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Converting a Closet into a ¾ Bathroom full of Craftsmanship & Architectural Design

Converting a Closet into a ¾ Bathroom full of Craftsmanship & Architectural Design

In need of another bathroom, this 1927 Built duplex bungalow had a closet on an exterior wall that had the room to be expanded making is possible to add a much needed extra bathroom. With the...

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Adding a Porte-Cochere

Adding a Porte-Cochere

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Furnituremaker and remodeler Michael Fitzpatrick shows how he built a car port to match his 19th century home using engineered lumber, decorative moldings, and heat-bent PVC arches

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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BUDDY our mascot!

"BUDDY" our mascot!

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Buddy is now 11 years old and has been coming to work with me since he was a puppy. He follows me all over the job site and makes sure he always has a comfortable spot to rest.

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An Over-Garage In-Law Suite with a Wealth of Storage

An Over-Garage In-Law Suite with a Wealth of Storage

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Adding interior knee walls is a great way to gain storage because it makes use of otherwise unusable floor space under sloping roofs.

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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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Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

Texas Deep-Energy Retrofit Remodel

When you hear about a deep energy retrofit project most people think of the snowy North Eastern US. I can tell you that the strategy for a Northern remodel with energy efficiency in mind is very different that our strategy for Hot/Humid Texas. In this video I'll show you 6 things we are doing to making a dramatic difference in this 1950's slab on grade house's energy bills.

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Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

Building A Modern Craftsman Staircase

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Building an exposed stringer staircase with reclaimed Long Leaf Pine is the job for a Master Carpenter. See my carpenter Darryl build this modern detailed staircase in a 1920's house my company remodeled.

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National Architecture Week

National Architecture Week

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Celebrating the Power of Design with a Beautiful Bungalow Remodel by Moore Architects

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Lessons From The Road

Lessons From The Road

When designing your home don't be afraid to be unique or original.

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Fine Homebuilding is On Pinterest

Fine Homebuilding is On Pinterest

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Check out the Fine Homebuilding boards on Pinterest for design inspiration

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The Hazel River Cabin

The Hazel River Cabin

See how one architect successfully transformed a historic 1794 toll keeper's log cabin into a unique, modern home.

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mobile carpenters workshop

mobile carpenters workshop

they have a workshop slide show of this on woodmagazine.com. But its really meant for building and remodeling houses! Its small when its closed. everything locks up tight so I use it like a gang box...

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A Relaxing Retreat

A Relaxing Retreat

The clients wanted to have an entertaining deck, but they also wanted to have a private covered deck accesible from their master bedroom. They wanted it to include a large fireplace as well as a few...

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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Lessons From a Small Studio

Lessons From a Small Studio

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What a well designed, small studio can teach us about designing better homes.

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

A Fresh Take on Traditional Architecture

How a New England architect gives her traditionally inspired homes a contemporary look

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How To Use SketchUps Photo Match Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

How To Use SketchUp's "Photo Match" Feature to Efficiently Design Remodeling Projects

See how importing digital photos into SketchUp can jump-start the design process and aid bidding and selling your next built-in cabinet project.

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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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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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