IBS Design Sessions

cl6Attending IBS in January? Mark your calendars now for these–and many other–amazing design-related education sessions!

Best in American Living™ Awards Trends
The winners of the Best in American Living Awards demonstrate that they are at the forefront of innovative design and are also a preview of design trends home buyers will see over the next several years, according to the judges who reviewed the entries in the annual competition of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). See a preview of some of the trends  from the 2015 winners.

60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes 2016
In this fast-paced session, industry-leading architects, interior designers and builders will share easy-to-implement design ideas that you can use to update elevations, renew floor plans, animate streetscapes and develop dynamic neighborhoods. Using a wide array of drawings and photos, the panelists will show you the newest design trends, products and strategies to capture your buyers’ attention and make the sale.

The Great Debate: Millennials or Boomers?
Will it be the Millennials or the Boomers who shape our cities and suburbs in the decades to come? What will these places and spaces look like? Will the Millennials follow the same paths their parents did and move to the suburbs? Will empty nesters sell their single family homes and move to more urban, walkable locations? These questions have been the topic of many debates in cities around the country. In this session, watch the debate take shape and see if these great debaters can change your opinions about these two markets and their influence.

Indoor-Outdoor Kitchens
Indoor-outdoor kitchens are in! Find out how best to implement this design trend through illustrative examples.

Trends that Sell More Homes
Hear Joe Duffus review stats and figures on what is hot and why.

How to Design Closets & Add Easy Storage Upgrades
Everyone loves storage. This product category is huge, and so very important to home buyers! Today’s buyers expect to see storage upgrades offered in their new home. Learn from the Organized Living professionals who have been studying these amenities closely and can provide the expert insight that you need to learn how to design, provide upgrades and incorporate them to model homes.

Design Solutions to Appeal to Working Families
Learn how to target the large and influential demographic of working parents and analyze how their role affects their purchasing decisions. See design trends that provide time saving and rejuvenating solutions to attract buyers and increase sales.

Community Design Trends
What is the experience for the resident?  Discuss community amenities and planning and quantify the value of good design and smart decisions for successful communities.

Unforgettable Room Designs
Like an artist working with a blank canvas, see standard rooms transformed into masterful themed rooms. Even outside, a little imagination can take a flat, empty yard and turn it into a half-acre of outdoor bliss.

Importance of Photography for Builders
Hear about the importance of photography and marketing and how these factors are prudent to home sales in any market.

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