Design

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…

JOHN CROWLEY has more than 20 years of management…

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…

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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-…

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…

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…

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…

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…

So you’ve hit upon the right design for your target market. One expert emphasizes the importance of finishing your model with lighting and decorative elements.

 

One prominent trend of the last few years has been the rise of specialty rooms, which fit into the broader construction category of built-ins. And while elaborate theater rooms and spaces pre-wired for computers and…

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