Several code-approved options beyond the standard double 2x12 save material and energy.
Hang pocket doors so they work for a lifetime.
Choose the best tool for profiling, flush trimming, and mortising one-handed.
Smoke alarms and CO alarms are more nuanced than most people realize.
Foam-core beams and moldings make for an attractive, easy-to-install ceiling.
An efficient home means a smaller, less expensive conditioning system.
Portable UV equipment yields a fully cured finish in seconds, not days.
A 2-ft. bump-out brings a midcentury home into the next century.
6 types of specialized drywall in this home address demands for quieter spaces, durable surfaces, and better air quality.
Exterior claddings and durable interior finishes create a resilient and attractive home.
Featuring efficiency, convenience, and high-performance for a tight house.
Although some aspects of the setup are awkward, and it lacks some of the features found on higher-end kits, this is a true bang-for-your-buck miracle.
These three gadgets are designed for connectivity.
Is that a battery in your pocket, and why do you look so warm?
The lenses don’t attract dust and resist scratches.
This barn and silo was converted to a dining and dance hall.
Energy Nerd: Most buildings don’t need polyethylene anywhere, except directly under a concrete slab or on a crawlspace floor.
If subflooring panels can move against the joists or abutting sheets, they will squeak.
While designing a first-floor addition that looks like it has always been there is often straightforward, designing a second-floor addition can present a host of design hurdles.
This founder at Havelock Wool uses wool from New Zealand to create natural, alternative insulation.
This mix of minimalism and historical textures balances both the old and the new.
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