PB February 2010

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Salespeople who take the time to gain the trust of their customers and help them solve their housing problems are the most likely to get the sale.

Ten knobs and seven pulls make up the Modern Times Collection from Topex. A stainless-steel aesthetic and bright chrome finish accentuate the collection’s cool techno feel. Knobs include geometric shapes of round, square, rectangle, cylinder and triangle in varying sizes, dimensions and contours.

Home buyers are much more likely to reveal their true feelings about a builder in a third-party survey that elicits anonymous comments.

The Simply Naturals Collection from Neil Kelly is crafted from the same non-toxic materials as its long-established product line, but offered in a limited eco-friendly edition

This Asian-inspired poolhouse in rural New York State is a serene retreat that can be used all year round.

The raised-panel design on Armstrong’s Leighton collection reinterprets a classic style that reflects the character and craftsmanship of your grandfather’s cabinets. The center panel is constructed of genuine solid maple with a defined step-down profile. Door frames feature a contemporary profile with a framed bead on the inner and outer edges.

Professional Builder and the NAHB Design Committee present the winners of the home-building industry’s most prestigious design competition

Scott Sedam hosts the Lean Building Forum on HousingZone.com, where each month he interviews those who are implementing the principles of Lean operations in home building. This month, Sedam talks with Bill and Brad Jagoe of Jagoe Homes, Owensboro, Ky., about how Lean has helped them achieve record profits during the brutal economic downturn. This is a highly abbreviated transcript. For the complete transcript and audio interview, visit www.HousingZone.com/Lean.

The majority of builders recognize the marketing power of green homes, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.

Low appraisals are one of the chief barriers to widespread adoption of sustainable building practices.

Now for the bathroom hardware options: The latest bath line from Top Knobs opens with six new collections in nine finishes.

Market research experts discuss the latest research tools and techniques, the impact of foreclosures on the new-home building market and the importance of analyzing consumer behavior in this exclusive roundtable discussion.

Outwater’s 304-grade Stainless Steel Knobs & Pulls beat those lesser, thin-walled, resonantly hollow counterparts

Follow these simple rules for getting your roofing projects just right.

Homeowners may be split on what style suits them in the kitchen, but very few would object to the rich combinations you can make with Timberlake Cabinetry’s Cognac finish

Projects named Best in Region in the 2009 BALAs range from a rustic New Hampshire home to a geometric wonder in Idaho.

You’ll normally see Hafele’s products on the hardware side. The company now has a full range of wood accessories, including corner systems, cabinet storage systems, pantry organization, waste bins, filler cabinets, spice racks, drawer inserts, wine and plate storage, stemware and bottle racks.

A home in Asheville, N.C., wowed the BALA judges with its balance of modern and traditional design, exceptional craftsmanship and strong indoor/outdoor relationships.

Berenson’s Designer Group 10 Collection is a metallic mix of 14 of Berenson’s most popular designs: eight pulls, one cup pull and five knobs in a variety of shapes and sizes

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