PB April 2015

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Increased emphasis on great kitchens and informal gathering areas define top-tier homes

Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study finds that as people enter their 50s and 60s, they have more freedom to choose where they want to live

Between 1980 and 2009 energy consumption per U.S. household declined despite the increased number of larger houses with more personal computers, large-screen TVs, and other electricity-consuming gadgets in the U.S.

The housing market is continuing its trek toward recovery, and as a result, construction is up in the U.S. 

The kitchen’s power to sell homes and increase resale value lives on. And now, the bath is gaining steam.

Increased emphasis on great kitchens and informal gathering areas define top-tier homes

Sure, kitchens and baths sell homes, but zeroing in on which features make the difference will set you apart from the competition. We take a look at what's capturing the hearts and minds of future buyers.

2015 will be the Year of Building Dangerously, unless ... you find additional margin. Here’s where to look for it

Using a systematic formula, you can zero in on your target market and fine-tune your offerings

New energy-efficiency standards will make water heaters more expensive, bigger, and more complex to install. Here’s what you need to know

There's more public awareness of the need for water conservation, but the U.S. still has the highest per capita water consumption in the world

Universal design gets some traction as open floor plans, dual vanities, kitchen islands, and walk-in closets continue to be the most desired new-home amenities

Reinvention and creativity are at the center of this 40 Under 40 awardee's comeback

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