By Adam Davidson Unlike the majority of industries that have changed over recent decades—mostly due to new technology—the processes for constructing a new home have not changed in more than 100 years—until now. Up until this point, residential builders have followed a standardized set of building practices in order to […]

By Deborah Myerson A Creative Happy Hour in Bloomington, Minnesota, hosts activities ranging from live salsa music and dance instruction, free hot chocolate and dessert table, to an interactive 3D mural. In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the monthly downtown “On Tap” series promoted by Creative Los Alamos engages participants over […]

By Tess Wittler What’s driving the evolution of amenities? Lifestyle—or more specifically, how people want to live. Amenities have evolved to help residents “Live, Work & Play” within their community, which means they no longer have to go off property to get what they are seeking. When done right, they […]

By Michael Medick Once upon a time, a young boy lived with his parents in the second-floor apartment of a triplex. Technically, it was a duplex, owned by his grandparents who lived next door in the attached two-story apartment. It had been modified to accommodate a ground-floor apartment; an elderly […]

By Matt Dixon Whether they’re called granny flats, in-law suites, or carriage houses, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are challenging the makeup of modern neighborhoods and city zoning codes alike. ADUs can be attached or detached from a main home but occupy a single lot, increasing density in a neighborhood without […]