Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Focusing a project inward can help residents make important connections with each other
This display at the Earth Elements Design Center shows some of the wood flooring options. All photos: courtesy Earth Elements Design Center
Blythe Beaubien, marketing manager for Earth Elements, talks about the genesis of the design center and what sets it apart
Artful solutions to the challenges posed by density
An outdoor living room like this one, by Boulder-based DTJ Design, makes a home live bigger. The demand has taken hold nationwide.
As the demand for outdoor living continues, interior trends are making their way outside
Sway’s 1850 Clubhouse is an open-air lounge with private nooks, a community bar, and a custom billiard table. Photo: Adrian Tiemens Photography. Click here to enlarge.
Demand for rental housing is at an all-time high, fueled by a wave of Millennials who are taking their first steps into living on their own.
Homes at The Edge satisfy Costa Mesa’s parking requirements, says architect Alan Scales: “You’re getting two cars in the garage and a third car in the driveway.” The exteriors have a transitional flavor, he points out, with elements of traditional design such as lap siding and warm, earth-tone colors and veneers, but placed to offer an innovative look.
High-density detached housing offers maximum value on small lots
“We sell a lot of upgrades,” says Drees Homes’ VP of national purchasing and operations, David Metz. “But they’re not the main focus of the design studio. Our philosophy is that it’s there to enhance the home-buying experience and make building a house easy and straightforward.”
Today’s design centers take a page (or two) from successful retailers to improve the buyer experience
How do you deliver a home within reach that excites the imagination of a first-time buyer?
Private Residence, Winter Park, Fla.
Builder/Architect: Phil Kean Design Group, Winter Park
Photo: Uneek Luxury Tours/Courtesy Phil Kean Design Group
This courtyard home uses 12-foot sliding glass doors to open the interior living space to the lanai. The lanai itself is 1,132 square feet and features a koi pond, a summer kitchen, and an outdoor dining and seating area. Opening the home to the outdoors doubles the home’s living space.
Well-designed exterior living enhances a new home’s appeal in all types of climates
Want some elevation education? Pros offer tips on nailing the classics for greatest curb appeal