According to you, these 10 articles have made the most impact thus far in 2014. We've compiled the list using Google Analytics data—now see if you've missed any of the most buzzed about articles on Builder this year.


1. Four Great New Plans for 2014

It’s all about versatility and surprising touches of luxury with these new plans. The layouts are designed to flex over time, which also means they will appeal to many different types of buyers now.  Read more...


2. Top 5 Cost-Effective Home Improvement Projects

Five mid-range projects with the highest returns at resale, according to Remodeling's 2014 Cost vs. Value report.  Read more...


3. A Newly Rebuilt Craftsman With Old-Style Patina

In an old San Diego neighborhood, a newly rehabbed house and its second-floor addition play nice with the neighbors and nail the details. Read more...


4. Shelves in the Shower

An oversized shower cubby helps streamline a formerly cramped and awkward master bath. Read more...


5. 15 Hot Outdoor Design Trends

Survey identifies the top three outdoor design elements, and five most popular features of each.  Read more...


6. Pocket Offices Done Right

Your buyers may not need a full office, but no one should get stuck with a dark cave-like nook. Windows brighten up the smart pocket offices in these efficient designs.  Read more...


7. Natural Instincts: Flooring Trends for 2014

Wood-inspired flooring materials bring nature indoors and continue to gain popularity, especially in open floor plans.  Read more...


8. 2014 New American Home Is Complete

The IBS show home is chock-full of multigenerational, sustainable, and inspirational design ideas. Read more...


9. Don Gardner's Most Functional Designs

Since 1978, Donald A. Gardner Architects has delivered popular house plans that beautifully combine stylish exteriors with open, practical-minded interiors. These four plans show off the best of what Gardner designs offer: indoor/outdoor living, space where it counts, functional workspaces, and lots of storage. Read more...


10.  Seven Aging-in-Place Essentials

The National Association of Home Builders'  What Home Buyers Really Want report released in 2013 surveyed new and prospective home buyers nationwide to identify which features they want (and don't want) when looking to purchase a home. The following accessible features are in high demand by consumers. Read more...


Learn more about markets featured in this article: San Diego, CA.