Product & Finishes

6 New App-Driven Home Products

Six new tech-oriented home products received an enthusiastic response at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

Kitchen Budgets

Architect Bud Dietrich explains how different budgets affect the way you outfit the same kitchen.

Reclaimed Wood

The increasing availability and use of reclaimed wood for new and remodeled homes.

Outdoor Fire

Add warmth and style to your backyard this summer with the right outdoor fireplace, fire bowl, or fire pit

Obsidian Refrigerator

New black interior refrigerator and other products at PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference).

13 Patio Tips

Architects and designers offer their tips for making your outdoor space more comfortable, stylish, and fun.

Decking Choices

Decking material pros and cons, from wood to plastic.

New Sink Drain

This sleek new pop-down drain was just introduced by California Faucets.

Low Toxic Paints

Top interior paints for non-volatile off-gassing (VOC) and low toxicity.


Formaldehyde-free plywood is becoming widely available. Here's what you need to know.

Ceramic Tile News

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.

Home Trends

Experts at the 2014 Home Builder Show listed new home buyer trends, including rising interest in sound proofing, matte finishes, maximizing storage, and more.

Engineered Wood Floors

An introduction to engineered wood floors.

Bricks and Stones

Six new brick and stone products to consider for your new home, from pavers to walls.

Tall Doors

What you need to know about large tall sliding glass doors: materials, cost, energy-efficiency and more.

3 Cool Sinks

Innovative sinks that combine freshness and functionality.

Heath Tile Seconds

An architect explains how he used seconds from Heath Tile to achieve beauty on a budget in his kitchen.

Dutch Doors

The Dutch door is an old idea that is making a comeback.

Scale & Proportion

Explaining the age-old rules governing the dimensions of interior trim pieces -- for function and beauty.

Interior Trim Styles

An introduction to the most common styles of interior trim, from Colonial to Modern.


New project for a new year: Take control of your lighting to set the right mood for entertaining, dining, and work.

Kitchen Cabinet Choices

What you need to know about kitchen cabinets, from dimensions to types.

Christmas Sales

Bargains are to be had right after Christmas, as illustrated here.

New Remodelista Book

The first book from Remodelista, the essential website for home design.

Piano Hinges

Piano hinges, also called continuous hinges, are sturdy and keep doors from warping.

Milk Crate Shelving

A company called Yube now provides an adult replacement to the milk crate. Their YubeCube is a 13″ cube that does all the duty (and a lot more) of the milk crate, without the fresh-out-of-high-school aesthetic.

Manufactured Stone

Manufactured stone has improved so much in quality that it is becoming hard to distinguish from real stone.

Kitchen and Bath Trends

More quartz countertops and glass backsplashes, greater use of LED lighting, more white cabinetry are among the current trends in kitchens and baths, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Flooring Design

Flooring options, including hardwood, woven and recycled wood products, bamboo, cork, and Marmoleum.

Sliding Glass Doors

New developments in sliding glass doors.

New Lennox Thermostat

The new icomfort Wi-Fi™thermostat from Lennox is designed like an iPad and lets you control the temperature of your home from anywhere.

Egg Crate Bookshelves

Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen's clever and clean-lined shelving system.

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