Get Great Ideas at the IBS Luxury Home Tour

If you love home design and keeping tabs on what’s trending across the country, you may want to check out the 2015 International Builders’ Show Luxury Home Tour.

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Spyglass Monterey – Emerald Cove at The Crosby, San Diego

The 2015 Luxury Home Tour in Las Vegas will give attendees a chance to learn about building materials and methods used in this region of the U.S.; see what’s hot in architecture, building techniques, technology and green initiatives; scout design ideas; and network with dozens of architects, designers, builders, media and marketing professionals from around the world.

“A lot of builders never see stuff outside of their marketplace,” said Brad Simons, of Magleby Construction, who has served as a lead volunteer for the tour for the past eight years. “With the tour, you get to check out really cool things other people have done that you may have never thought of.”

Registration for the tour — which always sells out — is open to 150 attendees. Motor coaches will leave the Las Convention Center  around 7:30 a.m. to visit several homes in the Las Vegas metro area, which were handpicked to showcase the latest in luxury home design.

Many of the builders who participate in the tour have decades of experience, but Simons said they still manage to surprise even the most accomplished year after year.

And if you think you could just check this stuff out online and get the gist, think again.

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La Jolla Spanish Colonial at StoneBridge, San Diego

“It’s not the same, especially not when you can touch and feel things, and then talk directly to the architects and builders who built the homes right there,” Simons said. “You also have opportunity to talk to other builders about what you just saw and I think that personal interaction between attendees and builders is a huge advantage that you cannot get over the Internet.”

Erik Anderson, national sales manager for residential construction at Lutron, agreed, adding that the networking aspect of the event alone is one of the most invaluable opportunities to be had at IBS. Lutron, a manufacturer of lighting control systems and related products, has sponsored the tour for the past eight years.

“It’s a real opportunity to talk to their peers and potentially get a leg up on the competition in their home market, since they may be able to spot a trend headed that way,” he said.

For more information about events and education focused on luxury and custom home building, make sure to visit the Custom Building Central at IBS.

 

 

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