Foil blocks heat transfer best if it stays clean, is adjacent to an airspace, and the delta is large enough.
If one area of your business runs more slowly than the rest, a bottleneck will occur, causing delays and lost profitability
How to create a dedicated healthy space in the home
This cold-climate wall system allows for smooth old-to-new transitions and incorporates a flush-framed deck ledger detail
Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it)
2017's No. 1 feature was No. 4 in 2016
Whether you use trusses or rafters, creating space above exterior walls will improve energy performance
Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists
Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials
Subflooring that resists bowing and other damages while increasing efficiency
A sleek door that blends well with modern luxury and doubles as a weather barrier
Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.
It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing
In a tightly air-sealed house, a mechanical ventilation system ensures a healthy exchange of fresh air
This exterior stair was formed over the top of an existing concrete stair sandwiched between masonry walls
The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies
A computer lighting model converts input (such as ceiling and counter height, fixture and lamp type, surface color and reflectance, etc.) into both 2D output showing projected fc levels at every point on a 2x2 grid (above right), and a 3D model of the room showing the effects of the lighting plan (above). Current light levels at the island (right) are more than three times the 15 fc readings taken before the kitchen remodel.
Real-world footcandle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location