Design

When designing a house, a lot of attention is paid to the interior space. Aside from the sizes and number of rooms, a variety of questions about their function and style must be answered. How is each room to be used…

Perhaps one of the sneakiest side effects of the ceaseless buying spree in America is that, as a group, we have become incredibly sophisticated shoppers. Marketers today really can’t get away with offering products…

Builders are often thought to be resistant to new methods and slow to change. This is both true and unfortunate, because the legitimate reasons for their attitude are often ignored. For every new product or…

JOHN CROWLEY has more than 20 years of management and…

With the calendar recently turning to 2000, the entire country has long been experiencing a severe case of crystal ball fever, and it is yet to break. Whether people were predicting a Y2K meltdown or now see the dawn…

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Integrally colored finishes used to be found only in hotels, museums, upscale restaurants or luxury homes, but the warm texture and color has become so popular that more interior designers and architects are…

Over the last 20 years, most of the infill development in the city of Portland, Ore. has consisted of garage-dominated row houses. The city council recently enacted legislation that has effectively outlawed any new…

The 2000 forecast for the housing industry should look something like this: overall, mostly sunny with clear conditions expected across the country with the presence of a stationary high front that extends from the…

It takes more than an eye-catching exterior to be chosen as a Best In American Living Award (BALA) winner, according to National Association of Home Builders’ Joe Molinaro, who heads the annual awards program, co-…

Ground has been broken on Chicagoland’s first "Health/Energy Star/Technology" concept house and will showcase a cohesive package of special construction techniques aimed at building a healthy, energy efficient and…

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