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

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

14 Louis Poulsen OE Quasi Pendant

Lighting is an important element in a custom home.

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

Front exterior view of Modern Craftsman house

To meet current tastes, Kimberley Development is adding contemporary and transitional elevations to its usual selection of traditional Craftsman homes (Photo: Mirza Kudic).

This next-gen leader is using her research and analysis to lead Kimberly Development into its most profitable years

Feng Shui and Joanna Wong master bath

Photos: Courtesy of Ennate

Joanna Lily Wong’s feng shui principles and designs embrace luxury, without sacrificing practicality or creativity

Passive House exterior in Greenport, N.Y.

Natural finishes predominate in architect Wayne Turett’s New York home. The cedar siding is finished with a blue-gray stain (Photos: Liz Glasgow Studios).

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

two rams butting heads

Builders should know what leverage and protection they gain and lose when considering alternative dispute resolution techniques

Nicole Tysvaer headshot

Green builder writes about crossing the chasm from building sustainable homes with one-off, pilot technology to attaining broad market penetration 


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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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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