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Defining a Construction Budget; The 2014 Cheat Sheet+

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a healthy economy with an update to the Construction Budget Cheat...

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Is Radiant In-Floor Heat Right for Your Home?+

BUILD explains in-floor radiant heat systems and lists the advantages and disadvantages.

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Modernism Beyond the Shed Roof+

BUILD introduces some new roof structures to the modernist kit-of-parts.

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Property Research Cheat Sheet+

BUILD publishes their property research questions as a handy one-page cheat sheet.

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Shearwalls 101: Why You Can’t Have a Window There+

BUILD explains why walls are sometimes better than windows.

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Fashion-Proof Material Palettes+

4 Timeless interior material palettes from BUILD's library.

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The Inconspicuousness of Sensible Sustainability+

BUILD takes a crack at the math behind one of the most sustainable (and least marketed) moves with residential construction....

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The Questions of Cooking; A Guest Post by Aaron Freedman, Appliance Sherpa+

Appliance Sherpa, Aaron Freedman, answers the important questions on cooking appliances.

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Roof Decks Over Conditioned Area+

BUILD draws out 5 design strategies for decks over living spaces.

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Personal Financing for Residential Clients+

BUILD opens up the vault on recommendations for construction financing.

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5 Design Features for Modern Powder Rooms+

5 Modern design tricks for the powder room.

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Mud & Laundry Room Design+

BUILD offers up the dirt on modern mud & laundry rooms.

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Explorations in Stair Design+

BUILD takes a trip upstairs and defines some Scandinavian influenced strategies for experimental design.

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Modern, Cost-Effective Residential Hardware+

BUILD spells out their favorite hardware specifications for residential architecture.

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BUILD Introduces…BUILDbot+

BUILD gets their feet wet in the world of makers.

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5 Modern Kitchen Designs & Principles+

BUILD outlines 5 important principles of kitchen design and highlights 5 designed, built and in-use examples.

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Windows, Roof Overhangs, and Headers+

BUILD covers 5 projects where the windows, roof overhangs and headers play well together.

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Modern Base Transitions+

BUILD covers a handful of tricky situations for modern base detailing.

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The Down & Dirty of Sustainable Design+

BUILD dismisses the glamor and gloss of the “green” movement and describes the gritty (and sometimes dull) reality of true...

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Meeting the Energy Code Without Blowing the Budget or Compromising Aesthetics+

BUILD gets transparent with 5 strategies to tackle the energy code aesthetically and cost-effectively.

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Furniture for Modern Architecture+

BUILD shares their 20 picks for residential furnishings.

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Design Strategies for Kitchen Hood Venting+

BUILD breaks down kitchen hood venting to a science and highlights a new solution.

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Veneering 101+

BUILD explains the beauty of the SPD veneering process for cabinet packages.

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Modern Transitions+

BUILD uncovers a new stair and material transition detail.

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The Process of Commercial Work+

BUILD explains the design process of commercial projects in 10 steps.

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Defining the Datum+

BUILD discusses their standard datum lines and the rationale behind their process.

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Ridge Beams and Ridge Boards: Modern Structural Solutions for A-Frames+

BUILD spells out the distinctions between ridge beams and ridge boards in modern A-frame construction.

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Marking the Jobsite+

BUILD shares their latest tips on fine-tuning the design-build process.

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Lessons in Tile+

BUILD shares the latest standards driving their bathroom design.

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CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 3: Lofts, Mezzanine & Deck+

BUILD wraps up the creativeLIVE tenant improvement with part 3 of the series.

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CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 2: Lunchroom, Kitchen & Breakout Rooms+

BUILD continues to share the scoop on the finished spaces and specs at creativeLIVE San Francisco.

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CreativeLIVE San Francisco, Part 1: Reception, Studios & Workrooms+

BUILD shares the ins and outs of creativeLIVE's new San Francisco office. (Part 1 of 3)

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