Case Studies

Case Studies

Various case studies on Residential Projects, and Products in the Residential Remodeling and Building industry.



Features
July 24, 2012

Sarah Susanka's latest Not So Big House project places the kitchen and eating area adjacent to the front porch, making the outdoor space a natural extension of the kitchen’s habitable area.

Features
July 23, 2012

Bassenian Lagoni's Aram Bassenian presents a house plan that solves some of the design tradeoffs typical in great room homes.

Can design innovation jump-start home building?

Can design innovation jump-start home building?

Features
July 23, 2012

Longtime marketer and home-building industry consultant John Martin has seen many housing cycles: good community development and design innovation, he says, have always been the path back. Can design innovation do it again?

Case Study: KB Home turns to Kwikset for secure, convenient re-key technology

Case Study: KB Home turns to Kwikset for secure, convenient re-key technology

Features
July 06, 2012

Learn how Kwikset’s SmartKey Security Products provide value and peace of mind to KB Home and its homeowners

Arthur Rutenberg, Chairman, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Clearwater, Fla.

Arthur Rutenberg, Chairman, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Clearwater, Fla.

Features
June 15, 2012

Housing Giant and past Professional Builder of the Year, Arthur Rutenberg, offers franchisees solid business systems and a time-tested model for profitable home building.

TRI Pointe's Doug Bauer: 'We’re set up to be the next generation of merchant hom

TRI Pointe's Doug Bauer: 'We’re set up to be the next generation of merchant home builders'

Features
May 24, 2012

Launched in the spring of 2009 by three former William Lyon Homes executives, Irvine, Calif.-based TRI Pointe Homes is among a small group of home-building startups led by industry veterans who are utilizing their deep relationships and clean balance sheets to make their mark in California. Professional Builder sat down with TRI Pointe CEO Doug Bauer to discuss life as a startup.

Lessons learned from bringing the ducts inside

Lessons learned from bringing the ducts inside

Features
April 09, 2012

Growing demand for energy-efficient homes has made interior-ductwork schemes more enticing for builders in recent years. But this approach has its challenges. We asked several builders to share their experiences.

Features
January 15, 2012

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents creative solutions for live/work housing.

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