Technology has become integrated into our homes with devices such as networked doorbells, smart thermostats, and wireless light bulbs.
Top 10 Professional Builder stories in 2012
As the calendar year comes to a close, we recap the most popular Professional Builder articles in 2012.
As the calendar year comes to a close, we recap the most popular Professional Builder articles in 2012. The following stories are ranked by the total number of unique visitors on the HousingZone.com version of the article.
10. Getting it right: Right-sizing house plans
Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five plans that trim the fat and focus on traffic flow, flexibility, and efficiency. READ THE STORY
9. Top 10 framing errors - and how to prevent them
An expert engineer in wood structures identifies the most common framing mistakes and offers advice on how to avoid them. READ THE STORY
8. 6 house plans that rethink single-family living
Professional Builder’s House Review collaborative presents six plans geared for today's home buyers. READ THE STORY
7. 21 kitchen and bath innovations from KBIS
HousingZone editors were at the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show en masse to cover the latest trends and innovations in kitchen and bath design. Here are 21 product innovations that caught our eye. READ THE STORY
6. 6 paint color trends for 2012
Paint Quality Institute identifies the hot colors for 2012. READ THE STORY
5. Re-thinking the modern kitchen: 5 design concepts
Looking to add some pizzazz to your kitchen design offerings? Check out these design concepts from Professional Builder’s House Review design collaborative. READ THE STORY
4. 6 best-selling homes that hit buyers’ hot buttons
Builders share the key features behind their best-selling plans, including strong curb appeal, flexible living spaces, indoor/outdoor connections, and memorable details. READ THE STORY
3. Next-gen universal design for bathrooms and kitchens
To answer the demand for universal design, manufacturers continue to develop products for the home that help make the user’s experience safer and more comfortable. READ THE STORY
2. 5 bathroom design trends
NKBA members pinpoint the hot bathroom concepts for 2012. READ THE STORY
1. 5 kitchen design trends
NKBA members identify the top kitchen concepts for 2012. READ THE STORY