Design



Features
February 18, 2013

Dual-master designs are gaining in popularity as more home buyers face multi-generational living situations and are looking to age in place. The House Review design team presents four dual-suite plans that maximize flexibility and functionality.

Features
February 18, 2013

For-sale multifamily housing is poised for an upswing, but it’s not going to overtake rental apartments just yet. There’s room in the market for both to succeed. 

Features
February 18, 2013

Operable glass walls take outdoor living to the next level.

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the c

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professiona

Features
January 30, 2013

Even the hottest-selling plans from a few years ago need updating to match the current trends in residential design. Professional Builder’s House Review team demonstrates how to revitalize past bestsellers.

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Sh

Features
January 21, 2013

With a dual theme of “design innovation and attainable sustainability,” the Show Village homes at the International Builders' Show push the envelope when it comes to both modular housing design and ultra-green construction.

3 ways to huge profits through Lean design

3 ways to huge profits through Lean design

Features
January 06, 2013

Production builders are reducing construction costs by thousands through the use of Lean design techniques. Architect and Lean design expert Todd Hallett demonstrates how to get started.

Key Toll Brothers executives (l. to r.): Martin Connor, CFO; Ed Weber, regional

Key Toll Brothers executives (l. to r.): Martin Connor, CFO; Ed Weber, regional president; Barry Depew, regional president; Fred

Features
December 31, 2012

Arguably better than any of the Giant builders, Toll Brothers built a business that was ready to absorb and pivot from the historic downturn to a new market.

News
December 24, 2012

As the calendar year comes to a close, we recap the most popular Professional Builder articles in 2012.

Features
December 16, 2012

Professional Builder’s House Review design team offers six infill housing design concepts.

Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-t

Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-tuning to make them appeal to the current market.

Features
December 10, 2012

Designs that were popular during the housing boom will probably need some fine-tuning to make them appeal to the current market. By updating plans, builders can also trim the fat and save money.

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