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More stories about In-House Design

  • Building a Passive House for the First Time

    Builder Farley Pedler delves into high-efficiency Passive House construction by building his own passive house in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

  • Why 'Energy-Saving' Tips Suck

    The truth is that commonly espoused energy-saving tips are worthless. We look at four common offenders.

  • Little House on the Sidewalk

    Taking portable toilets to a whole new level.

  • Mudsill Layout for a Complex Foundation

    When it comes to laying out a complex foundation, attention to detail makes the rest of the house easier to frame.

  • Creating a New Foundation for an Old House

    Lifting and resupporting an early-1800s home on a tight site.

  • Elevating Houses

    From financing to compacting fresh fill, we take an in-depth look at elevating a home.

  • On the Job

    Sleek but strong handrail; backyard face-lift; easier winders

  • In the News

    A concept house in Omaha, Neb.; Ecobuild America conference; more

  • A Successful Kitchen Redesign

    Many view design as largely subjective, but when it's done well it can be broken down into realistic, objective directives. These deal not only with aesthetics — form — but also with function, especially for kitchens.

  • Keeping an Eye on Chimneys

    Though it's but a single element, a chimney can do much to enhance a house's overall design. In its materials and form — how it rises and terminates — a successful chimney respects the context of the surrounding home.