High Performance Windows

High Performance Windows

High performance windows and doors are key elements in the passive design of the Karuna House.

Category: Energy Efficiency

How to build a transitional deck

How to build a transitional deck

A simple deck designed to make an easy transition from house to garden.

Category: What You Need to Know

The Ins and Outs of Plywood

The Ins and Outs of Plywood

Formaldehyde-free plywood is becoming widely available. Here's what you need to know.

Category: Product & Finishes

Ceramic Tile + Digital Tech: Stunning New Possibilities

Ceramic Tile + Digital Tech: Stunning New Possibilities

We all know that digital technology has transformed photography and the music business. It has also transformed the ceramic tile industry, creating new and intriguing possibilities for home interiors.

Category: Product & Finishes

64 important numbers every homeowner should know

64 important numbers every homeowner should know

Room-by-room guide takes the guesswork out of where to hang that towel rack or how long a curtain rod to buy.

Category: What You Need to Know

How To Add an Outdoor Shower

How To Add an Outdoor Shower

What you need to know in order to add an outdoor shower.

Category: Stories & Projects

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Building an Energy-Efficient House

Building an Energy-Efficient House

Building an energy efficient house begins with orientation to the sun and taking advantage of thermal mass.

Category: What You Need to Know, Energy Efficiency

Kitchen Island Tips

Kitchen Island Tips

A veteran architect shares his strategies for marrying function and style.

Category: What You Need to Know, Kitchen, Bath & More

Tiny House Trend

Tiny House Trend

How and why the trend toward building tiny houses is growing.

Category: Architecture & Design