High performance windows and doors are key elements in the passive design of the Karuna House.
Category: Energy Efficiency
Top interior paints for non-volatile off-gassing (VOC) and low toxicity.
Category: Product & Finishes
A simple deck designed to make an easy transition from house to garden.
Category: What You Need to Know
Formaldehyde-free plywood is becoming widely available. Here's what you need to know.
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.
Room-by-room guide takes the guesswork out of where to hang that towel rack or how long a curtain rod to buy.
What you need to know in order to add an outdoor shower.
Category: Stories & Projects
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
A veteran architect shares his strategies for marrying function and style.
Category: What You Need to Know, Kitchen, Bath & More
How and why the trend toward building tiny houses is growing.
Category: Architecture & Design
The Top ten best selling plans for 2013.
Announcing the six winners in the 2014 Houseplans.com Design Awards -- the HOWIES.
A gracious Colonial designed for modern living.
Do you want to include room for in-laws or aging parents in your new home? Here are three ways to go.
Your builder develops the building cost estimate based on your house plan and the quality of finishes and fixtures you specify, and this ...
How to find the best house plan, from analyzing circulation to zeroing in on storage.
Architect Bud Dietrich explains the seven basics steps to designing and building a new home that meets your needs and expresses who you are.
How architect Cathy Schwabe made this house feel much larger than it's 800 sq. ft. size.
How to finance the building of your new home: 3 basic steps and 3 important tips.
Why customizing a ready-made house plan is more cost-effective than designing from scratch.