Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Modular Tiny Home Plan Designed for Style and Comfort

Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.

Make Your Dumb Air Conditioner Smarter

Make Your Dumb Air Conditioner Smarter

What happens when you are one of the millions of people that have a stand-alone room air conditioner or heating unit that isn't controlled by a central thermostat system?

New Toilet Design Promises Cleaner, Water Efficient Flushes

New Toilet Design Promises Cleaner, Water Efficient Flushes

There is a lot of science behind toilet flushing, more than the average consumer tends to realize.

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,

Magnets Could Power Future Refrigerators

Magnets Could Power Future Refrigerators

For the past 100 years, the way your fridge preserved your food has been rooted in technology dating back to the mid-1800s, but that is about to change.

Induction Cooktops Feature Smartphone-Inspired Controls

Induction Cooktops Feature Smartphone-Inspired Controls

Induction cooktops have seized an additional 10 percent of electric cooktop market share since 2008.

Smart Appliances Make the Holidays a Little Merrier

Smart Appliances Make the Holidays a Little Merrier

Spending time with the family is the highlight of every holiday, but spending time in the kitchen can be a drag.

Smart home appliances keep your life on track

Smart home appliances keep your life on track

The future is now when it comes to smart appliances.

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships

The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.

Durable countertops mimic natural materials without the maintenance

Durable countertops mimic natural materials without the maintenance

With new laminate finishes from Formica, it's easy to bring a touch of nature into any kitchen.

Versatile kitchen faucet delivers commercial functionality at home

Versatile kitchen faucet delivers commercial functionality at home

Architects and designers, as well as consumers, are looking for kitchen faucets with an industrial-inspired spring spout – or pre- rinse spring faucet. And while commercial-grade options deliver on style, they often lack the functional conveniences homeowners want: like easy...

Powerful kitchen faucet spray saves water

Powerful kitchen faucet spray saves water

Tackling dirty dishes in the kitchen can end up wasting a lot of water.

Home automation moving into DIY territory

Home automation moving into DIY territory

It's getting easier to integrate automation into a home so that the components work together for greater comfort and energy efficiency.

Smart blinds integrate with home automation for full control

Smart blinds integrate with home automation for full control

While home technology may be getting smarter, it's important for all the components to work together.

Touch feature opens kitchen cabinets with a nudge (video)

Touch feature opens kitchen cabinets with a nudge (video)

Cabinets from MasterBrand are available with a touch feature that makes opening and closing cabinets a hands-free operation.

Connected kitchen cabinets support gadget charging (video)

Connected kitchen cabinets support gadget charging (video)

If you're using an iPad for recipe book, it's not good to for it to shut down in the middle of supper.

 New kitchen cabinets match the hot cool gray style (video)

New kitchen cabinets match the hot cool gray style (video)

Kitchens are becoming the cool place to congregate with hot new gray style trends.

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Water-saving technologies battle drought conditions

Low-flow toilets and other technology innovations can help save water in every home, and each step can make a difference.

Smart thermostat delivers comfort in rooms that matter most

Smart thermostat delivers comfort in rooms that matter most

A single dumb thermostat is only as smart as the room it's in.

IBS video: Builders must be educated to meet demands for smart homes

IBS video: Builders must be educated to meet demands for smart homes

As technology reaches further into homes, building professionals will have to be educated to select and integrate the right products for the job.

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