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Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier
Today's biggest demographic trend poses a challenge and also presents an opportunity. That's because more and more working-age people are asking for a home with space to accommodate senior parents with... read more
Outdoor lighting is a real art, and the best result comes from planning ahead.
A beautiful custom home represents a huge investment of time, care and money. Someone who has decided to make that investment most likely wants the home to present its best face to the world. During the day, that face... read more
Trust? Maybe. Verify? Definitely.
A September 2011 Business Week article reported on a Texas home improvement contractor that hired a writer to post 200 positive reviews on sites like Yelp and Google. The story went on to cite other examples and... read more
For best results, narrow down the options up front
Allowances--that is, budgeting general costs for items before the specific items are chosen--are a fact of life on many projects. Some homeowners have trouble making decisions before work begins, most... read more
More and more home systems are adding voice control technology. Let's look at the pros and cons.
The star of this year's International Builder's Show was a smart lady by the name of Alexa. As you know, she's the personal digital assistant that lives inside Amazon's Echo smart... read more
Identifying the best pro to build your new home starts by clarifying your wants and needs.
Should you heed the conventional advice about getting price bids from three builders? Maybe, but once you understand the complexities and uncertainties that go into a bid, you will see why there... read more
It's natural to have questions and changes when building a custom home. Prevent surprises and delays by getting answers from the top.
There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their building project running smoothly. Number one is making timely product... read more