Design

Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 7, 2019 2 Comments
Vacant Airport Transforms into Vibrant Housing Development

The master plan will convert the site to commercial, residential and recreational uses. When fully built, it will feature more than 5,900 homes, including a minimum of 25% affordable owner-occupied and rental units.

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No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Remodelers by on May 29, 2019 3 Comments
No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

When it comes to the most sought-after aging-in-place projects, bathrooms dominate the top spot. In a recent NAHB survey of remodelers, more than eight out of 10 reported that installing grab bars (89%), higher toilets (85%) and curbless showers (82%) were the most common aging-in-place projects.

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Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on May 21, 2019 0 Comments
Repurposed Mining Land Offers Affordable Mixed Housing Options

Daybreak, a mixed-use, walkable community in South Jordan, Utah, is the first project in the region to reclaim surplus mining land and create opportunities for market-rate affordability without additional subsidies.

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5 Design Trends to Maximize Space

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on May 16, 2019 0 Comments
5 Design Trends to Maximize Space

In today’s market, five trends have emerged to help home buyers maximize the space in their homes — whether it’s 1,000 square feet or 10,000 square feet. Learn what kinds of creative solutions you can incorporate into your next project.

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Small vs. Large Homes: How Do Major Living Spaces Stack Up?

Filed in Design, Economics, Housing Trends by on April 16, 2019 0 Comments
Small vs. Large Homes: How Do Major Living Spaces Stack Up?

A new study from NAHB measures the amount of space of each room in the average new home, and compares percentages of square footage based on the size of the home.

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4 Ideas to Turn Your Sales Center into a Top Sales Tool

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on April 12, 2019 0 Comments
4 Ideas to Turn Your Sales Center into a Top Sales Tool

The modern sales center has emerged as one of the most important marketing tools in a builder’s arsenal. Consider these four ideas when planning and designing your next sales center to make it pay off in the end.

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Consumers Rate Their Top Bathroom Features

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on April 2, 2019 0 Comments
Consumers Rate Their Top Bathroom Features

When it comes to what bathroom feature consumers desire the most, a fancy tub, shower or vanity — though high on the list — fails to make the top grade.

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on March 15, 2019 0 Comments
6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

A green roof — also known as a living roof, eco-roof, vegetated roof and rooftop garden — has economic and environmental benefits that can offset its initial cost and required maintenance. This “living roof” is an extension placed above a typical roof surface. A green roof can also be at ground level over an underground built structure.

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Must-Have Design Ideas to Help Sell Your Homes

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on March 4, 2019 1 Comment
Must-Have Design Ideas to Help Sell Your Homes

A powerful selling tool is a home that functions smoothly and saves precious time and labor for the home owner. These options cater to today’s busy lifestyle.

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BALA Highlights Top Design Trends for 2019

Filed in Awards, Design, International Builders' Show by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
BALA Highlights Top Design Trends for 2019

The 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) winners showcase top design trends that home buyers can expect to see in homes and communities over the next several years. From added texture to creative use of space, these features are sure to be found in homes near you in 2019 and beyond.

More hot topics are available on the newly refreshed BALA website.

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