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The Weekly (02/18/2021): New Year in Remodeling, Designing for Privacy

2020 changed the world in a lot of ways, more than we probably realize. It changed how people relax, communicate, work, live.

It certainly changed business in remodeling. But how exactly? We speak with three veteran business owners and remodelers—Brian Gottlieb of Tundraland, Michael Anschel of Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build+Architecture, and Bill Baldwin of HartmanBaldwin Design/Build—to better understand how last year has impacted their expectations and priorities for 2021, and how it may have also created a few serious opportunities for the market.

Also, homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy in and out of their homes. Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute share the biggest privacy pain points on the latest installment of The Weekly.

This Week's Segments

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini reviews…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini reviews the latest from The Weekly, including Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies' recent remodeling market report and how builders can utilize a lean strategy to minimize lumber usage.

In a conversation with PR contributing editor…

In a conversation with PR contributing editor John Caulfield, Abbe Will from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University discussing the Center's 2021 Improving America's Housing report on remodeling.

In reviewing the findings, Will discusses spending trends and how they're ebbing up, the market's demand backlog, the growing importance of health, and an array of new demographic trends, including who's doing the spending now and who will be tomorrow. 

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development,…

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development, lays out a process every homebuilder can implement to reduce cost significantly within six weeks.

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini reviews…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini reviews the latest from The Weekly, including Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies' recent remodeling market report and how builders can utilize a lean strategy to minimize lumber usage.

In a conversation with PR contributing editor…

In a conversation with PR contributing editor John Caulfield, Abbe Will from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University discussing the Center's 2021 Improving America's Housing report on remodeling.

In reviewing the findings, Will discusses spending trends and how they're ebbing up, the market's demand backlog, the growing importance of health, and an array of new demographic trends, including who's doing the spending now and who will be tomorrow. 

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 returns…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini returns from his windy adventures and highlights the latest episodes of The Weekly, including OVE framing and atypical design inspiration.

Want to get better performance from your framing…

Want to get better performance from your framing and use less lumber? Listen to what IBACOS Building Performance Specialist Graham Davis wants builders to know.

In this episode, gifted designer Tamara Rice…

In this episode, gifted designer Tamara Rice reveals the unusual source of her inspiration and discusses being a person of color in an all-white field.

Builders across the country are feeling the heat…

Builders across the country are feeling the heat from rising lumber prices. Hear from three builders about lumber prices' effects on their business, what they're doing to mitigate losses, and the lessons learned along the way.

SGC-Horizon Editorial Director Rich Binsacca sits…

SGC-Horizon Editorial Director Rich Binsacca sits in for Tony Mancini to introduce this week's segments to help build your business, including tips for managing the current lumber price spike and the emerging value proposition for structural insulated panels (SIPs) as an alternative to stick-framing.

With lumber prices spiking and labor shortages…

With lumber prices spiking and labor shortages still an issue, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are emerging as a viable alternative to stick-building.

SIPA Executive Director Jack Armstrong talks about the benefits of SIPs and how the building technology and its competitive value proposition.

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development,…

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development, lays out a process every homebuilder can implement to reduce cost significantly within six weeks.