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  • How to Downsize and Go Paperless

    An architect scales down from a 2000 square-foot office to a 200 square-foot one.

    CUSTOM HOME July 17, 2014

     
  • How to Make Floating Birch Room Dividers

    On this project the architect wanted us to try three different options for the exposed edge material to use in creating a floating room...

    CUSTOM HOME July 17, 2014

     
  • Universal Design That's Elegant, Too

    Guest blogger Dan Gregory makes the case for a sexier kind of accessible.

    CUSTOM HOME June 20, 2014

     
  • Thinking Large, Building Small

    The entire wall of this Idaho vacation house to pivot and open to the sky. Its hand-powered gizmo is so efficient the owner’s...

    CUSTOM HOME June 13, 2014

     
  • Water Efficiency

    Matt Risinger's Green Building Blog offers video, photos, and expert advice on high-performance construction, green building products, and...

    CUSTOM HOME May 30, 2014

     
 

Business Profiles

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Rainwater harvesting helps Rex Bost and his custom home building business weather the economic downturn

A sideline in rainwater harvesting systems helps stabilize Rex Bost's custom home...

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The Eddinger clan puts work and family first

Eddinger Enterprises is a family-run custom home business that really works.

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Boston-area Builder Bets on Custom Modular Homes

Russell D. Busa has found a niche building modular custom homes.

 
 
 

The Guest Room

The Guest Room is a "group blog," featuring opinions and commentary from guest bloggers who are custom builders, residential architects and designers, and other industry pros.