December 28, 2016
The next time you are not happy with the results that you achieve on a job, educate yourself on the how and the why.
December 26, 2016
What's price anchoring? “How do you sell a $2,000 watch? Put it next to a $10,000 watch.” That's price anchoring.
December 1, 2016
Scenario analysis can help you make decisions today that are robust enough to thrive in an unknowable tomorrow.
November 2, 2016
How a challenging program influences whole-house design.
April 11, 2016
A veteran builder uncovers the upgrades that take building budgets from baseline to busted
January 6, 2016
Here’s what you can expect in the 2015 IRC
November 11, 2015
Q: I plan to build on a waterfront lot that is over an acre in size but only 115 ft. wide. There is a steep grade from the road to the…
A detailed SketchUp model and cutlist allow much of this portico’s prep work to be done in the shop
September 16, 2015
Carpenter and residential designer Mike Maines has installed many laundry areas in narrow spaces. Here, he illustrates three variations on a well-designed laundry closet: a narrow closet, a wide closet…
May 13, 2015
A building inspector explains the bureaucracy that gets you from plans to permits
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