Truss roof framing, skylights, upgrading electrical outlets, breaking up and removing concrete, jointers, and built-ins over outlets.
Design/Build: Here are some guidelines for getting your shed dormers right.
Building Skills: Tips for better driving and for a finished look.
Pluses include endless hot water and a compact design, but the installation means a lot of pipes in a small space.
Bucking industry norms, these builders stay on budget with up-front, fixed pricing on every new home and remodel.
This compact, panelized home takes its design inspiration from the vast Western landscape and local building traditions.
Back up roof vent boots with flashing, counterflashing, and proper shingling to prevent leaks.
A neatly wired electrical panel is safer and easier to troubleshoot.
How to break down plywood and other sheet goods efficiently, accurately, and without a tablesaw.
Rainscreen details that improve the durability of any lap-siding installation.
Timeless styling with a modern twist makes this new home stand out in a post-war New England neighborhood.
A little house on an urban infill lot leaves room for gardens and play, and lives larger than its diminutive footprint.
This builder-friendly spec house fills out a narrow lot in a contemporary community.
Don’t get burned: The right materials and details are a start. Landscaping and regular maintenance can help. But even these steps sometimes aren’t enough.
Prescriptive guides provide textbook solutions.
Foam backer and a few jigs are the keys to reproducing this traditional cornice detail.
This classic look is made even better with modern materials.
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Colors and style inspired by scenes of summer camps and lake houses from back in the day.
Modern touches for a new kitchen in a historic home.
Floating shelves, cabinets, insulation, drywall, miter vs bevel, structural panels, painting a radiator, decks, and framing.
This updated Victorian restoration features an original transom window.
This Modern Farmhouse design features a new look at kitchen cabinets.
This addition not only preserved the character of the home, but also included a larger, updated kitchen, a new sitting area, a new master bedroom, and a new porch.
Bathroom electricals, roof vents, adhesive guns, appliances and kitchen cabinets, tablesaw safety, and two great sweepstakes.
A log cabin in Virginia, built around 1828, offers an interesting photographic challenge.
This addition to a 1920’s row house offers a balance between old and new.
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