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.
3 ways to huge profits...
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 2012 NAHB study “What Home Buyers Really Want” shows a decided preference for crown moldings. Sixty-two percent of respondents rated crown moldings the third most essential decorative feature...
The sight of shoreline homes washed away in recent storms suggests it is time to give serious consideration to innovative proposals like a plan for a “float yard” along Boston Harbor.
Meeting the Passive House airtightness standard is more a matter of art than of software. It takes top-notch materials for taping and sealing and great diligence in applying them.
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.