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 mre 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.

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.


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


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


An unnecessary divide exists between two important allies.

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