The ankle windows on this project is an example of a good detail solving a problem.

Even with limited resources, it's possible to design and build a custom home.

Krause Music Store

The Krause Music store, a national landmark and one of the last buildings designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in 1922, was renovated by Goldberg General Contracting (Photo: Hedrich Blessing Photographers).

Side jobs that started as busy work during slow times or a new niche with growth potential can broaden a custom home builder's portfolio.

Kevin Cozen minimalist kitchen

Storage ideas from minimalist cabinetry, to pantries under stairs, and drawers below a pet spa.

NKBA Bath Design winners

Imaginatively designed baths contribute star power to a custom home. Check out these projects for design inspiration.

Imaginatively designed kitchens contribute star power to a custom home. Check out these projects for design inspiration

This residence in Scottsdale, Ariz., is BALA’s Home of the Year for 2015. The owners wanted a Spanish-style design, but with an updated, neutral color palette.

 

Skillfully designed and superbly crafted, these homes are among the biggest winners in the 2015 Best in American Living Awards

The builders of these primary residences in Arizona, Connecticut, and Texas faced a similar challenge: Develop and maintain strong relationships with their clients.

Many custom builders, architects, and designers have become adept at creating green homes that offer tangible benefits such as lower operating costs and improved indoor air quality and comfort. But there’s more than one way to achieve sustainability.

Taylor Junctioin by the Jacobs Companies

A rendering of the Taylor Junction townhome project that will be built by Jacob Companies, Deerfield, Ill.

The Taylor Junction townhome project to be built by the Jacobs Companies, Deerfield, Ill., could be the first ground-up subdivision in Illinois to be crowdfunded.

Secret Cabinet Entry for Kitchen Pantry

Two designers and home builder partners share their executions for pantries and butler kitchens.

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Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode One
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe neighborhood
Submitted Video: Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Summit County, Ohio Projects
Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode One

December 2015

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Verona says its new single-oven electric range is the only 36-inch fully electric range on the market.

Features

The ankle windows on this project is an example of a good detail solving a problem.

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