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Green Building Conference Kicks off with Home Tour

Projects include geothermal systems, rainwater catchment, ICFs, and straw bale construction. More

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Open-Plan Backlash?

In my experience, homeowners have over the past decade expressed a consistent desire to have the kitchen and living/dining or family rooms completely integrated. Are people now moving back toward wanting a clearer division of spaces? More

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Eight Design Trends for Fresh Elevations, Updated Interiors

Cost-effective and beautiful, the latest trend in home design is a return to simplicity. More

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A Furniture-Style Kitchen in Washington, D.C.

An elegant Washington, D.C., kitchen quietly anchors a great room. More

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Great Rooms With Wood Ceilings

The phrase “great room” evokes images of open, airy, expansive spaces capable of housing various activities in multiple gathering areas. Great rooms often have vaulted or double-height ceilings to generate a sense of awe, but such large volumes also can be overwhelming or cold if not thoughtfully designed. More

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Builder's 2012 Concept Homes: Gen B

For empty-nesters, it’s about scaling down and having fun, with room for kids, grandkids, and friends to visit on holidays and weekends. More

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Builder's 2012 Concept Homes: Gen Y

A young couple starting out needs room for a growing family, plus space for visiting friends and relatives. More

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The NAHB BALA 2012 Award Winners

From a big house with big views to a jewel box house with hang space, a few highlights from the National Association of Home Builders annual Best in American Living Awards. More

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Reinvention 2011: Phoenix Housing Tour

Residential architects and designers from across the country grabbed a boxed lunch and climbed aboard buses for the popular housing tour that kicks off Reinvention each year. More

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Box Step: Simple but Bold Changes Turn Tudor to Contemporary

This whole-house remodel and addition bring an L.A. home in line with its owners' modern style. More

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