Design

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

What’s Cooking with Smart-Home Kitchen Design

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments
What’s Cooking with Smart-Home Kitchen Design

IBS attendees can learn firsthand what it takes to create a smart kitchen during a special education panel, “Smart Kitchens: How Design & Technology Trends Can Simplify Life for Homeowners,” on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Continue Reading »

Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on February 12, 2019 0 Comments
Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are changing what the 55+ housing industry looks like to accommodate their specific needs, especially as they relate to socialization and active interests. See which trends appeal to this demographic.

Continue Reading »

Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on January 16, 2019 1 Comment
Green Building Becoming the Standard for New Homes

Is green here to stay? All indications are yes. Homes are increasingly being designed, constructed, and operated toward the greener end of the construction continuum.

Continue Reading »

How to Invest in a Merchandising Program

Filed in Design, Sales & Marketing by on January 8, 2019 0 Comments
How to Invest in a Merchandising Program

NAHB spoke with four of the country’s top new home merchandisers and asked them a few questions to help those new to merchandising get an idea about how it can fit into their marketing plan.

Continue Reading »

Suburban Development in the Urban Core

Filed in Design, Land Development by on January 4, 2019 2 Comments
Suburban Development in the Urban Core

A project in Jacksonville’s closest and oldest suburb seeks to revitalize a rundown area while providing affordable housing to young professionals.

Continue Reading »

Tap Into a Valuable, Free Resource for Home Design and Performance

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Tap Into a Valuable, Free Resource for Home Design and Performance

Residential architects and home designers looking for data to support their latest ideas have access to a free resource for peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of building, from pre-design, design, and construction through occupancy and reuse.

Continue Reading »