Design

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Missing the connection between your market and residential design is like shooting yourself in the wallet. This course equips you with a comprehensive, market-driven residential development plan that helps you pick the right site, identify your probable purchasers and design communities and homes …
4/17/2014
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When well managed, a full-service building or remodeling business can increase profits and maximize customer satisfaction. If you’ve ever considered running a design/build operation, this course shows you how to assess the challenges ahead. Learn how the few and the bold have benefited from …
4/17/2014
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The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand the …
4/17/2014
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Today’s home building and remodeling environment is growing more complex. Prospective clients regularly seek technologies for the home that were once thought of as extravagant extras. Clearly, consumers want installed technology to enhance comfort, security, entertainment and energy efficiency in …
4/17/2014
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Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. And with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business …
4/17/2014
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2013 Best in American Living Awards.
3/14/2014
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2013 Best in American Living Awards.
3/14/2014
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Properly issued patents for residential building design and subdivision layouts are critical to the bottom line for builders and developers.
2/26/2014
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Project: Modern CottageManufacturer: Epoch HomesWinner: Green Building Built in Ancram, N.Y., this three bedroom, minimalist modern-styled modular home by Epoch Homes was designed as a vacation home away from Manhattan.           Epoch Homes …
11/12/2013
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This article showcases an award-winning design for an outdoor kitchen on the main level of the home overlooking the beach, sunning deck and boat dock and adjacent to the main level outdoor living room.
9/25/2013
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Perhaps anticipating one of today's hottest housing trends, this "cottage residence" featured in the Sept. 1875 issue of Builder and Manufacturer magazine offered owners the option of a downstairs bedroom. Complete with a water closet and dressing closet (where the sink and optional bathtub were …
4/29/2013
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Best in American Living–Redefining Home and Community, NAHB’s e-magazine that showcases the value of good design and the connection between home and community. It explores what’s inside and what’s outside the front door through trends, floor plans, historical precedent, sustainability, best …
2/1/2013
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A close-up look at Shade at Desert Ridge, a multifamily community in Phoenix.
12/20/2012
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2011 Best in American Living Awards.
12/13/2012
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2011 Best in American Living Awards.
11/19/2012
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2011 Best in American Living Awards.
11/19/2012
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2011 Best in American Living Awards.
11/19/2012
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This web page includes a winning floor plan from the 2011 Best in American Living Awards.
11/15/2012
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From details and accents to kitchen and whole house designs, there are many programs that recognize quality design in residential housing. Builders, architects, developers, land planners, designers, and interior merchandisers who demonstrate design excellence are given recognition through many …
4/26/2012
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