Today homes are priced based on size or square footage, number of rooms, size of acreage, if any, and location. A house with upscale finishes and updates can command a better price or faster sale time. But which improvements pay off?
As environmentally friendly, “green” homes become a larger part of the homebuilding landscape, San Francisco-based Houseplans.com, is helping bring that trend to life.
The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.
A deep green rebuild of a 1920s vintage Craftsman home demonstrates that existing housing stock can be transformed into a net-zero energy, water and waste high performance home.
Students from Delft University took a 1960s terraced house and turned it into a net-zero home with a new skin that connected solar panels, glass walls and smart technology with the existing structure.
Homeowners and building professionals have a new place to learn about and become inspired by a vision for their home's exterior.
Since rising temperatures bring rising energy bills, ways to save on utility bills become top of mind – and a home energy audit is a great way to reduce costs and realize energy savings.
When Energy 1, a build and design firm, looked to bring energy efficiency to a remote Montana ranch, the company had to do so in such a way as not to disturb the pristine landscape and environmental richness of the area.
To give homeowners and building professionals a single location to learn about and become inspired for exterior building products, Ply Gem opened its first Designed Exterior Showroom in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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ClimateMaster units have played a key role in transforming a century old home in Raleigh, N.C., into an example of inefficiency turnaround.
Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.
Just like the sharp lines of a Jaguar catch the eye an auto aficionado, six new gas cooktops will raise the pulse of a foodie looking for a new experience.
One of the top complaints contractors hear during a remodeling project is about the dust that comes with it. Drywall dust, saw dust, fumes and other byproducts of home construction can make the home uncomfortable for those living there, both during and after the project.
Casement and awning style windows are considered some of the most energy-saving types on the market, but there have been few options for replacement or insert windows.
The Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio, is remodeling their 100-year-old home after winning the 2013 Living Spaces Facebook Home Makeover Video Contest from CertainTeed.
After suffering damage, homes are often rebuilt in the same way, still susceptible to the same problems. But that's changing with the growth of defensive building.
For the look of traditional shingles with the durability of metal roofing, aluminum metal roofing is gaining in popularity among homeowners and builders.
An overlooked home flaw could be costing homeowners money, and add to the time they spend on household chores.
The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.
To understand much of what makes a green home so efficient, look no further than its windows.
A top-down renovation of an 1867 Wisconsin homestead incorporated a ground-up geothermal heating system that relies on steady temperatures just beneath the earth’s surface to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling to the home, while preserving its historic charm.
In January 2015, new building codes take effect in Vancouver that could make it tougher to renovate existing homes. The new codes contain a wide range of requirements aimed a making building more accessible for the handicapped and making houses...
The first of five rehabbed homes in the Highland Park neighborhood includes solar panels as part of a package of green upgrades that will increase the homes' market value.
To help building professionals design and construct high performance home, the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights offers guidance in reducing energy loss due to thermal bridging.
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For homes in hurricane-prone regions, roofing trim is often a weak spot. The Galvalock soffit/fascia panel withstood test winds up to 217 mph.