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.
Sarah Susanka's secrets to a Goldilocks house that's not too big, not too small, but just right for you.
Sarah Susanka describes her innovative new 2 bedroom 2 bath Not So Big Bungalow plan.
An architect explains how he used seconds from Heath Tile to achieve beauty on a budget in his kitchen.
More news from the Home Builder/KBIS show, from sliding cabinet doors to new color palettes.
This porch-oriented farmhouse plan by architect Heidi Richardson offers flexibility and appealing country charm.
New kitchen products and prototypes launched at the 2014 Home Builder/Kitchen & Bath Show in Las Vegas include "Freedom Induction" cooktops from Thermador and wireless charging counters from Dupont Corian.
Shared bathrooms -- also called Jack and Jill bathrooms -- connect two bedrooms for an efficient use of space.
Explaining the age-old rules governing the dimensions of interior trim pieces -- for function and beauty.
Bud explains the basic terms for interior trim from baseboard to crown molding.
Showing a few Plan of the Year Finalists in the first annual Houseplans.com Home Design Awards Program.
A few finalists in the Master Bath category of the first annual Houseplans.com Design Awards -- the HOWIES.
Describing the plan of Case Study House #3 from 1945, by William Wurster & Theodore Bernardi, that's available on Houseplans.com.
A few finalists in the Luxury category of the first annual Houseplans.com Design Awards.
A few finalists in the Small House category of the 2014 Houseplans.com Design Awards.
The way to control the costs of interior finishes is to do your homework and plan ahead.