CB Summer 2017


Silgranit, has a 10-inch-deep front apron that sits flush with surrounding cabinetry.

The Metropolis line of pendants, sconces, and flush and semi-flush fixtures from Corbett Lighting features interconnecting cubes with handcrafted iron frames.

The Ellington collection of tiles from Walker Zanger is created from marble and limestone inlaid with brass, copper, and stainless steel. 

AGA has introduced Elise, a 48-inch range that is available in five-burner gas cooktop dual-fuel or five-burner induction configurations.

The thermally insulated door is designed for homes that merge indoor and outdoor spaces, as the panels can tuck away inside pocket-style recesses in the wall.


Drummonds accommodates those who want to relax in the bath with tubs sporting a sloped end that is the same width from top to bottom.

Bosch is introducing two new refrigeration units with the Benchmark 30-inch Built-In Custom Panel Single Door Refrigerator and the Benchmark 18-inch Built-In Custom Panel Single Door Freezer.

Rocky Mountain Hardware has added 29 new knobs, pulls, levers, and grips to its portfolio of cabinet and door handles.


Custom home builders share the red flags they look for when screening clients and deciding whether to keep them or let them go

No eclecticism here--these two custom homes are authentic examples of modern and Shingle-style architecture

His and her showers, natural stone, and a Parade of Homes bathroom design are featured in this installment of Design Spotlight

Business smarts and old-meets-new design have helped Environs Development carve itself a niche with stately infill homes in Chicagoland

This moveable wall is an 8-by-8-foot barrier and a storage space for large artwork.

A range of smart building practices ensure long-term livability and good business sense

Guaranteed maximum price contracts require a true team effort and an open-book policy


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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