Michelle Goodman and her family replaced their Hurricane Sandy-destroyed home with a bungalow by Brooks Ballard.
Three basic ways to contract with a builder -- and which way might be best for you.
Marianne Cusato's new book is full of good advice for anyone looking to buy, rent, or build a new home.
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.
Why Building an accessory dwelling unit can be a smart idea -- and tips to navigate the process.
The Wall Street Journal says porches are making a comeback -- and our plan sales bear that out.
Gardenista's favorite outdoor shower examples to inspire your own summer sprinkles.