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Shade Structures

From awnings to sails: ways to provide shelter from the summer sun. Click to read this article...

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Tiny House Lessons from Marfa, Texas

Courtney finds design ideas on her visit to this famous contemporary art mecca on the Texas prairie. Click to read this article...

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Design Chat: Sandi Erdman

Sandi explains how she designs and what she feels makes a good house plan. Click to read this article...

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The Versatile Barn Idea

Use the barn idea as a springboard for the design of your new house -- the straightforward, economical organization of interior space and the simple gable roof shapes allow for flexibility and adaptability. Click to read this article...

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All Fired Up! Modern Ceramic Tile

Tile advice for counters, floors, walls, and more from Heath Ceramics, the famous Mid-Century Modern manufacturer. Click to read this article...

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Wedding Patio Plans

Plan ahead! Will your new home have space for graduation parties or perhaps a summer wedding? Here's a range of designs that can accommodate family celebrations. Click to read this article...

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Design Chat: Janet Hobbs

Austin building designer Janet Hobbs explains how she works and what influences her house plans. Click to read this article...

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Building On an Infill Lot

Many house plans -- from Craftsman to Modern to something in between -- will fit an infill lot. Here's an example of a first-time builder with some advice from his own experience. Click to read this article...

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