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Buying Guide for Reclaimed Wood

We share why and how you can use reclaimed wood to add history and character to your home as well as where to find it.

How to Buy Reclaimed Lumber

Our Cambridge, Massachusetts, project house used wood from old, redwood olive-oil barrels. Here's how to get wood that has a history that's longer, even, than yours.

Better Waterproofing at the Cambridge House

How builder's channeled water that sneaks behind the cladding

Broken Glass in Your Modern-Style Garden?

Our Cambridge project house is Modern, which means its garden will be Modern, too. That could mean unusual materials. Like broken glass.

Don't Just Jump into a Water Feature

Fountains, ponds, even faux streams are great additions. Just consider resource maintenance before you build.

Fire Safety and Prevention Checklist

It's not enough to have evacuation plans. It's not even enough to have a fire detector on every floor. Learn what experts say homeowners need to do now