Home prices are high, inventories are shallow, and personal savings are rising, which is leading everyone to say 2018 is the year of remodeling. People are choosing to stay in their homes and elevate the space, rather than sell it and buy a new one.
Built-in storage is a reflection of that—today’s designs demand less clutter without sacrificing space. It’s a real challenge, because storage itself takes up room, and so to have one without the other would initially seem paradoxical. Done right, built-in features can bridge the gap between saving space and creating storage.
Here are a few examples from designers and remodelers in the know.
Small-Duct, High-Velocity HVAC: What It Is and Why It Pairs Well With Modular Homes
Modular home manufacturers, builders, and owners now have many choices when it comes to indoor climate systems, but small-duct, high-velocity (SDHV) systems may be the perfect fit for these types of homes
Codes & Standards
An Introduction to the Zero Energy Ready Home Program
Late in 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home program announced the rollout of ZERH Single Family Version 2
Trouble-Free Stucco Overhangs
Transitions from walls to horizontal surfaces are prone to moisture problems. Attention to proper detailing in these areas is key.
The Art of Weaving Custom Homes Into the Urban Fabric
These homes demonstrate the challenges and opportunities of custom urban infill
A Pittsburgh Rowhouse With a View
Working mostly within the city limits but in a variety of neighborhoods on different building types, architect Darren Lloyd says every project is instructive for projects that follow, regardless of type.
Cool Desert Design in Tucson
Ibarra Rosano Design Architects referenced traditional Mexican houses for inspiration to resolve a typical infill issue for this home: bringing in natural light while maintaining privacy.
Site-Specific Design: What It Means to Design for Place
Designing custom homes to preserve and enhance the natural qualities of a site
A London Pub on the Lake
This custom home on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka incorporates the homeowners' love for London into its antique walnut bar
2022 Custom Timber Home Building Outlook
A few of top tips from Mid-Atlantic Timberframes for working with timber frame providers, as well as what we’re seeing on the custom timber home building horizon for 2022.
A Case for Compact Duct Layouts
Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help