Building Better Rooms
You don't have to compromise on design to create a practical home that fits your—and the environment's—needs
Steel, zinc, and copper make tough counters. By Thomas Fields-Meyer
Range hoods keep grease and steam out of the kitchen. By Cynthia Sanz
A dilapidated 1880s house gets restored to its past glory. By Diane Conrad
Handy info to help keep yours from getting trashed. By Max Alexander
Figure in the costs when deciding to stay or go. By Maggie Mahar
How to make a kitchen look like it's been there forever. By Terry Trucco
Cork flooring is soft, warm and easy on the feet. By Jeanne Huber
Portable MP3 players offer great sound without skips. By John Fried
Refinishing gives new life to an old porcelain tub.By Richard Weir
A retrofitted foundation fortifies the Santa Barbara project against natural disaster. By Nelson Handel
An old garage makes way for an expansive family gathering place. By Cynthia Sanz
Raising the roof turned a Prohibition-era gateway home into a family home designed for fun. By Kimberley Stevens
Using wood around a bathroom tub is no longer a warped idea. By Donna Paul
Grown in pots, urns, and other containers, almost any plant can thrive anywhere. By Katherine Whiteside
Modern kitchen cabinets take on vintage charm with period-style hardware. By Jeanne Huber
How the Santa Barbara project garage stays nice and dry.
A claustrophobic Brooklyn kitchen takes on airs.
Ipe issues, handsome transoms, correcting concrete.
Stair runners stylishly squelch the sound of big and little feet.