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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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NAHB's Green Building Standard recently became the first such standard approved by the American National Standards Institute. Why is this notable? It's comprehensive. Minimum requirements must be met in all categories. Homes that only focus on energy efficiency or indoor air quality won't qualify. It's flexible.

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BALA finalists stand out from the crowd because of their workmanship, attention to detail, strong elevations and smart use of space inside and out..

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One major development noted in the 2008 BALA awards was the evolution of outdoor living spaces

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Tuscan-style home welcomes visitors with a private courtyard

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Everybody loves a parade. And considering the benefits of a parade of homes, custom builders ought to love them more than most. Building a home for exhibition — whether you call it a Homearama, a Parade of Homes or a Street of Dreams — is likely to generate a lot of brand awareness for your company.

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With its rich, warm details, fireplace-oriented conversation area and carefully-planned traffic pattern, the great room in this custom residence near Denver serves as the home's inviting social center and its primary hub to congregate.

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It's hard to beat Montana's mountain region for beauty. But when you add a private golf community at the base of Big Mountain with views of the Flathead Valley and Whitefish Lake, you get custom builders leaping at the opportunity to practice their craft. Iron Horse is a low-density, year-round residential community that sits on 820 acres of forest.

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From dedicated home theaters to multi-functional rec rooms, builders are accommodating homeowners who are seeking space for entertainment and in-house fun and games. The going-out-at-home trend essentially means recreating the movie theater experience.

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A scientist and an accountant combine their varied skills in a sustainable building company

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