Contributing Editor

Susan Bady has been writing about the housing industry for 25 years. She most recently served as senior editor of design for Professional Builder and Custom Builder magazines, and is now a contributing editor to those publications as well as the portal Web site HousingZone.com. Bady has also written for such consumer magazines as Cabin Life and Better Homes and Gardens’ Home Plan Ideas. You can reach her at susanbady@sbcglobal.net.

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January 27, 2015

With their laser focus on the 55-and-older market, I wonder if home builders and developers might be overlooking an emerging niche: singles (photo: Four Lights Tiny House Co.).

September 25, 2014

The cover story of Time’s July 14 issue is a 39-page special report, “The Smarter Home.” Naturally, I had to read it.

August 25, 2014

A recent blog post on the Estes Builders website got me thinking about what my ultimate home office would look like.

July 21, 2014

These books are insightful, thought-provoking, and worthy of a spot on your coffee table.

July 16, 2014

I’ve been talking to builders lately about coping with tight lot setbacks. Some build in the city, where it’s commonplace to see a new home shoehorned on a lot with 2- or 3-foot side yards.

June 05, 2014

Remember when interior designer Carole Eichen coined the term “merchandising” to describe her approach to model homes?

April 29, 2014

Where do you stand on mid-century modern design? Do you love it or hate it?

March 24, 2014

As regular readers know, I rarely miss an opportunity to mention Frank Lloyd Wright in my blog. That goes for his descendants, too.

February 26, 2014

While a recent New York Times article doesn’t overtly herald the return of the McMansion, the implication is there.

January 20, 2014

If you’ve never been to Savannah, Ga., by all means go, especially if you love 18th and 19th century architecture.

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