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Ceiling beams made of reclaimed pine and kitchen countertops with recycled material are among the green features in this LEED Go

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Big, expensive custom homes don’t have to be wasteful of energy and other resources, as long as builders educate themselves and their clients about green features and technologies.

3 custom homes that redefine retirement living

3 custom homes that redefine retirement living

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We profile three custom-home projects that redefine retirement living, including a hilltop home in Connecticut designed for a working retired couple and a sprawling ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

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2012 color palette back to basics

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The Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2012 forecast proves a color palette doesn’t need to stray far from its roots to make a big design impact. Forty hues highlighted in the 2012 selection indicate Earth-inspired color family groups with reds, blues, greens and neutrals dominating the palette.

And you thought a sink was just a sink

And you thought a sink was just a sink

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From built-in drain boards to trough sinks to integrated food-prep areas, there are countless options and accessories for sinks today. Kitchen and bath designer Carol Lamkins provides an overview of the latest sink systems and accessories.

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The ugliest house in America is officially in Springfield, Mo., according to a HomeVestors of America list featured on CNNMoney.com.

Expansive picture windows and glass doors in this 1930s beach cottage in Malibu,

Expansive picture windows and glass doors in this 1930s beach cottage in Malibu, Calif., provide breathtaking views of the ocean

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Not exactly the simple cottages you remember from childhood, these vacation homes in Malibu, Calif., Indian Beach, Del., and Groton Long Point, Conn., are made for getting away — in style.

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Tile products with textured, fabric-like surfaces and linear patterns are among the top tile design trends for 2011, according to tile manufacturer Dal-Tile. Each year, the company tracks the latest trends in designing with tile for both residential and commercial structures. Check out the nine tile design trends this year.

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Nearly nine in 10 consumers believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a survey of 10,000 consumers by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. While most think the market is ripe, many said they aren't finding what they want in a new home. For example, style and design matter more than price, and personalization is in high demand.

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

11 kitchen and bath design trends for 2011

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Dark natural finishes, induction cooktops, satin nickel faucets, and LED lighting are among the top design trends for kitchens and bathrooms for 2011, according to a survey of more than 100 designers who are members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The survey identified seven kitchen trends and four bathroom trends.

7 trends in kitchen design

7 trends in kitchen design

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The recession has had a major impact on kitchen design. Gone are the ornate and formal styles with travertine marble flooring and intricate decorative trim. Clients today are moving toward cleaner-looking cabinet faces and richer, more rural themes. These are among the latest trends in kitchen design.

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SUMMER 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

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The Dorrance collection of bath accessories includes a wall-mounted faucet, tub fillers, and bidet and shower sets

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Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

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