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Top Products from IBS & KBIS 2023

It's always important to stay on top of what's new in construction if you're planning to build your own home. The International Builders' Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), held concurrently in the same location each year, are great places to gather tons of ideas and start solidifying your plans. Here are some of the products that caught our eyes at IBS and KBIS 2023!

Building in 2022: Ideas from IBS, KBIS & Beyond

Building season will soon be upon us and now's the perfect time to get to know some of the latest and greatest new home products available! There's a lot to discover between the International Builders’ Show (IBS), Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and product launches coinciding with the start of spring—here are some of the great things we've seen so far!

What to Consider When Building a Deck

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If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your home, whether it be your existing property or new construction, there’s little wonder why! Not only will you enjoy this breezy outdoor living space, but depending on your region and the likelihood of selling in the future, a deck can add value to your home. So make sure you build a great one! It’s one of the most cost-effective expansions you can make to a house, and that’s all the more reason to ensure that you do it the best way possible. Here are some things to keep in mind as you think about adding a deck to your home.

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If you’re a fan of home improvement or interior design shows, the modern farmhouse should be familiar to you! This popular architectural style offers the perfect balance of traditional appeal and clean modern lines—no wonder so many homeowners are drawn to it. We have plenty of beautiful modern farmhouse plans in our collection to suit every sort of buyer, but House Plan 6582 is one of the newest gaining admirers, and it’s only available at The House Designers. Take a look and see what makes it so special!

All About Rainscreen Cladding

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If you have trouble when it comes time to choose exterior products for your home, you’re not alone. There are so many different materials you can use, and most of them have pros, cons, and specific installation requirements that may swing your opinion one way or another. Homeowners often default to some type of siding to finish their exterior walls, but cladding also makes a very sound or even better choice. You may never have heard of a rainscreen before, but here’s how rainscreen cladding stacks up and why it could be the answer you’ve been looking for!

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Bold Front Door Colors That Pop

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Whatever sort of home you have, and wherever you live, accenting your façade with a front door that stands out is a great way to add curb appeal. The entry not only naturally draws the eye, but it’s also a relatively easy and inexpensive area to add some color. It’s no wonder the front door has been the place to highlight on homes throughout history! If you’d like to make your entry a bold point of interest, here are some color ideas to consider.

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Property

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Whether you live in a tight neighborhood or out on plenty of your own acreage, fencing is a great way to define your property in terms of style and simply outlining what’s yours. Choosing the right fence can pull together your curb appeal and offer practical benefits like blocking the view into your yard and keeping children and pets from wandering off. If your home could use a fence, here are the major types to consider!