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They may be scaling down in other areas, but custom-home clients aren’t skimping on bathroom amenities. Many master baths resemble sumptuous, spa-like retreats. Here are six trends in bathroom design.

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Arthur Rutenberg moves into N.C., develops new design collection

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Arthur Rutenberg Homes has confirmed its move into North Carolina and introduces the Southern Design Collection. 

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Survey shows they see environmental goals as important, but worry about getting products

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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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WINTER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Dura Supreme Cabinetry has launched a new selection of stains.

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A hidden library door gives this new custom-built house the quirkiness of an old home.

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