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64 Important Design Numbers - 
Nicole Dyer, This Old House Magazine

Some spaces just feel good, and you can't put your finger on why.  

Chances are, it's because everything is where it should be:  

  • Handles are easy to reach,
  • Drawers are not obstructed,
  • Light is where you need it.  

The key is knowing the right numbers to use in your design process.

Sample Page

Sample Page



The Perfect Wall
Joseph Listiburek, Building Science Corporation

The perfect wall is an environmental separator—it has to keep the outside out and the inside in.  In order to do this the wall assembly has to control rain, air, vapor and heat. In the old days we had one material to do this:  more

Wall Concept

The Perfect Residential Wall





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