Architecture & Architects
Architect or Building Designer – Who Do You Choose? - Thinking of building a new home or complex? Will you use an architect or a building designer?
Impervious! - The fundamental thing with regard to structures is to keep the elements at bay.
A New House for an Old Neighborhood - Modern amenities and old-fashioned grace come together in this sophisticated cottage.
Finding the Help You Need - A renovation is only as good as the professionals who do the work. Here's how to assemble the right team for your job.
A Gathering Place - Cooks, company and kids congregate in this home's great room, where dual hearths radiate warmth.
A Gathering Place - Part 3 - The main floor of the Nances' Indiana home looks and lives like a large "keeping room."
A Passion for Detail - This storybook cottage took a new route back to the Old World, using today's building products and reproductions to capture vintage spirit.
Breaking Out of the Box - Once considered an unloved offspring of the building industry, modular housing is now showing its strengths with the help of design professionals.
Drama from Every Angle - High-tech amenities mean this new space doesnt' look -- or cook -- like an ordinary kitchen.
Lakefront Getaway - Here's a vacation home filled with color and light.
Presence From the Past - Early-20th-century details, such as broad porches, classic columns, multilight windows, and a shingle-look exterior make this roomy 21st-century home as elegant as it is country comfortable.
Street Smart - An elegant courtyard helps this urban infill home focus inward.
How to Pick a Home Plan - To ensure that a house is right for you, answer these 10 questions before purchasing a "stock" plan.
Master Suite Options - Former builder, home designer, and planning consultant Peter Jeswald assesses the ups and downs of a house with a main-level master suite.
Second Home - A second home can offer a wonderful weekend getaway, as well as a potential retirement location. Before you buy or build, use our advice to assess your best personal options.
Hire a Kitchen or Bath Designer - By having a professional draw up or review your remodeling plans, you can avoid costly mistakes and get great ideas.
Working Within the Law - Before you start remodeling, check out local building codes and ordinances that determine where and what you can build, add, or change.
25 Things to Know: Healthy Homes - These tips can help you make your home a safer place to live.
Home Plan Checklist - Here are key considerations when designing your dream house.