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A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces

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Northwoods Lake Home

Northwoods Lake Home

The house has great curb appeal enhanced by the Integrity windows.

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Mount Desert Home

Mount Desert Home

This pretty marsh home located in Maine features Integrity Ultrex Double Hung and Wood-Ultrex Inswing French Doors to enhance the beauty of the home.

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The dining room with the floating Stairs

The dining room with the floating Stairs

This modern home in San Francisco is light filled and dynamic.

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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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Golden View

Golden View

Perched above the landscape, the home stretches across the hillside like an extended tree house. An abundance of natural light creates an interior atmosphere that complements many surfaces within the home.

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Shangralage

Shangralage

When we bought our 1913 foursquare house, we knew the first order of business had to be replacing the garage. I needed a place to store my vehicles, and we also needed a workshop to handle some of...

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Keeping it Light in the Kitchen

Keeping it Light in the Kitchen

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White cabinets and tile can really open up your kitchen

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Flagstone Patio

Flagstone Patio

I had never done a patio before, but I figured "it can't be that hard"...wrong! The stones were all delivered to the front yard and with no equipment other than a wheelbarrow, I had to move them all...

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Bathroom Gut Job

Bathroom Gut Job

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This was a 100% bathroom remodel. We had a company that was contracted to work for Home Depot come in to do it and it took less than 2 weeks to finish. We would absolutely recommend using the same...

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Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

Begin With the End in Mind: Shed Layout and Floor Framing

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Layout considerations begin before the first board is cut or fastener is driven. Beginning with the end in mind will assure optimal results for your shed project.

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A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

A Step Ahead to Build a Shed

Being a step ahead in building a simple shed can help speed up the process. A SketchUp model can give you that step ahead by clarifying the planning, parts and procedure for a very basic yet functional backyard shed.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Repair a hole in drywall

Repair a hole in drywall

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For repairing holes, small or large, in drywall, I like to use a 'backer' material, such as a scrap of OSB, or whatever, anything that is thin but can accept drywall screws. Cut a strip of the backer...

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Choosing a Cost-Effective Wall System

Choosing a Cost-Effective Wall System

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Erik Olofsson wants to build an energy-efficient house in the mountains of British Columbia, something with walls close to R-40. He wonders whether a double-stud wall is the most economical way to reach his goals.

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Choosing the Best High Performance Wall System

Choosing the Best High Performance Wall System

Planning a house for a cold climate, a builder weighs the merits of double 2x4 stud walls vs. 2x6 walls with exterior rigid foam insulation.

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How to Build a Perfect Wall

How to Build a 'Perfect Wall'

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Adding rigid foam insulation to the outside of the building reduces thermal bridging. Choosing the right insulation for the wall cavity is another question altogether

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Vented siding section drawing: Cedar shingles above fiber cement; over exterior foam

Vented siding section drawing: Cedar shingles above fiber cement; over exterior foam

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This detail from Green Building Advisor was the basis of our front wall design..

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PODCAST: Air-Tight Window Installation

PODCAST: Air-Tight Window Installation

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Windows represent the biggest potential holes in the building envelope. Think about it: the rough openings are just big holes — until you actually plug the opening with a window.

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Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates

Framing Basics: 3 Tips for Laying Out Wall Plates

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Larry Haun and Scott Grice share some basic techniques and show off some unique tools in the latest edition of our framing-skills miniseries

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