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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.

Custom Builder survey defines the demographics of the custom-home market

Custom Builder survey defines the demographics of the custom-home market

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New research by Custom Builder magazine provides insights into client profiles, home specifications, and top business challenges. Among the findings: homes are getting smaller, purse strings are tightening, and move-up buyers rule the market. Check out our full report.

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Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first batch of the freshly collected 2010 census data of the nation. The big news so far: The official resident population count increased 9.7 percent over the 2000 census to 308.74 million people (the slowest growth rate since the Great Depression), with most growth occurring in the South and West regions, led by Texas.

Tips on designing and specifying shower systems
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Understanding the mechanics of shower systems is vital to creating a great user experience, according to kitchen and bath design expert Paul Greenspan. He offers advice on shower system design and specification, including when to use a thermostatic valve in lieu of a pressure balance valve.

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Custom Builder has searched far and wide for some of the most impressive custom projects to land on our doorstep. Take a look at three projects from award-winning architects and designers

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