The newly launched Brillo home automation system from Google prompts some practical advice for selecting the right device or system for your needs.
Flexible designs include spaces that can work as home offices and/or guest suites. Here's a sampling.
Considering Tesla’s new Powerwall for Your Green Home? Here’s what you need to know.
From BBQ porches to Jack-and-Jill bathrooms, here are the top selling plan features.
Boyce explains how Builder Magazine developed a show house for Gen Y buyers in 2012.
Bunkrooms aren't just for dormitories at college or camp -- they're an efficient way to pack more beds into smaller spaces.
Marianne Cusato, designer of the Katrina Cottage, discusses the home of the future.
Now you can explore house plans by browsing photos of key rooms like kitchens, great rooms and master baths.
Sourcing locally-made home products makes for a lower carbon footprint as well as easier support if needed.
Live small with style! These appealing little houses by The Homestead Partners show how.
How architects and designers are making the backsplash an essential eye-catching feature of today's open kitchen.
Designer and home stager Cary Nowell offers tips on making a home more appealing to prospective buyers. It's also good interior design advice for anyone wanting a less cluttered and more spacious home.
Twelve common design flaws that mar the experience of living in a home -- and how to fix them.
Laminates are hot again, with new colors and realistic wood patterns. Long used for counters and backsplashes, it's now a flooring choice as well.
A recent National Association of Home Builders survey asked home builders what features they are most likely to include in a typical new home this year.
From a handsfree eco faucet to a blackboard laminate you can draw on: imaginative new products are shown at the 2015 Kitchen & Bath/International HomeBuilder Show in Las Vegas.