Every year, Builder Online holds an informal Readers’ Choice Awards based on what articles were read more often than any others. The results offer a glimpse into what professionals throughout the home building industry think is most critical now, and this year’s results are loud and clear: Design still reigns supreme. But it wasn’t just any designs that peaked readers’ interest. This year’s top-performing articles covered smart products and styles that promise to deliver high fashion with forward-looking features that improve accessibility or save money and energy. At a time when buyers are looking to have it all—beauty and brains and cost-savings to boot—builders are responding with smart solutions that look good and function well.