How To Design for a Multi-Gen Household
Seth Hart from DTJ Design in Boulder, Colo., shares his clever approach to designing homes for multigenerational households ... and how that space can be easily adapted—to a ground-level owner's suite or an ASDU—as lifestyle needs change.
Smart Home Tech for Aging in Place
Aging in place and smart technology expert Ryan Herd discusses what smart technologies are best suited for homeowners wanting to age in place, along with gaining a deeper understanding of what older adults want and need from a home.
Home Building's Technology Problem
Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders and technology generally don't get along ... and why that dynamic is hindering progress and profitability.
Read Sedam's columns on builders and technology here.
What's Inside a LEED Platinum Home?
Home builder Kevin Kittilsen of DJK Custom Homes walks us through his flagship, LEED Platinum-rated model home, including an overview of the construction process, details on material sourcing, and touring an array of innovative spaces he designed into the home.
Off-Site Versus On-Site Construction
Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional on-site builder True Homes present their cases for why their respective approaches are best for driving out production inefficiencies and sustaining profitability.
2021 Design Trends from the National Kitchen & Bath Association
Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen and bath trends residential pros should know for 2021.
How to Design More Privacy Into New Homes
A recent survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting revealed that many homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy, both inside and outside of their homes. Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute point out some of the biggest privacy pain points for homeowners and how new homes can address them.
This Builder Transformed His Business by Switching Markets
Sublime Homes CEO Mike Graniczny discusses how his company benefitted from moving its focus from Illinois to Indiana, and how other builders can follow its lead.
Design Highlights and Trends from the 2020 Best in American Living Awards
David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan Architects and the chair of the 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), reveals the design trends that stood out from this year's entries ... and how they might apply to your new and remodeled homes going forward.
Risky Business: Builder Liability Insurance Tips
Home builder liability insurance guru Katie Beck provides the low-down on the changing landscape and how best to work with insurance carriers to help ensure coverage you can count on.