Building at the Beach

Find green building tips, energy-saving ideas, construction material recommendations, and weatherproofing guidelines for building on the coast.

Building Tips

Find essential info for building on the coast from installing an outdoor shower to keeping storage dry.

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Professional Help

The remodeling world is full of confusing terms. (Did you know that MDF stands for “medium density fiberboard”?) Before you initiate a renovation or home improvement project, learn who does what, and how they can help you.



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