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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 Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini provides a glimpse of this week's segments, a double-dose of design trends from award-winning homes and cool kitchens and baths!

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen…

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen and bath trends residential pros should know for 2021.

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan…

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!

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini introduces this week's segments, a builder-guided tour of a LEED-Platinum home, and a spirited debate about the value of IKEA cabinets.

Home builder Kevin Kittilsen of DJK Custom Homes…

Home builder Kevin Kittilsen of DJK Custom Homes walks us through his flagship, LEED Platinum-rated model home, including an overview of the construction process, details on material sourcing, and touring an array of innovative spaces he designed into the home.

Two designers discuss the affordable cabinet…

Two designers discuss the affordable cabinet alternatives. What's your take?

 

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini highlights this week's segments on why home builders and technology don't often work and play well together, and how propane can be the fuel of choice for net-zero energy retrofits.

Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education and…

Bryan Cordill of the Propane Education and Research Council gives his take on why propane is the preferred fuel for remodelers retrofitting to achieve net-zero energy homes.

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders…

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders and technology generally don't get along ... and why that dynamic is hindering progress and profitability.

Even with a busted bicep, SGC Horizon Group…

Even with a busted bicep, SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini calls for positive thinking while he highlights this week's segments on the off-site vs. on-site construction debate and pro tips for client sample boxes.

 

The holidays may be over, but sample boxes are a…

The holidays may be over, but sample boxes are a way to bring joy to clients all year round—and they can help your business out, too.

Curated, branded sales boxes can help alleviate these barriers while giving clients a personalized experience they'll remember.

Bill Millholland, executive vice president at Case Design/Remodeling, shares how they designed the box and what kind of samples designers include.

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional…

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional on-site builder True Homes present their cases for why their respective approaches are best for driving out production inefficiencies and sustaining profitability.

Designer Seth Hart's clever approach to…

Designer Seth Hart's clever approach to multigenerational living allows the flexibility to easily alter the space as needs change, among other segments to help grow your business.

Also: Many remodelers have their work cut out for them in trying to help homeowners understand the importance of design services. This informative video from Blackline Renovations give 10 reasons why having a designer on the team is crucial for the success of any project.

Seth Hart from DTJ Design in Boulder, Colo.,…

Seth Hart from DTJ Design in Boulder, Colo., shares his clever approach to designing homes for multigenerational households ... and how that space can be easily adapted—to a ground-level owner's suite or an ASDU—as lifestyle needs change.

Many remodelers have their work cut out for them…

Many remodelers have their work cut out for them in trying to help homeowners understand the importance of design services. This informative video from Blackline Renovations give 10 reasons why having a designer on the team is crucial for the success of any project.