Custom Home Design

Custom Home Design



Here are three rules to follow when designing new elevations

Here are three rules to follow when designing new elevations

Features
January 03, 2012

Designing a new elevation series is a lot of fun. It's an opportunity to define your brand and create homes that will speak to buyers emotionally, writes architect Todd Hallett. He identifies three things to look out for when your elevations are in the sketch phase.

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Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five plans that trim the fat and focus on traffic flow, flexibility, an

Features
January 02, 2012

Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five plans that trim the fat and focus on traffic flow, flexibility, and efficiency.

Next-gen universal design for bathrooms and kitchens

Next-gen universal design for bathrooms and kitchens

Features
December 31, 2011

To answer the demand for universal design, manufacturers continue to develop products for the home that help make the user’s experience safer and more comfortable.

Features
December 31, 2011

With this issue, we also are pleased to present photos of winning entries to our Professional Builder Design Awards. I encourage you to dig deep into this issue and see the great work submitted by your peers. At PB, design ideas are in our DNA.

75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building

75 years of people, ideas and trends in home building

Features
December 28, 2011

In honor of Professional Builder's 75th anniversary, we profile pioneering figures, breakthrough ideas, and transformative market trends that have shaped home building since 1936.

Features
January 15, 2012

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents creative solutions for live/work housing.

Mixed-use residential development, mixed-use design trends, residential construc

Mixed-use residential development can be a winning proposition if the architectural design, building amenities, and commercial t

Features
November 21, 2011

Mixed-use residential development can be a winning proposition if the architectural design, building amenities, and commercial tenants are appropriate for the neighborhood.

BIM for builders, BIM, building information modeling, BIM for home builders, sco

3D models are only the beginning with building information modeling. BIM allows design and construction teams to incorporate a f

Features
November 21, 2011

In this second of a three-part series on building information modeling for home builders, Scott Sedam explains how BIM, when used properly, can be a powerful weapon in the war against waste in product and process.

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Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents four compelling concepts for space-efficient homes that live large.

Features
November 20, 2011

Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents four compelling concepts for space-efficient homes that live large.

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