Layers of redundant flashing and sealant ensure that the most expensive part of your house is also the best protected.
This natural spun-stone insulation is enjoying a resurgence in popularity—and for good reason.
Look high and low to find and plug air leaks that cost you money and comfort.
The floor, flange, and sealant can mean the difference between success and failure.
Pairing a proven net-zero strategy with conscious material choices.
These versatile tools make fast, precise cuts and weigh a lot less than your tablesaw.
In the summer of 2012, Andrey Rudenko began toying with the idea of creating a 3D printer capable of constructing homes. An experienced contractor with a background in engineering and…
There are times when a conventional drill just won’t get the job done. For example, when you’re installing a deck ledger against a concrete foundation and need to drill lots…
Despite their similar appearance, these two systems are not interchangeable
Remodelers frequently have to replace a bearing wall with a large beam. The challenge is weight, but senior editor Andy Engel shows here how to install the beam one ply…
Designer Mike Maines details 3 types of well-designed laundry closets that make the most of a compact space.
We all have things that we drag in and out of our homes just about every day: coats, purses, mail, shoes, sports equipment, books, backpacks. Without a mudroom—that dedicated space…
Joe Lstiburek is principal of Building Science Corporation and a contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding. In this "Energy-Smart Details" article, energy consultant Allison A. Bailes III writes about Lstiburek's design…
This operations director for the firm OneButton specializes in making technology an unobtrusive part of home design.
Although hidden behind walls and in floors and ceilings, the pipes that make up a house’s drain-waste vent system are the balance of the plumbing equation.
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