CB April 2006


No longer just practical rooms for bathing, grooming and sleeping, master suites act as well earned retreats both for relaxing and reenergizing. With this in mind, many builders and architects are rethinking the very definition of the bedroom and bath.

Editorial Director Paul Deffenbaugh finds that nothing has changed the housing industry as much as the heart of a home -- the kitchen.

Overview of products featured in the April 2006 Custom Builder

Builder Scott Lowell brought a bit of his New England roots to the rolling hills of Southern Wisconsin's lake country with this bright and cheerful Cape Cod-inspired beauty designed to appeal to his market's demand for vacation homes customized for the empty-nester buyer.

With its custom-designed storage options, upscale trim, built-in desk and big, beautiful windows, this clutter-busting link between the outdoors and in proved to be an attention-grabber.


This Month in Custom Builder


Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London


Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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