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The Future of Multifamily Design

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on June 3, 2020 9 Comments
The Future of Multifamily Design

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced residents to look at a number of their everyday experiences — including the way they live. In multifamily developments, the areas of real changes will occur based on two components: health and safety protocols, and consumer demands.

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Explore Research Data on Popular New Home Features

Filed in Design, Education, Trends by on May 25, 2020 3 Comments
Explore Research Data on Popular New Home Features

NAHB’s webinar It’s 2020—and THIS is What Buyers Want, scheduled on May 27, will explore the design and structural features of today’s new homes and highlight how consumer preferences have changed home design over the last two decades.

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Demand for Home Offices, Exercise Rooms Could Grow in Wake of Pandemic

Filed in Design by on May 13, 2020 3 Comments
Demand for Home Offices, Exercise Rooms Could Grow in Wake of Pandemic

Lockdown orders implemented across the United States to fight the spread of the coronavirus have given rise to more people working from home and engaging in other activities indoors that they would normally do in public spaces. With the major shift in where people spend their time, it is important to examine the data currently available on home buyers’ preferences for home offices and exercise rooms, as demand for these specialty rooms may grow.

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NAHB Hosting Two Free Webinars on the Future of Housing After COVID-19

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Education, Multifamily by on May 13, 2020 5 Comments
NAHB Hosting Two Free Webinars on the Future of Housing After COVID-19

Two upcoming webinars – both free to NAHB members – will explore different aspects of home building and the housing industry as the world adjusts to a new reality in the wake of COVID-19.

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Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

Filed in Design, Economics, IBS, Trends by on April 8, 2020 14 Comments
Top Features First-Time Home Buyers Want

If first-time buyers had to choose (for the same amount of money) between a smaller house with high quality products/amenities and a bigger house with fewer amenities, 62% would opt for the former.  In other words, after about 2,000 square feet of space, most first-time buyers will derive more value from quality amenities than from size.

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Most Likely – And Unlikely – Features in a New Single-Family Home

Filed in Design, Economics, Trends by on April 7, 2020 2 Comments
Most Likely – And Unlikely – Features in a New Single-Family Home

Nationwide survey reveals the most likely — and unlikely — features builders will include in the typical home they will build in 2020.

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5 Design Trends for Life at Home

Filed in Design by on April 2, 2020 2 Comments
5 Design Trends for Life at Home

What does the turmoil of the coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. We can expect this disruption to clear the way for underlying trends that are already out there to become more mainstream.

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2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Design, Housing Affordability, Land Development by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments
2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

As the housing affordability crisis continues, a greater mix of housing types, not just more housing, is needed to meet differing income and generational needs. Here are two examples that highlight different approaches to creating one type of solution, accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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Award-Winning Designs for Aging-in-Place Clients

Filed in Awards, Design, Remodeling by on February 25, 2020 1 Comment
Award-Winning Designs for Aging-in-Place Clients

NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards. The awards recognize exceptional remodeling projects that effectively incorporate aging-in-place and universal design.

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How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on February 14, 2020 3 Comments
How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Recent data show that very few homes incorporate the necessary accessibility features for older adults to age in place. So what can the home-building industry do to help increase the supply of necessary housing, not only for this demographic but future generations as well?

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