Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping
A nifty infographic by Energy.gov breaks down the ways that landscaping can affect a home's performance-- including strategies for water conservation based on climate, and how to position trees to reduce energy consumption.
Vinyl Beats Stucco and Brick as Most Widely Used Siding on All New Homes
The NAHB's Ashok Chaluvadi offers an analysis of the Census Bureau's Survey of Construction that shows vinyl (and vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most widely used exterior wall material for homes started last year.
Quirky Homes Show Their True Colors
In contrast to the typical neutral, some luxury homeowners and residential...
With This Self-Cooling Roof, You Might Not Need AC
Fast Company's Adele Peters takes a look at a new ultra-reflective material,...
The Paint on This Country Home Changes Color Throughout the Day
Painting a home with a color that changes depending on the position of the sun...
New Census Numbers Show a Patio Boom Across the Nation
CityLab staffer Kriston Capps digs into the latest census numbers and finds that...
Upgrade the Garage with These 7 New Products
From doors to workbenches and storage, industry manufacturers have plenty to offer...
Hot Products for Outdoor Kitchens
From grills to storage and everything in between, these products are sure to heat...
Buyers Guide: Cellular PVC Trim
Wood is still the market leader for exterior trim, but PVC is gaining ground for...
2015 Roofing Trends: 50 Shades of You-Know-What
The color of choice for residential rooftops in 2015 will be gray, according to...