Category Managing Construction

See Your House in a New Light
Managing Construction

See Your House in a New Light

Before you pick up the phone to call a contractor or an architect, let's look at your house in ways that you probably never have before. This will allow you to gain a true understanding of your house and how you live in it, beyond its obvious pleasures and annoyances.

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Managing Construction

Home Renovation: Experiencing Your House Anew

Some evening when the house is quiet, after sunset and after the dishes are done, shut off all the lights. Electric light is the rule in virtually all homes today. Steady, bright, safe, and reliable, electric light illuminates our lives. Ironically, though, its very clarity can blind us to seeing what's around us.
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Managing Construction

Wood Clamps

Clamps (or, as they like to call them in England, cramps) are in valuable tools in the workshop. But unlike the vice, another tool that can be used to hold workpieces together, clamps are easily portable, which makes them most con venient problem solvers at the work site.
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Managing Construction

The Sensitive Addition

There's been a lot of talk invested in the last few years in trying to define what is an historically sensitive addition. The National Park Service has published guidelines, which, in short, recommend preserving historic features and materials in order to preserve a building's historic character. That's the goal. The Park Service also suggests, in…
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