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The Enduring Appeal of Traditional Hardware
Turn-On: Learning the Basics of Residential Electrical Systems
Are Pros Really Buying Products Differently Now? Maybe
In Recovery: ERVs Are a Refreshing Change
Opening the Door to Trad Hardware: a Basic Guide
Everything Old Is New Again: Wood Is a Hot, Hot Green Product
The Goods on Tropical Woods
New Stuff on Old Mortars
Yes, Fence Me In
Salvaging the Situation
How to Hide New Amenities in an Old Design
Hanging Out with Old Doors: A Guide
Hot Stuff About Wood-Burning Stoves
New Old Ideas About Heating an Old House
How Lighting Can Get the Bugs Out
Prepping Old Plaster for New Finishes Is Often a Tall Order
Hard Facts About Buying Reproduction Hardware
A&C Wallpapers and Paints
How to Create Better Lighting in a Bathroom
Tip-Top Advice for Finding Affordable Countertops
Open-and-Shut Case: How to Install Windows Correctly
Remodelers: How to Get Clients to Lean Green
Is ‘Disinfectant Lighting’ for Real?
Hue Don’t Say? Colorful Appliances Make a Splash
Temp Tips for Lighting a Room
Doors, Man! Everything You Need to Know
How to Specify Rigid Insulation
Guiding Light: How to Illuminate a Bathroom
Hard Lines: Choosing Hardware for Colonial Revival Designs
Using Reclaimed Carbon in Common Building Materials
Is High Tech Really a Kitchen Aid?
Network Effects: Smart Lighting Systems Are Simply More Efficient
Now Hear This: How Building Materials Affect Sound Transmission
Siding Doesn’t Have to Be a Vinyl Decision
Glass Action: How to Repair the Stained Variety
Age-Old Debate Powers Up: Corded Vs. Corded
Some Myths Are Set in Concrete
Plywood: the 20th Century’s Mega Material
Breezin’: Household Wind Turbines Beginning to Turn Heads
Engineering School: Plus and Minuses of Engineered Lumber
Creating the Look of a Built-In Fridge on a Serious Budget
Windows on the Arts & Crafts World
Old Wood Is So Popular Some People Are Ripping It Off
Key Points on Repointing Masonry
Hiding Modern Appliances in a Studiously Period Kitchen
New Tips for Keeping on Top of Old Floors
Steel Deal: What to Look for in Exterior Doors
Some Say Connected New Houses Are Now the Standard; Really?
Historical Heating Systems Were Hot Stuff
Hot Stuff! Water Heaters That Are Finally Warming Up to Tech
Seeing Old Styles in a New Light
Get Set for an Electrifying New Product: Concrete
Building Products That Take the Sting Out of Labor Shortages
Cork’s Coming of Age
Recyling Time: 15 Products Sourced from Recycled Stuff
Brick by Brick: Masterful Past of a Wonderful Building Material
Innovations in HVAC to Write Home About
Concrete Plan of Action
Window Film, a Lowly Product, Starting to Get Energetic Reviews
Questionable: Bathtub, Shower, Both?
Timber! The Way of All Wood
Wall In: How to Design and Order Perforated Metal
Sands of Time Starting to Run Out?
Home Depot: In Roiling Seas, Retailing’s Safe Harbor?
When Tin Ceilings Were at the Top of Their Game
Repairing and Restoring Old Leaded and Stained Glass
Mural, Mural on the Wall: Fab Facelist for Detroit’s Fisher Building
Radiant Heating? Yawn; Radiant Cooling? Yeah!
Ductless HVAC: Run with It?
Down with It: Hot Flooring Materials
Ceiling Fans More Whirr-thy Than Ever
Kitchen Aid: What Consumers Want in Appliances, Finishes, Flooring
Who Uses Wall Sheathing and Where? Some Surprising Answers
For One Maker, Alexa Is Now a Homebody
Is the Big Bamboo About to Happen?
The Internet of Things Comes Home
What’s New in Residential Green Products? Same Old Things
Rolling Out the First Recyclable Carpeting
Tanks or No Tanks?
Shedding Light on LEDs
Contractors Using Hot Stuff to Beat Cold Temps
Where Have LEDs Led the Market?
The Solid Comeback of Traditional Plaster
Opening Doors to Victorian-Era Hardware
These Water Heaters Pump Up Dollar and Energy Savings
Really New Materials–Velcro Metal?
Origin of a Species: New Framing Lumber Hits the Market
How to Specify Architectural Ironwork
Need Soap for the Dishwasher? Just Push a Button
Building Materials That Repair Themselves?
The Country’s Biggest Building Material Dealers
Deep Dive on HVAC Makers
Twists and Turns of Spiral Staircases
As Space Tightens, Dumbwaiters Rise to the Occasion Again
Green Scene: Building Materials Might Matter More Than We Think
Bamboo You: Five Places Where the Wood Works Well
Is Recycled Concrete Heading for a Heyday?
Matching Window Design to Housing Style
Bamboo You! Remarkably Strong Material Is Back in Vogue
Testing Its Metal
Fiber Cement Can Be Tough to Install; Avoid These Errors
Hue Knew? A History of Paint
History of Drywall Isn’t So Dry, Really
Period Roofing: Can Faux Be a Friend?
Wall of Fame? Stud-Free Building Systems
Running to Daylighting
New App for, of All Things, Sustainable Roofing
Beauty Contest: Stucco? EIFs? Why Not?
Tech Tools for Home Builders; Yes, Really
New Video About Old Stuff: Architectural Salvage
Windows of Opportunity: Opening Up to New Products
Sweet Info: Products for BIM-Designed Projects
Basic Training: Internet of Things FAQ, Smart Home Glossary
Slice of Nice: New Kitchen and Bath Products
Door Ways–Eight Great Entry Points
What’s in a Name? Calling a House Part a House Part
How to Get the LED In
Looking for Products in Traditional Styles?
Sizing Matters: How to Replace HVAC Equipment Efficiently
What’s a ‘Sustainable’ Roofing System? Here Are Some Examples
Next-Gen Building Materials
Down with It: How to Install Prefinished Strip Flooring
Cool Coolers–Customized Fridges Find a Home
Windows into Your Sol
Sustainable Products: Is Roofing Really at the Top of the List?
Fresh Air: New HVAC Systems Let Everyone Breathe Easier
Strip Ease: Installing Prefinished Wood Flooring
The Inhuman Touch: Robots Lay Brick
Top These? 15 Different Countertop Materials
Steel the One: Making Sense of Metal Windows in Historic Buildings
Swanky Items for the Kitchen and Bath
Traditional Design Rings True
On Your Siding: the Bennies of Engineered Wood
The Mythic World of Concrete Construction
Porcelain: Once More, a Status Symbol
Can Hemp Get Over the Hump?
Rethinking Recessed Lighting
Is Porcelain Now the Doll of Interior Design?
Lights Make Right: New Trends in Residential Illumination
Open Question: How to Install Windows Correctly
Are Anti-Microbials Antithetical to Sound Building Practice?
Stone Cold Facts About Granite Countertops
Using New Tech to Help Older Homeowners
Good Wood: Opening Up to Repairing Old Windows
The Complete Cut on Tropical Timbers
Pocket Doors Are Sliding Back into Fashion
Fittingly Yours: Compact Appliances for Small Kitchen
Naturally Speaking: the Basics of Organic and Natural Design
Sorting Through Hardware for Colonial Revival Houses
Is Concrete Stronger with Fiber in Its Diet?
Filling in the Holes: How to Install Windows Successfully
Who Makes Arts & Crafts Tile?
Universal Appeal: These Accessible Products Score Style Points
Is Using Salvaged Lumber Really a Smart Choice?
Down and Out Not So Long Ago, Vinyl Flooring Is Having the Final Word
New Stuff on Old Roofs
Inventions That Became Innovations
Is Circadian Lighting Really a Bright Idea?
To Install Fiber Cement Siding, Just Follow Orders!
Stone Free: Using Natural Stone in Traditional Designs
Flush ‘Em: 10 Design Elements Bathrooms No Longer Need
Panel Discussion: How OSB Took Over from Plywood
Subway Tiles Roar Back to Life!
See the Light: How to Restore Antique Fixtures
Open-and-Shut Advice on How to Install Windows Successfully
Wood Could: Everything Old Is New Again
Could Cross-Laminated Timber Really Replace Concrete?
Surfacing Five Great New Surfaces
Take a Bath, and Make It a Room for Those Aging Placefully
Can Lighting Really Have Rhythm?
Who Said Concrete Can’t Be a Real Looker?
Good Wood Turns Away Heat, Could Reduce Cooling Costs
Today, Insulation Is a Material Question
Whys and Wherefores of Salvaging and Recycling
Concrete Is Now an Inside Story
Backsplashes to the Future: A&C was A.O.K.!
New Old Windows Are Now Better Than Ever
The Light Way in a Bathroom
Material Questions Have Some Thoroughly Modern Answers
Most Than Ever, Companies Are Onboard with Off-Site Construction
How to Get Smart Lighting: Start Here
In This Case, Fabrication Is Concrete Evidence
Are People Wising Up to Smart HVAC?
Taking Old Ceilings to New Heights
Terra Cotta: Back on Terra Firma
Are Recessed Kitchen Fixtures Always the Light Choice?
Choosing the Right Stove for Your Trad Kitchen
Will a New Order Finally Upend the Supply Chain?
Bright Ideas: New Tech for Architectural Lighting
Survey Says Which Brands Architects Prefer to Specify
New Materials to Repair the Old Roadways
Give Me a Break: Creative Destruction Makes for Better Building Materials
Is Precast Concrete the Way to Go?
Plastic and Concrete: Stronger Together
Concrete: New Look at an Old Material
Lighting the Way Home: the Allure of Traditional Lantern Design
No Coverup: Hoods Exit the Modern Kitcehn
Glass Block Heads Toward the Sunny Side
Tobacco Roads Are Good Ways to Go
Are Appliances Cultural Phenomena?
Past Perfect: Ancient Romans Made Best Concrete Ever
Something in the Air: Solar Paint Could Be Energy Source
Milky Ways: New Uses for Old Paint
Turned On! Grow Lighting Is a Growth Market
Counter Culture: Materials, Cost, Workability
Where to Source Retro Exterior Millwork
History in the Making: Terra Cotta’s Tantalizing Appeal
Finding Old Appliances for a New Kitchen
Trad Wood Windows Really Were Meant to Last a Long, Long Time
Let There Be (LED) Lighting? When Will Price Be Right?
Minimalist Fixtures Can Be a Big Help in Residential Design
Light, More Light: How to Bring Fixtures Up to Date
A New Report Dissects Why Architects Choose Certain Materials
Securing the Insecure Internet of Things
Warm-Ups: the Basics of Home Heating Systems
Pumped! Heat Pump Water Heaters Save Energy, Dollars
Get the Lead Out? You Need to Find It First
Fright Light: Hackers Can Get to Smart Bulbs
Roofs Can, Should Be Colorful Topics of Conversation
Follow the PaperBrick Road?
In Old Houses, Interior Storms Can Be Good Fits
Window Makers: Design Tips for Contemporary Houses
Real Turn-Ons: How Lighting Designs Have Changed
Does Complying with Code Ensure Safe Materials?
Hot Stuff on Convection Ovens
How to Pick Kitchen Cabinets Correctly
Concrete That Bends? Hard to Believe, but Yes
Green to Go? The Evolution of Green Building Products
New Gains in Heating Efficiency Will Come from Thinking Systematically
Are Oldsters a Better Market for the IOT? Maybe
Bird’s-Eye View of Repairing and Restoring Historic Wood Windows
Heating Up: Thermally Modified Wood Gains a Toehold
Subway Sandwich: Always a Good Look in the Bathroom
Concrete Trade Association Gives Cross-Laminated Timber a Hard Time
Wood Doors Pass Their Screen Test
Sizing Water Heaters Is a Hot Topic (Really)
Hot but Not Bothered: the Joys of Induction Stoves
Warming Up to Radiant Cooling
Gaining Traction? CPSC Urged to Label Flooring
Products Catalogs Galore!
Transparent Wood? Really?
Iron, Man: How to Specify Traditional Architectural Ironwork
Boomers Want to Stick with Brick
How to Get the So-Good Look of Cedar Siding
High-Powered Paints Battle the Usual Villains
Home Automation Is Still an Amazing Maze
Why Are Colonial-Style Lighting Fixtures Still So Cool?
You’ll Root for These Light-Filled Canal Palaces in Amsterdam
Steel Yourself: Industry Issues First EPDs
Restoring Plaster Can Drive You Up a Wall
Bedroom Eyes: How to Light Up the Space
Windows on Your Sol
High and Lighty: New Standards for High-Rises
Getting Plastered Can Be a Smart Move
Engineered Wood Gets a Re-Engineering from APA
Decorative Moldings Dress Up a Period Home
Is Black the New Green in Vinyl Windows?
DOE Sees the Light (Bulb) Again
Home Depot Goes with the Pro–Again
Hot Stuff: How Much Do You Know About Boilers and Water Heaters?
Smart Doorbells: Ringing in the New Year?
Yard Bird Finds Great Stuff
Tiles Ahead: Top Trends for 2016
Energy-Efficient Windows: Gospel, According to DOE
Make Selecting Products a Win-Win, for You and Your Clients
Future Fences for Old Houses
Whither 3-D Printing?
Early 20th-Century Fixtures Can Still Light Up a Room
Green Products Homeowners Are Looking For
Arts & Crafts Windows Are Still the Standard!
Energy Efficiency: Windows of Opportunity
Plaster Disaster? How to Repair the Broken Stuff
Straight Talk About Picking Products
Truly Old Appliances Can Enliven a Vintage Kitchen Design
Nifty Products for the Gracefully Aging
Induction Reasoning: the Benefits of a New Cooking Method
Plaster Disaster: Repairing the Real Thing (Lath, Too)
Is Cardboard in the Cards?
Future Stock? Three New Materials That Could Make It Big
How to Remove Drywall Quickly and Easily
Crowning Glory: How to Make Crown Molding Fit In
Porcelain and Ceramic Tile: What’s the Diff?
Lights On! New Choices for an Old House
Vinyl Solution: How to Install Siding Properly
The Craft of Lighting an Arts & Crafts Interior
Does Concrete Need Fiber in Its Diet?
Seeking Salvage for Your Old House? Here’s How
What, No Granite? Consumers’ Changing Product Preferences
Old Stove League: the History of Heaters
Up on Roofs: Why Do Consumers Settle on Metal?
On the Jobsite, Cord Cutting Continues
Much of a Choice? Picking Out Reproduction Hardware
Words to the Wise: How to Specify Smart Glass
Vinyl Siding: Mimicry Is No Longer Gimmicky
No Joke: New Concrete Doesn’t Crack Anybody Up
Bath Faucets That Are Real Turn-Ons
The Mysteries of Installing Vinyl Siding–Revealed!
Floored: New Choices for Old Kitchens
Sheath’s the One: How to Specify Building Wrap
The DIY Basics of Plaster Repair
Yankee Stadium Built by Men of Steel (and Concrete)
To Beat the Heat, Metal Has Mettle
Old-Style Interior Doors Opening Eyes Once More
Old-House Coverups: Guide to Period Painting
Open Case: Arts & Crafts Doors Are Lively Lookers Still
The Ins and Ins of Recessed Lighting
The Sweet Light of the Arts & Craft Style
Is Metal a Material for the Weather Wise?
Bamboo You! A Material for All Ages
The Light Way in a Kitchen
Concrete Development: Quartz Now Mimics It
Appetizing Thought: From Food Waste to, Uh, Building Materials
Dollars and Sense: How to Specify Affordable Kitchen Cabinets
Simple but Eye-Opening Changes to Kitchen and Bath Design
Kitchens Need More Floor for the Money
The Greening of American Roofing
Five Fine Enviro-Friendly Building Materials
The Right Recipe: Baker’s Dozen of Universally Designed Products
Steel Yourself: New Wood Is Stronger Than Carbon-Based Materials
Suddenly, Architects Love Wood Alternatives
Using Old Materials May Be a Better Way to Build Something New
Time and Money: Save Them with These Building Products
Terra Cotta’s Comebacks in Style
Systems Check: HVAC in New Housing
To Build Sustainably, Material Changes Are in Order
Material Question: Older Versus Newer Building Products
Concrete Conclusions About New York City
Inside and Out, Sliding Doors Are Moving Back In
Water Works: How to Keep It Out of Stucco Walls
Old Is New Again: the Rise of Reclaimed Building Materials
Old Fixtures Key to New Kitchen and Bath Designs
What Will It Take to Make Timber Structures a Commonplace?
Concrete Is Environmentally Friendly? Who Knew?
Six Front Doors That Make Stepping In Stepping Up
Playing-It-Smart Bathroom Products
New Recipe for Concrete Makes for Tougher Stuff
The Smart Home Hub Should Take a Hike
New Look at Old Paints: They Really Are Different
See-Through Wood Windows? Really?
Are Smart Locks Really Such a Wise Idea?
Sea Change: Eco Battery Runs on Seawater
Hot Topic: How Long Do Water Heaters Last?
Coverups: Paneling and Wainscoting for Period Homes
Material Whirl: Managing Online Product Info
Shingle File: How Shingles Can Create an Artful Exterior
Saving Graces: the Many Uses of Architectural Salvage
Strip Ease: How to Install Prefinished Strip Flooring
Real Turn-Ons: Pro-Style Faucets for the Home
Fundamental Decision: Poured Concrete or Block Foundation?
Tanks for This: How to Replace a Tank Water Heater
With These Tools, You Must Take Care
New Coolants for Appliances Will Heat Up Prices
More and More, OLEDs are O.K.
Is Peel-and-Stick Housewrap About to Surround the Market?
Concrete’s Environmental Impact Is Set in Cement
Light Up Your Life!
Hidden Value: New Wall Systems Are Energy Savers
Seven Simple Tips for Finding Salvaged Products for Your Project
New, Old, and New-Old Choices for Period Roofs
Will 3-D Ever Be a Grade-A Choice for Housing?
Could Solid-State Lighting Be Unhealthy?
Didn’t Think Roofing Could Be Sustainable? Think Again
Transparent Wood (Know What That Is?) Cooler Than Glass
Sweets: Last Word on Makers of Finishes
EPA to Composite Wood Makers: Toughen Up
Are Buyer Co-ops a Good Deal for Home Builders?
So Beadboard Is Popular Again? Really?
Are New and Greener Refrigerators Finally on the Way? Maybe
What Features Most Affect Residential Reconstruction Costs?
Material Whirl: Old Stuff Is Getting a New Day
Dryers’ Stuff: New Sustainability Standards for Old Machines
How to Size Mini-Split Systems
Yes, Even Building Materials Are Changing
Paneful Truth About Energy-Efficient Windows
Water, Boy: ‘Intelligent’ Technologies in the Making
No Small Matter: How to Size Mini-Split Systems
The Big Bamboo: Has Time Come for This Material?
Latest Hard Stuff for Concrete Connoisseurs
Concrete Knowledge: How to Order the Stuff
Cool Rules About Hot Water
Automation Nation: Great Growth Ahead?
Project Galleries Show Off Hard-Working Products
Fill ‘Er Up: This Refrigerator Knows How to Do It
LED of the Class: California First to Pass Standards
Glass Act: Smart Glazing Moves Into the Light
Green Lights–Lots of Info on Sustainable Stuff
Construction Inflation Rolls Back
Get Plastered: How to Use a Traditional Material
Going Dutch: the Well-Lit Waldorf in Amsterdam
Maybe We Shouldn’t Build Them Like They Used To
Sweets’ Truth: All Kinds of Product Knowledge
Ups and Downs of Installing Integrated Appliances
Opening Doors to the Past
Stone Free: What if You Don’t Want Granite?
Sweet Directory of Wood Door Makers
Counter Intelligence Helps!
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