What you need to know about custom cabinets for kitchens and elsewhere in the home.
Architect Robert Nebolon shows how to maximize a steep slope (he's the designer of our exclusive Eichler-inspired house plan).
Thinking of building a new retirement or getaway home? Consider this list of must-haves from Boyce.
House plans that work with water features, though maybe the pool you really need is for your pet!
An early experiment in prefab design by the futurist Buckminster Fuller -- using recycled airplane parts -- offers inspiration for today.
Design writer Cheryl Weber reports on how to make a home comfortable and safe so we can live there longer.
Longtime Food Editor Jerry Di Vecchio offers tips on selecting the right cooking appliances for your new home.
Size Matters. Building a smaller house generally saves money for the obvious reason. BUT, there is an economy of scale in building a larger house: typically the kitchen and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms so an extra bedroom can be inexpensive square footage.
Boyce reports that photovoltaic systems for converting sunlight to electricity have become more efficient and affordable.