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Make Bonus Rooms Comfy
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Make Bonus Rooms Comfy

Some customers complain that their bonus room above the garage is either too hot... More

BUILDER Magazine's Top 10 Elements of Style
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BUILDER Magazine's Top 10 Elements of Style

Hip, chic, and trendy are great for clothes and cars. But when your product is... More

How-To: Drywall Drama
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How-To: Drywall Drama

Bullnose corners. Layered geometric patterns. Fiber optic glamour lines and... More

Clothes Store: Above Average Storage
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Clothes Store: Above Average Storage

If you build entry-level houses for buyers who prefer value to flash, a... More

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Before+After: Work Triangle

Bob DeHaan was the only contractor who responded to a call about a leak. When Traci Polacco bought her Kalamazoo, Mich., house, she was already renting in the neighborhood. Bob DeHaan used Chief Architect, a program he's used for seven years, to create the design on Traci Polacco's house. More

Tornado Points Out Flaws in Home Construction
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Tornado Points Out Flaws in Home Construction

Shattered homes left in the wake of a Maryland super tornado point out both the... More

Steel Floors
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Steel Floors

For residential applications, steel flooring systems require new tools, attention... More

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Fear Factor

EIFS is just one of the products that have cost builders millions over the years. That's why virtually every production builder shares the opinion of Randy Luther, vice president of construction technology for Centex Homes, about new products." More

Steeling Home
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Steeling Home

Jeffrey Prostor, president of Brookfield Homes, likes turning the tables. He asks... More

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The Systems Sub

Custom electronics designer Charles Apostolos is making his first house call of the day, a 160-mile round-trip from his office in Woburn, Mass., to Keene, N.H., to see a potential client. None of this extra work would be necessary had the client thought to bring Apostolos and the builder together sooner. More

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