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 July 2014
Professional Builder's House Review design team offers five plans to accommodate parents, children, and grandparents under one roof.
Taber LeBlanc of Homes by Taber discusses the changes and challenges in the Oklahoma City market.
Every market varies, but during the current housing recovery, land and lot positions continue to be challenging and competitive. It’s time to get creative.
As building information modeling grows in prominence, builders and designers share their thoughts on how it helps their businesses.
A day in the life of Carl Grace, HVAC contractor
The best community design reflects buyers’ desire for connection.
Three production home builders deal with handling options and change orders as their markets become more active.
Universal design is the future of home building, says an architect and senior partner of KTGY Group, Inc.
By stirring the senses of your homebuyers, you’ll leave them with a powerful memory. Here are some unforgettable elevations, rooms, and details.
To maximize energy efficiency and improve home performance, these homes used unique construction methods such as SIPs, exterior fluid-applied air barriers, and ICFs.
Green homes are quickly gaining ground in new construction and are projected to account for roughly a third of the market by 2016, according to the latest Smart Market Report.
Now more than ever, it's critical to measure, evaluate, and improve your sales process.
The Foundry Specialty Siding Shapes Collection from the Tapco Group adds dimension to a home’s exterior and draws attention with its finely crafted details.
CertainTeed has updated its Vinyl Carpentry siding accessory collection to provide more home exterior design options that boost curb appeal.
Ply Gem has expanded the color options within its siding brands, providing on-trend choices for homebuyers looking to color-coordinate siding, windows, shutters, and trim.
Nichiha has unveiled an improved, pre-finished Sierra Premium Shake siding that features enhanced aesthetics, finishes, and performance.
Made with cellular technology, Celect siding and trim from Royal Building Products seals out air and moisture so it will not rot, crack, or peel.
Advantage Lumber offers four types of hardwood deck tiles for a variety of outdoor applications: Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, and Massaranduba.
Olympic Elite Advanced Stain + Sealant in One offers a new palette of wood- and nature-inspired hues as well as protection against the damaging effects of sunlight, water, mildew, and algae on the paint film.
Deceuninck recently expanded its Clubhouse Plus railing to include longer lengths in the stair rail kits and the classic level rail kits.
The Pro Plug System from Starborn Industries offers builders the same high-quality finish and speed of installation as the wood system, but with several features designed specifically for PVC decking and trim products.
Walpole Outdoors has shared its extensive palette of Sherwin-Williams vinyl-safe paint colors available for outdoor architectural landscape products and structures made of cellular PVC.
Trex has expanded its Transcend decking collection to include a new light gray color called Island Mist.
TimberTech has added the color Sandy Birch to its Earthwood Evolutions Terrain Collection, which features a protective polymer cap surrounding a proprietary composite core.
Nyloboard’s use of recycled carpet fiber for strong, durable, and eco-friendly products has led to the launch of NyloPorch, a natural extension of the company’s NyloDeck product.
AZEK Deck has expanded its Arbor Collection with a new light color called Hazelwood, whose sleek but subtle variegation offers a natural shade with earthy richness.
A new line of capstock decking, MoistureShield Pro, features an extra layer of protection in a unique cap to increase resistance to fading, staining, scratching, and slipping.