Dallas-Fort Worth Building Savvy – December 2020

Finish Strong in a Tough Year Borrowing the headline from this month’s Focus Section, we commend our local industry for its remarkable comeback.  We have pressed on and capitalized on pent-up demand to


2018 I-Codes Now Ratified Across Texas as 2021 Code Hearings Begin Builders understand that change and advancement in minimal standards for residential construction are needed and necessary,  but industry advocates also work hard

Focus Section: Home Technology

Control Your Future… by Putting Your Customers in Control of Their Homes The stats say that homes with smart tech features providing comfort, control, connectivity, and securitysell faster than homes without and that


New Buyers Challenge Yesterday’s Norms Who the buyers are, where they are buying homes, and what they’re looking to find in their homes and are the real changes resulting from the fall-out of

HOUSE SAVVY: A home’s outdoor space determines its entertainment potential and value

With the coronavirus quarantining people to their homes and dampening travel plans, the value of private outdoor living options has never been more significant as people yearn for spaces that improve wellness, reduce stress,

  • tatement-making design in baths is open concept and brings the outdoors in. Curbless showers with infinity drains, the ability to customize faucet and spray selections, and the inclusion of a tub in the master suite are all selling points.

Top Priorities in 2020 Bath Design

By Beverly Smirnis Wellness  Homebuyers are looking for their master bath to provide an escape.  A spa-like experience with a feeling of the outdoors is at the top of their list. Showers are

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HOUSE SAVVY: 5 Top Priorities in 2020 Bath Design

Wellness  Showers are not just for hygiene.  The right combination of multi-spray configuration--overhead rainhead showers, handshowers, multifunction showerheads, body sprays—can elevate mood and invigorate well-being.  Add the luxury of steam for removing toxins and

Stats on Safety Remain Sobering for the Construction Industry | Building Savvy Special Report

Building Savvy Special Report | September 2020 Stats on Safety Remain Sobering for the Construction Industry Out of work-related deaths in the private-industry, one of every five is construction-related.

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