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A custom home office designed to surprise

A custom home office designed to surprise

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A home office that conceals a private chamber...

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A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

A Cool kitchen in a Hot market. New construction in San Francisco.

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What does new construction look like in one of the countries hottest real estate markets?

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A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs.

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Building A Storage Shed On A Budget

Building A Storage Shed On A Budget

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Garages and storage sheds are fabulous ways to extend your living, storage and play space. Unfortunately, a ready or professionally built garage or shed can cost a lot of money and for the budget...

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Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Renovating your home makes it more attractive and comfortable. However, there are other renovations that you can undertake that increase the resale value of the home. It doesn't matter whether you...

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Stort Chemicals Ltd. backbone of many industries in the UK & Ireland

Stort Chemicals Ltd. backbone of many industries in the UK & Ireland

We see a lot of high profile displays today. Right from emulsion paints to room fresheners' fragrance, all is popularly appreciated today. In fact our lifestyle has been upgraded with the help of...

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Putting Up a Shed in Melbourne

Putting Up a Shed in Melbourne

It seems that, for as long as mankind has lived in houses, he has had a need for detached, accessory buildings like sheds. The nostalgic sight of an old wooden shed on a hillside or in a homeowners...

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IBS 2015: Five Stops On a Contemporary Home Tour

IBS 2015: Five Stops On a Contemporary Home Tour

Some of the best-selling communities in Las Vegas these days feature contemporary homes. Here are five worth visiting

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Great Collaborations

Great Collaborations

What fosters great collaborations?

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The Joys of a Road Trip

The Joys of a Road Trip

An Airstream trailer is lovingly restored

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Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

Tiny beach cottages - Big obsession

One room cottages on the beach are icons of seaside vacations.

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Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration

Self-Taught MBA: An App for Designer and Builder Collaboration

An ingenious app that makes it easy to share plans, markups, photos, and reports electronically with the entire project team on tablets and smartphones.

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Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings

Government Promotes Wood High-Rise Buildings

The Department of Agriculture will spend $1 million to train builders, engineers and architects as it promotes the use of advanced wood building materials.

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Self-Taught MBA: Are You Ready for Building Information Modeling?

Self-Taught MBA: Are You Ready for Building Information Modeling?

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Building information modeling (BIM) is the next evolution of CAD, involving the five-dimensional generation and management of digital plans. This post, written by my colleague Kristin Dispenza, introduces a new product specifically for small firms.

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Self Taught MBA: From Single to Multifamily Builder

Self Taught MBA: From Single to Multifamily Builder

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The transition from single family to small multifamily builder presents fewer challenges than from homebuilder to remodeler. You use the same designers, the same subs, and even the same mindset. Now that the multifamily market is booming, perhaps there's an opportunity for you.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

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Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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Green Jobs Growing Share of Construction

Green Jobs' Growing Share of Construction

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A McGraw-Hill Construction study indicates green jobs comprise about one third of the design-and-construction workforce

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Adapting Home-Building Projects to Survive in a Down Market

Adapting Home-Building Projects to Survive in a Down Market

Phoenix-based Modus Development revisits a condo project proposed in 2007, and, in response to market conditions, redesigns it as rental apartments

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Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

Blueprint-Reading Basics: How to Navigate a Set of House Plans

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Construction documents are usually more organized than they look. Learn some common symbols and drawing types that will help you find what you're looking for when you pick up a set of plans.

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AIA Billings Index Takes a Peek at Positive Territory

AIA Billings Index Takes a Peek at Positive Territory

Billings for residential projects were unchanged, but commercial and industrial specialties drove the index to its best score since early 2008

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