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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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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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Design & Daylight

Design & Daylight

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The first of a two-part introduction to a thematic blog on daylighting strategies used in residential design.

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Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

Off-The-Grid Straw Bale Getaway

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An architecture firm known for ecologically sensitive design creates an off-the-grid cabin in the woods of California

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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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The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home

Philips redefines “sustainable” design by developing products that turn your home into a functioning ecosystem

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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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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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Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Mid Century House Gets a New Kitchen

Sustainable cabinetry, quartz counters, cork flooring.

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Modern Makeover -The Kitchen

Modern Makeover -The Kitchen

By grabbing a few extra feet from the adjacent laundry room and opening the kitchen up to the dining area, we were able to realize some dramatic changes to this negleted kitchen.  Sustainable...

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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New Island Opens up Kitchen

New Island Opens up Kitchen

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This new kitchen island replaced a perpendicular peninsula that closed the kitchen off from the adjacent living areas. By...

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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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Paper Countertops Look and Feel Like Stone

Paper Countertops Look and Feel Like Stone

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Paper might not seem like a suitable raw material for countertop fabrication, but when saturated with resin, heated, and compressed, the result is surprisingly stonelike.

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Announcing our Before and After contest winners

Announcing our Before and After contest winners

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Fine Homebuilding editors are a finicky bunch, and opinionated too. So the task of narrowing down the nearly 150 entries from our “Before and After: What’s Old is New Again,” kitchen and bath contest to just five winners wasn’t easy.

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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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Turning the Corner

Turning the Corner

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I tend toward obsessive when it comes to efficiency, so for me the layout of our kitchen was labored over during many a restless night. Back in 1952 when our house was constructed, I’m sure the...

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Old Bleachers New Kitchen

Old Bleachers New Kitchen

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In this project we had some serious structural issues to correct in order to rearrange the layout to maximize the footprint of the space. The kitchen space that we started with was the result of two...

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Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

After our house was featured in Fine Homebuilding (February) we've had requests to see our floor plan. For those interested this page shows the working plan - minus dimensions & notes - from...

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