November 1, 2000
A tight building budget forces an architect to think hard about his family's lifestyle as he designs their home.
Mixing historical detail and modern design makes a cheery new space fit a Victorian-style bungalow.
The hardest-working room in the house needs layers of light to do its job right.
With owners as general contractors, $7,000 covered new cabinets, new appliances, the electrician and the plumber.
Sometimes you just have to tear it all back to bare studs and joists to get it right.
October 1, 2000
An open floor plan is the key
September 1, 2000
Sliding or hinged, big panes or multilite, these glass doors should be built to withstand the elements as well as years of abuse.
Yes, recycled lumber and plantation-grown lumber cost more, but designing smaller houses, orienting them for solar gain and minimizing job-site waste don't
Ground-source heat pumps rely on buried water loops to heat and cool efficiently and economically.
August 1, 2000
With a curving roof and Craftsman-style detailing, this modern house is designed with engineered framing and an eye on expansion
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