Today's building pros are more willing to swap stories about their crafts than their predecessors were. Is that good or bad for business?
A thorough cleaning and a quick refinish give new life to a weather-beaten deck. Get tips for doing the job right from a professional refinisher.
A layered assembly and clever installation make building and hanging a breeze
The trick to making this traditional door easy to build is to use a layered-assembly technique, and to hang the door before cutting it in half.
Two Fine Homebuilding editors face off on the pros and cons of these popular exterior spaces.
Learn how to install granite pavers to add style and strength to any driveway. This illustrated tutorial covers every step, from creating a solid base to finishing the mortar joints.
Clamps and lots of screws put a bend in this dense and durable wood.
Learn how to install metal, vinyl, and paper-faced corner beads so that wall edges are straight, corners are tight, and bubbles are nonexistent.
A liquid WRB won’t blow off, it goes on fast, and it's an economical way to make a house airtight and waterproof.
Get the lowdown on the four most common formulations, and an overview of specialty primers for every possible substrate and situation, so you can find the right product for the job.
A maturing industry means composites and PVC deck planks look better than ever and can last for decades.
Learn how to nail the details to build a beautiful and functional covered porch; 3 case studies and a checklist of essential questions will help you get the job done right.
A design/build firm modernizes two Austin bungalows with creative sensitivity to their historic neighborhoods.
Made from material you likely have on hand, these jigs add speed, accuracy, and detail to your work.
Strip tape is revolutionizing the way designers light countertops, built-ins, and architectural details.
Learn to anticipate and accomodate shrinking, swelling, twisting, and buckling when working with this ubiquitous building material.
Installed correctly, this wall covering should last a lifetime and come off easily once it has worn out its welcome.
Learn the best HVAC solutions for high-performance homes
A twice monthly look at new tools, tool techniques, and building technology.
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The Fine Homebuilding editors discuss questions about running a remodeling business, maintaining access to buried plumbing, dealing with leaky soffits, and more.
A century-old Rhode Island house undergoes a LEED Platinum transformation.
Designer John Kelsey explains his firm’s approach to renovating this dated and awkward kitchen.
An Austin bungalow remodel results in a home for the ages.
Austin-based CG&S Design-Build gives this historic home a period-appropriate upgrade.
Designer Marianne Cusato offers ideas on maximizing space and balancing aesthetic details when installing cabinets, shelves, end panels, and moldings.
A balance of form and function was key for creating better flow, more storage, and a sleek, cohesive design in this whole house remodel in Bethesda, Maryland.
Answering 7 questions helps this architect create a great kitchen floor plan and choose the right materials and fixtures.
A Chicago Tudor-style kitchen is revamped by bringing the outside in.
Countertop dimensions, available workspace, and traffic flow all play a big part in getting the most out of your kitchen island
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