Videos: Design Trends from the 2014 BUILDER's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards Jury

What Makes a Winner?

What Makes a Winner?

Our 2014 Design Awards jury looked for projects that demonstrate responsible design through simplicity, innovative problem-solving, elegant solutions, smart details, and responsiveness to their sites.

High Density

High Density

Density is becoming more palatable to more Americans, says our jury, thanks to thoughtful land planning and community building through design.

Building Small

Building Small

The jury discusses expensive land, shrinking footprints and the creativity they saw in the design of small spaces.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

The judges all remarked that even in cold climates, outdoor rooms are highly sought-after--and are more appealing than ever.

Modular Building

Modular Building

Some of the panel’s hardest decisions were choosing amongst this year’s modular entries, which looked astoundingly custom.

Ingenuity

Ingenuity

Our jury was impressed with the clever problem-solving shown among many good entries in one of the toughest categories—renovation.

Energy-Efficiency

Energy-Efficiency

Sustainability, energy, and a light footprint are now part and parcel of a home’s narrative—they’re simply assumed, agreed the panel.

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