home

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The house has great curb appeal enhanced by the Integrity windows.

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How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

How to Make Custom Storage Bins for the Drawers in Your Workshop

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If you have a drawer in your garage, basement, or workshop where you keep screws, nails, and other small parts, you could start eating chicken livers until you have enough empty containers to store them all, but there's a better way.

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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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This unique solution to a "historic" problem is quite a surprise.

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Garage Mahal

Garage Mahal

The goal was to build a storage garage to support my old car "disease", which at this point has also infected our two sons. Even though we have two acres, wetlands limited the buildable area to a...

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A City Barn for Her (and Him)

A City Barn for Her (and Him)

For 11 years, I have been a card-carrying member of the Happy Wife, Happy Life Club of Oregon. My membership recently culminated in the creation of a new garage, where once lived a decaying concrete...

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Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

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The problem: store 3 motorcycles, 3 bicycles, store large amount of tools and other equipment, and park 2 cars indoors. The space: an existing 2 car garage in a small house with no interior room to...

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Shangralage

Shangralage

When we bought our 1913 foursquare house, we knew the first order of business had to be replacing the garage. I needed a place to store my vehicles, and we also needed a workshop to handle some of...

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Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages

Fine Homebuilding Photo Contest: Gallery of Great Garages

Have you reconfigured a garage to turn it into a playroom, family activity area, cabana, bedroom, man cave, or other special space? If so, post some pics for a chance to win some great prizes.

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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

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Garage AC - Wrong Way & Right Way

Garage AC - Wrong Way & Right Way

Who wouldn't love their garage to be Air Conditioned? In this video I'll show you two methods to accomplish that cool garage.

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How to Keep a Garage-Shop Toasty Warm

How to Keep a Garage-Shop Toasty Warm

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Strawmyers knows all about the misery of working in an icy cold pole barn, and with a new attached garage on the horizon he has a chance for more comfortable working conditions. The question is how much to invest in insulation, and how to heat the space

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Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam

Replacing a Wooden Girder with a Steel I-Beam

Steel I-beams are stronger than comparably sized engineered wood ones. Need a beam that can support a garage above, yet hide in a ceiling below? Choose steel.

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An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site

An Ingenious In-law Suite on an Unforgiving Site

The space under the garage was dark, damp and steep. But sometimes the most unforgiving conditions demand the cleverest solutions.

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Insulating an Advanced-Framed House - A Hybrid Approach

Insulating an Advanced-Framed House - A Hybrid Approach

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Insulation advertisements would lead you to believe there products are perfect for every situation. In fact a hybrid approach is more likely to yield the high performance home I'm after. See this video to see how I used three types of insulation on this new Advanced Framed House I'm building in Austin Texas. -Matt Risinger

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Carriage House

Carriage House

This prominent Victorian style home in historic Mineral Point, Wisconsin was drab & dreary before inappropriate siding was replaced and shutters removed. A gabled kitchen addition & covered entry...

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Boat House Rebuild

Boat House Rebuild

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This is an open-concept boat port with plenty of storage areas for water toys and life jackets, as well as shore-side fuel storage.

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Garage Progress

Garage Progress

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We're making good progress on the garage shop at the project house. Drywall is hung, carriage doors are installed and the new front facade has been painted.

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Sneak Peek: Building the carriage doors in the shop

Sneak Peek: Building the carriage doors in the shop

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Here, the doors are still being assembled. They're now completed and in place, so stay tuned for a full article about their construction and installation.

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PODCAST: Five Big Holes in your House That Suck Energy Out

PODCAST: Five Big Holes in your House That Suck Energy Out

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  An 1/8th inch crack along a window doesn't seem like much to worry about, but a 1/8th in. crack running the length of your house amounts to a hole bigger than a half sheet of plywood. If...

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