CB May/June 2014

Sustainable Second Homes

Design Spotlight: Lighting

Custom Builders on the Move


This new line of solid cast acrylic baths offers a unique design approach while staying suitable for a wide customer base.

Dekton is a new ultra-compact surface by Cosentino suited for both interior and exterior design.

Fypon offers a dynamic yet fast way to enhance the entry door of any home with these door surround kits.

This Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat from Lennox lets homeowners make adjustments through an app from any smartphone or other compatible device.

These wall ovens from Bosch allow for kitchen design versatility with horizontal or vertical installation.


You don’t have to be a big builder to have an advisory board.

Three companies discuss the importance of instituting design studios, cultivating relationships, and offering quality work.

Three award-winning designers explain how they approach lighting essentials for a custom-home bathroom, powder room, kitchen, and closet.

Designed as getaways for their eco-conscious owners, these homes are built to last for generations. 

November 2014

This Month in Custom Builder


Project management once required numerous binders and folders to stay organized, but true to the 21st century, all of this can be done in one app.


Incentive compensation plans can reward performance but be careful about what you’re paying for. 

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