A kitchen display at the Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath showroom in Ashland, Va. “It’s amazing how many details there are in kitchen design,” owner Jennifer Gilmer says. “When a builder is involved in our meetings, he’s much more knowledgeable about design and installation nuances.”

July 03, 2019

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

July 02, 2019

This mosiac mural not only is the focal point of the room but a fun way to personalize the space


Workshop APD principals Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen like to use authentic materials. Their design for the About Last Knife restaurant in Chicago kept the circa-1912 brickwork, using it as a canvas for a mural (Photo: Dan Kelleghan).

July 02, 2019

From custom residential to multifamily, hospitality, and product design, this NYC firm leverages its philosophy across four design verticals

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June 27, 2019

A city builder tackles affordability and environmental concerns

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June 27, 2019

Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, but the net result is always a better house, says guest columnist and BSB Design architect Ed Binkley

Bonterra design build showpiece kitchen

This kitchen by Bonterra Build | Design, in Austin, Texas, features an island topped with a 6-by-10-foot solid marble slab that took eight people an entire day to get into place. The drop edge makes the marble slab look thicker than it actually is, but even so, it’s a massive piece of stone. Other features include solid Douglas fir beams and hardwood oak floors original to the house and a 12-foot cedar ceiling. / PHOTO: TWIST TOURS; INTERIOR DESIGNER: KELLE CONTINE INTERIOR DESIGN; ARCHITECT: CORNERSTONE ARCHITECTS

June 25, 2019

Two custom builders and a designer share their secrets for protecting profit margins when creating luxury kitchens

March 22, 2019

Tudor-style home with central stone fireplace in the pool house



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


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