Building Trends

Garage Makeovers Add Instant Impact–and Square Footage

By Elaine Raffel / May 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

For Conway Reimer, every garage is a blank canvas. Which is why the owner of Garage Living wants to help every client optimize this often under-utilized space in their home.

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Sustainability Update: Why Going Green is Smarter Than Ever

By Elaine Raffel / April 22, 2020 / 1 Comment

For New Leaf Custom Home founder Scott Powell, inspiration comes from clients wanting to know more about sustainability.

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Rastegar Gives Dallas North America’s Tallest Green Wall

By Jon Anderson / April 15, 2020 / 4 Comments

At the far western Uptown end of McKinney Avenue will be 1899 McKinney, a 26-story, 270-unit high-rise that will always be known for its green wall. It has been written about before (here, here). Last week, I was able to speak with Zach Smith, the CEO of Zauben, the company developing the green wall for […]

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Learn Building Off the Grid With Cat Taylor’s Cob Homes

By Karen Eubank / March 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

Remember Little House on the Prairie? Social distancing and hanging out with only family members was the norm back then. Now that it’s our new norm, and we plant victory gardens and embrace the habits of our great grandparents, can building our own homes be far behind? Maybe not. Cat Taylor is ready to show […]

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Should Builders Be Forced to Account for Climate Change?

By Joanna England / February 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s a ground-breaking new policy in New Jersey that could keep builders from doing just that — breaking ground. Could Texas be next? Of course, with 130 miles of coastline and a shore that has become a pop culture reference, New Jersey has a lot to lose if sea levels continue to rise and storm […]

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Starting Sept. 1, HB 2439 Will Provide Choice, Diversity in Housing

By Candy's Dirt / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports Area homebuyers grappling with affordability challenges and lack of diversity in housing choices will soon see significant relief thanks to the Texas Legislature. HB 2439, which passed by overwhelming majorities in the House (133 to 9) and Senate (26 to 5), was signed into law by the governor and becomes effective on Sept. […]

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