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Who Pays When the Design Doesn't Meet Code?

Let's suppose you're hired by a local restaurant to build a deck off the dining... More

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Legal: Deciphering Catastrophic Insurance

Making sense of catastrophic insurance More

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By Design: Rethinking the Bay Window

Rethinking the bay window More

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By Design: Converting a Ranch to a Story-and-a-Half

Adding a second story to a ranch More

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Legal Adviser: Working for the Architect

Protect yourself when you’re working for an architect More

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By Design: A Contemporary Greek Revival

Designing a contemporary home with a period feel More

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Simple Spec Writing

This remodeler uses word-processing software to create clear, concise job specs that improve sales, eliminate client misunderstandings, and help the production crew build the job right. More

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More on heating with water heaters, steel stud comments, AIA contract, window energy-cost correction, in praise of crushed stone More

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Legal Adviser: Copyrights and Wrongs

Copyright laws and home design More

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Remodeling a Bungalow

These small, single-story houses from the 1920s and ’30s present classic design challenges to the remodeler. In this article, an award-winning architect shows how to make better use of bungalow space without adding on. More

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