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Accessible design, universal design, and aging-in-place design
by Don Burgard
Luxury grab bars offer something you’ll want to hold on to
by Tory Marlin
Transom and interior windows let the sun shine into an accessible bathroom trimmed with a combination of durable woods
by Garry Murphy
With the right guidelines, everyone can easily construct and benefit from an accessible entry to their homes
by Karen L. Braitmayer
With low-maintenance exteriors, accessible floor plans, and special attention to day-to-day convenience, these two houses can accommodate the changing needs of their aging baby-boomer owners
by Brian Pontolilo
Updated Arts & Crafts detailing enhances a home remodeled for baby boomers who plan to stay
by John P.S. Salmen
Remodeler Leon A. Frechette offers tips and floor plans to help you adapt an average bathroom for accessibility in this exerpt from his book Remodeling a Bathroom, from Taunton's Build Like a Pro series.
by Leon A. Frechette
A hillside home with a simple, barrier-free floor plan features an exercise pool in an enclosed courtyard
by Will Foster
Watch the Passive House video series
Play the Inspector Game!
Transformation of the Week Gallery
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
Surviving the Storm
Know what your insurance covers and what it doesn’t—before disaster strikes
by Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm
by Bryan Readling
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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