Technology

After an earthquake severely damaged their house in 2014, a couple in Napa, Calif., spent $350,000 to construct a new home. The upgrade features flexible pipes and an up-to-code electrical system, and the…

More than 80 million smart home devices were delivered last year, a 64 percent increase from the previous year. Even with the rapid growth, 2017 is expected to be even better for new home tech.

Instead of setting aside space for a home office, a builder in Dallas designed his home to have a contemporary study room for the kids. It features four desktop computers, a Wi-Fi booster, plenty of…

This year was big for connected home systems such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, but 2017 is expected to be even stronger. Those products, plus Microsoft’s Cortana, are being integrated into more alarm…

Researchers have found that homes both directly and indirectly influence all aspects of daily life, including sleep patterns, social interactions, and mental well-being.

Citing a report…

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is still a great unknown for many members of the home building industry, but they’ve at least heard of it now.

A recent survey of NAHB members (…

A new 19-home luxury development in Santa Monica, Calif., will offer some inventive green features. AIRE, which will have units starting at $900,000, will offer low-water plants, a green wall, decks made of…

A non-profit design firm has a bold strategy to tackle affordable housing. It introduced Hex House, a 450-square-foot home kit that owners build themselves, much like Ikea furniture. Walls are made of…

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