Best Practices

Custom Builder's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on best practices for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



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The gold winners from the 2007 National Sales and Marketing Awards demonstrate that a cool sales environment doesn't need to put a halt to design innovation.

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The synthesis between architects and custom builders can be like oil and water. With intersecting yet disparate goals, it's a wonder architect and builder get along at all, much less come up with a finished custom home at the end of the process.

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When Stephen Shaw, president of Shaw Built Homes, a small-tract builder in Boonton, N.J., received a four-page checklist from a customer detailing how the customer perceived their relationship would unfold during construction, he knew he had a problem....

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For builders who have considered working at the highest end of the luxury home business, working with an architect is probably a necessity.

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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

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

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