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Meadolark Design + Build's work runs the gamut of styles. This design pays homage to the mid-century modern home originally on the site (Photo: John Carlson at Carlson Productions).

A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

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An artist's viewpoint and a talented tile setter created these original mosiac designs

Creating drama with wallpaper, slabs, and faux concrete

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Photos: John Magor

Making bold statements and subtle accents with wall (and ceiling) paper

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Designer/landscaper transforms a concrete hillside into an organic ribbon and bench

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The driveway and front door of this Minnesota cabin, known as Fish Tap Lake Retreat, are to the left of the screened porch, so ariving visitors can see through to the lake. Albertsson Hansen Architecture designed the dark brown exterior to help the house blend into its setting. Bright red trim adds a Scandinavian touch (Photo: Gaffer Photography)

Two modest-size homes that welcome the vacation crowd in comfort and style

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Make sure your new sustainable project receives a fair valuation

Couple with construction manager wearing a hard hat

Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

Contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva, Wis.

A summer cottage master suite at a Lake Geneva, Wis., custom home

Master Suite designed by Shanna Kerr

Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite

Videos

Mark Richardson, CR on New Partnership with Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder

Case Design Remodeling co-chairman Mark Richardson recently joined Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder magazines as a columnist. Richardson takes a moment to describe the partnership and a vision for the residential construction industry.

Selling Strategies

Mark Richardson on sales strategies in today's environment.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 2 - Meeting Energy Star 3.0

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren discusses Energy Star 3.0 with the lead contractor for one of Habitat for Humanity's Builder Blitz 2012 homes. Habitat's annual Builders Blitz has a goal of building 200 homes in one week.

Submitted Video: Habitat For Humanity's Builders Blitz Day 4 - Gideon Pointe Neighborhood

Tapco Group's Kelly Warren talks with Bob Calhoun, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, about the 40-home Gideon Pointe neighborhood under construction by Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington, N.C.

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