Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Kitchen and Bath
Whether it's used for cooking, dining or entertaining guests, the kitchen is the hub of the home. The way the room is arranged can be a major time-saver and allow the family to make the most of the common space. Kitchen appliances, plumbing, tile, sinks, counter space, and dining space all influence how the kitchen is used and how much the homeowners enjoy it. Choosing the right appliances for energy efficiency constitutes a greater concern than ever, allowing families to go green and to save money on utility bills. The bath, while ultimately a utilitarian space, can be a personal oasis. Choices such as whether to include a bathtub versus a shower can optimize the space for the family's needs.
Pause a minute and reflect on these brand new bath fixtures from Phylrich, California Faucets and more.
Check out all these new hardware products from Hickory Hardware, Simonton Windows and more.
Click here to see new cabinet products from Aristokraft, St. Charles Cabinetry and more.
Don’t ignore your female homebuyer; she’s the one making the decisions. Female homebuyers are more independent and sophisticated than ever before, and builders are paying close attention to just what features they find most attractive when shopping for a new home. Upscale kitchens, luxurious master bathrooms and helpful organization features top their wish list.
Here are some new products from Jeld-Wen, USG and more.
Today’s active adults span two generations — the Eisenhower and baby boomer, — and they have very different opinions about the homes and communities where they plan to spend their golden years. Getting them to move out of their current homes may be the biggest challenge of all. Housing experts dissect this diverse and rapidly growing market segment.
Here's a look at product solutions for countertops.
Included in the April 2007 edition of Professional Builder magazine are the latest in bathroom hardware, faucets and baths
A look at current products for the kitchen from Blanco, Axor, Atlas Housewares and Brizo are featured in this overview.
The latest appliance pulls and hardware from MNG, Schlage and others