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Screened In Porch Addition

Screened In Porch Addition

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Most screened porches are too small for one to thoroughly enjoy the space. With an adequate size the porch becomes a living room to the great outside. In season, this room is used more the the living...

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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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Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

Paint Scheme-ing with SketchUp

What wall gets an accent color? Where should a contrasting stripe go? What color combination works best in a space? Use SketchUp for quick answers to these important questions before dipping a brush.

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Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

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I was back to do a one year service call on this guest house my company built a year ago, and I was struck by the beauty of the Doug Fir Siding. It looked as good as the day we installed it. In this video I'll tell you the How To tips to ensure your wood stained siding has beauty that endures.

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Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

Design snapshot: Painted-floor patina

Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" of a vibrant painted floor.

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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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Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free

Paint Your House and Live Mortgage Free

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How far are you willing to go to have your mortgage paid for you?

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Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?

Podcast: Liability and Lead-Safe Remodeling -- Insurance, Anyone?

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In this episode we’ll finish up our  our series on lead paint. In the first two episodes of this three-part series we talked about tools, OSHA,  and costs. In this episode we talk...

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Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling

Podcast: The New Cost of Lead-Safe Remodeling

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Welcome back to the Lunch Pail Podcast series. In this epidode, we continue our series on lead paint. Last episode, we talked about tools; now we'll talk about costs. In the next, and final, episode...

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Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment

Podcast: Lead-Safe Remodeling Tools and Equipment

Welcome back to Fine Homebuilding’s lunchpail podcast. We’ve been on a bit of a vacation lately and we’re back now. This week we’ll begin a series on lead paint and the new...

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1880s Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

1880's Brick Rowhouse Bay Window Restoration

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My brick rowhouse was built in the late 1880's and is located in Jersey City NJ, just outside Manhattan. After decades of exposure to the elements the woodwork on the bay window had rotted and then...

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Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

Notes from the Pacific Coast Builders Show

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A look at the show's best and worst offerings

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Keeping Brushes and Rollers Clean

Keeping Brushes and Rollers Clean

Learn how to properly clean paint brushes and rollers in the final episode of our interior painting video series.

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Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

Question: What is Causing This Black Mold?

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Help me determine why this recently painted exterior section of my home is growing black mold

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ALLISONS BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

ALLISON'S BEDROOM - Trebbi Custom Construction - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Renovate a small (10'-8" x 11'-8") existing bedroom in an 1,100 square foot, 1950's vacation house, into a flexible, multifunctional space with a unique identity for a 7 year old girl.  The...

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Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

Fait Accompli: Our First House...Finished

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After almost two years of steady work our passive-solar house is now "officially" built. Looking back it hardly seems possible... Thanks to a combination of mutual enthusiasm, several talented...

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Corrosion-Resistant Paint

Corrosion-Resistant Paint

Polyvinylidene fluorides, or PVDFs, are acknowledged in the industry as the best resins for coating metal.

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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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1970s Kitchen Remodel (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

1970's Kitchen Remodel (Product from Lowes / Work done by Me)

Here’s our 1970’s kitchen with what’s left of the ugly wall paper, mustard yellow countertops, crooked kitchen cabinets, leaking plumbing fixtures, broken appliances, a wobbly...

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Sarasota Bathroom - From Blah to Spa

Sarasota Bathroom - From Blah to Spa

Revamping a dated bathroom.  The walls are painted in Soft Jazz by Benjamin Moore.  Vanity top and floors are Carrera marble.  The bath tiles are handmade, giving additional texture to...

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