Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
PB February 2014
Builders would be wise to institute proven innovations in materials and methods before more jurisdictions adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code.
These four classic architectural styles consistently hit the sweet spot of new-home buyers.
Builders are digging into the digital toolbox to manage workflow, schedule, accounting, estimating, purchasing, project management, and selling.
This new collection from TOTO can be employed in traditional, transitional, or contemporary bath décor.
This bath/shower unit from Sterling is made up of modular panels connected with Dry-Block seal; no caulk is needed.
Move-up buyers may be giving up square feet, but they’re demanding innovative features and design.
Builders are using apps, tablets, and operating systems to transform their businesses for the better.
Builders respond to Scott Sedam's model detailing all of the critical factors that determine a company's ultimate profitability.
Positive metrics in 2013 may lead to more of a seller's market in 2014.
Sales representatives need to have a passion for knowing the numbers that are critical for scoring closings.
Scott Jagoe talks about why Jagoe Homes set out to build its own enterprise system.
Quikrete’s Concrete Etching Stain transforms plain concrete into a marble-like appearance with warm earth tones and unique shading.
All standardized Walpole PVC pergola kits—available in six sizes—include retractable Sunbrella fabric canopies for shade and shelter in 29 colors.
Danver now offers custom painted color options and powder-coat painted wood finishes for its stainless steel indoor/outdoor kitchens, including doors and drawer fronts.
The new GE reveal LED bulb delivers energy-efficient lighting with full-spectrum light to make vivid colors and patterns pop.
CertainTeed has added an Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish to its Panorama line of capped steel baluster composite railings.
Eldorado Stone’s architectural stone veneer now comes in a Mountain Ledge Panel profile that emulates hand-laid and dry-stacked stone.
The flagship of the Bosch dishwasher line is the quietest dishwasher in North America at 38 dBA and features a flexible third rack with alternating folding tines and adjustable wings for convenient loading.
ODL Inc.’s Tubular Skylights now come in a model with 98-percent reflective mirror interiors to allow more natural light into interior spaces.
Daltile has added three new collections of ColorBody Porcelain tiles—Imagica, Exhibition, and Pietra Jura.
The new colors in Ply Gem's 1500 Vinyl Collection—bronze, clay, and beige—align with authentic architectural styling, while allowing builders to select bold palettes that complement the home exterior.
The newest addition to the Thermador Professional Series of appliances combines the benefits of steam cooking with traditional true convection baking in one appliance.
Marvin’s Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS)-certified window is available with tripane glass in a 1-3/8 inch profile, or quad glazing with Heat Mirror technology in a 1-inch profile.
The classic coffered design of these rigid PVC panels from Armstrong provides a decorative ceiling option at a fraction of the cost of custom ceiling work.