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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

A dedicated home theater can make for a better viewing experience than a commercial theater, but only when the right forethought is given to sound isolation.

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NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

Ladies and gentlemen, download your photos and start your engines: Entries are now being accepted for three of NAHB’s top awards programs.

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2019 Show Home Boasts Never-Before-Seen Architecture

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on May 2, 2018 8 Comments
2019 Show Home Boasts Never-Before-Seen Architecture

Construction on the latest edition of NAHB’s flagship exhibit, The New American Home, is well underway in Las Vegas. Those who attend the International Builders’ Show 2019 and tour the home are in for a real treat.

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Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on May 1, 2018 3 Comments
Bathrooms Overtake Kitchens as Most Popular Remodeling Project

As the industry kicks off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the results of a new survey which highlight the most common remodeling projects. While the kitchen may be king for some, smaller-scale renovations are slowly becoming just as popular.

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Rethinking the 55+ Buyer

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Sales & Marketing by on April 25, 2018 2 Comments
Rethinking the 55+ Buyer

55+ buyers seek convenience, experiences and value. They’re looking for a community that goes beyond a quality home and inviting neighborhood. They care about events, programming and amenities over the size of the spaces within the building.

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Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

Filed in Awards, Design, Multifamily by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

The warehouse building that became Boury Lofts in Wheeling, W. Va. was a mystery. Over the years, it was home to a biscuit factory, a coffee roaster, a wool and ginseng exporter, a cold-storage facility and many other businesses. The building had been abandoned for decades, but a collaborative effort from area developers and designers brought it back to life and turned it into a chic, 72-unit multifamily structure.

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3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Multifamily, Remodelers by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

An excellent bellwether for advances coming to residential lighting solutions is the biennial Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. The show — which boasts a staggering attendance of 220,000 global visitors — exhibits trends in lighting design, electrical systems and building automation. Here’s what we learned.

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Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Filed in Design, Multifamily by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.

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Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

Filed in Design, Home Building, Technology by on March 21, 2018 2 Comments
Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

Speakers, subwoofers and TVs can disappear into a room with the proper planning and the right installer.

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Free Webinar: What Makes a ‘Home for Life?’

Filed in Design, Education, Home Building, Remodelers by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
Free Webinar: What Makes a ‘Home for Life?’

In the free webinar Design Highlights from the 2017 Homes for Life Single-Space Category Winner, 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 28, you’ll get the winners’ latest tips on incorporating aging-in-place and universal design features into your next project.

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