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!

June 11, 2021

The vacation home has always had a special appeal.

February 09, 2021

I have a confession to make: I always tell people I prefer modern architecture, but that’s not the whole story.

December 28, 2020

Even though my wife and I undertook a whole-house renovation of our 1909 Victorian a few years ago, we’re already thinking about our next project.

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

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SUMMER 2021

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The Wiser Energy Home Power Monitor notifies homeowners when devices are on or off

Features

Builders need skilled labor, but should their workplace policy drop zero tolerance for cannabis and risk taking on more liability?

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