Home Improvement

Tips and solutions for preserving your Eichler or other MCM home

Modern Gardening: Rooted in Chinese Culture
Chi-minded gardening dynamo turns her Davis Streng home into a tranquil healing haven
Choice Window Treatments: Curtain Call for Comfort
Reducing exposure to unwanted glare, heat and the eyes of the world
Modern Water Features
Going with the flow: mood-setting water features bring drama, movement, sound to a modern home
Wall Art: The House Awakens
Taking on the challenge of dressing your modern home with 'Eichleresque' art
Thermador Ovens and Cooktops
Saluting Thermador: As the oven-cooktop king turns 50, we return to the roots of Eichler home cooking
Space-Saving Solutions
Storage by design: custom space-saving solutions for kitchen, halls, bedrooms, garages, and more
Energy: Sun Power Rising
Solar technology hits a new plateau in the face of rising electricity costs and greenhouse emissions
Roofing Survival Guide
Re-roofing your modern home: useful tips and roof systems to get the job done
Your Eichler's Mahogany Paneling
Setting the tone with your interior wood paneling: do you restore, replace, paint, or cast it aside?
Hot Trends in Home Theater
New technology and pricing make the ultimate media room an inviting proposition
Modern Lighting
Beyond the globe: modern lighting solutions that accent your home and brighten your life
Leak Detection Experts
Meet the 'leak detectives' and their ultra-modern devices that sniff out holes in your home's pipes
Lead-Safe: At What Cost?
EPA's new lead-safe requirements are bound to impact your remodeling plans and budget
Best of the Best: Kitchen Contest Winners
Our kitchen-remodel contest champs—two Palo Alto Eichlers in the winner's circle
Modern Kitchen Renewal
Recipe for makeover: modern homes that restore joy, functionality, and style to the mid-century kitchen
Winning Kitchens: Finalists
Get inspired by our top-10 kitchen contest finalists—creative, functional and oh-so-modern
Cool Current Today: Air Conditioning and Back-Up Heating
Air conditioning and back-up heating systems that offer comfort and reinforce the modern aesthetic
About Contractors: Hire a Pro…in the Know
Home improvement can be an enjoyable experience—if you choose the right professionals
Sliding Glass Doors
A smart track to satisfaction—our homeowners' guide to sliding door renewal
Modern Furnishings
Make a personal statement with furnishings destined to enrich your modern home