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xx   HOUSE

Retrofitting one old house into an energy-efficient home which uses only solar and electric power. Annual cost of all heating dropped from $1000 to $100.

Nine ways to improve the front of your house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 52

Six pages of photos show possible expansions of basic house plans that can be considered when remodeling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. 54

Six pages of drawings suggest how remodeling existing space and adding additional space can add livabilty to a house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1974 (v.52#4) pg. 46

How to diagram a home improvement project in advance.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 38

A look at five small remodeling efforts on ordinary houses.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1974 (v.52#8) pg. 28

Two pages of photos show how a simple one-story bungalow was converted into a unique house through complete remodeling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1974 (v.52#10) pg. 58

How to get the house you want. Part 1. This article explores remodeling a big old house, putting up a manufactured (prefab) package house, adding to a small house and building a custom house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1975 (v.53#2) pg. 30

Ten-page feature on remodeling. A look at facts to consider, where to get help and financing, and photos of five successful remodeling efforts.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1975 (v.53#9) pg. 29

How to expand a room by extending an exterior wall out an additional 3-1/2 feet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1975 (v.53#10) pg. 43

Guidelines on remodeling a house typical of those built in the 1930s and 1940s.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1976 (v.54#5) pg. 74

Six pages of home remodeling tips that make a house more livable by opening a ceiling, joining two rooms, adding platforms and building in furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1976 (v.54#8) pg. 34

A look at the stories of two families who remodeled their homes, complete with their comments on where problems occured and the steps they went through.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1976 (v.54#10) pg. 104

Making big rooms out of little ones. Six pages of photos show how an old house with many separate rooms can be remodeled by removing walls and creating big, open, multipurpose spaces.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1977 (v.55#3) pg. 68

A look at which home improvements pay off best when you sell.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. 46

A look at how a story and a half house was extensively remodeled. Originally with one bedroom and a studio upstairs, the house was enlarged through major structural changes to provide three bedrooms up and a garden room/study down.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. 124

Sweat equity: finish a house yourself and save. Four pages of photos that show what one family did to finish a shell house that resulted in an appraisal of twice the amount they spent.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1977 (v.55#8) pg. 54

How to make a 1950s tract house look and live like new. Eight pages of photos and sketches show inside and outside remodeling.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1977 (v.55#9) pg. 96

A look at factory-built homes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. 42

Four new face lifts for older homes. Tips on exterior facelifts.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1979 (v.57#4) pg. 100

How to finance your home improvements.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 9

Simple guide to what you can expect to find "under the skin" of your house, both inside and outside. This information is necessary before you remodel.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 34

Eight pages show how two tiny bungalows were remodeled to create larger open areas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 36

How to contemporize a house built in 1946. Includes a face-lift, a new entry, two window bump-outs, and the addition of a family room and expanded rooms.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 34

Photos of five additions that can be added to any house. Suggestions include a kitchen, solarium, family room, living/dining room and a garden room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1980 (v.58#2) pg. 44

Four pages of photos show how a fifty year old bungalow can be revived.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1980 (v.58#4) pg. 98

How a very narrow (15 foot) bungalow was remodeled into a functional, attractive house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1980 (v.58#5) pg. 54

A detailed look at how two families remodeled their homes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 35

Small additions. Photos show how bump-outs ranging from 3-ft. to 6-ft. can open up a room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1981 (v.59#4) pg. 124

Two transformations of ordinary houses. One is an old one-story house in San Francisco and the other is a 30-year old brick ranch in Atlanta.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1981 (v.59#5) pg. 99

How to make a dreary old house young again. Four pages of sketches and photos show how a boxy two-story was remodeled.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1981 (v.59#8) pg. 40

Renovate and save. Renovate an existing house and save money. Part 1. Planning.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 15

Six steps to home renovating. Includes tips on selecting a contractor and budgeting.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1985 (v.8#4) pg. 51

Ten ways to cut house-building costs,
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1985 (v.8#6) pg. 52

How to construct a small room addition for your house. Use it as a mudroom, sunporch, or deck. Should require only about seven days to build.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1985 (v.8#8) pg. 18

Making the decision to renovate an existing house. Questions that need to be answered when planning renovations.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1988 (v.11#4) pg. 31

A barrier-free environment. Tips on renovating with a disabled person in mind.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1989 (v.12#6) pg. 52

Bargain basement home renovations. Advice from industry experts on ways to save.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1993 (v.16#5) pg. 60

Planning for a home renovation. A look at permits, wiring, drywall, central vacuum system, basement insulation, laundry, bath and noise control.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1993 (v.16#6) pg. 13

Cold costs. How to reduce the added costs incurred in building during the three worst winter months. Some tips.
COST CUTS Feb 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 1

Making decisions on saving energy. How to calculate the economic benefit of various energy saving measures to include in your house rehab plans.
COST CUTS May 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 1

Creating accessory apartments (separate rental units installed in the surplus space of a single family home). A look at the benefits, costs and problems associated with such conversions.
COST CUTS Jan 1989 (v.6#1) pg. 1

Least-cost ideas for remodeling. Excerpt from the book "A Consumer's Guide to Home Improvement, Renovation & Repair."
COST CUTS Sep-Oct 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 1

Modular vs. stick-built housing. Finding savings with new construction alternatives.
COST CUTS Oct-Nov 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 1

How to make a new house look old. Some specific exterior details to consider when constructing a near-reproduction.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1986 (v.17#2) pg. 67

House remodeling ideas. Fifty ways to update a 20-year old basic ranch.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 15 1979 (v.92#7) pg. 106

Guidelines for house remodeling.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 3 1980 (v.93#8) pg. 73

How to relieve the space pinch in your house. Part 1. How to plan, finance and complete an expansion project in the most economical way.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #123 Jan 1971 (v.21#1) pg. 35

How to relieve the space pinch in your house. Part 2. Installing the slab foundation and electrical work.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #124 Feb 1971 (v.21#2) pg. 35

How to relieve the space pinch in your house. Part 3. (1) Wall framing, (2) roofing the addition, (3) cutting the access door, and (4) sheathing the outside.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #125 Mar 1971 (v.21#3) pg. 44

How to relieve the space pinch in your house. Part 4. (1) Doorway framing, (2) hanging an accordion-fold door, (3) through-the-wall installation of an air conditioner, (4) insulating and paneling, (5) installing a suspended ceiling and (6) laying self-adhesive carpet tiles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #126 Apr 1971 (v.21#4) pg. 42

How to add lots of living space to your house and save $4,600. How to add front and back formers to a Cape Cod house to gain two additional bedrooms and a bath. Part 1. this section shows how a professional contractor framed in the dormers and finished the exterior. The homeowner installed the plumbing, interior partitions, insulation and drywall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #128 Aug 1971 (v.21#6) pg. 37

How to add lots of living space to your house and save $4,600. Part 2. Completion of interior finishing. (1) Installation of wall paneling, (2) installation of hot water radiator, (3) installation of acoustical ceiling tile, (4) installation of self-stick shag rug tiles, and (5) construction of closets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #129 Sep 1971 (v.21#7) pg. 37

Article describes how one man remodeled his Levittown cape cod house by adding a dormer all across the back of the house. Detailed descrition of the remodeling giving. Est. cost: $5,800.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #165 Aug 1975 (v.25#6) pg. 30

An interview with Howard Cobb, author of the book, "Improvements That Increase The Value of Your House". Questions and answers cover the impact of improvements on your property's value, how much to do yourself, how to prioritize improvements, how to estimate what the job will cost and the impact on real estate taxes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #180 Apr 1977 (v.27#3) pg. 10

How to get a major home remodeling project moving. Some personal observations by a couple who sucessfully renovated a 92-year-old town house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #188 Mar 1978 (v.28#3) pg. 9

Four pages of photos and sketches show how to update the exterior of an older home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #189 Apr 1978 (v.28#4) pg. 10

A look at opening up a small 1947 house by removing a ceiling and wall in the living room and finishing expansion space in the attic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 16

Four pages of "before" and "after" pictures that are examples of remodeling a homeowner can do.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #196 Feb 1979 (v.29#2) pg. 28

How to add on without spending a fortune. Eight possible additions for the "Basic Box" house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #196 Feb 1979 (v.29#2) pg. 83

Experts examine a 50-year-old, one-bedroom house and give advice on how to remodel it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #197 Mar 1979 (v.29#3) pg. 46

Give your home a facelift. Four pages of photos show how six older houses were given attractive new exteriors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 18

How not to build your next home. Hard-learned advice on mistakes to avoid when you build your own home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 22

How to expand the living space in a basic Cape Cod style home. Includes sketches of possible first floor and second floor expansions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 23

How a 24x32-ft. two-bedroom house was remodeled by adding a full dormer across the back to add a master bedroom, bath, hobby room and lots of storage space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 53

Shortcut to the owner-built house. How to dodge the down payment dilemma by investing sweat equity in a pre-cut home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #203 Nov 1979 (v.29#9) pg. 14

How to give your house a complete face lift for under $1000.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 20

Six ways structural additions can be a pleasant and practical solution for the too-small house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #206 Feb 1980 (v.30#2) pg. 17

Diary of a home builder. How one man built his own energy efficient house. Part 1 of a Six-part series.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #216 Feb 1981 (v.31#2) pg. 66

The room addition. How to get the house you want without moving. A look at various designs and typical costs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 14

Diary of a home builder. Part 2. Some of the final decisions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 60

Home improvements: When and when not to do it yourself. Tips from Sylvia Porter includes costs of common improvements.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 72

Diary of a home builder. Part 3. The site and exterior.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 52

Home improvement traps and how to avoid them. Part 1.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 72

How to increase living space and usefulness without having to add on an additional room. Tips include using garage attic, finishing attic, garage recreation room, dual-purpose rooms, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #219 May-Jun 1981 (v.31#5) pg. 15

Diary of a home builder. Part 4. Finalizing the interior.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #219 May-Jun 1981 (v.31#5) pg. 56

Home improvement traps and how to avoid them. Part 2.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #219 May-Jun 1981 (v.31#5) pg. 72

How to investigate houses which require substantial repair and remodeling in order to determine if they would make a good investment for the handyman homeowner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 30

Diary of a home builder. Part 5. Constructing the house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 60

Diary of a home builder. Part 6. A finished house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 46

Housing frontier for the 1980's is house renovation. Description of (1) a church converted into a home and (2) a beach house renovation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 68

How to build a dream. One woman's description of the agonies and ecstasies of sweat-equity in finishing your own kit home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 42

How to obtain a building permit. A primer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 66

How to finance your owner-built home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 102

When you remodel, know what comes first. Tips on which jobs to do in what order.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #234 Dec 1982 (v.32#10) pg. 56

Small homes take on a big look. Seven professional tricks you can use to remodel your own home so it looks and lives bigger.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #259 May-Jun 1985 (v.35#5) pg. 29

New building techniques for home remodelers. (1) Optimum value engineering. (2) Perimeter insulated raised floor system. (3) Trus Joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #273 Nov 1986 (v.36#9) pg. 58
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 6 (Floor system).

Tip: Photograph location of wiring and plumbing before installing wallboard, siding, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 100

Why houses don't fall down. A look at wood structures. Topics covered include joists and beams, bearing and nonbearing walls, wind bracing, and foundations.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 12

Room addition (20x24-ft.). Cost and materials guide for a popular remodeling project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 74

How a house works. A look at some of the rules and standards that have become commonplace in house construction. Emphasis is on stairway design and the ceiling height.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 18
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 15
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 15

Saving money. Specific ways to save dollars on home improvements in kitchens, baths, windows and doors, buying tools, wood and concrete repairs, and energy savings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 32

Sculptural studio addition includes instructions for building a curved box beam.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 56

Rebuilding a modern house. Flat roofed house is enlarged and improved without destroying the "modern" character.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 51

Twelve tips for the owner-builder of a new home.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 6

Financing the owner-contracted home. Some advice.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 10

Estimating house construction costs. Accurate cost prediction is an owner-builder's valuable ally for negotiating favorable terms on a building loan.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 42

Rebuilding an addition. Porches and a room with a bow ceiling enlarge an old house without changing its character. Details of the bow ceiling are provided.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 22

Understanding building regulations (zoning and building codes) before you buy land or construct a house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 43

Getting a building permit. Familiarity with local codes and inspectors will speed approval of your application.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 44

How a new second story on independent footings straddles an existing single story house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 28

The superinsulated house. How to achieve superinsulated walls and airtight construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 56
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 4

Double-envelope addition. A greenhouse connector and a barrel-vaulted bedroom heated only by the sun. Includes details for building a bowstring (curved) truss.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 66

Keeping it simple. Local materials, straightforward design, self-taught masonry skills, and family labor create a comfortable 1,400 sq.ft. house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 62

Tips on burying utility lines and pipes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 10

Superinsulating the non-box. Design and construction of a circular house in Alaska is reviewed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 69

Greene and Greene revival. How a barn was converted into a bungalow. Includes details of unique wainscot, plate rail, door casing, and kitchen cabinets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 54

Information sources for builders. How to find government and industry-sponsored publications on construction materials, tools, and techniques.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 48

A shed-dormer addition. Extensive remodeling triples the space of a small Cape Cod style house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 47

Humboldt house. Construction details of a circular house built without plans, a budget, or a deadline.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 56

Tip: Use metal splines to join 1x6 sheathing on a building to get the most out of the width of a board.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 16

Working with a lumberyard. Advice for the builder on establishing a good relationship.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 51

Victorian "gingerbread" brackets are fabricated from redwood using a band saw. How to plan the cut, make the cut, chamfer the edges, and finish the bracket.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 72

Tip: Use photographs to document a home remodeling job. This can help reveal what is located beneath the surface when future work is needed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 16

Tips on protecting a house (floors, walls, ceilings) during remodeling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 10

Organizing the remodeling project. How one builder creates order at the job site. Tips on protecting the clients home (or neighbors) from the "mess" associated with remodeling or building. Flow chart maps the tasks to be accomplished, time, and sequence of work.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 4

Notes from a building inspector. You'll make your job easier if you keep the building code in mind.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 58

Out in the cold. Gearing up for cold-weather construction. Tips on winterizing your power tools, hand tools, health and safety, clothing, boots, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 60

Materials in cold weather. How to deal with concrete, lumber, poly, caulks, and adhesives when building in cold weather (40-degrees or less). Tips on temporary structures, space heating, moisture problems, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 41

Building on a barrier island. How one builder contends with the ravages of wind, water and sand. Includes some framing details.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 58

A well-engineered house. A retired engineer/builder recounts the pleasure and peril of working alone. Includes instructions for a site-built crane, with a 16-ft. boom, that is made of wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 56

Airtight in Massachusetts. Energy-efficient envelope construction method is viewed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 81

Hurricane warnings. A look at the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew (Aug 24, 1992) and the implications for house construction in hurricane-prone areas.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 82
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 4

Energy-saving details. A demonstration house in Canada shows new approaches to energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 62

Good lot, bad house. A look at the economics and realities of tearing down an existing house and rebuilding on the same foundation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 60

A small, affordable house. A veteran builder reduces costs with a wood-post foundation, plywood siding, timber framed second floor and roof, and other techniques. The result is a house costing only $45 per square foot.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 74
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 6

The art of adding on. Use this checklist to make sure you're getting the amount and type of space you need.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #122 Apr-May 1999 pg. 38

Good Housekeeping's complete guide to home improvement. A 13 page guide to fix up, remodel, and improve the whole house.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1984 (v.198#4) pg. 195

American home improvement guide. A look at typical costs and return on the money invested for 10 common improvements.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1987 (v.204#4) pg. 188

Thirteen mistakes to avoid when remodeling.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1988 (v.206#4) pg. 178

Should you add on to your house? A series of questions to be considered before launching into an addition.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 58

A look at how one couple added a garage and family room wing onto a Cape Cod house. Includes tips for others considering an addition.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 23

How to be a demolition expert. General rules and specific guidelines on prying, removing nails, and tearing out plaster, gypsum board, plywood, hardboard, floor boards and resilient flooring.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 47

How to spruce up the back of your house.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 14

House retrofits that make it easier for the handicapped. Some of the best ideas in use today are viewed.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 90

Home-building expert lists important questions to answer before deciding to build your own home.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 46

Demolition. Tools and techniques for doing the demolition needed to remodel a house.
HOME MECHANIX #687 Jul 1985 (v.81) pg. 54

Home improvements that are money in the bank. Cost of various home improvements is compared with their value when a house is sold.
HOME MECHANIX #712 Aug 1987 (v.83) pg. 44

How to protect your home from damage during remodeling projects. Some tips.
HOME MECHANIX #748 Sep 1990 (v.86) pg. 19

How to double-use space. How to make little used rooms serve a dual purpose. Ideas included for art studio, photographic studio, sewing center, home office, stereo center, etc.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 43

Building an addition. Basic considerations and three examples: a patio converted into a garden room, a sunroom that provides passive solar heat and a second-story addition (construction detail included).
HOMEOWNER Mar 1985 (v.10#2) pg. 41, 50

How home improvements add to the value of your home. Chart shows the average cost and resale value of 14 popular remodeling projects. Accompanying articles showcase a number of major remodeling projects.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1987 (v.12#2) pg. 24

Ranch reform. Bringing older ranch-style houses up to date. Includes 12 architectural ideas for adding space, personality and distinctive style to cookie-cutter ranch houses.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.12#7) pg. 48

Money-making home improvements. Sixteen remodeling projects that will raise the value of your home. An overview of their costs and potential return on investment. Tips on planning and financing a major remodeling project.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 27

SPECIAL SECTION on creating a "fitting" addition with proportions, finishes, trim, window styles and other elements that complement the original house.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 25

SPECIAL SECTION on whole-house remodeling. Advice on design, getting started, live-in options during the remodeling process, etc.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.14#9) pg. 21

Second-floor additions. Strategies and designs for upward expansion.
HOMEOWNER May 1990 (v.15#4) pg. 32

Additions. Even a small expansion can often make a big improvement in your home's livability. Several ideas shown.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.15#6) pg. 28

How to add an energy-saving room that pays its way. Designs include (1) adjoining storage for toys, tools and out-of-season clothing, (2) laundry room addition to a kitchen, (3) enclosing a back porch to make it a utility and storage room, (4) attaching a potting shed and (5) an attached laundry room with floor-to-ceiling pantry and mud room.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 49

Drawings suggest low-cost ways to improve the looks of bi-level ("raised ranch") houses. Five sketches suggest ways to minimize height and add interest.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 55

Three possible ways of creating private living space for aging parents in your own home. Includes an apartment created by remodeling an attached garage, an addition, and an adjacent separate small home.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 41

What it's like to do your own room addition. An actual account of the trials and rewards. Includes tips and checklists.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 83

How to remodel like a pro. Tricks of the trade to save time and money.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1978 (v.3#5) pg. 92

Photos show how old houses can be updated with exterior sheathing and new windows, but without major structural changes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 52

How to get maximum space at minimum cost. Tips on analyzing and redesigning a house so little-used areas relieve overworked rooms.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 27

How a guest apartment was built in the area where the support posts were located on a steeply sloped hillside.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 30

Special section on house remodeling. 23 pages look at costs, framing, designs, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 43

How to frame for wooden floors, frame doors and windows, apply siding, insulate, panel, install radiant heat panels, and finish walls and floors when adding a room addition or converting a garage.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 87

Before you remodel, it pays to know what you're getting into. Tips on deciding what to do yourself and what to hire done.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 68

Teach house construction by using 'half scale' lumber and building small, one-room houses using full-size carpenter's tools. They can be used as dog houses or play houses for children.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1980 (v.69#3) pg. 52

Selecting the right loan for home improvements.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #442 Mar 1965 (v.61) pg. 73

Photo and tips showing a major expansion of a six-room, one-story house to an eight room, one-story, plus enclosed patio.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #452 Jan 1966 (v.62) pg. 104

Four ways to expand your home. (1) second floor over attached garage, (2) second floor over entire house, (3) second floor over attached garage and breezeway, and (4) conversion of a sundeck over a garage to an enclosed second floor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #484 Sep 1968 (v.64) pg. 62

Easy way to add a bedroom to your home. Have a professional build the addition in shell form and finish the inside yourself.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #487 Dec 1968 (v.64) pg. 79

Twenty home fix-up ideas.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #501 Feb 1970 (v.66) pg. 83

The basics of expanding any room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #512 Jan 1971 (v.67) pg. 115

How to make a major addition to your home.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #515 Apr 1971 (v.67) pg. 103

How to use prefabricated methods to build your own home.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #517 Jun 1971 (v.67) pg. 87

How to add a studio/sitting room. This is a total addition to the house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #521 Oct 1971 (v.67) pg. 118

The ABCs of adding a room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #528 May 1972 (v.68) pg. 104

A look at which home remodeling jobs require professional help and which don't.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #548 Jan 1974 (v.70) pg. 64

How to save money by doing your own home improvements. Adding a room. A two story addition provides a first floor family room and a second floor bedroom. Basic foundation and framing illustrated.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #563 Apr 1975 (v.71) pg. 44

Easy way to add a wing. Wing addition includes master bedroom, bath, closet, family room and attached wooden deck. Foundation and framing plan included, plus a list of materials and their cost.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #570 Nov 1975 (v.71) pg. 52

Adding a second floor containing three rooms over the garage of a small ranch-style house. Convert old garage to family room and add a new garage. Photos and floor plans shown.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #575 Apr 1976 (v.72) pg. 52

A look at questions to answer before launching major home remodeling. Eight of the most common improvements are examined.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #590 Jul 1977 (v.73) pg. 110

How to box in & conceal exposed pipes in the corner of a room or along the ceiling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #591 Aug 1977 (v.73) pg. 104

How to add a second floor to your home. Includes sketches and photos of the remodeling of one small, boxy ranch house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #608 Jan 1979 (v.75) pg. 64

How to build an easy three-wall addition to gain more space for less money.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #610 Mar 1979 (v.75) pg. 84

How to add a second-floor addition.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #611 Apr 1979 (v.75) pg. 106

Doubling your living area. Room additions to a small house can add a lot of room. Drawings and photos illustrate the addition of a garage, master bedroom, laundry room, dining room, covered porch, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #620 Jan 1980 (v.76) pg. 42

Everyman's room addition. Basic instructions for planning and building a 3-wall room addition.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 119

How a small bungalow was converted to a sprawling 2-level house by means of additions.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #631 Dec 1980 (v.76) pg. 82

Special issue on fixing up your home. Residing, painting, basements, wall coverings, house stripping, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 55

How I made my development house energy-efficient. Steps to be taken during the construction of a house, and afterwards, to improve energy use. May involve doing some of the work yourself, even during construction.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 78

Special section: How to turn your old house into a new house, inside and out.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 55

Design for an 18x20-ft. room addition with a cathedral ceiling and bay window for use as a family room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #647 Apr 1982 (v.78) pg. 58

How to find money for remodeling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #659 Apr 1983 (v.79) pg. 51

A dream-room addition features a latticework "gazebo" in one corner.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #659 Apr 1983 (v.79) pg. 98

Building your own home using a factory kit house.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #664 Sep 1983 (v.79) pg. 41

Two great ways to add living space. (1) Raise the roof for a second-story addition. (2) Raise the house to enlarge the basement or build a new first floor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 32

How to get a home-improvement loan. What are your options and how to choose the one that's right for you.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 81

Do-it-yourself homebuilding. Three couples tell how they did it.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #677 Sep 1984 (v.80) pg. 61

Description of how one couple built a small, temporary home for about $1,000 using "Starplate" connectors.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 128

Loosening up a stiff old house. Emphasis is on removing walls and rearranging interior space.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 64

How to convert a commercial building into a home. A look at several examples.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1981 (v.2#4) pg. 23

Adding on to your home (6 articles). Adding a second story, where to find more space, making the structural connections, planning, utilities, and being your own contractor.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1983 (v.4#1) pg. 22

A general review of building codes along with suggestions for dealing with government agencies and inspectors.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1983 (v.4#1) pg. 56

Anyone can build a home. A survey of owner-builders reveals the motives, problems, financing, etc.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1983 (v.4#4) pg. 22

Homebuilding revolution. Part 1. Factory-built homes.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 38

Homebuilding revolution. Part 2. Panelized housing.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 46

37 cost-cutting innovations for your next major home-building project.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 52

Homebuilding revolution. Part 3. Kit homes.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 62

Homebuilding revolution. Part 4. Construction options including domes, steel, masonry panels, foam, and imported homes.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 46

Rethinking your floor plan. How to analyze the use of existing space.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 42

A look at owner-finished house construction. A description of what is involved with each task and what savings can be expected.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1985 (v.6#6) pg. 31

Suggestions for dealing with too-small rooms, too-large rooms, those that are long and narrow, are too dark, are too cold or that are too noisy.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1985 (v.6#8) pg. 58

New ways to build. Five construction techniques that save on costs without sacrificing strength and durability. (1) Surface-bonded masonry uses conventional concrete blocks without mortar in the joints. (2) Airtight drywall uses sealants and foam gaskets instead of polyethylene to create an airtight vapor barrier. (3) Truss framing for roof and floor trusses. (4) Permanent wood foundations. (5) Tunnel-form shell concrete.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 34

A home renovation primer. What you should know before calling a contractor.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 53

How to avoid the financial pitfalls of home renovation.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 58

A price guide to the average costs of 18 home improvement projects.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 38

A guide to 20 home improvements, how much they cost and how much they return in home value.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 47

A checklist of common age-related problems in the home and their remedies.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 49

The energy-efficient old house. How to make energy-related improvements to an old house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 105

Photos and diagrams show how a second story was added to a one-story ranch-style house.
PARENTS HOME May 1981 (v.5#8) pg. 11

What to do to make look-alike houses distinctive.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 118

Latest ways to modernize your home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 138

Fourteen ways to add "spring" to your home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1964 (v.121#4) pg. 134

Chart gives basic remodeling measurements of common structures, equipment and materials, and recommended minimum dimensions.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 171

Add on a "L" that contains a den, dining room, bath, entryway and two-car garage. Est. cost: $6,035 and 54 weekends.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 104

Twenty construction tips that save you time and save your back.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1971 (v.135#5) pg. 113

How to better your home. Forty-two pages of ideas for a larger, more comfortable, easier-to-live-in home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 110

Adding a second story and an attached family room to an existing attached garage can greatly increase living space in a house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 126

Architects' ideas to change the outside appearance of five traditional tract-style houses.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 134

Four pages of photos and sketches show how common styles of older homes can be given low-cost facelifts that will add or restore character to the house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 162

Home ideas guide. Several pages of ideas on enlarging and face-lifting older homes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1974 (v.141#4) pg. 145

Popular Mechanics' home ideas guide. Thirty ways to spruce up your home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1975 (v.143#4) pg. 111

Tips on planning your own addition to a house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 148

A complete guide to prefabricated housing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1984 (v.161#2) pg. 112

Home remodeling dollars and sense. Tips on cost vs. value, selecting a contractor, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1986 (v.163#4) pg. 100

Adding living space to an existing house. A look at your options.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1986 (v.163#9) pg. 14

Sidestep pitfalls in remodeling an older house by using a professional home inspector. Also includes a chart of cost estimates for various remodeling jobs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1986 (v.163#11) pg. 38

Home improvement guide. Ranch house renewal. A complete exterior facelift includes bow window, front door, entry deck, siding and trim, roofing shingles, and new asphalt driveway.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1988 (v.165#4) pg. 85

Investing in your home. A look at the most common major home improvements and their impact on the value of a house.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1988 (v.165#5) pg. 151

Seven ways to gain living space in your home. (1) Add a new wing, (2) add a second story, (3) raise the roof, (4) convert a garage, (5) finish an attic, (6) finish a basement, and (7) enclose a porch.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 142

Two basic rooms (square and rectangle) you can add to any house. Vary the roof style (shed, flat, or gable) and these 4-ft. modular additions will fit any style of architecture. Several styles illustrated. Basic framing blueprint included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1967 (v.190#4) pg. 162

Seven common pitfalls of house remodeling and how to avoid them.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1968 (v.192#3) pg. 136

Cantilevered construction is a way to increase the amount of enclosed space in a home.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 94

Expand your living space with an energy-saving addition. Emphasis is on insulating and sealing when building. Features an efficient new fireplace which gives more heat. The heat can be ducted to floor or wall registers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 118

All about "house splicing". How to properly attach a new addition to an existing house. Covers twelve common splices in both walls and roofs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1977 (v.210#4) pg. 121

A look at what's available in kit homes. Differences between precut, panelized and prefabricated kits explained. Includes list of manufacturers of traditional and log homes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1979 (v.214#6) pg. 112

Build extra living space within your present walls. Part 2. How to build stairways, how to build sound-resistant walls, and lighting tips for rooms with low ceilings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1983 (v.222#3) pg. 91

Foam home. A look at very high energy efficient homes built of expanded-polystyrene foam.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1984 (v.224#1) pg. 76

How metric measurement makes construction (such as laying out floors and decks) easier, because the planning can be done on a calculator.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1984 (v.224#5) pg. 129

House is built from wooden "bricks" cut from 2x4s and assembled with construction adhesive.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1986 (v.229#5) pg. 67

Adding-on or remodeling a back room into a useful den or guest room. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1987 (v.231#5) pg. 103

Dual-use additions give you double value for your remodeling dollar. (1) Two-room addition and redwood deck serves as a master bedroom and home-office. (2) Kitchen/great room. (3) Half-an-octagon wing offers view of garden and built-in bar. Some construction information included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1988 (v.232#4) pg. 70, 74, 76

Popular Science home remodeling guide. First of a series of 3 special advertising sections. Looks at planning, architects, financing, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1989 (v.234#3) pg. 53

Popular Science home remodeling guide. Second of a series of 3 special advertising sections. Looks at contractors, costs, roofs, insulation, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1989 (v.234#4) pg. 55

Popular Science home remodeling guide. Third of a series of 3 special advertising sections. Looks at finishing touches, landscaping, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1989 (v.234#6) pg. 59

Basic steps for installing a ledger to join an addition to an existing structure.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 45

Energy-efficient remodeling. Combining energy improvements with home improvements. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1987 (v.2#2) pg. 79
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 6

Remodeling survey looks at 23 home improvements and the value they add to your home.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1987 (v.2#5) pg. 43

Factory built houses. What is available in prefabricated, precut, panelized and modular houses. Tips on comparing kit homes and a directory of manufacturers.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 36

Flex that space. Make a room do double duty. Ideas include a fold-down table hinged to a wall, furniture that does double duty, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 34

A salute to the owner-builder. Special section focuses on building your own house.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1988 (v.3#1) pg. 39

1988 remodeling survey. A look at the top 10 remodeling improvements that can be added to a 20-year-old suburban ranch house and a 10-year-old contemporary house.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1988 (v.3#5) pg. 29

Coping with codes. It pays to learn the ins and outs of building regulations.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 68

Home improvement survey. Information from experts on which ones increase the value of a home the most. Both professional and do-it-yourself cost estimates are used for interior facelifts, furnace replacement, fireplace addition, exterior painting, central air conditioning, a bathroom renovation, a kitchen facelift, the addition of a kitchen island. a basement conversion and an energy upgrade consisting of caulking, weatherstripping and insulation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1989 (v.4#4) pg. 41

Experts explain how to calculate remodeling costs to prepare a budget or evaluate bids.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.4#8) pg. 22

Guide to factory-built houses. Part 1. Wood-frame panelized systems.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 48

Guide to factory-built houses. Part 2. Timber frame and foam-core panel homes.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 60

Guide to factory-built houses. Part 3. Modular homes.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 62

Guide to factory-built houses. Part 4. Precut homes, including log homes.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.5#7) pg. 34

A general look at building codes. Tips on when you do and don't need a permit, how to get one, what information the home owner must supply, a look at permit costs, how to get a variance or appeal a decision, etc.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 156

A look at precut houses, at the savings that are possible and at some of the special factors to consider.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 104

How to live through remodeling. Readers share 14 experiences. Suggestions include planning, taking bids, choosing a contractor, avoiding financial conflicts, living & cooking arrangements, dealing with workmen and handling the mess.
SUNSET May 1981 (v.166#5) pg. 148

Remodeling ideas to make it more convenient for a person in a wheelchair to work in a kitchen, get around the house, reach necessities, etc.
SUNSET Nov 1982 (v.169#5) pg. 106

Remodeling strategies. Part 1. Suggestions on the step-by-step information-gathering procedure. Seven pages show strategies for reshaping existing space while staying within a house's present foundation.
SUNSET Apr 1989 (v.182#4) pg. 111

Remodeling strategies. Part 2. Adding a second story. Eight pages look at different ways a new floor has been added to six houses.
SUNSET May 1989 (v.182#5) pg. 132

Remodeling strategies. Part 3. Adding on horizontally. Nine pages show strategies employed at six houses.
SUNSET Jun 1989 (v.182#6) pg. 98

How to track down answers to home improvement questions. Three experts offer suggestions on where to seek advice and how to ask questions.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #808 Sep 1996 (v.92) pg. 59

Nine ideas for giving the outside of your home a new look by adding decorative detail and by creating new vestibules, utility areas and adding fences.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1979 (v.42#9) pg. 106

Start-to-finish home improvement primer. 101 tips on remodeling.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1982 (v.45#14) pg. 74

25 tips on remodeling your home to get the look of luxury plus needed room.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1984 (v.47#9) pg. 110, 178

Tips on how to mastermind your own home improvements.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1984 (v.47#9) pg. 158

Modernization plans for a three-room apartment by architect-designer, Theodore Seligson. Part 1. Overall construction changes and living room details.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 19

Remodeling a 60 year old home inside and out. Part 1.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 32

Modernization plans for a three-room apartment by architect-designer, Theodore Seligson. Part 2. Entrance hall, dining room, and kitchen details.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 14

Remodeling a 60 year old home inside and out. Part 2. Kitchen and all-purpose room.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 30

Build a studio-den, guest room or workshop that is 10x16-ft.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 50

Modernization plans for a three-room apartment by architect-designer, Theodore Seligson. Part 3. Bedroom and bath details.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1965 (v.21#6) pg. 16

Photos illustrate the construction of a typical room addition to an existing house.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1968 (v.24#5) pg. 20

How to build an addition onto a house.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 33

Room addition. Part 1. A look at building codes, financing, planning and picking a contractor to put up the shell.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1977 (v.33#3) pg. 42

Room addition. Part 2. Covers footings, foundations, concrete floor slabs and the required excavations.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 64

Room addition. Part 3. Floor framing detailed. Balloon framing and platform framing described.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 78

Room addition. Part 4. Wall framing using the platform or western style of construction.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1978 (v.34#1) pg. 40

Room addition. Part 5. Roof. How to frame, deck and shingle a gable roof.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 72

Room addition. Part 6. Siding, windows and doors.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 76

Room addition. Part 7. Interior framing and insulation.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 56

Room addition. Part 8. Finishing. Installing light switches, receptacles, light fixtures, and carpeting.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 40

A survey of manufactured homes, component (prefabricated), modular, and pre-cut. Includes names and addresses of some major manufacturers.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 54

Carpenter gothic, a modern revival of a classic art. How to make your own decorative scrollwork to decorate porches, verandas, roof lines, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 62

How a 67-year-old man and his wife learned enough to build their own home by first building a scale model of the house and by getting some "on the job" training from a willing contractor.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 50

Your spa resort at home. 20x20-ft. room addition includes a built in spa, 7 pairs of sliding glass doors, fireplace, and bar.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 74

Inexpensive remodeling makes small house more livable and attractive. Includes information on removing old roofing, repairing deck and reroofing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 74

Restoring a fire damaged house. Some suggestions.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1982 (v.38#3) pg. 26

Tips on finishing a room addition. How to install door jambs, doors, and moldings.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1982 (v.38#6) pg. 108

Work equity house. Part 1. One way to help finance your new home. Hard work and careful shopping can provide thousands of dollars toward the purchase of a new home.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1984 (v.40#2) pg. 50

Inexpensive construction methods which can increase a building's resistance to wind. Includes retrofit information.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 6

Work equity house. Part 2. Interior finishing.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 12

Work equity house. Part 3. Kitchen and bathrooms.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 10

Build the affordable house. General description of a 960 sq.ft. house (with three optional additions) that can be built for less than half the cost of a typical new home. Designed for amateur construction.
WORKBENCH Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.49#6) pg. 36
Added Info WORKBENCH Apr-May 1994 (v.50#2) pg. 10