Boyce lists the top home trends apparent at this year's Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Diego.
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.
Bud explains the three basic approaches to building: Design-Bid-Build; Design-Build; and Integrated Project Delivery.
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.
Colorado architects and builders offer insights and experience on building energy-efficient homes.
Marianne Cusato, designer of the Katrina Cottage, discusses the home of the future.
Sourcing locally-made home products makes for a lower carbon footprint as well as easier support if needed.
Six new tech-oriented home products received an enthusiastic response at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.
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.
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.