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BuildingEnergy Boston Set for March

BuildingEnergy Boston Set for March

A three-day schedule includes speakers, a trade show, and a variety of workshops about high-performance building design and construction

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Letting the materials speak for themselves

Letting the materials speak for themselves

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A kitchen design that is sensitive to the needs of the client and the beauty of the materials.

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Meet Saskatchewans First Passivhaus

Meet Saskatchewan's First Passivhaus

A duplex rising on the site of a 1940s home could become the province's first house to be certified under the Passivhaus Institut standard

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Island Living

Island Living

This spacious and inviting kitchen features a large island, allowing ample space to work, eat, congregate or socialize.

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Soaker Tub

Soaker Tub

Relax with a view

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Less is More

Less is More

While working on the book, The New Small House, I came across a small problem when shooting the exterior of this house

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NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting and Mosquito Repellent System

NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting and Mosquito Repellent System

Most people like landscape lighting. Just as true, most people don't like mosquitoes. NuTone has created a device that takes care of both at once. The haven system combines a backyard lighting fixture...

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GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

GE Jumps Ship on Compact Fluorescents

The company says it will stop making the lamps by the end of the year and focus on LEDs

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The devil is in the details

The devil is in the details

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Paired down design in this kitchen detail.

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Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: Whats the difference?

Self-Taught MBA: Investments, Costs, and Expenses: What's the difference?

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Using financial terms the wrong way causes confusion that costs you money. Learn the real meaning of the three most common words used to describe financial transactions.

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The Difference Between Orbital and Random-Orbit Sanders

The Difference Between Orbital and Random-Orbit Sanders

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See what orbital and random-orbit sanders have in common and how they differ

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Interesting Index

Interesting Index

Update from Elliot F. Eisenberg, the Bowtie Economist

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Backyard Ice Rink, Nice!

Backyard Ice Rink, Nice!

When this homeowner built an addition on to his house, he left room in the backyard to install this really cool ice rink so his kids could practice their skating and hockey skills. A perfect way to defeat cabin fever.....

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Mid Century Modern Deck

Mid Century Modern Deck

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Charming beach house with a streamlined side deck

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Nest Glitch Leaves Some Cold

Nest Glitch Leaves Some Cold

Makers of the learning thermostat blame software update for loss of service to some users

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Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

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Rising prices are making it tougher for first-time buyers to get a home of their own. Many still live with Mom and Dad.

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Controlling Dust During a Remodel

Controlling Dust During a Remodel

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A dust barrier can help keep remodeling dust from covering the rest of the house

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Dimplex Opti-myst Electric Fireplaces

Dimplex Opti-myst Electric Fireplaces

Dimplex Opti-myst electric fireplaces promise to provide a realistic fake flame with via the use of water vapro and reflected light. It's 100% safe to the touch. In a home where a real or gas...

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Cedar Comforts

Cedar Comforts

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Warm woods and a thoughtful layout make this Spa more inviting.

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Best in Show: Highlights of the 2016 International Builders Show

Best in Show: Highlights of the 2016 International Builders Show

Wireless home systems, virtual reality, and quickly emerging design trends lead discussion at last week's builder show

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