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.
Brightly hued hardware and a wide variety of new and recycled woods are options for today's sliding barn doors.
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.
The 5 types of resource-efficient water heaters now available and how they can save you energy, water, and money.
Three basic ways to contract with a builder -- and which way might be best for you.
Meet a young firm specializing in the design of modern houses that combine prefabricated and site-built construction for greater resource efficiency and affordability.
Marianne Cusato's new book is full of good advice for anyone looking to buy, rent, or build a new home.
The most popular house sizes and design styles in the third quarter of 2014 for Houseplans.com.
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.
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.
FreeGreen's entire library of energy-efficient plans is now part of the Houseplans.com inventory.
Green design and development experts share what you need to know before breaking ground.
More and more, people are starting to crave the practicality of one-story living -- and that's what ranch houses are all about.
Scott talks to Houseplans.com CEO Jamie Roche about alternatives to cookie cutter home designs.