Nigel Maynard, Editor-in-Chief

Nigel Maynard is editor-in-chief of Custom Builder and PRODUCTS magazines. Maynard grew up in St. Croix, where he learned construction helping his step-dad build the family home from the ground up. Since that early introduction, he has bought and remodeled four homes, and has taken up cabinet and furniture making. His current home was featured in The Washington Post and his previous home was covered in Home Magazine, The Washington Post, and HGTV’s I Want That!

July 09, 2020

I once interviewed a young architect who lamented that the bulk of her design commissions were for remodeling work.

March 18, 2020

I used to have a real estate dream that went something like this:

January 02, 2020

There’s a street in my neighborhood that offers the perfect tableau of old house versus new. On one lot is a home built around 1865.

September 12, 2019

Three years ago, my wife and I bought a down-at-the-heels 1909 farmhouse in a quaint little Maryland neighborhood that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

June 27, 2019

The average American home has grown over the years, and the kitchen has followed in lockstep. New homes have ballooned from around 1,500 square feet in 1970 to about 2,775 square feet in 2017.

March 20, 2019
Over the years, I’ve talked with many architects who yearn to design a home in a picturesque location, whether that’s on the beach in the Hamptons, in the Los Angeles hills, up in the mountains o
January 31, 2019

In the fall of 2018, I had the privilege of taking a day to tour two very special companies while I was visiting Copenhagen, and the level of craft and attention to detail evident in their products

September 11, 2018
I inked my first real estate transaction in 1999. It was a half-acre of raw land in the U.S. Virgin Islands where I was born and raised. 


January 09, 2017

The custom building game is an endeavor fraught with potential minefields.

October 03, 2016

You can blame (or credit) architect Sarah Susanka for giving rise to the small-house movement. It depends on your perspective.

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SUMMER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

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Features

The philosophy of the German Bauhaus school of art and design drives this Dallas-based custom builder

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