Custom Home Design
These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more.
With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones
NKBA's annual Innovative Showroom Awards (because of the pandemic) are expected to be particularly interesting this year
Mary Kathryn Reese and Jennifer Sherrill of Kitchen Design Concepts talk about remodeling trends business owners need to take note of now.
Check out segments on efficient and cost-effective building, kitchen trends, and what's going on in the Italian and Spanish tile industries.
With careful planning, a remodeler can use layout and design to improve a client’s wellbeing.
A look at this year's home, which aims to serve as a design beacon to new developments in its palm-heavy, stucco-clad, equestrianian neighborhood on the outskirts of Las Vegas
During a hurricane, a lot of wind and water damage occurs when soffits blow off the building. Here’s a look at why it happens and how to prevent it.
The 2020 New American Remodel shows how modern design can appeal to traditional sensibilities
3 tips for reducing sound transference in open-concept remodeling projects
How to lay out, align, and connect the inner and outer walls of a superinsulated double-wall house
Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.
A drain for creating seamless, single-slope shower designs
The clients want to add space underground to preserve the scale of their home. They might agree to an addition, but only if the front elevation is just right. So that’s where we start.
Did the homeowners insist on their misguided vision, or were the remodelers simply clueless to the harm they were inflicting?
Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet
Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros
There’s more than one way to calculate quantities for curved slabs and tube forms. We review the standard math, add a shortcut, and throw in a cheat sheet for good measure.
The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design
Sometimes there isn’t enough space for a full-sized mudroom, yet the homeowner still needs an area to hold coats and backpacks. Here are four projects that incorporated clever solutions.
Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space