There are many awards programs for new-home design, but I contend that the best and the brightest is the Best in American Living Awards.
The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal? “So much of what we see in the U.S.
One of my favorite observations about home building is from Houston custom builder Scott Frankel, who spoke at our Under 40 conference in San Francisco in June.
As a contractor, you and your team need to have the right equipment for whatever the job entails. While growing your tool box is the best case scenario, it doesn’t always make financial sense to purchase every possible piece of equipment.
If you’ve ever struggled to get a meal on the table and wondered how restaurants manage to produce dozens of meals at a time, part of the answer is that they have better equipment than the average home kitchen.
A home is an important part of any family’s life, and every homeowner wants their house to be their own.
Drywall covers a large surface area of the visible interior of most buildings, which means details matter if you want to meet or exceed the customer’s expectations. Something as minor as a screw pop can raise concerns about the quality of the finished job.
One of the biggest challenges builders face nationwide is a lack of available lot space.
By studying key quality metrics of 21 U.S. residential builders, the authors discovered most industry-leading builders used quality management methods.
As any builder knows, it is extremely important to stay ahead of trends that are impacting the buying decisions made by potential homebuyers. These trends are always evolving and are impacted by many factors.
Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design,” observed Modernist giant Charles Eames. Even if you’re not a fan of Case Study houses, molded plywood chairs, or surfboard coffee tables, you’d probably agree that Eames nailed it when he said that.
One of the biggest favors you can do for your customers is to tell them the good news: they don’t have to settle for major appliances that are no more advanced than the ones their parents owned.
The past few decades have seen an abundance of research tying all manner of health issues to poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
Nailers are hot right now. We’re seeing a spike in innovation throughout the category, and national brands are racing to introduce the next game-changing product or feature.
In this month’s issue, one of our most popular of the year, the readers have spoken: Our Top 100 Products are chosen by you, based on your response and inquiry throughout the year.
Consensus (and the Census) has it that the upward trajectory of housing that began in 2012 is clear and continuing. There have been ups and downs but the overall trend has been steadily rising.
Construction errors cost the UK industry billions every single year. The annual spend due to error is estimated to be around 7 times the total annual profit of the UK Construction Industry.