Home Energy Diet for an Old Victorian
Sealing the crawlspace and plugging holes cut a big home's heating bill in half.
Dress Up a Garage Door with Insulated Carriage Doors
These custom doors add energy efficiency and style.
Build It Right: Lessons From New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina can teach us many things. Make It Right wants safe, affordable, energy-efficient building to be one of them.
How to Install Inset Cabinet Doors
Create the perfect fit by trimming one side at a time.
Bring Advanced Framing to Your Job Site
Less lumber means lower construction costs and more room for insulation.
Vino de silo
Out of the ordinary wine storage.
How It Works: Electric Motors
Learn what the differences are between brushed and brushless electric motors.
10 Tips to Paint Like a Pro
Professional painter Philip Hansell shares the products and methods he uses for tackling the toughest parts of the job.
A dark, dated attic is turned into a bright master suite and workspace.
What's the Difference: Primers
Learn the difference between latex, oil-based, and shellac-based primers and how to choose the right one for the job.
What is the Difference
Designing Built-In Living Spaces
While a house can be filled with beautiful rooms, many homeowners long for a small away space where they can read, enjoy a view, or relax
How to Insulate a Cold Floor
For better energy performance, homes built on piers, rooms above garages, and cantilevered bays need properly air-sealed and insulated floors.
Energy Smart Details
Tailgate: Brian Vanden Brink, Photographer
In a career spanning more than three decades, he’s captured houses at their best—and sometimes worst.