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A Case for Compact Duct Layouts

Energy and building codes now require a high level of insulation, high-performance glazing, and better air sealing—compact duct layouts may help


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Guest Column: Blurred Lines

Using floor-to-ceiling sliding or folding glass doors is an effective means of enhancing the connection between interior spaces and the outdoors.



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Design Spotlight

Design Spotlight: Outbuildings by Charles Hilton

Pyramids, Doric columns, and a dialogue framing the pool and its terrace

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Design Spotlight: Outbuildings by Rotelle Studio

See the creative results from the ultimate battle of backyard sheds

Best Practices

Light Touch

Understanding these basics will help you create better lighting transitions

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Design Spotlight: Storage Solutions by John Cronin

A place for books, wine, and paperweights

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Design Details: Hidden Secret

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

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Design Spotlight: Storage Solutions by Rodger Owen

Creating a home where children and adults can feel comfortable in all spaces

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Design Spotlight: Storage Solutions by Richard Laughlin

From a space to stow the Christmas tree to an island with cookbooks

Leadership

Q + A: Happy Place

Architect Michael Lehrer on great windows, hand-built models, and builders with high emotional intelligence

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New Surfacing Designs

  Cambria has introduced nine new surfacing designs, including the brand-new Black Marble and Woodstone collections. The Woodstone collection…

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Waterproof Wallpaper

Materia Collection's H2O Waterproof Italian wallpaper is made of fiberglass, enabling the decoration of environments most prone to humidity,…

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