The need to more construction workers to satisfy new housing demand over the next five years could siphon employees and capital from other sectors of the economy.

Scientists create a process to render wood transparent and stronger than glass or plastic

An unnecessary divide exists between two important allies.

Partial-height screens transformed this basement into a space reminiscent of East Asia.

Custom home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. built by CRG Companies.

Using social media to attract leads is easier than you think

Jeff Goulette stairway

Four architects present their approaches for designing stairs to deliver spatial drama, transition, and procession.

A-Frame Vacation House

The home’s old spiral staircase, which split the plan in half and obstructed water views, was torn out and replaced with a new stair that starts on the right and winds its way up to the second-floor catwalk and third-floor bedroom and study. (Photos: Peter Murdock).

Witness the make over of a 1960s A-frame and a new mountain retreat with a dramatic skylight

This newly built Minneapolis residence looks right at home in the diverse mix of older Tudor, Craftsman cottages and newer styles of homes in the area.

Good negotiating skills, creative problem-solving, and flexibility make these infill projects sing

Caleb Johnson masters designing and building

Cameo Homes

This 9,000-square-foot custom home in Bountiful City, Utah was built over 2 1/2  years by Cameo Homes, Salt Lake City, and designed by Empirical Design Studio, West Jordan, Utah.

Flat trends for custom home building, according to NAHB'S analysis of the latest Census data.

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

Video

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

April 2016

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Daltile’s six new collections have the look of stone and are available in two finishes.

Features

An unnecessary divide exists between two important allies.

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