Issue 237 – Aug/Sept 2013
Use this foolproof strategy to rescue a worn, weather-beaten deck.
Easy-install, high-efficiency HVAC is ideal for retrofits and well-insulated new homes
A historic Cape gets a dry basement and an insulation upgrade without losing its traditional character
Get period details right with both power and hand tools
These cost-effective details help houses weather the storm.
Three testers conduct isolated reviews of each brand’s 18v cordless tool
Two Rugged Baths
Inspired by a modern master, these baths with natural, exposed materials embody the spirit of the California coast
Drawing inspiration from traditional farm buildings used to store corn, The Crib is architect Jeffery Broadhurst’s award-winning small shelter designed to serve as a weekend cabin, a backyard office, a…
What is the Difference
Separating the garage from the main house has several benefits: It allows for windows on all four sides of the house, it makes the house seem less bulky, and it …
How it Works
How it Works: Historic Designations
Properties can be identified as historic at the national, state, or local level. In this "How It Works" article, managing editor Debra Judge Silber looks at each of these designations…
Project Gallery: Break Out of the Indoors!
We may be stuck in the office all day, but that doesn’t stop us from getting a great view of what’s happening outdoors. The photographs posted to the FineHomebuilding.com gallery…
Energy Smart Details
Recessed Can Lights Can Leak Air
An energy pro explains how to cut down on air leakage through recessed units.
Tailgate: Susan Marvin, Window Manufacturer
Keeping a labor force intact was one strategy a family business used to survive the recession by thinking about the future.