Top side view of open floor great room in a former church

Keeping the walls white throughout the home highlights the restored architectural details, such as the archways, wood ceiling beams, and stained glass window (Photos: Jim Tschetter).

Two very different adaptive reuse projects show off the hurdles and rewards of turning nonresidential buildings into custom homes

Exterior of 3-bedroom home near Austin, Texas

A multipronged approach to a custom home ensures good indoor air quality

Hastings Tile and Bath Urban Collection

Floating vanities from the Hastings Tile and Bath Urban Collection

These 10 tips will go a long way toward Improving the quality of your houses

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Tom Harris Architectural Photography

This home's indoor-outdoor integration plays a role in an illinois family’s quality of life.


These modern vanities will help you create on-trend modern baths.

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The European continent has always been the leader in cutting-edge design.

Functionality and hygiene are at the forefront of these high-tech toilets.

Stainless steel may be a fan favorite, but colorful appliances can give a project a personalized touch.

Custom notched kitchen island with high chairs and bench

See how a notch became a clever detail for this custom-made kitchen island/table that accommodates a companion bench

Powder room by Janet Brooks

For Janet Brooks designing powder rooms is the icing on the cake, providing an opportunity to be a little outrageous.

Powder room in Mediterranean-style home

The powder room can be the jewel box and the most unexpected space in a home


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Fully automated indoor hydroponic appliance that allows anyone to grow herbs, vegetables, and microgreens right in their kitchen all year round without pesticides


A seaside retreat follows the Passive House standard to maximize energy efficiency

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