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New Home Products & Trends at Dwell on Design & PCBC

David found cool new home ideas at the annual Dwell on Design Show in Los Angeles, plus other product news from the Pacific Coast Builder Show, also held in June, 2017. Click to read this article...

Category: Product & Finishes What You Need to Know

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Metal Roofs

Rising popularity for this long lasting alternative to typical roofing materials. Click to read this article...

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Courtyard House Plans Then & Now

Courtyards as a residential feature go way back to the Roman atrium and beyond, and today they help a house breathe while providing private outdoor space. Click to read this article...

Category: Architecture & Design

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Kitchens that Cook with Style

What does your dream kitchen include? Here's a collection of kitchens with special features to spark your imagination. Click to read this article...

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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...

Category: Floor Plans Architecture & Design

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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...

Category: Architecture & Design