Bonterra design build showpiece kitchen

This kitchen by Bonterra Build | Design, in Austin, Texas, features an island topped with a 6-by-10-foot solid marble slab that took eight people an entire day to get into place. The drop edge makes the marble slab look thicker than it actually is, but even so, it’s a massive piece of stone. Other features include solid Douglas fir beams and hardwood oak floors original to the house and a 12-foot cedar ceiling. / PHOTO: TWIST TOURS; INTERIOR DESIGNER: KELLE CONTINE INTERIOR DESIGN; ARCHITECT: CORNERSTONE ARCHITECTS

Two custom builders and a designer share their secrets for protecting profit margins when creating luxury kitchens

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A kitchen display at the Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath showroom in Ashland, Va. “It’s amazing how many details there are in kitchen design,” owner Jennifer Gilmer says. “When a builder is involved in our meetings, he’s much more knowledgeable about design and installation nuances.”

Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

Mosaic_mural

This mosiac mural not only is the focal point of the room but a fun way to personalize the space

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Workshop APD principals Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen like to use authentic materials. Their design for the About Last Knife restaurant in Chicago kept the circa-1912 brickwork, using it as a canvas for a mural (Photo: Dan Kelleghan).

From custom residential to multifamily, hospitality, and product design, this NYC firm leverages its philosophy across four design verticals

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Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London

Maison Valentina tortoise wash basin

Offered in a single- or double-basin configuration

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Designer Doorware’s Bullet+Stone is a new collection of door hardware that combines raw concrete with a variety of metals

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A city builder tackles affordability and environmental concerns

Ed Binkley, AIA

Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, but the net result is always a better house, says guest columnist and BSB Design architect Ed Binkley

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.

SUMMER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London

Features

Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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