Traditional architecture, new building methods, and rainwater collection combine to lessen a home’s imprint on its sensitive coastal site.
A young couple with a growing family updates their humble house with a pitch-perfect blend of pragmatism and delight.
Learn how heat pumps work and whether they make sense for you.
A new house builds on the tradition forged by America’s greatest Arts and Crafts architects.
Removable window sashes and a weather-ready floor provide a well-insulated room in the winter and a breezy porch in the summer.
A new home for a young family includes two home offices under one familiar roof.
Creative indoor and outdoor living space connect this modern home to its natural, urban surroundings.
A hard look at the features and components that enhance a front door's energy efficiency, durability, and aesthetics.
With the help of energy-modeling software, a pair of architects prove that well-designed, functional, and predictable performance is possible on a budget.
A 433-sq.-ft. houseboat showcases nine strategies that can make any small house live large
Make the most of a small space by getting furniture and cabinet dimensions right.
When you’re selecting paint-grade trim, you can choose among several options. My favorite material to work with is one that’s dry and straight, and comes in long lengths. Sure, it’s…
Plastic, canvas, and alternative materials all have pros and cons when it comes to protecting your job site while painting.
No matter how tightly a house is built, it will have gaps—around windows, ceiling fixtures, chimneys, vents, and plumbing penetrations. Sealing these openings is an essential part of building an…
This story is true. The names have been changed because I want to remain married. There aren’t too many running arguments in our house aside from the usual “It’s your…
As the focal point of the house, it's important for the entry door to be appropriate to the house style.
If homebuilders had a magic appliance that could provide an endless supply of inexpensive and environmentally friendly energy, then we would have an excuse to keep building homes without paying…
If you’re a homeowner, now is a terrific time to build or renovate. The punishing economy has left its mark on a lot of builders, and if you’re ready to…
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