A remodel can create an inviting, usable living space under the deck.
If you can solve the geometry, spacing, and proportions of the balustrade along the rise and run of the stair, then the design for a level balustrade is a piece of cake.
While designing a first-floor addition that looks like it has always been there is often straightforward, designing a second-floor addition can present a host of design hurdles.
Residential design tips: freestanding bathtubs add elegance to a bathroom like nothing else.
Drawing Board: Lessons in residential design
Exterior trim is worthy of more than just a few fleeting moments of design time.
The first structure I ever built, not counting tree houses, was a shed. It served its function but was too small, oddly tall, and narrow, and I never put it…
Strictly speaking, powder rooms have only a sink and a toilet, but they afford an important measure of convenience to guests and residents alike and can also add value to a home.
Many production builders in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s minimized construction costs by keeping the size of their houses as small as possible while still trying to include all the…
Designer Mike Maines details 3 types of well-designed laundry closets that make the most of a compact space.
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