Professional Builder's Top 10 Stories of 2013

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Check out Professional Builder's most read stories in 2013 based on reader activity on our website ProBuilder.com

December 30, 2013

Below is a list of the most read Professional Builder stories in 2013 from our website ProBuilder.com.

1. 6 Kitchen Design Trends for 2013

Results from a survey of members of The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) regarding the latest design and specification trends from white painted cabinets to satin nickel fixtures. 

2. 5 Bathroom Design Trends for 2013

NKBA members weigh in on the most popular bathroom products and materials. 

3. Professional Builder’s Housing Giants 2013

Our list of the top 242 U.S. home builders sorted by residential construction revenue. 

4. Savvy Homes Cuts Framing Time in Half with Trusses, Lowering Risk, Cutting Labor, and Saving a Bundle

Roof trusses that are pre-built digitally and manufactured offsite drive dramatic savings for this homebuilder. 

5. Creating Wow Exteriors

Professional Builder’s House Review design teams offer several examples of delivering curb appeal with attractive exteriors that won’t break the bank. 

6. Passive House Raises the Bar

LEED used to be the buzzword for energy-efficient homes in the United States, but a new standard in town could be a game changer. 

7. Up to the Challenge

The Challenge Home program from the U.S. Department of Energy identifies proven building science and assures consumers that their homes have energy-efficient systems, not just parts or points. 

8. 2013 Builder of the Year: David Weekley Homes

A strong culture and a tight team-alignment around “doing the right thing” has been the glue that enables David Weekley Homes to consistently demonstrate being a private home builder and being a large builder with a national reach are not mutually exclusive. 

9. 4 Dual-Master Design Schemes

Professional Builder’s House Review design team present four dual-suite plans that maximize flexibility and functionality. 

10. Professional Builder 2013 40 Under 40 Awards 

A roundup of home building’s young superstars named by Professional Builder editors as the 40 Under 40 winners for 2013.

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