An interview with Ron Barth, co-founder of Resource Furniture.
Boyce explains how the smart home is getting easier to manage with voice commands.
Lydia spots the hottest trends in kitchens and baths for the new year.
VOCs occur in various building materials but alternatives are expanding.
What you need to know about installing glass tile for bathroom/kitchen surrounds and backsplashes.
What you need to know about sustainable alternatives to standard wood flooring for your new home.
What you need to know about the most popular alternatives to marble and granite for kitchen and bathroom countertops (image courtesy Silestone).
It calculates your solar energy savings. Plug your address into this new Web app to find out what your roof can do for you.
Consider leftover pieces of marble and granite for smaller kitchen or bath countertops; they're usually less expensive than new stone slabs.
Pros and cons of laminate, engineered wood, floating, and hardwood flooring.
8 cool outdoor lighting ideas, including do-it-yourself examples, for summer entertaining.
Boyce lists the top home trends apparent at this year's Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Diego.
Get expert advice from the house plans industry leader. What questions do you have?
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