Construction defects go viral with ugly photos and screaming parents, and those hurt your bottom line more than the defects—and building it right the first time.
A lodge-style Texas home with warmth, soul, and a sensible scale. Restrained details and friendly materials keep it from looking overblown and feeling cavernous.
Metrostudy has been tracking the effects of higher mortgage rates on home sales and traffic in new-home builder models. Our survey results show increased volatility in traffic and sales, but the trends are indeed mixed.
Two experts suggest that more elaborate standards will require better-trained raters.
Extra toilet paper can be stored in this clever, stainless cabinet.
The subsidized townhouses sold in the $100s to the $300s—less than one-third the selling price for market-rate homes.
Seattle area buyers eagerly pay $1 million-plus for a view in Belvedere, a community developed by Toll Brother's CamWest Seattle division.
Install genuine brick facade in a snap.
Honeywell's UV air purifier installs inside your home's ductwork, zapping the air in residential HVAC systems with an ultraviolet light.
The aluminum reinforced rails in Fairway's most recent vinyl railing line allow for up to 10' spans and a slim, graspable profile.
Standard sizes and configurations bring moving glass walls within reach.
These linear drains are 100 percent stainless steel and feature channel drains in patterned grates.
Computerized layouts help builders meet stricter codes and control lumber costs.
Home buyers, home builders, and the general public have renewed their confidence in the economy and in the housing market, and the evidence of an improved outlook is widespread.
The addition to this 1910 Four Square looks spot-on from the street. Even better, it made way for a better kitchen, lots of daylight, and two times as much porch space while holding tight to the home’s traditional good looks.
Builders take stock of their quality assurance programs, their labor's skill levels, and their superintendents' experience.
To create the best drainage ever, work out a drainage plan before digging to locate cleanout and daylight locations of perimeter footing drains.
[Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story; it provides an overview of foundation layout and describes the author’s technique for building footings. Next month the story continues with the completion of the stem walls.]
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The pork chop return may be easy to build, but it's clunky, out of proportion, and shouts cookie cutter. There's a better way, and architect Don Powers shows three alternatives.
In hot, humid climates, wood windows can rot quickly. What's the fix?
Builders of National Green Building Standard Green Certified homes now can offer an energy guarantee to home buyers.
As Congress addresses tax reform and a restructuring of the housing finance system, NAHB urges its members to make their voices heard.
A townhouse project near Seattle built to meet "world's most rigorous building standard."
An outstanding advocate for high-performance housing, Southface founder Dennis Creech is the 2013 winner of the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing and its $50,000 prize.
The Internet and social media have compounded how reviews are shared—whether they are positive or negative. Your company needs a strategy for this new reality.
A durable wearlayer and strengthened core combine with the look of old wood to offer a new flooring option.
With hinges, door knockers, bell buttons and a range of other interior and exterior accessories, the Reserve collection can be used throughout the home.
This contemporary fixture refreshes the standard medicine cabinet.
Trus Joist's TJ Insulated Structural Framing Components make it a little easier to build energy-efficient houses
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