Design

An interior chase on an exterior wall is an often-overlooked source of major air leaks

For the first part of our two-part story, we focus on energy efficiency and practical solutions to everyday construction challenges 

For the very young, the very old, and the injured of any age, most homes are an accident waiting to happen

connected storms

Risk expert says stronger building codes and practices needed

a bathroom remodeled with gold

We're heading into a new golden age

An energy-minded carpenter’s take on when it makes sense to use less wood in a wall—and when it doesn’t

Hansgrohe’s Axor Starck V, known for its signature glass tap, is one victim of product plagiarism.

It’s known as the “anti-prize”

Understanding window ratings to help guide clients and position you as an expert

A fast, efficient, repeatable way to build drawers that are strong enough for the way most drawers are used

What's wrong with this kitchen lighting scheme? Can lights located in aisles cast shadow on tasks when the cook stands at the counter. Under-cabinet lights mounted against the wall cause glare. There are too few fixtures to light an island of this size. Read on for solutions that will bring better lighting to your kitchen designs.

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

Despite the growing popularity of ADUs, few local governments have defined policies for addressing them

Americans will spend nearly $70 billion on their pets this year, so it’s no wonder many households are now including animals in their remodeling plans

Before photos: Doug Walter; after photos: Tracy Rivera Photography

This accessible remodel provides the homeowner with much-needed quality of life without breaking the bank

Before images: courtesy Phil Kean Design Group; after images: Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photography

Details about the interior products and technologies used in the Orlando show home

Photo: Hood River reDesign

These heating-cooling marvels work great but don’t always go with the rest of the room. Here are five ways to dress them up or conceal them altogether.

There's strong growth in trades working with energy-efficient products

stack effect diagram

 

All diagrams in this article: courtesy Building Science for Building Enclosures, 2005, J.F. Straube and E.F.P. Burnett, published by Building Science Press

As long as there’s a temperature difference and some height, the air is churning

Photo: Your Garage Organizer

A look at customized, gender-specific spaces for work and play

The New American Remodeled Home exterior

A remodeled 30-something Florida house radiates new style, energy, and up-to-the-minute design genius

To find the right shapes and proportions, think of the wall section as a classical column

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