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Liberty Pass: An Affordable Green Community for Veterans

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Liberty Pass: An Affordable Green Community for Veterans

Builders at the Pinnacle Housing Group had several goals in mind when they started the Liberty Pass project in Selma, Texas. They wanted returning veterans to have a place to live that was comfortable, affordable and sustainable. They succeeded on all fronts.

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BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

BALA Forecasts Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

There were 127 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects honored at the 2016 Best in American Living Awards(BALA) ceremony Wednesday night at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. That means there were 127 examples of the top design trends that home buyers will expect to see over the next several years in your building and remodeling projects.

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BALA Deadline Extended to Sept. 7

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 31, 2016 0 Comments
BALA Deadline Extended to Sept. 7

If anyone understands that a successful project takes time, it’s the builders, designers, architects and land planners behind today’s most amazing homes and communities. So we’re giving you even more time to submit your best work to the 2016 NAHB Best in American Living Awards: The deadline has been extended to Sept. 7.

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BALA Awards Deadline Sept. 1

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 23, 2016 0 Comments
BALA Awards Deadline Sept. 1

Whether you are a talented builder, remodeler, architect, designer, developer, land planner or interior designer, if you’ve redefined design excellence for homes and communities, the 2016 NAHB Best in American Living Awards are for you. But act fast: Entries close Sept. 1.

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Quirky Colonials Combine Country with Contemporary

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Quirky Colonials Combine Country with Contemporary

It’s true, mullet hairstyles and saltbox homes have their similarities. But only one of them is considered timeless . . . at least in most parts of the country. A recent Best in American Living Award recipient is a prime example of how the vintage charm of a saltbox home can be reborn using today’s building products and techniques.

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Today’s Color Forecast: Rose Quartz with a Chance of Serenity

Filed in Councils & Committees, Design, Housing Trends by on May 23, 2016 2 Comments
Today’s Color Forecast: Rose Quartz with a Chance of Serenity

Pantone broke with tradition to release not one, but two colors of the year in 2016. The Washington Post recently provided a break down of how Pantone developed its “trending colors” forecast. (Hint: it didn’t conduct a consumer poll.)

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Wash Your Hands of Bad Sinks

Filed in Awards, Design by on May 3, 2016 0 Comments
Wash Your Hands of Bad Sinks

One sink or two? Under-mount or top-mount? This year’s Best in American Living Awards winners know a thing or two about trends in kitchen and bathroom design, since most of them tend to set them in the first place.

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BALA Talks Timeless Trends

Filed in Design, Home Building by on April 26, 2016 0 Comments
BALA Talks Timeless Trends

Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a particular home design trend will stand the test of time or look dated in a few short years. The spring issue of Best in American Living gives insights on how to address that question.

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12 Design Trends Featured in the BALA Awards

12 Design Trends Featured in the BALA Awards

A record 117 single-family, multifamily, remodeling and community projects were honored at the 2015 Best in American Living Awards Gala held during the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. And each winner offers an important glimpse into the homes tomorrow’s buyers will choose.

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A Fresh Look at Low-Impact Development

Filed in Environmental, Land Development by on October 15, 2015 0 Comments
A Fresh Look at Low-Impact Development

More and more communities are embracing low-impact development as a way to manage stormwater runoff. The latest issue of NAHB’s Best in American Living magazine discusses this trend, as towns and counties turn to dry wells, vegetative swales, rain gardens, pervious pavers and other practices that manage stormwater onsite instead of sending it through gutters and sewer lines to be treated.

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