The Fine Homebuilding editors contemplate listener questions about cladding choices, sheathing layout, and wall-framing techniques.
Countertop dimensions, available workspace, and traffic flow all play a big part in getting the most out of your kitchen island
A liquid WRB won’t blow off, it goes on fast, and it's an economical way to make a house airtight and waterproof.
Learn how to diagnose and repair a pneumatic nailer
Made from material you likely have on hand, these jigs add speed, accuracy, and detail to your work.
Installed correctly, this wall covering should last a lifetime and come off easily once it has worn out its welcome.
A design/build firm modernizes two Austin bungalows with creative sensitivity to their historic neighborhoods.
Learn to anticipate and accomodate shrinking, swelling, twisting, and buckling when working with this ubiquitous building material.
This survey of sturdy, stylish, and sustainable options looks at price per sq.ft., maintenance requirements, and installation considerations to help you choose the material that best fits your needs.
When a kitchen remodel grew in scope, the entire first floor was reconfigured for graceful aging in place and hosting visiting relatives
Reroofing is the perfect time to lift the hood and make short work of an otherwise awkward venting job
Strip tape is revolutionizing the way designers light countertops, built-ins, and architectural details.
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 builder cleverly borrows space from adjoining rooms to fit an efficient and stylish master bath into a tight floor plan.
A tile and stone pro offers detailed instructions for designing and installing a beautiful, custom niche with any type of tile.
A strategic layout and choice materials transform a dated kitchen into a highly functional and social space
Seven things to consider when planning a kitchen’s function and flow
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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A listener asks the Fine Homebuilding editors for advice on how to get her MIA carpenter to come back and complete her shed project.
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.
Lots of natural light, expansive views, and cozy sitting areas were at the core of Samsel Architects' plan to design a kitchen focused on togetherness.
Designers and builders Hendricks and Seth Churchill skillfully expanded an existing ell addition to make room for new cabinets, a kitchen island, and a casual dining space.
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