Issue 275 – HOUSES 2018
Best New Home 2018 Photo Gallery
This modern take on New England Colonial architecture has a flat roof and cantilevers that bring new life to more traditional materials and trim details.
Best Remodel 2018: Sound Design
A cramped single-story cabin grows up.
Shingle-Style Remodel: Photo Gallery
A cramped cottage rises to the occasion: Traditional materials and steeply sloped rooflines transform a boxy cabin into a modern farmhouse with a flexible floor plan.
2018 Houses Online Highlights
Digital exclusives for Issue 275: video, drywall tips, podcasts, and architectural photos.
Best Small Home 2018: Small House Has It All
A little house on an urban infill lot leaves room for gardens and play, and lives larger than its diminutive footprint.
Best Small Home 2018 Photo Gallery
Lessons from a small home: Design solutions for simpler living on a small lot.
Best Traditional Home 2018: Resurrecting a Greek Revival
After a devastating fire destroyed this mid-1800s home, the owners and architect teamed up to rebuild a classic.
Best Traditional Home 2018 Photo Gallery
Glimpses of a Greek revival: This rebuilt home was designed to both retain the historic feel of the house while also incorporating a floor plan more appropriate for the way people live and entertain today.
Best Energy-Smart Home 2018: Neighborhood Net Zero
This builder-friendly spec house fills out a narrow lot in a contemporary community.
Best Energy-Smart Home 2018 Photo Gallery
A look at a high-performance spec house built in a competitive California market.
Editor's Choice 2018: Modern Victorian
Out-of-the-box design ideas from a new house in Telluride’s historic district.
Editor's Choice 2018 Photo Gallery
The traditional meets the novel in Colorado: This house is not large, yet it contains multitudes.
2018 Houses Awards Readers' Choice Winners
Fine Homebuilding readers submitted a number of projects for consideration; 10 were selected as finalists, and three were chosen as winners.
Building Big Doors, On Site
When a custom-size door is needed, try this simple technique for a frame-and-panel look.
Prepare Big Doors for Glue Up
Builder Gary Striegler gives some helpful tips for making a big custom door.
Get the Right Windows
Follow these three basic steps to make sure you’re up to date with the changing window market.
Everything You Need to Know About Windows
A collection of Fine Homebuilding's best articles about window choices, window installation methods, window trim, and more.
Let's Build Better, Together
From the editor: You care deeply about not only how your projects look, but how they perform.
SPEC: Great Finds Inspired by Our Best Houses
These innovative products include lighting, shelving, paneling, tables, an energy monitor, a stool, clocks, house numbers, a security app, a fan, and a hot tub.
Tools & Materials
Brick Chimneys Are Incompatible With Airtight Homes
Energy Nerd: The possible remedies are all imperfect.
Musings of an Energy Nerd
Designing Double-Hung Windows
Follow these design guidelines to create a unified window composition.
Keep Craft Alive: Elly Hart, Carpentry Apprentice
"I took a really big risk … in an industry where people don’t look like me."