Design

4 Design Features to Bring Nature into the Home

Filed in Design, Sustainability & Green Building by on November 5, 2019 0 Comments
4 Design Features to Bring Nature into the Home

People are attracted to nature, and growing evidence suggests that interacting with nature makes people happier and healthier. But with an average of 90% of our time spent indoors, it is easy to feel disconnected. Bringing nature inside the home with specifically targeted design elements can resonate with and draw in potential home buyers and remodeling clients.

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8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, Multifamily by on October 11, 2019 1 Comment
8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Universal design is often mistaken for catering to an aging demographic, in part because of its focus on accessibility. Features such as grab bars and wider doorways may be common, but the principle of universal design is applicable to buyers of any demographic.

Learn more at NAHB’s “Rethinking Universal Design” webinar on Nov. 13.

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Downtown Revitalization Includes Upscale Affordable Housing Development

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on August 20, 2019 0 Comments
Downtown Revitalization Includes Upscale Affordable Housing Development

The Fresno Housing Authority has sought to play a critical role in driving community revitalization by creating and renovating quality affordable housing, including the development of CityView @ Van Ness. The new development produced 45 units of affordable housing for entry-level workforce households.

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Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on August 19, 2019 0 Comments
Making the Sale: The Importance of a Buyer Profile

A model home’s job is to accurately reach a target buyer and create a space where a prospective buyer can envision themselves living. To be successful, you and your merchandiser must develop a buyer profile, which will teach you how a prospective buyer will be living in your home and what matters most.

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IBS 2020 Show Home Boasts Serious ‘Curve Appeal’

Filed in Design, International Builders' Show by on August 9, 2019 0 Comments
IBS 2020 Show Home Boasts Serious ‘Curve Appeal’

While The American Home 2019 had a single-sloped roof line and predominantly square-edged designs, the 2020 edition largely consists of radius walls and other rounded design elements. In fact, one of the first things visitors will notice is that the front of the home is built entirely with curved walls.

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Marrying Affordability and Sustainability at The Rose

Marrying Affordability and Sustainability at The Rose

Located just south of downtown Minneapolis, The Rose incorporates pioneering green building techniques among its 90 mixed-income (47 affordable and 43 market-rate) apartments, which range from efficiencies to three bedrooms.

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6 Lessons Learned from a Historic St. Louis Rehab Project

6 Lessons Learned from a Historic St. Louis Rehab Project

The Arcade Apartments development is finished product of a historic rehabilitation of a 500,000-square-foot architectural landmark in downtown St. Louis. The $118 million project involved a mix of federal and state historic tax credits and New Market Tax Credits, loans, mortgages and investment from Webster University.

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Affordable Cottage Community Spotlights Benefits of Reduced Zoning Regulations

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on July 22, 2019 4 Comments
Affordable Cottage Community Spotlights Benefits of Reduced Zoning Regulations

Zoning restrictions are one of the obstacles challenging housing affordability, often favoring single-family homes and limiting higher-density multifamily buildings. One project that highlights how reduced zoning restrictions can benefit development of creative and effective housing options is the Boiceville Cottages in Brooktondale, N.Y.

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Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on July 2, 2019 1 Comment
Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

The Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) redevelopment of its Rainier Vista property transformed the community. The large-scale project replaced 481 deteriorating public housing units from the 1940s with a new mixed-income, mixed-use community of 1,092 residential units with office, retail, services and recreational space.

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7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Filed in Design, Housing Trends by on June 19, 2019 1 Comment
7 Sensational Kitchen Design Trends

Thoughtful planning and attentive design of the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the home. Gather inspiration for new styles with these seven kitchen design trends.

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