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 January 2014
Now in its third year, the Professional Builder Design Awards highlight beautifully designed projects that embrace and display new market trends.
Looks and low maintenance are the attributes homebuyers value most when sizing up their options for exterior design and materials.
Kim Ambrose, VP-marketing, Miller & Smith, discusses the importance of design to the builder's success.
Show Village homes rack up the points with the National Green Building Standard.
A view to the family room, an enclosed pantry large enough for big-box items, and breakfast bar seating for five help make this kitchen more family friendly.
Flawed organizational structures and leadership chokepoints can lead to self-imposed glass ceilings that restrict company growth.
Professional Builder’s House Review design team presents five concepts for attached single-family living.
Will home builders fiddle while critical resources burn?
Debunking the myths of social media and Internet marketing
The Legacy Collection is the latest update to TimberTech’s Earthwood Evolutions line of capped composite decking, designed to bring the indoor look of hand-scraped wood to the outside.
This new spiral staircase line is designed to work in tandem with other pre-existing Trex decking and railing systems to create one system.
Homeowners can customize their own faucets with three spouts and three handles to choose from in this collection from Kohler.
The Antioch Pull-Out faucet from Danze features a 7-inch-high spout and 9-3/4-inch spout length—a design statement for any main sink or island setting.
This new trimboard product is similar to the Versatex Max extruded cellular PVC sheet, offering the convenience of dimensional lumber with different widths for easier handling.
Thick slate is one of the most desired roofing styles today, but many homeowners and contractors shy away from real slate due to its high cost, weight, and upkeep.
Fypon polyurethane window and door trim can be used on both the interior and exterior of homes, and in commercial projects.
DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0 delivers the benefits of a weather barrier along with an insulation value of R5.0 in a single product that can be installed using familiar techniques similar to those for Tyvek HomeWrap.
The Rinnai Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater combines the on-demand technology of a tankless water heater with a durable 40-gallon storage tank.
The Reflections 5500 series of vinyl windows from Simonton comes standard with ProSolar low-E glass and argon gas fill.
Energy codes continue to strengthen, and now all but two climate zones require R-20 insulation in 2-by-6 wall cavities.
Temperature is key when spraying high-quality foam with maximum yield, and ColorWise nozzles from Fomo provide a visual check to ensure the chemical is not too cold.
Paramount, a new line of PVC decking from Fiberon, replaces the company’s existing Outdoor Flooring line.
EcoVent is an Energy Star-rated fan from Panasonic that delivers airflow by incorporating a unique Veri-Boost feature to ensure optimal performance without compromising style.
NAPCO by Ply Gem introduces Timber Plank Performance Shake and Shingle Siding, a vinyl product that makes it possible for homeowners to have the look of real cedar shakes without the maintenance or cost.