(Very!) Fine Remodeling

Category: Daily Diary

Regular readers of the blog already know that I am a big, BIG fan of Fine Homebuilding. (And that I have fantasies of baking them muffins and showing up at their headquarters as a ploy to get them to autograph my Sawzall in silvery ink. Yeah, I'm crushing bad.)

Why are they so awesome? Practical and easy-to-read technical information on a well-designed website. A healthy respect for homeowners who like to use quality materials and who are interested in value over trendiness. Writers who got their hands dirty as craftspeople BEFORE they became writers. One of the best moderated and helpful forums (Breaktime) on the 'net to turn to for help and advice. Yeah, Fine Homebuilding is the gold standard in my opinion.

They've reorganized their Remodeling content into one clean and sleek section, which is happy news for those of us who are more about remodeling than building from the ground up.


They've also incorporated excellent guides for:

You can play their Inspector Game which is entertaining AND educational. Check your know-how against their inspectors!


Fine Homebuilding and Consumer Reports are the only annual subscriber sites that I bother to pay for because their content is JUST THAT GOOD. I trust them and their advice. It's an education and an investment that pays me back in spades. They limit the amount of advertising on their sites and in their magazine so a) they aren't beholden to advertisers of products that may not meet their standards, and b) they can cram more quality content in. They also provide quite a few free content goodies and previews on their website , plus their blogs are always free! Yay!

Love you, Taunton! Let me know what kind of muffins you prefer...

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Hi! I am a IL blogger looking for other chicago bloggers! Love you blog! We are having a Il girls get together and wanted to stop by and tell you to check it out!!! :) Jen

This is a good take on remodeling. I love how your blog goes, too!

I really like the colors here on your blog. did you design this yourself or did you outsource it to a professional?

I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.. :)


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