Product & Finishes

The Modern Farmhouse Explained: Classic Details with a Contemporary Touch

Modern farmhouses have soared in popularity lately. These details give the distinct style its fresh appeal.

What's Old is New Again: Salvaging Materials for Your New Home

New isn't always better. If you're looking for unique fixtures to add retro flair to your home, check out salvage shops.

Siding Choices

Siding choices can help you customize a plan. Often they relate to the design and style of your house, as demonstrated in these examples.

Metal Roofs

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

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.

Shade Structures

From awnings to sails: ways to provide shelter from the summer sun.

All Fired Up! Modern Ceramic Tile

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

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.

Turn on the Tap! Ten Hot Bath Trends

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

A Better Way To Build A Modern House?

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

Warm the bathroom floor

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