What You Need to Know

Home Offices

The home as "incubator building," and other office ideas.

First House Lessons

Seven things that plans expert Aurora Zeledon learned from buying her first house.

Floating Homes & Houseboats

Tight quarters on houseboats ensure that every inch counts. Joyanna reports on adaptable ideas for landlubbers.

Kitchen& Bath Advice

David asks architect Maurice Levitch what he has learned from his many years of designing kitchens and baths.

Before Building

Boyce's interviews with people planning to build a new home provide key insights and advice for your own project.

Beyond Dining Rooms

How to plan your eating space, whether it's formal or more casual and multi-functional, with dimensions for tables, chairs, bar stools.

Architectural Hardware

Jim Cutler, of Cutler Anderson Architects, and Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, talk about the contemporary door and drawer hardware they have designed, which complements the work of their respective firms.

App Controlled House

What you need to know about these new app-controlled home features.

Veneer Stone

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

Kitchen Cabinets

What you need to know about custom cabinets for kitchens and elsewhere in the home.

Stock Plans History

A short history of stock plans, from the late 16th century to today.

Resource Savvy Design

Sustainability expert David Hertz has a new book on resource efficient design. Time for an interview!

Rental Income

Boyce explains six ways your new home can earn its keep.

Steep Slope Houses

Architect Robert Nebolon shows how to maximize a steep slope (he's the designer of our exclusive Eichler-inspired house plan).

Beach House

Thinking of building a new retirement or getaway home? Consider this list of must-haves from Boyce.

Tent Cabins

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