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Your home is a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. Home design trends are constantly evolving, so what was popular today will probably be out of style tomorrow. If your home is not up to date with the latest home design trends, you can get started on renovating it right away.

This article has highlighted some home design trends you should consider when planning a home renovation or building your dream home from scratch. The right combination of styles can add value to your home and improve its resale price.

Minimalist home design

The minimalist home design is popular among home builders nowadays because of its simplicity, functionality,

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Q+A with Meritage Homes on Developing Curated Design Collections for Customers

Courtesy Meritage Homes

As many home builders know, design fatigue and choice paralysis are real phenomena that some buyers experience during the new-home design process. When overwhelmed with a copious amount of product options, buyers often become stressed, delay decision-making, and overall could be displeased with the process and their new home.

To take the stress out of selecting interior design finishes for new-home customers, Meritage Homes launched its Design Collections, or a designer-curated lineup of interior packages that includes coordinated flooring, cabinets, countertops, and more.

BUILDER spoke with Tracy Tannenbaum, chief marketing officer at Meritage Homes, to hear more about the research behind choice paralysis, how the company developed its curated collections, and what’s included in the streamlined packages.

BUILDER: Why do customers desire a simple and transparent design process?

Tannenbaum: From a research study we conducted through Wakefield of buyers across a variety of new-home builders coast to

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3 Tips and Tricks for Choosing Your Dream House Paint Color

20 Inspiring Exterior House Paint Color Scheme Ideas

Confused about choosing a good house wall paint color ? The choice of paint color is an important thing when Toppers want to renovate or build a house . There are many factors that you have to pay attention to, starting from the design of the house, the impression you want to see, to the lighting.

If you choose the wrong color, the paint color can create an unpleasant atmosphere and family members don’t feel comfortable staying at home for long. So that Toppers don’t regret or bother repainting in the future because they are not satisfied, let’s pay attention to some tips and tricks for choosing a good house paint color!

1. Know the Model House

The first step that must be done before choosing a house paint color is to recognize the model of your own house. Is the model minimalist? Modern? Westerns? Classic? Or is it traditional?… Read More

Construction underway on Spokane’s first zero-carbon ‘smart home’ for ALS patients

It often costs thousands of dollars for people diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their families to pay for medical care and retrofit their homes for accessibility.

Nonprofit Matt’s Place Foundation and a group of area businesses are looking to ease that financial burden by building an eco-friendly, state-of-the-art, interactive “smart home” designed specifically for ALS patients and their families to live in while coping with the disease.

“We’re really pushing the envelope on carbon neutral design,” said Andy Barrett, board member of Matt’s Place Foundation. “For Matt’s Place, their audacious goal is to make the smartest home in the world for ALS patients. It’s unique in that standpoint, and then, of course, it’s unique that we’re building these for at-risk ALS patients and families to keep them together.”

Matt’s Place Foundation built its first smart home for ALS patients in 2017 in Coeur d’Alene with assistance from several

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