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HousingZone's projects, project ideas, trends, and tips for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



Features
July 24, 2012

Larry Garnett presents a plan with a garage that has room for two cars and a fully equipped living quarters above.

Features
July 24, 2012

Larry Garnett's design submission blends the setting of a cozy courtyard neighborhood with a narrow footprint that wraps the home around an inviting and functional side yard.

Features
July 24, 2012

Jerry Messman of BSB Design presents a unique house plan geared for people who are looking to share housing.

Features
July 24, 2012

Phil Kean's design concept for the New American Home features movable glass panels and a large lanai to maximize outdoor living.

Features
July 24, 2012

Sarah Susanka's latest Not So Big House project places the kitchen and eating area adjacent to the front porch, making the outdoor space a natural extension of the kitchen’s habitable area.

Features
July 24, 2012

This plan by Art Danielian of Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning is designed to serve multi-generational living with its detached “casita” unit.

Features
July 23, 2012

Bassenian Lagoni's Aram Bassenian presents a house plan that solves some of the design tradeoffs typical in great room homes.

NRCA: Roofing insulation performance, local climate keys to computing R-value

NRCA: Roofing insulation performance, local climate keys to computing R-value

News
July 23, 2012

To minimize the loss of thermal resistance in design, the R-value of roof insulation should be computed based on the actual performance of the insulation material and the local climate, says the National Roofing Contractors Association.

Can design innovation jump-start home building?

Can design innovation jump-start home building?

Features
July 23, 2012

Longtime marketer and home-building industry consultant John Martin has seen many housing cycles: good community development and design innovation, he says, have always been the path back. Can design innovation do it again?

Case Study: KB Home turns to Kwikset for secure, convenient re-key technology

Case Study: KB Home turns to Kwikset for secure, convenient re-key technology

Features
July 06, 2012

Learn how Kwikset’s SmartKey Security Products provide value and peace of mind to KB Home and its homeowners

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