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BALA Application Deadline Extended

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 23, 2021 0 Comments
BALA Application Deadline Extended

The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) — the building industry’s premier residential design awards program, spotlighting the most creative and talented building industry professionals — is now accepting applications through Sept. 10, 2021.

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Join NAHB this Summer for Webinars on Wednesdays

Join NAHB this Summer for Webinars on Wednesdays

NAHB Education hosts webinars on Wednesdays for members covering a wide range of important issues. This summer, hot topics like the labor shortage in construction, high-performance remodeling and much more will be covered.

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L.A.’s New ADU Program Offers Flexibility and Style

L.A.’s New ADU Program Offers Flexibility and Style

Recognizing the growing popularity of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Los Angeles and their potential to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Department of Building Safety recently announced a new program that aims to simplify the permitting process and put attractively designed ADUs in back yards.

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Generations Cite Their Must-Have Kitchen and Bath Features

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on June 29, 2021 6 Comments
Generations Cite Their Must-Have Kitchen and Bath Features

Home buyer preferences for kitchen and bath features can vary significantly by generations, according to survey results from NAHB’s recent study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition. 

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The Top Kitchen and Bath Features that Buyers Crave

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on June 22, 2021 5 Comments
The Top Kitchen and Bath Features that Buyers Crave

NAHB’s recent study, What Home Buyers Really Want, 2021 Edition, reveals the key kitchen and bathroom amenities that home buyers cannot live without.

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IBS 2022 Show Home Displays Forward-Thinking Designs

IBS 2022 Show Home Displays Forward-Thinking Designs

The New American Home® 2022 is preparing to take center stage as a main attraction during the next NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). Construction is well underway of the 2022 show home, which aims to raise the bar for high performance, modern amenities and contemporary flair.

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2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Creative, High-Performance Building Solutions

Filed in Design, Sustainability and Green Building by on April 23, 2021 0 Comments
2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Highlights Creative, High-Performance Building Solutions

The 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge — a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) collegiate competition that tasks students with designing low-carbon, high-performance buildings powered by renewable energy — marked the competition’s 19th year, with the first ever Virtual Village on the National Mall featuring nine builds with 3D renderings, diagrams and videos for each university’s project.

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Are Your Kitchens Peppered with the Latest Trends?

Filed in Design, Education, IBS by on April 14, 2021 3 Comments
Are Your Kitchens Peppered with the Latest Trends?

Learn how to design show-stopper kitchens during the upcoming webinar, “The 2021 Kitchen: Floor Plans, Finishes & Design Details that Make a Kitchen Pop,” on Wednesday, April 21, from 2–3 p.m. ET.

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Top Remodelers Raise the Bar of Aging-in-Place and Universal Design

Filed in Awards, Design, Remodeling by on April 14, 2021 1 Comment
Top Remodelers Raise the Bar of Aging-in-Place and Universal Design

Aging-in-place and universal design projects continue to become more popular — and more impressive. To recognize exceptional remodeling projects that encompass these design techniques, NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards.

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Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on April 12, 2021 0 Comments
Buyers Split on Exterior Design Preferences

When presented with four choices for exterior design, respondents for NAHB’s latest What Home Buyers Really Want edition did not choose a clear winner.

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