Custom Home Design

Custom Home Design



Features
September 20, 2013

Professional Builder's House Review design team shows how small details added to a stairway landing, hallway, foyer, or porch can be the special touch that transforms a house into a home.

RDC Fine Homes' first net-zero home employed a wide array of energy-efficient features. Image courtesy of RDC Fine Homes

Features
September 27, 2013

Speakers who participated in the recent Net-Zero North American Leadership Summit share what the industry has recently learned about building to the green standard.

Features
June 26, 2013

After three years of research and development, Proto Homes is rolling out houses produced by a patent-pending, hybrid prefab building system.

Features
June 26, 2013

The Diamond is the highest honor a custom builder can achieve for the quality of its home-buyer experience. Avid Ratings honored Estes Builders for providing the best customer experience of all custom-home builders in the United States.

News
June 24, 2013

The poised white rectangle has the appeal of classic Modernism, but it is also a critical part of the sustainability story: The frame’s deep overhang helps shield the house’s main southern exposure from the region’s scorching sun.

Features
April 01, 2013

A look at 14 economical upgrades for single-family homes.

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the c

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professiona

Features
January 30, 2013

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professional Builder’s House Review team demonstrates how to revitalize past bestsellers.

News
December 05, 2012

Legendary residential architect Barry A. Berkus passed away on Friday, November 30 at the age of 77. He was surrounded by family at the Serenity House hospice care facility in Santa Barbara. 

Features
October 07, 2012

Like green building, universal design is no longer an unfamiliar concept to home buyers, but they still need sound advice from builders on making their homes livable for as long as possible.

Features
November 06, 2012

Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents four green homes geared for today’s buyer markets.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.