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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.

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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.

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When it Comes to Community Design, Pools and Club Houses are Passé

Filed in Design, Education, International Builders' Show by on January 24, 2018 0 Comments
When it Comes to Community Design, Pools and Club Houses are Passé

When it comes to building new communities, the traditional pool and clubhouse will no longer suffice if you want to stand out from your competitors. This was one of the key messages delivered at a Jan. 11 educational seminar on new amenities for lifestyle buyers during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

Filed in Design, Education by on July 24, 2017 2 Comments
New Webinar: Taking Tile Beyond the Bath

Tile today doesn’t belong just in the bathroom. It can be put to excellent use in living rooms, fireplaces and as decorative accents indoors and out.

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Honor the Building Systems Industry’s Best

Honor the Building Systems Industry’s Best

Presented by the Building Systems Councils, the 2018 BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards are now accepting submissions.

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The Science and Art Behind Selling

The Science and Art Behind Selling

Tapping into what customers want and how to sell it to them proved to be a pretty common theme at the International Builders’ Show. These seven focal points could help boost your bottom line.

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Eat My (Design) Dust – ’60 Ideas in 60 Minutes’ is Back

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on December 2, 2016 1 Comment
Eat My (Design) Dust – ’60 Ideas in 60 Minutes’ is Back

One of the most popular sessions of the International Builders’ Show returns for IBS 2017 with an all new lineup of featured guests and future trends.

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American Lawns are Shrinking

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
American Lawns are Shrinking

See what this new housing trend could mean for your business.

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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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Farmhouse Remodel Blends Southern Charm with Modern Style

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on May 19, 2016 1 Comment
Farmhouse Remodel Blends Southern Charm with Modern Style

A North Carolina farmhouse shows that with the right balance of contemporary design and a respect for history, even a 150-year-old home can be successfully revitalized.

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