A compilation of HousingZone's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on design for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.
A complete transformation
Remodeler turns a 60-year-old home into a modern, energy-efficient masterpiece.
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Production builders are reducing construction costs by thousands through the use of Lean design techniques. Architect and Lean design expert Todd Hallett demonstrates how to get started.
Builder of the Year report...
Arguably better than any of the Giant builders, Toll Brothers built a business that was ready to absorb and pivot from the historic downturn to a new market.
Top 10 Professional Builder...
As the calendar year comes to a close, we recap the most popular Professional Builder articles in 2012.
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The increased cost to build underground safe rooms is the major reason that codes in tornado-prone areas of the Midwest do not require them.
Manufacturers and suppliers have stepped up plans for exhibit spaces for the new Design and Construction Week, when IBS and KBIS join forces for a mega-exhibit in Las Vegas, Feb. 4-6, 2014.
Success in constructing net-zero homes in the Northwest has sparked debate over how green codes should be incorporated.
Outdoor living spaces continue to rank high on most homeowners’ wish lists. The desire to incorporate a functional outdoor entertaining area into the overall home design appeals to virtually all...
Seattle architect Ross Chapin knows all about designing smaller, smarter homes. Chapin, principal of Ross Chapin Architects, Langley, Wash., has long been a proponent of conserving resources by...
When selecting and specifying the tub fixture, there are several options to consider to best meet a client’s needs for entering/exiting the tub and bathing.
Whether a home is large or small, the master bath continues to demand a great deal of attention.
The most prevalent trends in bathroom design for 2012 and 2013 are centered on better use of floor space, more storage, and amenities that rival those of an upscale resort or spa.
AvalonBay’s Ava H Street apartment community in Washington, D.C., taps the Millennial mindset with such features as customizable closets and a Twitter wall in the lobby.
The folks at Boral Bricks have known that brick is green for a long time. They’re demonstrating its attributes in three sustainable projects.
Although the idea of a great room has been around for many years, the design and definition have both evolved.
Houses are a series of integrated and interrelated components and systems that all affect each other.
A look at 14 economical upgrades for single-family homes.