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‘She Sheds’ a Trend?

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on August 12, 2015 1 Comment

We know about “man caves,” the basement, garage or other area of a home where men can escape to enjoy some of their favorite pastimes. But have you heard about the “she shed”? The folks at Best in American Living, NAHB’s design blog, certainly have. Read what they have discovered in their latest post.

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BALA Helps Bring the Outdoors In

Filed in Design, Home Building, Housing Trends by on July 29, 2015 0 Comments
BALA Helps Bring the Outdoors In

There’s growing demand for homes that flow naturally from inside out, but it’s important to do them well.

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BALA Magazine Reaps Honors

Filed in Councils & Committees, Design, Housing Trends by on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
BALA Magazine Reaps Honors

NAHB’s Best in American Living has been honored with a Gold Circle Award as an outstanding e-magazine by ASAE, the national society for association executives. The award will be presented next month during ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Providence: Small-Town City Living Earns BALA Award

Filed in Awards, Design, Land Development by on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Providence: Small-Town City Living Earns BALA Award

The Village of Providence in Huntsville, Ala. started as a developer’s dream to capture the lifestyle of a small town with the convenience of city living. Now it’s the 2014 Community of the Year in NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards, recognizing excellence in community development and design.

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BALA Explores Resiliency in Spring Issue

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
BALA Explores Resiliency in Spring Issue

A look at post-hurricane housing, the latest in universal design and testimony from one home builder who has weathered the ups and downs of the market for 35 years in the Spring issue of Best in American Living, NAHB’s online design magazine. It’s all about resiliency, a term that encompasses more than the disaster-preparedness buzzwords […]

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What’s New in Community Design?

Filed in Awards, Housing Trends, Land Development, Multifamily by on April 13, 2015 0 Comments
What’s New in Community Design?

The line between urban and suburban is blurring, especially as Millennials enter the home buying market, according to Best in American Living (BALA), NAHB’s design blog.

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3 BALA Winners Showcase Great Design

3 BALA Winners Showcase Great Design

Three top winners in the 2014 Best in American Living Awards showcase the beautiful products, materials and finishes available to residential design professionals today — and the gorgeous results.

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Celebrate the Best in American Living at IBS

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show by on November 25, 2014 1 Comment
Celebrate the Best in American Living at IBS

The Best in American Living™ Awards, the oldest and most prestigious national design awards program in the residential industry, will take place during the International Builders’ Show on Weds., Jan. 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Tropicana Las Vegas in the Havana Room.

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BALA Award Deadline Days Away

Filed in Awards, Construction Industry, Design by on September 27, 2014 0 Comments
BALA Award Deadline Days Away

The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) redefines design excellence for the residential building industry and is the nation’s most prestigious housing honor – but if you plan to enter your project this year, time’s a-wasting: The deadline is Sept. 30 for your single- or multifamily, green or specialty design project.

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Why Streets Matter

Filed in Construction Industry, Land Development by on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Why Streets Matter

Beyond vehicular access, residential streets are meant to be public settings for social activity, the framework for pedestrian and bicycle circulation, and the space that provides a visual setting and entryway to homes. Therefore, residential streets should be designed in a way that compliments and enhances their multiple functions. Learn more in this post from Land Use 101.

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