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house review, housing design, home design trends, housing design trends, residen

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents three innovative ideas for re-thinking the traditional duplex project.

Features
September 12, 2011

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents three innovative ideas for re-thinking the traditional duplex project.

lean building, suppliers and trends, scott sedam, true north development, qualit

Trade contractors share their thoughts on what it takes to create an environment where Lean building flourishes.

Features
August 20, 2011

What does it take to build a Lean culture with your suppliers and trades, and how does it impact their business and yours? To find out, Lean building guru Scott Sedam asked some builders on their own Lean journeys to suggest a few suppliers and trade contractors that “truly get it.”

55-plus housing, older couple housing, pulte, d.r. horton

55-plus housing, older couple housing, pulte, d.r. horton

News
August 09, 2011

Builders specializing in communities for active seniors over 55, such as PulteGroup’s Del Webb brand and D.R. Horton, are offering new home designs featuring snore rooms near the master bedroom for couples who can’t always catch a good night’s sleep together due to differing schedules, nocturnal habits or medical conditions.

framing mistakes, Architect,Todd Hallett, TK Design and Architecture

Architect Todd Hallett of TK Design and Architecture has identified the most common mistake house framers make that costs builde

Features
August 08, 2011

Architect Todd Hallett of TK Design and Architecture has identified the most common mistake house framers make that costs builders hundreds of dollars per project — too many headers. Hallett offers practical advice for eliminating costly headers.

model home, award-winning model homes

Super models and award-winning model homes have more in common than you might think. Here are nine essential elements from the w

Features
August 08, 2011

Super models and award-winning model homes have more in common than you might think. Here are nine essential elements from the world of high fashion that will take your model homes to the next level.

zero-energy homes, ibacos, best practices

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

Features
August 01, 2011

Developers of a cost-conscious zero-energy home offer guidance on building uber-green homes on a budget.

home size, AIA, Home Design Trends Survey, American Institute of Architects

home size, AIA, Home Design Trends Survey, American Institute of Architects

News
July 10, 2011

After witnessing the downsizing of new homes and lot sizes in America for the past three years, it appears that the trend is finally starting to reverse itself — or at least level off — especially among higher-end homes, according to the latest Home Design Trends Survey from the American Institute of Architects.

News
June 24, 2011

Vinyl siding was the most popular choice for new home exteriors in 2010 — the 16th straight year vinyl has been No. 1, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Vinyl has gained market share during the housing downturn, going from 31 percent of new homes in 2005 to 36 percent in 2010.

outdoor living, home design, residential design, outdoor kitchen, patio design

Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five innovative concepts for bringing the inside out.

Features
July 13, 2011

Creating an indoor-outdoor relationship is nothing new. But as the home-building industry continues to decrease the size of homes and searches for ways to add value to designs, extending living space outdoors becomes a critical design component. Professional Builder's House Review design team presents five outdoor living concepts.

home exterior, fiber cement, residential design, home design

Tried-and-true materials continue to dominate the home exteriors market, but veneer products are gaining in popularity, accordin

Features
January 03, 2012

Tried-and-true materials continue to dominate the home exteriors market, but veneer products are gaining in popularity, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.

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