Design

Prospective Home Buyers Sidelined by Availability, Affordability

Prospective Home Buyers Sidelined by Availability, Affordability

The average home size, at 2,622 square feet in 2016, was essentially unchanged in 2017, averaging 2,627 square feet. Forty-six percent had four bedrooms or more compared to 45% in 2016; 37% had three full baths or more compared to 35 percent in 2016. Meanwhile, Americans continue to remodel, renovate and DIY at a fast clip.

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Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on December 13, 2017 0 Comments
Color of the Year is Best in Small Doses

The 2018 Pantone color of the year is a rich purple often seen on royal robes, the sky at dusk and unicorn manes. But how might it be used in home design and model home merchandising? Three NAHB member design experts chime in.

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Aging-in-Place Modifications Featured in Museum Display

Filed in Design, Education by on December 11, 2017 0 Comments
Aging-in-Place Modifications Featured in Museum Display

A new exhibit at Washington’s National Building Museum celebrates the flexibility of modern home design and features the role of the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist in helping to ensure that home owners can live safely in their own homes even as they become less mobile.

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2017 Global Innovation Award Finalists Named

2017 Global Innovation Award Finalists Named

NAHB will announce the winner(s) during the NAHB International Builders’ Show on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

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Experts at Your Fingertips

Experts at Your Fingertips

Want to know the important questions to ask before buying land? Should your company have a Facebook page? What design trends appeal to mature home buyers? Those are just some of the questions that industry experts have addressed in the Fall issue of the 55+ Housing Online Magazine.

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Home Building by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

What’s the best way to bury ducts in attic insulation, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a free webinar Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

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Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Take NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) pre-show courses Jan. 6-8 at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando and receive free entry into the IBS expo.

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Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Technology by on October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

An upcoming vote could change the Uniform Mechanical Code and add at least $5,000 to the cost of a new home in California and the five other states that would adopt it.

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NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

Filed in Design, Student Chapters, Technology by on October 23, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Student Chapter Places Third in Solar Decathlon

The chapter partnered with University of California, Berkeley for the competition, which challenges college teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses.

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Tomorrow’s Kitchen, Today

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on October 19, 2017 2 Comments
Tomorrow’s Kitchen, Today

NAHB asked two experts who serve on the Design Committee and National Sales and Marketing Council about the kitchen of 2018: What are the common elements of successful kitchen design? What trends seem to be gathering steam?

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