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  • Landscape Lighting - Continued

    Retrofitting a multihead shower; shower enclosures; refrigerators

  • Rooftop Decks for Coastal Homes

    Building a deck over living space can be a tricky proposition. An architect and builder describes his method for suspending the deck framing from parapet walls, above an EPDM rubber membrane roof.

  • Creating a Sense of Shelter on a Large Lot

    Designers sometimes use the phrase "prospect and refuge" to describe a pleasing environment that offers a good view of its surroundings while still providing a comforting sense of shelter.

  • Design: Outdoor Living Spaces

    Outdoor living spaces

  • Products

    Decks & railings, insulation & air sealing, door hardware

  • Barren Beauty

    At first sight, the 3,800 acres that is Santaluz -- several miles inland from Del Mar in California's Northern San Diego County -- looks pretty barren. But that's the point: Developer DMB, of Scottsdale, Ariz., wanted the place to be different.

  • B+A: It Takes a Villa

    Brenneman & Pagenstecher has an open book estimating policy. Peter Pagenstecher says some refer to this method as time and materials with a fixed fee.According to the partners, there are several advantages to this system.

  • Building Better Decks

    A Virginia contractor describes the marketing methods and construction details he uses to build good-looking, profitable decks.

  • Products

    Water-resistant gypsum panels, heated shingles, snap-in bamboo flooring, chimney pots, more

  • They Want It Their Way

    Every day, volume builders look for ways to cut costs and still create an attractive community. But when it comes to building active adult communities, the prevailing wisdom these days dictates: Don't hold back on the amenities.