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 on HGTV’s I Want That! and was profiled in The Washington Post.

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.

July 08, 2016

Few things in construction cause as much confusion as green building.

April 08, 2016

Italian architect and engineer Renzo Piano once said, “If you have total freedom, then you are in trouble.

January 11, 2016

If you’ve been building homes long enough, you probably recognize this scenario, or something close to it: A client phones you, perhaps at an inappropriate time, frantic that maybe the pantry your

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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