For the most part anything that Disney touches turns to gold so we won’t bet against their plan to build luxury homes. According to the Wall Street Journal: Walt Disney Co. plans to unveil Wednesday its first foray into residential real estate in more than a decade with a pricey […]
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According to a recent report from CNN Money – home building is taking a break. They report that housing starts fell 10% last month. Forecasts may have originally been too optimistic. April was the last month in which first-time home buyers could qualify for a federal tax credit of up […]
In my recent issue of Natural Home, I fell in love with a revamped warehouse-turned-home in Chicago. I was most impressed with the home’s exterior elements. Outside is a greenhouse and a roof garden surrounding solar panels. An outdoor boardwalk overlooks the courtyard and connects to the homeowner’s studio. There’s […]
If you’re gonna go green when designing your home, you might as well do it for your pets too. Sustainable Pet creates unique pet homes that have vegetated roofs. These eco-roofs provide insulation, filter run off water and look beautiful. Each pet home they build is custom for your pet’s […]
At one point, there was hope that the modular home craze would catch on. But most new buildings, like the modulars, have suffered since the crash of the housing market. According to the Washington Post, a new demand for them has come up. People are looking to build new modular […]
Sometimes ready-to-assemble furniture is a nightmare. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time. Even for a moderately experienced DIYer like myself, identifying parts, trying to understand diagrams and figuring out where the heck part “g” is can be a total hassle.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that we are big-time advocates of Twitter. It’s been an incredible channel to share, meet and learn from our readers, friends and industry folks. One such industry contact that we’ve taken notice too is Mike Hines of eXapath. Mike is […]
A little nail in an orange donut can make a big difference when it comes to sealing your home from moisture. The Fasten Seal is a lathe fastener that’s engineered to keep water from penetrating the point where nails pierce the building paper. Stucco will last for years if the […]
As new home sales have plunged this year, the rate of custom homes being built has remained steady. Many homeowners are looking for more than a box in a master planned community but rather a home that has their own personal taste built right into it and from the ground […]
You may have the greatest addition/remodel planned for your home but did you remember to get the proper permits from either the city, county, HOA or all 3? Before you setup your application make sure you aren’t wasting time on getting approved for a project that doesn’t need approval. Typically […]
The founder of Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, has passed away at the age of 74 but his contributions to those in need will live on for generations. Mr. Fuller led Habitat from its founding in 1976 until his separation from the organization and his founding of the Fuller Center […]
The only time you may ever concern yourself with a wall stud is when hanging a mirror or painting. Remember most studs are 16 to 24 inches apart on center. So when you find one stud you can always locate the adjacent one. But what is really inside a wall? […]
This timber framing clamp from Bessey Tools is driven into lumber sections and held by spikes at each end.
The International Code Council has setup a new standard for building homes that are more “resistant” to hurricanes. These homes should withstand winds of up to 150 mph and the codes will apply to homes located in the East and Gulf Coasts, coastal Alaska and the Columbia River Gorge in […]
1912 Bungalow pointed out this homeowner who lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seatttle. She recently died in her home which was her final wish as developers had enveloped all of the surrounding property and almost encased her home among concrete walls.
Last year we highlighted the Yestermorrow design/build school located in Northern Vermont. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft as well as courses in sustainable design.
You’ve found the perfect location for your dream home but the land is on a steep grade and you are concerned about the costs and difficulties of building on a slope. There are some natural advantages to building on a slope which include great views, natural air ventilation, and water […]
We are honored to have been selected as an Editor’s Bookmark for June 2007 by the Architectural Record. The publication has been a leader in the industry for over 100 years and their new website is as content rich as you’ll find anywhere.
Our free local fishwrap, AM New York, spotlights a local custom carpenter, Alan Moshe, who quit his day job at a tech-startup and now makes more money and has more business while being his own boss. He attributes his success to the unique needs of New Yorkers and their small […]