April 14, 2016

An unnecessary divide exists between two important allies.

April 13, 2016

Partial-height screens transformed this basement into a space reminiscent of East Asia.

Jeff Goulette stairway
April 11, 2016

Four architects present their approaches for designing stairs to deliver spatial drama, transition, and procession.

This newly built Minneapolis residence looks right at home in the diverse mix of older Tudor, Craftsman cottages and newer styles of homes in the area.

April 08, 2016

Good negotiating skills, creative problem-solving, and flexibility make these infill projects sing

April 08, 2016

Caleb Johnson masters designing and building

A-Frame Vacation House

The home’s old spiral staircase, which split the plan in half and obstructed water views, was torn out and replaced with a new stair that starts on the right and winds its way up to the second-floor catwalk and third-floor bedroom and study. (Photos: Peter Murdock).

April 08, 2016

Witness the make over of a 1960s A-frame and a new mountain retreat with a dramatic skylight

Cameo Homes

This 9,000-square-foot custom home in Bountiful City, Utah was built over 2 1/2  years by Cameo Homes, Salt Lake City, and designed by Empirical Design Studio, West Jordan, Utah.

February 22, 2016

Flat trends for custom home building, according to NAHB'S analysis of the latest Census data.

January 21, 2015

The ankle windows on this project is an example of a good detail solving a problem.

January 19, 2016

Even with limited resources, it's possible to design and build a custom home.

Krause Music Store

The Krause Music store, a national landmark and one of the last buildings designed by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in 1922, was renovated by Goldberg General Contracting (Photo: Hedrich Blessing Photographers).

January 17, 2016

Side jobs that started as busy work during slow times or a new niche with growth potential can broaden a custom home builder's portfolio.



This Month in Custom Builder


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


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

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