Get clear explanations of the essential concepts in residential design, construction, and remodeling.
The choice depends on what you're handling and how much you're willing to spend.
Be sure to research compatibility before mixing construction materials, because seemingly innocent pairings of different materials can lead to problems.
This disappearing piece of bedroom furniture began with a love-struck San Franciscan. Read on for a little history and for helpful resources for building your own hide-away bed.
These high-performance building standards and certification guidelines help architects and builders create comfortable, super-energy-efficient houses.
Tankless heaters don't take up much room, and they don't waste energy on hot water you're not using.
Easily overlooked and sometimes installed incorrectly, flashing keeps water out and rot at bay.
Learn about the pros and cons of spray polyurethane foam—a high-performance material found in the walls and roofs of many of today's energy-efficient homes.
This versatile building material is a key component in most energy-efficient new homes and remodeling projects.
These construction rules are meant to protect homeowners from harm; just make sure you're using the right ones.
Higher efficiencies than electric-resistance heaters will save money, but upfront costs are higher.
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