Custom Home Design

Custom Home Design



zero-energy homes, ibacos, best practices

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

Features
August 01, 2011

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

outdoor living, home design, residential design, outdoor kitchen, patio design

Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five innovative concepts for bringing the inside out.

Features
July 13, 2011

Creating an indoor-outdoor relationship is nothing new. But as the home-building industry continues to decrease the size of homes and searches for ways to add value to designs, extending living space outdoors becomes a critical design component. Professional Builder's House Review design team presents five outdoor living concepts.

home size, AIA, Home Design Trends Survey, American Institute of Architects

home size, AIA, Home Design Trends Survey, American Institute of Architects

News
July 10, 2011

After witnessing the downsizing of new homes and lot sizes in America for the past three years, it appears that the trend is finally starting to reverse itself — or at least level off — especially among higher-end homes, according to the latest Home Design Trends Survey from the American Institute of Architects.

News
June 24, 2011

Vinyl siding was the most popular choice for new home exteriors in 2010 — the 16th straight year vinyl has been No. 1, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Vinyl has gained market share during the housing downturn, going from 31 percent of new homes in 2005 to 36 percent in 2010.

rental housing, apartment design trends, apartment design, rental housing design

Thanks to the growing number of people who don’t have to rent, but want to, the market offers a broader diversity of product typ

Features
June 20, 2011

Young adults have traditionally fueled most of the demand for rental housing. There are still plenty of young renters in the marketplace, but renters by choice, who are generally older, are changing things up in the multi-family sector.

residential design, architecture, residential architecture, townhouse living

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents five cutting-edge plans for urban townhouse living.

Features
May 31, 2011

Professional Builder's House Review design team offers several examples of urban townhouse that maintain a sense of identity with the existing neighborhoods while also offering a sense of privacy and security.

Survey: Majority of builders believe kitchen is key to selling new homes

Survey: Majority of builders believe kitchen is key to selling new homes

Features
April 18, 2011

When it comes to selling new homes and feature upgrades, the kitchen remains the heart of the home, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.

Features
April 18, 2011

Our team of architects and designers offers six designs that emphasize the value of proper kitchen layout and location. Ranging from an award-winning luxury home to sketches for smaller-size designs, each concept confirms that the kitchen has become the “command center” and focal point of virtually every new home.

Features
April 16, 2011

What makes a home a best-seller? Price, location, and amenities are important, but design can make or break a sale. We profile eight home designs that have what it takes to make customers sign on the dotted line.

20 ways to save $5,000 a unit

20 ways to save $5,000 a unit

Features
April 10, 2011

From optimizing foundation design to reducing roof pitch to re-thinking your trash-removal process, Lean operations guru Scott Sedam identifies numerous ways to save a bundle on each and every home you build.

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