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Pickleball Courts Emerge as Newest Must-Have Neighborhood Amenity
Amenities Pickleball Courts Emerge as Newest Must-Have Neighborhood Amenity The up-and-coming sport has attracted a following across the country, and builders and developers have taken note. read more
House Plan of the Week: Everyday Luxury
Design House Plan of the Week: Everyday Luxury This one-story plan incorporates upscale features into the relaxed layout. read more
Industry Associations Respond to President Biden's State of the Union Address
Legislation Industry Associations Respond to President Biden's State of the Union Address The NAHB, NMHC, and NAA underscored the importance of focusing... read more
Building for People and the Planet: Q+A with Phius’ Katrin Klingenberg
Energy-Efficient Design Building for People and the Planet: Q+A with Phius’ Katrin Klingenberg Addressing climate resiliency and energy-saving measures, Klingenberg shares how Phius standards can be easily adoptable. read more
The Midwest is Home to Many of the Most Undervalued Markets
Economic Conditions The Midwest is Home to Many of the Most Undervalued Markets The median payment-to-income ratios in Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Philadelphia... read more
6 Practical Steps for Nail Gun Safety
Nail Guns 6 Practical Steps for Nail Gun Safety A necessity in residential construction, nail guns provide jobsite efficiency but can present numerous hazards. read more
A New 'Builder's Guide to Cold Climates'
Building Science A New 'Builder's Guide to Cold Climates' Joe Lstiburek has updated the industry's best building-science reference. read more
IBS 2023: What Home Buyers Want in Kitchens Right Now
Kitchen IBS 2023: What Home Buyers Want in Kitchens Right Now Unconventional backsplashes, detailed millwork, and out-of-the-box islands rise in popularity as buyers focus on individuality. read more
Number of HERS-Rated Homes Surpasses 335,000 in 2022
Energy Efficiency Number of HERS-Rated Homes Surpasses 335,000 in 2022 Texas was the top performing state of 2022, with more than 80,000 homes receiving a HERS Index Score. read more

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House Plan of the Week: Everyday Luxury

This one-story plan incorporates upscale features into the relaxed layout.

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IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year
IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year

These telltale features will make your homes look dated, according to two floor plan experts at IBS.

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House Plan with In-Law Suite Front Exterior: See More at Houseplans.com
House Plan of the Week: Narrow with an In-Law Suite

This floor plan features a unique casita above the garage.

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1 Story Farmhouse Plan Back Exterior (See Details at Houseplans.com)
House Plan of the Week: One-Story Farmhouse from Visbeen Architects

This spacious design gives homeowners plenty of storage and an open layout.

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House Plan of the Week: Everyday Luxury

This one-story plan incorporates upscale features into the relaxed layout. More

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IBS 2023: What Home Buyers Want in Kitchens Right Now

Unconventional backsplashes, detailed millwork, and out-of-the-box islands rise in... More

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IBS 2023: 5 Things to Ditch from Your Layouts This Year

These telltale features will make your homes look dated, according to two floor... More

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Project Gallery: Illinois Home Features Delivery Vestibule to Conceal Packages

Located outside of Chicago, this home by Morgante Wilson Architects includes a... More

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Pickleball Courts Emerge as Newest Must-Have Neighborhood Amenity

The up-and-coming sport has attracted a following across the country, and builders... More

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IBS 2023: Buyer Preferences and Home Trends for 2023

Rose Quint and Donald Ruthroff share how home buyer preferences are shifting,... More

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House Plan of the Week: Narrow with an In-Law Suite

This floor plan features a unique casita above the garage. More

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Liv-Connected’s Conexus Model Marries Design and Function with Rapid Installation

The emerging modular builder has designed a product that is attractive, affordable... More

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9 Design Trends to Incorporate in 2023 New Builds

Take a peek at what experts say will be popular in new-home design this year. More

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