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.
Wood burning? Gas? Vented? Ventless? All questions to answer before selecting a fireplace for your new home.
The 5 types of resource-efficient water heaters now available and how they can save you energy, water, and money.
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.
How to understand the language of home floor plans -- so that the finished home accurately reflects your dreams.
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.
Not So Big House author and architect Sarah Susanka describes how she thinks the house of the future will look and function.
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.
Key features of older homes that could add character and comfort to the new home you're building.
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.