The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here's how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.
The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here’s how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
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...
We talked to a handful of movers and makers to see what's in store for the wider manufacturing world.
Enter Serious Materials and its EcoRock drywall. EcoRock is not all-natural drywall—–that would be called “wood”—–but it is an attempt to do away with wasteful...
It started out as a great idea: Do away with wet-plaster wall construction, which required multiple workers taking days or weeks to plaster a house (and weeks or months for the plaster to set). So,...
If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what...
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 ...
What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.
Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.
So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.
So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.
Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.
Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside track on why modern homes are always a good investment.
Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.
The agony and ecstasy of home renovations, featuring case studies, caveats, and true confessions.
Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.