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  • Building Curved Walls

    Simple step-by-step techniques for laying out and building attractive curved walls.

     
  • Customizing Closets

    The old board-and-pole closet doesn’t make it in today’s marketplace. A closet specialist shows how to offer custom solutions at a modest cost.

     
  • Roach-Free Remodeling

    Through integrated pest management, the remodeler can make his inner-city projects inhospitable to roaches, but favorable to restaurants and residences.

     
  • Safety Glass Rules & Regs

    Once for cars only, codes and federal laws now require safety glass in nearly every new building. This article, adapted from National Glass Association publications, explains the key provisions in simple terms.

     
  • Smart House Sweepstakes

    Electronically controlled homes will soon be commonplace. But whether they’ll follow the NAHB Smart House standard, or something entirely different, is still up for grabs.

     
  • Sound-Studio Retrofit

    How an old warehouse was transformed into a professional sound studio — using off-the-shelf materials and a good understanding of sound transmission.

     
  • Traditional Looks for Sale

    Corbels, balustrades, sconces, and friezes have found their way back into new and renovation projects. Here’s a survey of the growing marketplace.

     

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