CB Spring 2018


Whitebark, boasts a brighter color palette influenced by sun-whitened poplar trees

American Standard’s studio bathtub with a fold-over edge integrates lumbar support for greater comfort

Neolith sintered stone surfaces are scratch-, stain-, and UV fade-resistant. 

The Pro Series is available in 36-inch single- or double-oven configurations,

Each style profile is inspired by old-world mosaic patterns and textures

The Artist Edition collection of sinks depicts a floral theme while emphasizing visual play between light and shadow

Weather Shield partnered with Sherwin-Williams for furniture-grade finishes on their window and door collections

The Wood L-Slab Pedestal from Stone Forest is made from heartwood and sapwood

The Unity bathroom cabinet from Ronbow features soft-close doors and a curved LED overhead light

The Lyric fireplace from Ortal is designed to complement any wall finish, and includes cool-wall technology


Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite

A craftsman's use of social media puts him on the map

For empty nesters, the world of design is their oyster

Details are the thread that tie environments together

San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules

Seaside sunbeams and maritime stargazing are reflected through the textures and colors in this North Carolina Low Country home.

The right attention to detail can connect modern with log cabin rustic.

Two custom builders seek to improve margins: one by unitizing pricing relationships with trades, the other by pursuing a coveted homebuyer group

An architect explains why and how he photographs his own work

Seattle-based Build LLC draws on Scandinavian influences to create modern homes that are functional and timeless


This Month in Custom Builder


Sales leader and author Mark Richardson shares his advice for how custom builders, and leaders throughout residential construction, can improve the effectiveness of thier staff meetings

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