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  • Building an Indoor Pool Enclosure

    A specialist in pool enclosures describes the construction of a timber-framed pool room that’s energy efficient and free of condensation problems.

     
  • Furnace Add-Ons That Clean the Air

    Growing concern over indoor air is boosting interest in electrostatic and electronic air cleaners. Here’s a cost-and-performance look at the most practical options.

     
  • Inside Influences: Trends in Home Design

    Changes in the way Americans live; others are just whim. Either way, it pays to pay attention. Here’s a room-by-room look.

     
  • Making It Accessible: The HUD Requirement and Beyond

     
  • Party Wall Options

    In addition to meeting code, party walls should provide both quiet and peace of mind. A multi-fam production manager tells how to choose the best system.

     
  • Practical Solutions to Sticky Problems

    Adhesives play a big role on the job site, but the choices can confuse. This survey of contractors and experts guides you to the right adhesive for the job.

     
  • Retrofitting Houses for Seniors

    As the U.S. population ages, more homes will need modifications for the elderly. Here’s an overview of the market and the skills and attitudes needed to succeed.

     
  • Shooting Textured Ceilings

    If replacing a ceiling, or patching and painting it are too expensive, consider a fast and economical “blown” texture. A painter explains how, step-by-step.

     

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