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7/16/2019

Four Strategies for Blending Indoor and Outdoor Design

From rooflines to materials, architects explore different ways to design homes that seamlessly integrate exterior and interior living spaces. 

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12/13/2018

Designing For The New American Suburb

The American suburb is making a comeback. Except this time, it’s different.

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7/16/2019

Four Strategies for Blending Indoor and Outdoor Design

From rooflines to materials, architects explore different ways to design homes that seamlessly integrate exterior and interior living spaces. 

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10/24/2018

Achieving Simplicity In Home Design Without Sameness

Simplicity in design is a growing trend, and the reason itself is straightforward: It makes people’s lives easier.

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9/9/2018

Five Home Design Trends Popular Across All Age Groups

Research into generational preferences shows that Baby Boomers want high-end finishes and accessible floor plans for their homes. Millennials are drawn to walkable suburbs and green features.

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8/24/2018

Four Design Lessons for Home Exteriors

For stand-out exteriors, don’t be afraid to shed labels, blend a unique palette, and embrace design evolution. 

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12/18/2017

Designing Products That Stand Up to Mother Nature

Technical Services Manager Chad Diercks works as part of the research and development team at James Hardie, designing new products to resist a variety of challenging environmental conditions.

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10/26/2017

Coastal Forces to Consider When Designing Oceanside Homes

When you work in coastal areas, you need to understand what salt in the air can do to various products. You need to be thoughtful about what you are installing and where.

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7/24/2017

Artisan Siding Fits the Modern California Aesthetic

The most recent Sunset® Bay Area Idea House in Oakland’s Claremont Hills is a modern masterpiece.

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7/24/2017

Preserve History with the Aspyre Collection

Do the words “historic preservation” conjure up visions of streets lined with brick Williamsburg-style buildings in your clients’ minds? You’re not alone.

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5/13/2019

Luxury Without Excess: Designing and Building for Right-Sizing Boomers

Boomers aren’t simply downsizing, and they’re not looking for cheaper homes. They are right sizing. They’re looking for comfortable spaces that come with amenities they can enjoy after years in the workforce.

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7/24/2017

Trends in Shiplap

In the home d├ęcor world, the word shiplap is passed around almost as often as the words, open floor plan. Lately, it has inundated the vernacular so much, it may be losing its meaning.

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