Model Homes

Eco-Friendly Tiny House Offers Reclaimed Style and Drawbridge Deck
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Eco-Friendly Tiny House Offers Reclaimed Style and Drawbridge Deck

The 340-square-foot, off-grid tiny house on wheels is now available to order. More

Pinterest Picks Inspire Model Home Interiors
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Pinterest Picks Inspire Model Home Interiors

Taylor Morrison used photographs frequently repinned on Pinterest to inspire the... More

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Are Model Homes a Waste of Money?
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Longevity, Durability, and Recyclability Make Metal Roofing a Good Choice for Sustainable Building

There is a house in Omaha, Neb., that is unlike any other in the stateóperhaps the country. Built under HUD's Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), this "Concept Home" is loaded with 60 of the best technologies and products home building has to offer and is seen as a model for the future of home construction. The roof the agency chose to use on the house is made from metal. More

Supply Side: A Window into Walls and Wires
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Supply Side: A Window into Walls and Wires

The GE Dashboard in ICI Homes' Emerald model looks anything but special. Hanging... More

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Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes Showcases Sustainable Building

When builder Mike Scarlett signed on to participate in the HBA of Greater Dallas Green Built Parade of Homes, which debuted in September, he had never so much as built an Energy Star house. But he rose to the challenge, hiring a consultant to help him decode such eco-measures as spray-foam insulation, dual-flush toilets, and the use of recycled materials. Scarlett, owner of Scarlett Custom Homes in Frisco, Texas, was one of seven builders who showcased Parade homes that feature key building techniques from the Green Built North Texas program. The new certification program, scheduled for rollout in early 2008, is a regional adaptation of NAHBís Model Green Home Building Guidelines and requires builders to implement a minimum of 38 components from six categories, ranging from energy and water efficiency to recycling and indoor air quality. More

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Beazer Homes Commits to Green Building Standards

eSMART Homes program becomes standard nationwide. More

Learning From New Homes
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Learning From New Homes

Just as homeowners who are thinking about remodeling often tour new model homes... More

Building a Deck Service
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Building a Deck Service

Production builders don't always want to bother with decks ó at least not... More

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