October 1989 Table of Contents

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Is Cellulose Insulation Toxic?

Is Cellulose Insulation Toxic? Read more

For What It's Worth

The Journal's pick of curious, interesting and useful products. Read more

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