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  • Navy Is The New Black In Kitchens And Bathrooms, Design Pros Say

    Every year, paint companies and design industry experts come up with their annual color choices for our homes. Color authority Pantone chose Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838) as its 2018 color. Sherwin-Williams named blue-green Oceanside (SW 6496) and Benjamin Moore went another direction altogether with its spicy red Caliente (AF-290).  You may paint your walls in one of those colors, or choose

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  • 6 Trends for Kitchen and Bath Spaces

    Aside from equipment breakdowns, few phrases are more likely to provoke a kitchen or bath remodel than the phrase “this looks dated.” Styles and tastes evolve constantly. So, to help keep you up to date, here are six trends to consider incorporating when your clients say they want a fresh look. Blue Cabinets Color blocking—pairing

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  • THE NEXT TREND IN ROOFING: SOLAR TILES

    As of now, roof racks are the most common finds on today’s solar homes – but the next step forward, solar cells as roofing materials, has made its first appearances on the market. Most current products cover only a portion of the roof, while the rest of the roof consists of a conventional material. As

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  • Here’s 3 Reasons Lots Are Scarce and Likely to Stay That Way

    A National Association of Home Builders guide for builders on midterm election pro-housing candidates is here, and an analysis of the races and the stakes BUILDER contributor Robyn Griggs Lawrence did, working with NAHB policy experts is here. Meanwhile, speaking of intensifying stakes, we’re smack in the middle of 2019 budget time, and for all the noise about the

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  • ELEVEN CONTEMPORARY- AND TRADITIONAL-STYLE GAS FIREPLACES AND FIRE PITS

    While a “traditional-style” fireplace immediately conjures the image of a wood-burning hearth, it’s far from the only option available to builders and designers. Electric, propane, and natural gas-powered burners have enabled and inspired a new range of design options for in-home fire features. Contemporary fires are characterized by their stone, metal, or reflective glass media

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  • Q&A: BUILDING CONNECTED HOMES IN AN UNPREDICTABLE TECH MARKET

    With increased acceptance and high consumer demand, builders are no longer asking if it’s time to start embedding smart technology into homes – they’re asking, “How do I build connected homes?” With constantly evolving options, builders are faced with many questions about the ever-changing smart home market. Rick Gavenda, director of Leviton’s builder and developer program, and Diahann

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