Straw bale building now part of national building code -- basic information about this construction method.
High performance windows and doors are key elements in the passive design of the Karuna House.
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.
Building an energy efficient house begins with orientation to the sun and taking advantage of thermal mass.
Take-away ideas from Sunset's 2013 Idea Houses at Seabrook, Wasington, designed by architect Peter Brachvogel.
A new plan by architect Peter Brachvogel celebrates living in touch with nature.
Julie Carlson shows a wide range of compelling approaches to the classic English larder (or pantry).
A tiny farm outbuilding doubles as a bathhouse and guest house with a wide wrap-around porch.
Each of these five home plans has been saved more than 200 times so far in March, 2014.
Showing the wide range of house plans on sale -- including many HOWIE Award Finalists -- through March 30, 2014.
Experts at the 2014 Home Builder Show listed new home buyer trends, including rising interest in sound proofing, matte finishes, maximizing storage, and more.
Six new brick and stone products to consider for your new home, from pavers to walls.
Selected winners from the 2013 Watermark Awards (for innovative kitchens and baths), sponsored by Builder magazine and Custom Home -- reviewed by Custom Home editor-in-chief Amy Albert.
Demand for multigenerational housing shows no signs of abating. Builders in the West were first out of the gate with targeted designs, but the rest of the country is catching up.
Nominees for Best Kitchens & Baths in Supporting Roles! (More Finalists in our HOWIE Design Awards...)
Explaining how electric and hydronic radiant heat in floors works, and the basic ways to use it.
Replacing an old tub with a steam shower and updating vanities rejuvenated this bathroom.
Luxury Finalists in the Houseplans Design Awards offer special twists -- double axels? -- to compete for dream house gold.
Newsflash: 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs are no more.The new LED replacements last much much longer.
What you need to know about large tall sliding glass doors: materials, cost, energy-efficiency and more.