Home Improvement

Tips and solutions for preserving your Eichler or other MCM home

Grounded in Nature
Rising trends in home flooring
Old Burners Never Die…
Owners who sing the praises of original cooktops and ovens to the tune of ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’
Aged in Comfort
Carrying on Eichler living into the golden years with independence and satisfaction
Timeless Blend
How vintage and contemporary modern furnishings come together for an inspirational mix of warmth and style
Pride and Joy
Boosting your enjoyment of life—and the value of your real estate too—through smart home improvement
Lauan's Lost Love
Eichler Homes' original walls of mahogany paneling—once glowing in every home—are hopelessly fading out of sight
Reroofing's Multiple Choices
Favor energy-efficient cool-roof systems, stylistic consistency and a quality installer
Cleaning Up Your Act
Professional organizers share strategies for home decluttering that lighten the load on mood and health
Tile with Style
Designer tips that bring a fresh, eye-catching face to showers and backsplashes
Let the Sun Shine in
Best bets for new skylights: bringing greater light, ventilation, energy efficiency and views to your home
This Kitchen Does It All
CA-Modern 'Best Kitchen Remodel Contest' winners the Cissons continue to be inspired by an inventive design
New Faces for Old Roofs
How evolving technology and new code requirements are adding years to the life of the roof over your head
Crystal Ball Remodeling
Like gazing into the future, this 3-D software helps you visualize the end result of the home remodel you are about to undertake
Where's that Freakin' Leak?
How the burning question is best answered by today's ultra-sensitive leak detection equipment and its evolving technology
Seamless Flow To and Fro
Reaching into the past to capture a mindset inherent in postwar modern gardens
Clean As Can Be
12 helpful hints to turn your home's spring-cleaning into a thorough, easy project
Those Dirty, Rotten Beams
It's time to clean up their act—and bring back the natural beauty for good
Power Up
As your home's electrical demands climb, its aging original system edges deeper into the danger zone
Beefing Up Home Security
With residential break-ins on the rise, here are today’s most effective ways to keep burglars away from your door
Breaking New Ground
With smart planning, attention to detail, and patience, Eichlers show they can be rebuilt with their original flair