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The Best of BALA!

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan Architects and the chair of 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), reveals the design trends that stood out from this year's entries

... and how they might apply to your new and remodeled homes going forward!

This Week's Segments

Biophilic design has been making headlines, but…

Biophilic design has been making headlines, but is it worth the attention? Jamie Gold, author of Wellness by Design, explains why the trend has longevity and how can remodelers leverage it.

Plus, 2021 NHQA winners talk about why they applied and what value they got for their businesses from this exercise.

 

Biophilic design has been making headlines, but…

Biophilic design has been making headlines, but is it worth the attention? Jamie Gold, author of Wellness by Design, explains why the trend has longevity and how can remodelers leverage it.

  Our four 2021 National Housing Quality Award…

 

Our four 2021 National Housing Quality Award winners experienced both validation and reckoning through the judging process this year.

In this installment of The Weekly, the winners discuss why they applied and what they learned.

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini highlights this week's Weekly episode, from a profitable culture-driven home builder and the future of Facebook as an effective marketing platform to why "free" can be a four-letter word.

Rebecca McAdoo, division president of Fresh Paint…

Rebecca McAdoo, division president of Fresh Paint by Garman Homes in Cary, North Carolina, discusses leadership and adhering to basic principles of kindness and respect as part of her company's profitability.

Should builders continue to market homes for sale…

Should builders continue to market homes for sale on Facebook? And, if we are nearly sold out of inventory and lots for 2020, what should we talk about to maintain a presence until we can find more land and start new inventory homes?

 

Michael Anschel, president of Otogawa-Anschel…

Michael Anschel, president of Otogawa-Anschel Design + Build), discusses his recently published opinion piece on ProRemodeler.com titled "Free Is A 4-Letter Word."

The piece addresses the issue of deceptive business practices in the form of offering "free" whatever and "fees credited back," especially as the two relates to "design services"—which Anschel says are often a bastardization of the word "design."

Tony gives us an overview of what to expect from…

Tony gives us an overview of what to expect from the newest segment of The Weekly, along with a round-up of some national news.

Keep up with the latest tech with these…

Keep up with the latest tech with these innovative remodeling and home improvement products. Pro Remodeler's associate editor Annie Cebulski introduces three new products: t

  • EdgexMetal Clips from Camo
  • PaintLine's Portable Jobsite Spray Booth
  • Pelican's EZ-Click MOLLE Panel System.
In response to the growing buyer demand for…

In response to the growing buyer demand for healthy homes, several large builders are offering advanced water and air filtration systems and antimicrobial products. One home builder in South Florida took a different route and began offering digital health monitoring kits. 

Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce…

Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce development pros about how they overcome resistance from school guidance counselors, parents, and the misperceptions young people have about working in the construction industry.

Tony Mancini highlights this week's three…

Tony Mancini highlights this week's three segments while also encouraging you to smile, appreciate octopi, and eat pasta (just watch, you'll get it).

Gain actionable insight from members of the the…

Gain actionable insight from members of the the Ultimate Z.E.N. Home about creating a competitive floor plan and an appealing elevation while reducing costs and achieving industry-leading performance. And, oh yeah, they already sold out Phase one ... 13 homes in less than a month.

Pro Remodeler's Erika Taylor interviews the…

Pro Remodeler's Erika Taylor interviews the owners of Kitchen Design Concepts in Dallas about three current remodeling trends you need to know.

Custom Builder Editor Nigel Maynard talks tile…

Custom Builder Editor Nigel Maynard talks tile trends with experts from Italy and Spain.