A look at this year's home, which aims to serve as a design beacon to new developments in its palm-heavy, stucco-clad, equestrianian neighborhood on the outskirts of Las Vegas
Navien’s non-condensing water heater is a first in the market
During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it.
'Hyper glue' formula may increase the strength and corrosion resistance in materials typically held together by adhesives
A good building envelope begins with foundation details that keep water out, and air and heat in
The New American Remodel team relied on lessons from a decade of technology improvements to create a winner in the race to zero. Here’s how they did it.
Bringing air register design in line with modern design
For long-lasting results, reattach loose lath and plaster surrounding the patch
The 2020 New American Remodel shows how modern design can appeal to traditional sensibilities
Four decks from four different deck builders, celebrating unique design and exceptional execution
Goodbye bull-and-jam demo. Magnets and drills are cleaner—and ultimately faster—than sledgehammers.
Beauty meets performance and fine design in this Arizona home
The Model ReModel projects are all but complete
The 2020 New American Remodel is a masterful example of modern design customized for one particular site
Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision
Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed
The crew sheathed the walls with ZIP System panels from Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System panels have an air- and moisture-resistive barrier that, when used with ZIP System Flashing Tape, protects against air and water intrusion. Theflashing tape is very sticky, and technique matters. Tape in a sequence that creates overlaps that promote moisture drainage: lowest horizontal seams first; then vertical seams immediately above, overlapping at the intersections; then the next course of horizontal seams; and so on.
This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space
The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage.
Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him.
We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country
A miter saw built like no other
The trick is to drill a tiny exploratory hole with a locator bit made from a piece of piano wire