Custom Home Design

Custom Home Design



News
April 06, 2011

Case Design/Remodeling, the largest full-service residential remodeling organization in the Metro Washington, D.C., area, has won The 2011 Designed Exterior Giveaway from Ply Gem.

Product of the Week: MediaWall built-in stone wall

Product of the Week: MediaWall built-in stone wall

Features
March 27, 2011

Eldorado Stone has designed a built-in stone solution to the integrated multimedia space with its new MediaWall. The MediaWall is the latest addition to the company’s revolutionary Gemstone Wall collection of easy-to-create, interior design concepts that transform walls with stone and brick veneer.

25 essential scheduling practices for home builders

25 essential scheduling practices for home builders

Features
March 21, 2011

There’s a simple fact in home building: The best builders are the best schedulers.
With that in mind, here are 25 essential practices to take your scheduling to a new level. Tips include establishing all pricing up front, accounting for weather in the schedule, and using manufactured components when possible.

4 expandable house design concepts

4 expandable house design concepts

Features
March 18, 2011

In the latest installment of Professional Builder's House Review collaborative, leading architects and designers present four creative plans designed to grow as the family grows. Rather than creating designs where expanded areas become obvious add-ons, these homes maintain both functionality and outstanding curb appeal as they are expanded.

Features
March 18, 2011

Millennials are tough to pin down. Here’s why those buying homes now are different from the group that will be entering the market in the next 15 years.

Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 2011

Professional Builder webinar: 35 Moneymaking Ideas for Builders in 2011

Features
March 18, 2011

Making money as a builder has never been more demanding than it is today. New tools and ideas are required to achieve success. Join Professional Builder's editors Patrick O'Toole and David Barista and columnist Scott Sedam for a fast-paced, one-hour webinar loaded with ideas you can use in your business today. This free webinar is available on demand.

Designing the multi-cook kitchen

Designing the multi-cook kitchen

Features
March 01, 2011

Dual sinks, decentralized refrigeration, accessible appliances, and various counter heights are among the considerations when designing for multiple cooks in the kitchen.

5 narrow-lot housing concepts for today's market

5 narrow-lot housing concepts for today's market

Features
February 27, 2011

In the latest installment of Professional Builder's House Review collaborative, four leading architects and designers present five narrow-lot housing solutions that address such critical elements as garage placement, the value of side yards, and maintaining privacy without losing views.

Meritage builds ‘deconstructed’ home to demonstrate green features

Meritage builds ‘deconstructed’ home to demonstrate green features

News
February 27, 2011

Home-building giant Meritage Homes cut the ribbon last month on its first high-performance, green community in the San Antonio area. To help educate potential buyers on the green homes, Meritage built a demonstration home that “literally peels back the walls and ceilings to showcase its energy-saving features,” according to the company.

Creating a Lean culture - Builders speak out

Creating a Lean culture - Builders speak out

Features
February 27, 2011

Home builders share their secrets to overcoming the most formidable obstacle to adopting Lean process and methods — cultural inertia. Among the key ingredients for cultivating a Lean culture: always celebrate wins, conduct an honest assessment of your organization, involve everyone who touch the product and process, and eliminate adversarial relationships.

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