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Building To Withstand a Natural Disaster

Building To Withstand a Natural Disaster

The recent magnitude 6.0 earthquake at American Canyon in Northern California -- which damaged the town of Napa -- prompts this article explaining what you can do to make your new or existing house safer in a quake or weather event. Click to read this article...

Category: What You Need to Know

House of the Future

House of the Future

Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka describes how she thinks the house of the future will look and function. Click to read this article...

Category: What You Need to Know

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5 Lessons From Passive House Design

5 Lessons From Passive House Design

What you can learn from so-called Passive House Design -- i.e. houses with very low energy use -- and apply to the building of any home. Click to read this article...

Category: Energy Efficiency, What You Need to Know

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5 Lessons From Older Homes

5 Lessons From Older Homes

Key features of older homes that could add character and comfort to the new home you're building. Click to read this article...

Category: Architecture & Design, What You Need to Know

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1 Kitchen, 3 Budgets

1 Kitchen, 3 Budgets

Architect Bud Dietrich explains how different budgets affect the way you outfit the same kitchen. Click to read this article...

Category: Product & Finishes

Why 1950s' Style Ranch Houses Are All The Rage Again

Why 1950s' Style Ranch Houses Are All The Rage Again

More and more, people are starting to crave the practicality of one-story living -- and that's what ranch houses are all about. Click to read this article...

Category: What You Need to Know

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They're Building Our Farmhouse Plan

They're Building Our Farmhouse Plan

An Oklahoma couple is building our Farmhouse Plan 888-1 by Nicholas Lee. Click to read this article...

Category: Stories & Projects