Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

Tiny house concept offers lessons for new student housing

As times change and building practices advance, student housing has graduated as well from traditional dorm standards of simply cramming beds, desks and people into tiny spaces. A new complex converted from a former office building in the Netherlands uses...

Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist

Infographic: Energy-saving lightbulb checklist

One of the easiest – and quickest – ways to score significant energy savings these days in homes is through lighting upgrades. An average household dedicates about 5 percent of its energy budget to lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

New site illuminates all you need to know about lighting

Wondering watts up with lighting? There's a new place to get answers.

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Users can easily try different color options, create custom palettes and share results in a variety of ways.

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Like the foundation of a building, a floor is only as strong as its core.

New Range Hoods Deliver Style and Indoor Air Quality

New Range Hoods Deliver Style and Indoor Air Quality

Puddy's color matching system means it can be matched to the color palette and design of any kitchen.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Light Bulb

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Light Bulb

Buying a light bulb isn’t as simple as it once was.

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

A Guide to Completing a Successful Renovation Project

When you’re asked what your budget is for your renovation project, you cannot say, “I don’t know.”

Home Appliances Trends for 2018

Home Appliances Trends for 2018

There is an old way of cooking in France, known as sous-vide, that is now appearing in North American appliance warehouses.

Concrete Floor Planks Dazzle with New Colors

Concrete Floor Planks Dazzle with New Colors

Concrete floor tiles and wall planks offer a creative solution for flooring.

Smart Ranges Make Cooking Easier Than Ever

Smart Ranges Make Cooking Easier Than Ever

From the kitchen to the laundry room, connected products work with Amazon Alexa, Dash Replenishment, Nest Labs, Drop, IFTTT and now Google Assistant.

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch Thermotechnology, manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, has expanded its portfolio with the new Bosch Connected Control (BCC100). The device is a full-color, 5-inch touchscreen thermostat that brings convenience and functionality to the home with Wi-Fi...

Meritage Adds Advanced Wireless Home Automation Package in New Homes

Meritage Adds Advanced Wireless Home Automation Package in New Homes

The homes include an array of features allowing owners to interact with their home and take command whether they are inside or away from the property

Bathroom Remodeling Tips Make Aging-in-Place in Your Own Home Safer and Easier

Bathroom Remodeling Tips Make Aging-in-Place in Your Own Home Safer and Easier

Having your bathroom remodeled may appear to be daunting, but contractors can create a fully customized bathroom with minimal difficulty in as little as one day.

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring

Unfortunately, not all wood flooring meets environmental criteria.

Solve Kitchen Headaches with High-tech Fingerprint-resistant Surface

Solve Kitchen Headaches with High-tech Fingerprint-resistant Surface

Troublesome fingerprint marks have been the enemy of super-matte, silky-soft surfaces in countertop installations.

Secrets Behind the Psychology of Color in Interior Design (Infographic)

People have a natural, instinctual reaction to color. And it may change over time or from one group of people to another, but the power of color cannot be underestimated. Most of the time people are afraid of colors, not because of the color but because it is difficult to see how it incorporates with the rest of the design aesthetic.

Saving Energy With Window Blinds

Saving Energy With Window Blinds

The right window treatments can save on your energy costs.

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Interest in tile products is on the upswing due in large part to two major milestones in green building.

Faux Timber Beams Don't Need Onsite Finishing

Faux Timber Beams Don't Need Onsite Finishing

Faux wood beams and trim materials made from a polyurethane and factory finished can save the mess and environmental issues of wood finished on the building site.

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