Colorado custom home with custom painted window on fiber cement exterior

Custom-painted window trim in bright yellow adds a sunny pop of color to the chic gray fiber-cement exterior and corrugated steel roof of one of the Creede, Colo., homes designed and built by Caldera Design Build (Photo: Charles Davis Smith, FAIA).

Design/build allows firms to guide clients toward smart design decisions, while anticipating construction challenges

Fantech whole-house filtration

The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors (Photos: Uneek Image, Courtesy Phil Kean Design Group).

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors.

brightleaf homes have found success in using social media

When BrightLeaf Homes focuses on the benefits its standard building science package delivers, the conversation with buyers moves deeper into the sales funnel toward selections for counters, cabinets, flooring, and lighting.

Brightleaf Homes is still looking, but the builder has learned some valuable lessons along the way

spa bath from nomi builders and also from plum builders

A closer look at bathrooms from Plum Builders and NÖMI, respectively, are stunning examples of how to achieve the ambiance and functionality of a spa

Shake shacks was built by hybrid architecture in seattle and featured on Custom Builder

The Shake Shacks’ inverted floor plan maximizes light and air, with rooftop decks providing protected outdoor living space (Photo: Alex Herbig).

In a densely populated Seattle neighbor­hood, two adjacent infill sites were developed: The Lookout and Shake Shacks

Factory-built custom home in Santa Monica, Calif.

This custom 5,400- square-foot single-family spec home in Santa Monica, Calif., designed by the late Ray Kappe, uses the patented Plant Building System. Plant Prefab modules ship with flooring, tile, millwork, fixtures, and appliances in place, saving months of costly on-site finish work (Photo: Courtesy Plant Prefab).

Steve Glenn and Plant Prefab work their way into the future — at their own pace with a hybrid system using factory-built modules and panels to construct custom homes.

Window wall between outdoor balcony and indoors

Opening the penthouse-level family room’s doors erases the boundary between indoors and out (Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu).

The architects of a San Francisco home solve the problem of a missing backyard

Group shot of Tongue & Groove employees

Tongue & Groove designs are not about reinforcing the status quo but finding unique solutions for clients that enable them to live life to the fullest. 

NAHB's Custom Builder of the Year (2020) talks about his design/build process

In contrast to the home’s more enclosed front façade, the rear opens up, with both corners featuring nearly transparent walls: the screened porch on the left side and a glassy, oversize living room window wall on the right (Photo: Andrea Rugg Photography).

Learn how a Minneapolis design/build firm convinced clients that less is more for their custom-built home

Integrated WRB sheathing panels

Integrated WRB sheathing panels help keep water out and can be easily applied on walls and sloped roofs.

Integrated Continuous Insulation’s Role in the Ever-Changing Construction Landscape

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The French luxury switches brand Meljac has developed a new solid brass collection in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson.

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The HS300 whole-house HEPA filtration unit is designed to be installed directly onto the return air plenum of forced air heating/cooling systems.

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