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3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design and aging-in-place continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year’s show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.

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How to Build Communities Buyers Will Love to Call Home

Filed in Design by on January 14, 2020 1 Comment
How to Build Communities Buyers Will Love to Call Home

A shift is taking place with home buyers. They want to invest in more than a home; they want to invest in the experience of living there. As a result, home builders need to focus more than ever on “placemaking” in community and neighborhood design.

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2020’s Trending Colors of the Year

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on January 10, 2020 1 Comment
2020’s Trending Colors of the Year

New year, new decade. Time to breathe new life into home design. Restoration, optimism and sophistication are woven throughout this year’s selection of colors of the year, announced annually by Pantone and various major paint manufacturers.

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The Year in Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on December 30, 2019 0 Comments
The Year in Trends

Millennials and baby boomers are the nation’s largest generations. These popular NAHBNow blog posts from the past year that spell out their unique buyer preferences as well as other interesting home design trends.

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4 Design Features to Bring Nature into the Home

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on November 5, 2019 0 Comments
4 Design Features to Bring Nature into the Home

People are attracted to nature, and growing evidence suggests that interacting with nature makes people happier and healthier. But with an average of 90% of our time spent indoors, it is easy to feel disconnected. Bringing nature inside the home with specifically targeted design elements can resonate with and draw in potential home buyers and remodeling clients.

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8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, Multifamily by on October 11, 2019 1 Comment
8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Universal design is often mistaken for catering to an aging demographic, in part because of its focus on accessibility. Features such as grab bars and wider doorways may be common, but the principle of universal design is applicable to buyers of any demographic.

Learn more at NAHB’s “Rethinking Universal Design” webinar on Nov. 13.

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Downtown Revitalization Includes Upscale Affordable Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on August 20, 2019 0 Comments
Downtown Revitalization Includes Upscale Affordable Housing Development

The Fresno Housing Authority has sought to play a critical role in driving community revitalization by creating and renovating quality affordable housing, including the development of CityView @ Van Ness. The new development produced 45 units of affordable housing for entry-level workforce households.

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Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on August 19, 2019 0 Comments
Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

A model home’s job is to accurately reach a target buyer and create a space where a prospective buyer can envision themselves living. To be successful, you and your merchandiser must develop a buyer profile, which will teach you how a prospective buyer will be living in your home and what matters most.

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IBS 2020 Show Home Boasts Serious ‘Curve Appeal’

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on August 9, 2019 0 Comments
IBS 2020 Show Home Boasts Serious ‘Curve Appeal’

While The American Home 2019 had a single-sloped roof line and predominantly square-edged designs, the 2020 edition largely consists of radius walls and other rounded design elements. In fact, one of the first things visitors will notice is that the front of the home is built entirely with curved walls.

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Marrying Affordability and Sustainability at The Rose

Marrying Affordability and Sustainability at The Rose

Located just south of downtown Minneapolis, The Rose incorporates pioneering green building techniques among its 90 mixed-income (47 affordable and 43 market-rate) apartments, which range from efficiencies to three bedrooms.

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