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5 Design Trends for Life at Home

Filed in Design by on April 2, 2020 2 Comments
5 Design Trends for Life at Home

What does the turmoil of the coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. We can expect this disruption to clear the way for underlying trends that are already out there to become more mainstream.

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2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments
2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

As the housing affordability crisis continues, a greater mix of housing types, not just more housing, is needed to meet differing income and generational needs. Here are two examples that highlight different approaches to creating one type of solution, accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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Award-Winning Designs for Aging-in-Place Clients

Filed in Awards, Design, Housing Trends, Remodelers by on February 25, 2020 0 Comments
Award-Winning Designs for Aging-in-Place Clients

NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards. The awards recognize exceptional remodeling projects that effectively incorporate aging-in-place and universal design.

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How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Recent data show that very few homes incorporate the necessary accessibility features for older adults to age in place. So what can the home-building industry do to help increase the supply of necessary housing, not only for this demographic but future generations as well?

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NAHB Identifies Top Features and Design Trends for 2020

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on January 22, 2020 5 Comments
NAHB Identifies Top Features and Design Trends for 2020

Walk-in master bedroom closets, low-emissivity (low-e) windows and laundry rooms are the most likely features in typical new homes in 2020, based on a survey of single-family home builders. Energy-efficient features such as efficient lighting, programmable thermostats and ENERGY STAR appliances will also be likely, as will open design concepts such as great rooms and nine-plus-foot ceilings on the first floor.

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NAHB Unveils the Official Exhibition Homes of IBS 2020

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on January 20, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Unveils the Official Exhibition Homes of IBS 2020

The New American Home 2020 and The New American Remodel 2020 made their much-anticipated debut today, on the eve of the opening day of IBS 2020. Each homes scored exceptionally high marks not only for their beautiful architecture, but also for reaching the highest levels of sustainability and energy efficiency.

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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 2 Comments
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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