Home Improvement

Tips and solutions for preserving your Eichler or other MCM home

Flooring: Top Floors, Best Choices
What's the best flooring for you...and for your mid-century modern home?
Roofing: Why Flat is Beautiful
A modern home's flat roof embodies design purity, accentuated living space
Great Garden Walls
Fencing that extends your home's clean lines and rigorous geometries into the wide-open outdoors
Energy Efficiency: Modern Dream, Green Machine
15 eco-conscious ways to make your home the best that it can be
Shake, Rattle...and Retrofit
Protecting your home and family against the next major earthquake
Prefabulous or Fad?
Designers and builders of prefabricated homes go modern and green—but what lies ahead?
Eichler Windows and Doors
Windows, windows everywhere: the pride and peril of life in a house with all that glass
Eichler Exterior Siding
Sound advice and vigilant maintenance lead to protection and lasting exterior beauty
Eichler Interior Paneling
Thinking through a home re-panel project—maintaining the look for a few dollars a sheet
Eichler Roofing
In search of the perfect roofing system—no single 'right' answer for everyone
Six Myths of Eichler Radiant Heating
Six myths tied to your radiant heat system: surviving winter by warming up to reality
Eichler Air Conditioning
The cool concept behind mini-split HVAC—a quiet, compact, energy-efficient option
Eichler Radiant Heating
Common questions and vital answers for keeping your home's radiant heat healthy
Eichler Electrical
Special problems and challenges tied to quirky Eichlers and today's electrical needs
Eichler Electrical Conduits
Buried trouble and challenges: subsurface Eichler atrium conduit dies a lingering death
Eichler Pest Control
Understanding visiting termites and ants and a variety of treatment methods for eradication
Eichler Lighting
Beyond the usual Eichler challenges, there are viable options to improve interior lighting
Modern Landscaping
Japanese-Asian verve: modern landscapes come alive behind three basic design principles
Kitchen Remodeling
Old kitchens, new looks—getting started with a strategy plan for kitchen renewal
Condensation and Mold
As humidity levels rise, water problems occur—here are some causes and remedies for them