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Design and PlanningRemodeling | Floor Plans | Additions | Green Design | New Construction | Energy Efficiency
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Home Parts and MaterialsHVAC Systems | Other Materials | Windows | Backsplashes and Countertops | Cabinets and Built-ins | Ceilings | Lumber and Sheet Goods | Roofs | Siding | Walls
Home StyleBungalows | Contemporary | Craftsman | Shingle Style
Even a small addition can make your house live and look its best
by Lynn Hopkins
In a dense urban neighborhood, this remodeled bungalow goes green with recycled materials, solar energy, gray water, and room for the owners’ day jobs
by Geoffrey Holton
A successful design starts with establishing personal and business space
by Kurt Lavenson
Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic district
by Michael McDonough
A home workplace doesn't have to be large. In this excerpt from Chapter 3 of his book At Work, At Home, architect Neal Zimmerman offers examples of niche work spaces tucked into odd and unused areas of the house.
by Neal Zimmerman
A worker's bungalow expands to meet contemporary needs without losing its charm
by Bill Mastin
Six basic ingredients blended in different proportions yield a variety of sweet solutions
by Daniel S. Morrison
A steel skin, exposed framing, and a central atrium distinguish this industrial-strength version of a classic dog-run house
by Bede Van Dyke
A Toronto architect updates a traditional cottage for his office and adds a modern three-story home, but you'd never know it from the street
by John O'Connor
A first-floor master suite maintains the scale of the house and creates a courtyard out back
by Lynn Hopkins
A proper work-space setup can help prevent the paraphernalia of work from invading the rest of your living space
by Joanne Kellar Bouknight
A modest renovation transforms hodgepodge of revival styles into a coherent shingle-style design
by John Ineson, Elizabeth Ineson
Watch the Passive House video series
Play the Inspector Game!
Transformation of the Week Gallery
Personalizing an Everyday Ranch
Open up the space, add smart lighting and sharp design, then, watch a humdrum house become a real humdinger
by Nancy McCoy, Peter Judge
Shared Built-ins Save Space
Recessed cabinets between an existing bathroom and a new home office maximize space, in this excerpt from Making Room by Wendy Jordan.
by Wendy A. Jordan
Lessons from commercial construction
by David Crosby
Remove One Wall and Join Two Rooms
Hanging the ceiling joists from an engineered beam is the fast, simple way to replace a bearing wall
by Mike Guertin
Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder
This builder’s Denver-based company recently won its second grand award in the DOE’s Housing Innovation program.
by Boyce Thompson
Tailgate: Nicole Starnes Taylor, Architect
This former carpenter talks about how having worked in the trades made her a better architect.
by Andy Engel
The Barefoot HomeDressed-Down Design for Casual Living
Outside the Not So Big HouseExpand your home to include outdoor spaces.
Window Treatments Idea BookUpdate the look of your home’s windows with hundreds of fresh ideas.
Inside the Not So Big HousePersonalize your home and discover how to make it more functional with special built-in details.
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