Product & Finishes

Model Home Trends

Boyce asks architect and model home expert Ed Binkley for his take on current home design trends.


Bunkrooms aren't just for dormitories at college or camp -- they're an efficient way to pack more beds into smaller spaces.

New Bath

Cheryl reports on the latest bath trends chronicled by the author of The New Bathroom Idea Book.

Modern Prefab Components

Lydia explains the differences between several eco-savvy prefab building systems.

Bathroom radiant heat

Contractor Keny Grono explains the best way to warm up your bathroom.

Home Trends

From more voice control to smaller home designs, Boyce reports on what's hot this year.

Bargain Home Products

David visits Habitat for Humanity's ReStore to see what home products are currently available and discovers some bargains.

Veneer Stone

Faux stone has improved -- here's what you need to know.

Tent Cabins

Tent cabins provide a quick way to live on your land -- Joyanna explores the options now available.

Sculptural Planters

What's available in artful containers for your deck, patio, or porch.

Permeable Landscapes

Choices in easy eco-friendly patio surfaces range from decomposed granite to recycled rubber.

Room Visualizers

Some especially useful online tools for visualizing colors and patterns on the walls and floors of your new home.

Concrete Advice

What you need to know about concrete for counters and floors.

Mid-Century Modern

Today's designers are offering new twists on the Mid-Century Modern esthetic.

Fiber Cement Siding

This durable option comes in as many siding styles as wood.


Contractor David Jacknin explains what's available in screening for an insect-free porch.