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How to Trim a Window with Pressure-Treated Pine

General Contractor Jeff Sweenor explains how to use pre-primed, pressure-treated pine for exterior window trim and door casings

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Idea House 2017 | Multi-Tasking Mudroom/Laundry

See how the combination laundry, mudroom and pet-washing station at the TOH 2017 Idea House perfectly combines efficiency and style.

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Idea House 2017 | Smart Home Solutions

Simple to use, easy to install, and value enhancing—check out the innovative smart systems at the TOH Beach House

Idea House 2017 | All About Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)

Cranking up the comfort in the TOH 2017 Idea House

Idea House 2017 | Ground-Floor Living

A multigenerational home, the Beach House was designed in such a way that all the living could happen on the first floor. In addition to the first-floor master suite and ground-level laundry room, there are many thoughtful aging-in-place design features. Let us show you around.

Idea House 2017 | The Reveal

An update of a classic seaside architectural style, our Rhode Island Beach House is built for easy living, with a flexible layout that can welcome multiple generations. Read on for more information about the house and links to photo galleries

Idea House 2017 | Coastal Colors

Interior Designer Denise Enright discusses the coastal-inspired palette of the Rhode Island Beach House

Idea House 2017 | Beach House Tour

Inside and out, and throughout every floor—take a complete tour of the TOH Idea House, with builder Jeff Sweenor

Idea House 2017 | Beds of the Beach House

The TOH 2017 Idea House features three unique bedrooms–so naturally, it needed three unique beds!

Idea House 2017 | 360° Interactive Video Tour

Take a 3D virtual stroll through the TOH Beach House at East Matunuck, Rhode Island!

Idea House 2017 | The Bunk Room

With seaworthy style, built-in bunks, and a suspended swing chair, the third floor bunk room at the TOH Beach House is sure to be a favorite with younger guests. Come on up, and take a look around! Update: This room is a winner of the National Association of Home Builders Design Committee's Best in American Living™ Awards! Congratulations to the Idea House 2017 team!

Idea House 2017 | The Game Room

Part game room, part gathering place: welcome to the most entertaining room in the house

Idea House 2017 | Second Floor Tour

Heading upstairs, visitors will find an open, airy common space that branches off into two distinct guest bedrooms, and a shared bath with laundry en suite

Idea House 2017 | Outdoor Living Reveal

The TOH Beach House features multiple spaces for outdoor living, each with its own distinct look and all easily accessed from inside. With plenty of colorful, coastal-inspired furnishings and accessories, we’ve created unique spaces from the front porch to the backyard, perfect for entertaining, relaxing, and dining. Let’s take a stroll

Idea House 2017 | Project Roundup

Take a sneak peek at our 2017 Idea House, a gorgeous beach house in Rhode Island

Idea House 2017 | A Day at the Rhode Island Beach House

Work is under way at our 2017 Idea House in Rhode Island, where traditional architectural features combine with modern building techniques to create a family home with a relaxed coastal sensibility

Idea House 2017 | The Eyebrow Window

Go behind-the-scenes with Rhode Island Idea House builder Jeff Sweenor and his team

Idea House 2017 | Installing the Walls

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos from the Sweenor Builders crew at the Beach House in Rhode Island

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Idea House 2017 | Chippendale Railing

Check out this timelapse of details from our beach house in Rhode Island

Idea House 2017 | Plasterwork

Keep up with the progress of the TOH Idea House in Rhode Island by going behind the scenes with builder Jeff Sweenor

Idea House 2017 | Shingle Art

Check out this behind-the-scenes timelapse with a master craftsman! Special thanks to SBC Cedar

Idea House 2017 | Shingling

Keep up with the progress of the TOH Idea House in Rhode Island by going behind the scenes with builder Jeff Sweenor Special thanks to SBC Cedar

Idea House 2017 | Building a Deck at the Beach House

A behind-the-scenes look at the progress of TOH's Idea House in Rhode Island, as told by builder Jeff Sweenor