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    Crawlspaces and roofs need vents, but the standard details don’t always fit. Here are two clever solutions to common venting problems.

     
  • Interview: Staining & Finishing Interior Millwork

    Two painting veterans discuss how to get superior results with stains and clear finishes on woodwork — from prep work and scheduling to brush care.

     
  • Laying Marble and Granite Tiles

    These materials are growing in popularity. An installation contractor tells how to get the best results and avoid the pitfalls.

     
  • Simple CAD for the Mac

    Computer-aided design won’t make you a great designer. But the right program can make drawing and revising much easier. Here’s what’s available for Mac users.

     
  • Successful Floorplans for Small Houses

    To allocate space correctly in a small house, consider using the component method, which matches floorplans to the needs of small home buyers.

     
  • Underlayments for Resilient Flooring

    With resilient flooring, the choice of underlayment is critical. This guide to selection and installation will help you get good performance.

     

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