July 1989 Table of Contents

Design Case Study: Making a Modern New England Traditional

It’s easy to criticize a custom house design, but not so easy to develop one. This behind-the-scenes look at the process yields some helpful hints. Read more

Designing a Steak House on a Hamburger Budget

A home designer discusses how he helps his clients reconcile their housing dreams with budget realities. Read more

Infill Insights

When raw land prices climb out of reach, you might want to try an infill project. Here’s what it takes to get it off the ground. Read more

Interview: Best Laid Plans - Thoughts of a Framing Crew

This interview with a seasoned framing crew reveals how builders and architects can work together successfully - even though no set of prints is perfect. Read more

Marketing for Small-Volume Builders

Even with a minuscule marketing budget, there are several practical steps you can take to make sure your projects hit the mark. Read more

Reading Prints and Specs

An estimating consultant explains step-by-step how to coordinate the blueprints with the specs to yield an accurate takeoff and estimate. Read more

Stock House Plans

Stock plan services are selling thousands of blueprints yearly. Here’s a sampling of the services out there and what to look for. Read more

On the House Makeup Air

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For What It's Worth

The Journal's pick of curious, interesting and useful products. Read more

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