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Welcome to Ultimate Home Design™
Ultimate Home Design is aimed at homeowners and leading-edge building trade practitioners. This new consumer and trade magazine will serve as a design and build resource for environmentally enhanced lifespan living. The magazine embraces the "Ultimate Home Design" concept, which recognizes, respects, values, and attempts to accommodate the broadest possible spectrum of human abilities, regardless of age, ability, or physical stature, in the ergonomic design of products and environments that are easier to use and more aesthetically appealing, while optimally integrating sustainable green building practices and minimizing the overall impact on the natural environment. We aim to provide a responsible philosophy to home building.

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Current Issue

Optimum Performance Home Part XX - Exterior And Interior Infrastructure
is now available here!

Optimum Performance Home Part XIX - Exterior And Interior Infrastructure
is now available here!

Optimum Performance Home Part XVIII - Site Work And Infrastructure
is now available here!

Issue #17


- The First Optimum Performance Home™ - Engineered Slab Part XVII

- Hawaii Residence Proves Home Design Can Be Eco-Friendly And Chic

- Mixon—A New Kind Of Urbanism

- Paving The Way To A Greener Future

- Half An Acre Of Passionate Green

- Cost-Effective Solutions To Building Tight And Ventilating Right

- Acknowledgments/Contents

- Editor's Space

- Breaking Ground - Recent News, Reviews, And FAQs

- New To The Neighborhood - Manufacturers' Product Innovations Showcase

Note: This issue is available for digital download via Subscriber Content section of the Webzine.