Clever design solutions for unique residential projects.

Kevin Cozen minimalist kitchen

Storage ideas from minimalist cabinetry, to pantries under stairs, and drawers below a pet spa.

NKBA Bath Design winners

Imaginatively designed baths contribute star power to a custom home. Check out these projects for design inspiration.


Imaginatively designed kitchens contribute star power to a custom home. Check out these projects for design inspiration

This residence in Scottsdale, Ariz., is BALA’s Home of the Year for 2015. The owners wanted a Spanish-style design, but with an updated, neutral color palette.


Skillfully designed and superbly crafted, these homes are among the biggest winners in the 2015 Best in American Living Awards

Secret Cabinet Entry for Kitchen Pantry

Two designers and home builder partners share their executions for pantries and butler kitchens.


Designers and a builder present their ideas for creating a space to hang, store, and organize with style.

Porch on a home by Regency Builders

Three builders offer their takes on porches as the vehicle for curb appeal, relaxing, and outdoor living.

Richard Berry entryway/staircase

Photo: Courtesy of Richard Berry


Three perspectives regarding how to treat entryways and focal points.

Front porch and Craftsman-style detail on a custom house built by Hartman Homes, Hudson, Wis.

Built-in bookshelf with staircase

This double-height bookshelf designed by Fleetwood/Fernandez  for this mid-century home performs double duty as a guardrail at the stair opening (Photo: Blake Little)



A builder, designer, and an architect couple provide their perspectives about how built-ins can infuse creativity into a space.



FALL 2019

This Month in Custom Builder


The company also added a reversible option that gives designers a decorative fluted motif


A preconstruction process that convinces potential clients to pay for estimating is less about contract language and more about beginning a relationship

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