Interior sliders are a stylish and functional alternative to pocket doors
One architect’s approach to designing a house to meet the country’s most stringent energy requirement.
Only the best vacuums can handle both fine dust and heavy pickup.
Whether you’re a pro or a homeowner contracting your own project, meticulous planning will help you to stay on time and on budget.
Opening up an old house ties together these important spaces.
Learn about the costs, pros, and cons of the 3 most common siding materials: wood, fiber cement, and vinyl.
A four-porch addition breathes new life into a compact bungalow.
In the fall of 2012, I tested the performance of 11 air-sealing tapes by attaching samples to six different substrates mounted on the exterior wall of my woodshed. A month…
1 A sobriquet coined by its builder, Gene DeSmidt, the shedteau is the chateau of sheds. Assembled with exemplary care and meticulously painted, stained, and oiled, the shedteau uses simple…
With several varieties of conduit available at most home centers and supply houses, it’s essential to know the merits of each and what you can and cannot do with it.
Set the door on a level sill and use shims for a consistent gap between the door and the jamb
Templates and a laminated riser keep the curves fair and remove the guesswork.
Architects Reid Highley and Jim Compton show you how to get shutters right.
Contrary to popular belief, collar ties are not there to support rafters or to keep walls below from spreading under the weight of the roof.
For our online Break Out of the Indoors contest, we asked for submissions that offered an escape from the indoors. You shared a variety of inviting outdoor spaces, from patios,…
If you have or plan to install a skylight in your home, get the insulation details right to avoid problems with comfort and condensation.
This small-business owner knows about residential energy efficiency and has gotten to share her knowledge with the president.
What does green building really mean? In this GBA Insider column, senior editor Martin Holladay offers his thoughts on green building for those who may be new to the conversation.…
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