Exterior of Texas vacation ranch

Custom vacation houses that celebrate their natural surroundings, lightening up a Texas ranch

Gloved hand holding urine sample cap for marijuana testing

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Builders need skilled labor, but should their workplace policy drop zero tolerance for cannabis and risk taking on more liability?

Library wall

Photos: TG Image

See the creative solution for keeping his and her home offices separate and private

His master closet with fireplace designed by Yelena Gerts

Photos: MarCo Ricca

Yelena Gerts creates a his closet with the vibe of a Rodeo Drive upscale men's clothing boutique

Photos: Mark Boisclair Photography

Angelica Henry designs for his and her closets that accommodate and show off  the clients' wardrobes and favorites

Exterior of Alma Home

Photo:  Spacecrafting Photography

While construction was not in her blood, education and planning lead to success for this Minnesota custom builder

The principals of Duoma Atelier, Norma and Gaton Galella, are focusing on the pandemics biggest demand, flex spaces and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) (Photos : Courtesy Duoma Atelier).

A husband and wife start of design/build company and bring workplace and wellness attributes into flex space and ADU design

Exterior of SYMBI net zero home

Symbi Homes wanted to add an organic feel to the exterior. Lignia, which uses fast-growing softwood and modifies it to have the properties of a hardwood, offered a solution. “The durability, stability, and environmental credentials of Lignia wood make it a perfect choice for the SYMBI Duplex One project,” says Lisa Ayala, Lignia sales manager for North America. Lignia wood is used on the bay window, front porch and stairs, and rear deck (Photos by J. Loren Phtography).

Mixing energy efficient, net zero construction with custom-build home touches 

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NAHB's chief economist on what lies ahead for the custom home market?


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Touring 84 Lumber and Andersen's New Showroom

Custom Builder Editor Nigel F. Maynard tours one of the country's first design centers from 84 Lumber and Andersen Windows & Doors in Rockville, Md.

84 Lumber and Andersen have worked together for more than 60 years. Its new design centers offer residential construction professionals a wide selection of doors and windows, finishes, trims, hardware, and more.

"We're hoping to enhance the buying experience for the customers," says Rob Comeaux, territory sales manager for Andersen. "We're hoping that not only will homeowners use it, but we can use it for educational purposes, but also so that we have contractors come in and bring their customers here and make decisions."

Umbriano – A Contemporary Twist on the Look of Natural Granite


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