Siding choices can help you customize a plan. Often they relate to the design and style of your house, as demonstrated in these examples.
The way to control the costs of interior finishes is to do your homework and plan ahead.
Tile advice for counters, floors, walls, and more from Heath Ceramics, the famous Mid-Century Modern manufacturer.
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.
Pointers for situating your new house on your lot from architect, author, and teacher Donlyn Lyndon, who was one of the original designers of the internationally famous community on California's north coast, known as The Sea Ranch.
Ordering a Cost To Build Report (CTB) on a house plan is a good way to start assessing a project's affordability. Key features will have a major impact on the bottom line.
Cisterns above ground or below and other matters related to storing and using rainwater in and around the house.
Why building an accessory dwelling unit can be a smart idea -- and tips to navigate the process.
A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects lists the garden/outdoor living features that homeowners desire.