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Top 12 Best-Selling House Plans

Tideland Haven<p>Sheltered by deep overhangs and a wraparound porch, this award-winning plan is detailed in comfort.<p><i>Square Footage: 2,418<br>3 bedrooms and</i> …

19 Barns Transformed into Modern Farm Fantasy Homes

With high ceilings and wide open spaces, barns have become the perfect dwellings for homeowners looking to repurpose architecture or simply live expansively. Increasingly, architects are being asked to convert barns into homes, with some homeowners even purchasing historic barn frames and …

Home Ownership

The 12 Stages of Burnout, According to Psychologists

How bad is your burnout? Here's the scientific answer.<p>Tell someone "I'm sick" or "I'm tired" and you're not really giving the person much information. How sick? How tired? Do you have a mild cold or a dreaded disease? Are you a new parent who hasn't slept in months or did you just enjoy the party …

Psychology

GO Home

Combining prefab convenience with eco-friendly features, the GO Home is ideal for a broad range of applications. You can choose from ten designs, …

Prefab Homes

Gallery of Kurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta - 51

Image 51 of 61 from gallery of Kurumim House / PM Arquitetura + Bruno Pimenta. Site Plan

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

The Merricks Beach House

Merricks Beach, Victoria, Australia<p>This perfectly connected family holiday home, with its U-shaped configuration, sits unobtrusively within the native coastal environment of the Mornington Peninsula. Seven modules that house three bedrooms, a playroom and open-plan living space with a centerpiece …

Gust Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Launching a Business

The New York company unveiled a new platform that lets entrepreneurs seamlessly incorporate their businesses and more for $99 per month.<p>David S. Rose, the serial entrepreneur and chairman emeritus of the New York Angels, an angel investment group, has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 120 …

Startups

8 Inexpensive Materials That Can Transform an Interior

You've never seen plywood like this<p>The interior design world isn't lacking in options—we've perhaps never had better access to a range of raw materials and technologically advanced surfaces—but sometimes the most interesting options are right under our noses. As in, on the shelves at your local …

How to make the best doughnuts you’ll ever eat

It’s easy to wax poetic about doughnuts. Whether they’re light as air and melt in your mouth or caky and sugarcoated, ready to dunk, who can pass up a fresh one? The best are made by hand with wholesome ingredients. Even the ones that start with a mix — and those include your Krispy Kremes and …

Baking

10 Enclosed Porches That Are Put to Good Use

If you're looking to embark on a renovation project, consider the valuable indoor/outdoor space that a porch can offer.<p>Whether it's used as a work studio, an enclave for relaxing with a cup of coffee, or a space for dining almost-alfresco, the porch can be full of potential. Take a look at these …

101 Reasons to Start Your Own Business Right Now

Some extra motivation to get finally get your startup off the ground.<p>A while back, I posted a short list of reasons to start your own business. Readers sent in suggestions and I've also thought of more reasons, so here goes.<p>If you want to start your own business and aren't quite ready to take the …

Business Strategy

You can only claim to be fit if you pass these 7 tests, says hardcore gym instructor

You might be able to squat, lift your own body weight and execute a round of pushups without breaking a sweat but that doesn’t necessarily mean …

These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent

An architecture firm and a construction firm team up to provide affordable eco-friendly pre-made homes.<p>It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla's recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While …

Prefab Homes

Wooden Box House | Moloney Architects

Wooden Box House is a turn-of-the-century weatherboard home that merges Victorian heritage with a contemporary architectural extension to house a …

Architecture

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

Living Rooms

Concrete house offers indoor-outdoor living among fruit trees

Ahh...<p>Indoor-outdoor home designs often feature large glass windows to create that seamless transition. But this home in Israel takes it one step further— the architects lifted the roof off the walls to create an opening in the walls, ensuring that there is no break between the interior and …

Alexa passes 10,000 skills — here are the top 10

Amazon today announced that there are now more than 10,000 Alexa skills available on devices like the Amazon Echo. By comparison, there were roughly 130 skills available last January, and Amazon surpassed the 5,000 mark just last November.<p>Skills have been created that allow you to order chicken …

Basecamps and Trailheads: Architecture Along the Road Less Traveled

This collection features architecture at the start of trails, bases of mountains and entrances to natural preserves. The buildings range from small shelters to facilities that can accommodate large mountaineering teams overnight. They each faced similar design challenges common to architecture in …

A Quest For Simplicity Ends With The Perfect Retirement Home

Not all quests belong in the fantasy world. Some are as real as they can get. For architects, each project is a new quest, a new challenge and an …

Downtown Atlanta’s MARTA soccer turns out to be lively success

At Five Points, surprising soccer pitch brings life to formerly dead plaza space<p>As the protracted process of redeveloping Underground Atlanta blows past another deadline, it can seem like the future of Five Points is in limbo.<p>But lately there's been a major bright spot in the otherwise perpetually …

Soccer

A Mindful Approach to Time Management

“How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives.”<p><b>Laura Vanderkam</b> is the bestselling author of multiple books on productivity and time management, …

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

It's All About Texture: These 10 Materials Will Set Your Kitchen Apart

What direction will the design of the kitchen take in 2017? That's a question we've been asking ourselves for the past few weeks, and today we're …

12 Beautiful Rooms with Terra-cotta Tile

All things cozy and comforting are set to trend in 2017, and what you'll see more of in tile is no exception. Recently, we've noticed the design …

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

The White House