From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these entertaining and educational volumes for more creative play.
The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside your 900.1
Daylight is the lifeblood of a Good Small Space. Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.
Creatively separating your functional needs is a key component of Good Small Design—it’s all about overlap, nesting, and double duty.
With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into. But how small is too small?
Good Small Spaces start with Good Small Occupants. Now, it could be that you’re one of the few who are hardwired to live compactly. But the rest of us need to sharpen our metaphorical red...
A five-step program for those suffering from too much stuff and not enough space.
Love superclean design but fear the building inspector? Here's our guide to skirting those modernist missteps.
Can you spot the 11 infractions in this modern house?
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
Muculus Grigsby runs afoul of the permits department, costing him a chunk of change and loads of time.
Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
Sadly there's no blueprint for how to best work with an architect. Follow the example of the Smiths, though, and you'll come out ahead.
The Joneses went for a splashy starchitect to design their new home. Then things took a turn for the worse.
There is so much rolled up in a building—form, function, historical reference, materials, craftsmanship—that developing a comprehensive opinion on its design can be daunting. If you...
Ten years from now, a hundred, a thousand? Yeah, we know what architecture will look like then.
Aside from that mischievous caveperson in France who used a piece of charcoal to draw a line around some stick figures that suggested some kind of manmade shelter, it is generally acknowledged that...
An Architectural Drama in Five Parts
At least 19 unfinished renovation projects currently reside within the crotchety old puzzle box of a house that I share with my wife, Keri. Together, the 21 of us live in a spirit of communal...
Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...
Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.
What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.