January 2016 Table of Contents

Editor's Notes
Concept Homes? Yes. Idea Homes? Yes. Demonstration Homes? Yes. Build-able Homes? You bet. BUILDER Concept Homes? Yes. Idea Homes? Yes. Demonstration Homes? Yes. Build-able Homes? You bet.

A look at the 12-month journey from concept to reality to ready-for-production homes aiming to 'turn new home buying among Millennials on its nose' in the next decade. Read more

Start
2015: Entry-Level Head Fake Builder-Metrostudy 2015: Entry-Level Head Fake

The lack of affordable new-home product continues to plague entry-level and first-time buyers. Read more

Bubble Watch: San Francisco, L.A., Boston Top the List BUILDER Bubble Watch: San Francisco, L.A., Boston Top the List

Recently released data indicates that San Francisco is currently in a housing bubble and L.A. and Boston aren't far behind. Read more

Modular Builder Reaches Out to First-Time Buyers with Video Series BUILDER Modular Builder Reaches Out to First-Time Buyers with Video Series

As demand for factory-built housing increases, Clayton Homes aims to streamline the home buying process for consumers. Read more

Resilient Design Needed More than Ever BUILDER Resilient Design Needed More than Ever

Community leaders need to think about resiliency before a disaster takes place, say presenters at the BUILDER Sustainability Summit. Read more

M/I Homes Enters Twin Cities with Hans Hagen Homes Acquisition Builder M/I Homes Enters Twin Cities with Hans Hagen Homes Acquisition

M/I Homes officially acquired Hans Hagen Homes on Dec. 1 and will enter the Minneapolis/St. Paul market for the first time. Read more

From Every Angle: Plans with Multiple Outdoor Spaces From Every Angle: Plans with Multiple Outdoor Spaces

Building on a view lot? You can do so much better than a single little porch or patio. These designs all incorporate multiple types of outdoor living to capture the sights from every angle. Read more

Frame
Tiny Kitchen Brims with Big Ideas BUILDER Tiny Kitchen Brims with Big Ideas

Clever design helps this petite Des Moines kitchen live large. Read more

Innovative Work Triangle Keeps Large Kitchen Efficient BUILDER Innovative Work Triangle Keeps Large Kitchen Efficient

Amazing views take center stage in this British Columbia home's stunning kitchen. Read more

Light and Bright Chicago Kitchen Serves Up Artful Design BUILDER Light and Bright Chicago Kitchen Serves Up Artful Design

This open, modern space is a contrasting and complementary addition to an early 1900s greystone. Read more

This Open, California Kitchen is Built to Entertain BUILDER This Open, California Kitchen is Built to Entertain

For the remodel of this family of five's kitchen, San Francisco-based Feldman Architecture devised a clean design that allows for play between work, and favors functionality over extravagance. Read more

North Carolina Kitchen Facilitates Family Interaction BUILDER North Carolina Kitchen Facilitates Family Interaction

Sophisticated design touches balance a kid-friendly layout in this contemporary Raleigh home. Read more

Wire
Woodside's Inspiring Design Center BUILDER Woodside's Inspiring Design Center

By revamping its design center process, the builder enjoys benefits in cycles times, margins, and—most important—customer satisfaction. Read more

Pulte Brings Together Manufacturers for a Kitchen Throwdown BUILDER Pulte Brings Together Manufacturers for a Kitchen Throwdown

Pulte Group’s Kellee Hansen brings 36 manufacturers together to design six kitchen vignettes in a friendly competition. Read more

Features
BUILDER Responsive Home Project Is Complete BUILDER BUILDER Responsive Home Project Is Complete

Based on detailed market research, the two Responsive Home dwellings open during the 2016 International Builders' Show incorporate the features and designs most in demand with millennials. Read more

The Right Products Make the Responsive Home Work Responsive Home The Right Products Make the Responsive Home Work

Dozens of manufacturers partner on this project that's important to millennials - and everyone else. Read more

Builder Predicts BUILDER Builder Predicts

Bold prognostications to help you see around the next corner on land, labor, lending, and leading Read more

NAHB Notes
Much to Celebrate BUILDER Much to Celebrate

Outgoing chairman reflects on NAHB’s internal and external successes in 2015 Read more

New Year, New Site BUILDER New Year, New Site

NGBS.com provides consumers with a direct link to green builders Read more

Where Do Builders Shop for Products? BUILDER Where Do Builders Shop for Products?

The NAHB recently polled builders about where they purchase home building products and whether they—or someone else—make the final decision Read more

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