All surfaces of this home in Maine were selected for durability and low maintenance: unfinished wood, galvanized steel, and unfinished concrete. The design is by Caleb Johnson Studio, with construction by its contracting arm, Woodhull of Maine (Photo: Trent Bell).

September 12, 2018

Homes that meet Passive House standards require less investment in solar to achieve net zero

September 20, 2018

An artist's viewpoint and a talented tile setter created these original mosiac designs

September 14, 2018

Creating drama with wallpaper, slabs, and faux concrete


Photos: John Magor

September 14, 2018

Making bold statements and subtle accents with wall (and ceiling) paper

September 11, 2018

Designer/landscaper transforms a concrete hillside into an organic ribbon and bench


The driveway and front door of this Minnesota cabin, known as Fish Tap Lake Retreat, are to the left of the screened porch, so ariving visitors can see through to the lake. Albertsson Hansen Architecture designed the dark brown exterior to help the house blend into its setting. Bright red trim adds a Scandinavian touch (Photo: Gaffer Photography)

September 11, 2018

Two modest-size homes that welcome the vacation crowd in comfort and style

September 11, 2018

Make sure your new sustainable project receives a fair valuation

Couple with construction manager wearing a hard hat
June 18, 2018

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

Contemporary lake house on Lake Geneva, Wis.
July 13, 2018

A summer cottage master suite at a Lake Geneva, Wis., custom home

Master Suite designed by Shanna Kerr
June 18, 2018

Focus on the client to design spaces that are deeply personal like the master suite



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Dura Supreme Cabinetry has launched a new selection of stains.


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

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