Design

Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development, Remodelers by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
Home Rehab Program Converts Eyesores Into Assets

Homes for rehab are often beset with significant structural issues such as collapsed roofs, mold, water infiltration or cracked foundations. In the greater Chicago area, the Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (AHCLC) created a successful approach to revitalizing communities.

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Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units

What if there was a simple solution to help communities struggling with high housing costs, limited developable land and a demand for multigenerational living? An increasing number of communities around the United States have found that there is such a solution: accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Learn how different localities are integrating these solutions into their communities, and download the latest NAHB report on diversifying housing options.

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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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