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Nonmetallic-sheathed cable and metallic-sheathed cable each have their place in home electrical systems. - Fine Homebuilding
A neatly wired electrical panel is safer and easier to troubleshoot. Read the article - Fine Homebuilding
Get an overview of the main considerations—including generator type, fuel source, and electrical-connection options—so you can reliably supply your home with electricity when there's a power outage.

Installing Electrical

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Print and online publications, internet discussion boards, and an extensive network of tradespeople are all sources of tips, tricks, and techniques of the trade.

Starting a Construction Business

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Lake Cabin – Fine Homebuilding
Kitchen Design 101 – Fine Homebuilding
Asian-Inspired Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel in a Craftsman Bungalow – Fine Homebuilding

Building a Beautiful Kitchen

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Create strong, flush joints in your carpentry projects with this simple tool and its accompanying pocket screws. - Fine Homebuilding
Liquid flashing offers a seamless alternative to flashing tape. Here's how to do it.
Make a simple jig from scrap wood to make safe easy cuts at angles greater than 45 degrees with your compound miter saw or chop saw.

Mastered In A Minute

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Rain Diverter Protects an Uncovered Exterior Entryway - Fine Homebuilding
When installing new shingles or roofing over existing Zip System sheathing, you first need to install an additional code-approved roofing underlayment due to the amount of nail holes left behind from the previous roof covering. - Fine Homebuilding
2×4 eave rafter = 3-1⁄2 in. of rigid foam. If a house is framed without any roof overhangs, it’s easy to tape the seam between the wall sheathing and the roof sheathing. - Fine Homebuilding

Roofing, siding, and exterior house details

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Getting a first new home out of the ground can be a challenge, so we've assembled some pro tips for making the job go as smoothly as possible. - Fine Homebuilding
Getting a first new home out of the ground can be a challenge, so we've assembled some pro tips for making the job go as smoothly as possible. - Fine Homebuilding
Getting a first new home out of the ground can be a challenge, so we've assembled some pro tips for making the job go as smoothly as possible.

Building House Foundations

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The combination waste and vent system is arguably the simplest. So why hasn’t it caught on? Probably because, until the International Residential code changed in 2018, you couldn’t connect a food-waste disposer to a combination waste and vent system - Fine Homebuilding #Code #KitchenIsland #VentFixtures #KnowTheCode #DIY
Replacing a trap is something you can handle yourself. It’s a straightforward plumbing task that requires a minimum of materials and can be done easily in an afternoon - Fine Homebuilding
Designing a Sprinkler System for a California Home - Fine Homebuilding

Plumbing

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Behind the brick lies an airtight envelope and an extravagant bath
Behind the brick lies an airtight envelope and an extravagant bath
By keeping the footprint of the house smaller, the FHB House team created a courtyard between the house and alley-loaded garage in the rear of the lot. This courtyard functions as an outdoor family room and entertainment space - Fine Homebuilding #HomeDecor #Design #Courtyard #SmallYard #YardDesign #GarageBar #FamilyRoom #YardPrivacy

FHB House - Kentucky 2019

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Large wooden deck connects house to outside art studio as well as surrounding trees.
Screened Porch
Garden Shed

Deck Building Ideas

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This 1880s barn was rebuilt with 80% recycled boards and timbers
Build an Antique-Style Post-and-Beam Shed with Modern Construction Details - Fine Homebuilding
Sturdy metal hardware takes the place of traditional, time-consuming timber-frame joinery in this contemporary take on the classic storage shed - Fine Homebuilding #HowTo #Sheds #BuildingSheds

Sheds and Barns

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The Ultimate Modern Home - Fine Homebuilding
Start With a Steel Deck - Fine Homebuilding
Efficient, Strong Framing - Fine Homebuilding

FHB House - California 2018

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Drywall - Fine Homebuilding
Roll Compound on Your Drywall Seams for Faster, Easier Taping - Fine Homebuilding
Proper Drywall Prep - Fine Homebuilding

Installing Drywall

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Professional painter Philip Hansell shares the products and methods he uses for tackling the toughest parts of the job. - Fine Homebuilding
How to Cut Paint in a Straight Line - Fine Homebuilding
If done correctly, pressure washing can be a godsend when it comes time to paint. It can help remove dirt, mildew, algae, and oxidation — all key contributors of paint failure. This article explains power, spray position, hose attachments, and cleaning-solutions to help you ensure that your siding is properly prepped, not wrecked. - Fine Homebuilding #HomeImprovement #WashHouse #PowerWash

Painting a House

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Stripping Wallpaper - Fine Homebuilding
Stripping Wallpaper - Fine Homebuilding
Designs Like These Are Why Wallpaper is Making a Comeback - Fine Homebuilding

Putting Up Wallpaper

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Exterior Trim Detail
Portico
Exterior Trim

Trim Details

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Installing Mosaic Tile - Start by measuring the height and width of the area where the tile will be installed. Center the design, and size it so that you have a combination of half or whole tiles at the edges—never less or more—surrounded by a fairly even border of field tile.  To learn more pro tips on how to tile a backsplash, read Tim Keefe's full articleHow to Install a Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Installing Mosaic Tiles -  Transfer the measurements to a large piece of cardboard, and draw a full size mockup of the area to be tiled.  To learn more pro tips on how to tile a backsplash, read Tim Keefe's full articleHow to Install a Tile Kitchen Backsplash  Read more: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/slideshow/installing-mosaic-tile.aspx#ixzz3KkjMOwGa Follow us: @fhbweb on Twitter | FineHomebuildingMagazine on Facebook
Installing Mosaic Tile - Lay the sheets of mosaic tile onto the cardboard, centering them in the measured area, and mark each sheet where it crosses the edge lines.  To learn more pro tips on how to tile a backsplash, read Tim Keefe's full articleHow to Install a Tile Kitchen Backsplash  Read more: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/slideshow/installing-mosaic-tile.aspx#ixzz3KkjYD1o7 Follow us: @fhbweb on Twitter | FineHomebuildingMagazine on Facebook

Tiles or Tiling

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A view from the entry, through the superfunctional mudroom and into the sunlit dining room - Fine Homebuilding #Mudrooms #MudroomDesign #FunctionalHome #Organization #OrganizedHomes #Cubbies #Kitchens
Great design, warmth, flow and natural lighting all describe this spacious mudroom. The floor gradually transitions from slate in the mudroom to smooth wood in the main living space for a more cozy feel perfectly paired with the newly installed radiant heating system - Fine Homebuilding #Mudroom #Slate #Wood #CoatRack #MudroomDesign #HomeDecor #InteriorDesign
This mudroom was designed to meet the needs of an active family of six - Fine Homebuilding #Mudroom #Organization #ShoeRack #ClutterFreeHome #Family #Renovation #OrganizedHomes

Doors and Entryways - Mudrooms

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Bedroom Door
doors
big white colonial bright color door

Doors and Entryways - Other

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flooring
beautiful wood floor
Shaker blue

Flooring

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The inspiration for this built-in bench at the foot of the stairs came from the Samuel Tilton Staircase in Newport, RI by McKim, Mead & White, masters of the "Shingle Style".  Built in 1881, the historic house is known for its beautiful textured surfaces and open floor plan.  The timberframe, warm wood tones and richly colored fabrics in the home featured here create a welcoming space to move through or to pause and reflect. Design by MaClay Architects. Photo by Susan Teare.
The wood treads on this open stairway add just enough warmth to balance the cool tones of the surrounding concrete walls. Designed by Rehkamp Larson Architects, Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by Ken Gutmaker.
The twin staircases could hardly be more straightforward, yet each is refined by a surprising number of subtle details. The most obvious being the tapered newel posts and bottom tread the wraps around the stair wall. Design by Estes Twombly Architects of Newport, R.I. Photo by Ken Gutmaker.

Stairs and hallways

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Pendant light $129
Benches. Island. Light.
Strip tape is revolutionizing the way designers light countertops, built-ins, and architectural details. - Fine Homebuilding

Lighting

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How it Works: Wall Framing - Fine Homebuilding
Bringing Back Balloon-Framed Walls - Fine Homebuilding
Framing Tips - How to Straighten a Wall - Fine Homebuilding

Framing a House

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Cozy up to this fireplace for the holidays Production Overview: The site is surveyed, a 3D model is made, steel is water-jet cut, sandblasted, sanded and painted with a custom patina solution - Fine Homebuilding
Use these tips to design and create a long-lasting, heat-throwing firebox based on the traditional Rumford fireplace. - Fine Homebuilding
These three separate outdoor spaces provide examples of ideal fire feature placement while highlighting expansive views. - Fine Homebuilding #Outdoor #Landscaping #OutdoorEntertainment #HomeDesign #OutdoorDecor #Fireplaces #Pool #EntertainmentArea

DIY Fireplaces

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Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved? - Fine Homebuilding
Replacing a Basement Window - Fine Homebuilding
Replacing a Basement Window - Fine Homebuilding

Window Installation and Inspiration

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