Just like “the new normal” and “unprecedented times,” the idea that homes now function as offices, schools, restaurants, and gyms is almost a cliché after more than a year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the reason it persists is because it reflects what buyers are looking for in what has become a booming new-home market.

Many of the products in the following roundups are made to keep homes safer and cleaner. Others are designed to make home life more convenient, and still form beautiful, functional spaces for buyers to work and play in. Touchless water fixtures, high-performance air filtration systems, and highly durable exteriors are just a few of the “building blocks” that builders can use to create the practical kitchens, cozy offices, and comforting outdoor spaces buyers want. Every one of these home priorities is expected to remain so for years to come; no matter what the future holds, safety, wellness, and comfort will always drive value. Read on to find out more about what our featured building product manufacturers have to offer.