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What’s new? What’s hot? What’s the next big thing? These are questions NAHB Design Committee members attempt to answer each year at their Fall Design Trends presentation and conversation. Allied professionals—builders, architects, designers, interior merchandisers and land planners— share the best new ideas from their marketplaces. Here’s a recap of […]


Palm Springs’ home buyers value the unique architectural character of their desert oasis. To deliver the required authenticity, this plan stayed true to must-have design details of Mid-century Modern homes: flat planes, large windows, changes in elevation, and integration with nature. The gabled roof common to modern ranch-style houses and […]


One takeaway from Julia’s kitchen (now on exhibit at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum) is just how much and how fast appliance technology has changed. And it’s not just colors and styles. Today’s consumers can tell their ovens and clothes washers what to do when they’re not home, and evenly […]


When people visit Willowsford, they know immediately that it’s different from other suburban new-home communities. They can’t quite put their finger on it at first, but as they get to know the place, they start to understand. From its award winning home designs to its amenities and open spaces, every […]

Ahhhhhh, the great outdoors! Who doesn’t enjoy being outside on a beautiful day?  Everyone enjoys visiting public parks, playgrounds, ballfields, plazas, and beautifully planted gardens. But whether we create new or rejuvenated communities, how are developers and builders integrating open space into their planning? Most jurisdictions require dedicated open space […]