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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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Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Historic Factory converted into Live Work Lofts In Oakland Ca.

Using the bones of a 1940s factory, an architect creates beautiful light filled living spaces in an industrial section of Oakland Ca.

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Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

Cheap Housewrap Challenge - Should I pay for a premium product?

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We've all been in this situation... two identical looking products on the shelf, but different prices. Which should I choose? Well, when it comes to housewraps not all are alike, nor will they perform the same. Have a look at this test that will give you an idea how these two white rolls will perform on YOUR house.

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Ten Great Home Improvement Resources

Ten Great Home Improvement Resources

Sources for home improvement materials and information

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Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

Oil vs Latex Paint for Millwork (Ben Moore Aura Review)

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Classic argument among Custom Builders: Oil or Latex for Millwork. I've been an Oil fan for years but I'm finally coming around to Latex and I think I've found the right paint for the "Crisp" paint job that I demand in my houses.

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Tulikivi Fireplace in Frank Lloyd Wright home - McCartney House - Kalamazoo MI

Tulikivi Fireplace in Frank Lloyd Wright home - McCartney House - Kalamazoo MI

The customer was familiar with Tulikivi masonry heaters and wanted one for his newly acquired Frank Lloyd Wright home (McCartney House) in Kalamazoo MI. The quality of heat from the fireplace...

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Renovated mid-century fireplace

Renovated mid-century fireplace

Rather than demolish and recreate a new fireplace, the existing brickwork was repointed to minimize the vertical grout joints. The brickwork was then painted with a two tone paint scheme, using a...

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What Happens if your Framing Gets Rained on?  (Learn to use a Moisture Meter)

What Happens if your Framing Gets Rained on? (Learn to use a Moisture Meter)

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Rain during framing is hard to avoid, so how do you know the house is dry enough to move ahead with construction? We've all experienced "settlement" cracks in new houses. While cracks and gaps may not be completely avoidable, checking your framing with a moisture meter will te you if the house is "dry" and ready for insulation and drywall.

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Remodelings Brightening Prospects, Part 5 of 5

Remodeling's Brightening Prospects, Part 5 of 5

Compared to the 2000s, the coming decade for remodelers is expected to feature more stability, and more spending in two key emerging markets, the Joint Center for Housing Studies says

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Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

Lead Paint: The Fines Are Real

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An Oregon painting contractor shells out over $32K for failing to comply with lead-paint regulations.

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Reviving a small town in Hudson Valley--Kerhonkson, NY

Reviving a small town in Hudson Valley--Kerhonkson, NY

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I'm in the process of buying a building in the town of Kerhonkson, NY. The bridge leading to the downtown area (where the building is located) was washed out in 1995 and the town has never been quite...

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What a damp basement can do to brick

What a damp basement can do to brick

Some science-savy builders help an editor understand what's causing the base of an old chimney to deteriorate.

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Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

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Not my Design, Not my Boxes, My Remodle and Install. It came out Nice.........

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123 West, ,  Darien, Ct.  Before & After

123 West, , Darien, Ct. Before & After

Renovation, remodel and addition to a 1928 home, keeping the original architectual details and craftmanship.

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California on the job.

California on the job.

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Renovation & addition at 123W

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Award Winning Restoration

Award Winning Restoration

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Winner of the Griffin Award for residential rehabilitation in Asheville, NC, this home went from "in the rough" to "high-end, green restoration".  As part of a whole house restoration, the...

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Help Build an Article on Remodeling

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I’m working on an article about framing interior walls. I plan to make it specific to remodeling, but other than that, I don’t have a particular focus yet. But I need your help. nbspIf...

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Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Converting a New England Carriage House into a Ranch-Style Home

Last summer we purchased a 10,000 sq foot lot with a carriage house and in-ground swimming pool. With this I restored the turn-of-the-century carriage house and built an 1100 sq foot house around it...

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Total Seattle Gut-Second Story Addition

Total Seattle Gut-Second Story Addition

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Bought by my wife and myself as an investment, this is the 'house next door'...literally. When our neighbor of 20 years passed on, we decided to buy and renovate the property. We designed it to keep...

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What were they thinking? (Part 2)

What were they thinking? (Part 2)

We’ve uncovered a few more “What were they thinking?” items that I thought would be interesting to share before moving on.

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