Must have look and style to raise your home’s value

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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

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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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Pulte Homes announces 13 consumer-inspired floor plans at Verdana Village in Estero

Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years, has revealed its 13 consumer-inspired floor plans for Estero’s newest master-planned community, Verdana Village. The floor plans range from 1,405 to 5,363 square feet and provide flexible options offering up to seven bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, and multiuse flex spaces.

Located east of Interstate 75 on Corkscrew Road, Verdana Village is planned for 2,400 single-family homes on a variety of homesites offering lake and preserve views. Homes will be priced starting from the $300,000s, and all homesites will include larger front-yard setbacks from the street and spacious back yards.

The 13 Pulte home designs to be offered at Verdana Village are: the Contour, Hallmark and Trailside as part of the Pulte’s Scenic Series, the Prosperity, Prestige, Mystique, Whitestone and Yorkshire as part of the Executive Series, and the Stardom, Stellar, Renown, Roseland and Upton as

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Matthew Bowe Design Build now Alair Homes Hunt Country | News

A Purcellville-based custom building firm announced recently it has joined Alair Homes, a national construction management franchise.

By becoming a part of Alair Homes, Matthew Bowe Design Build now has a new name: Alair Homes Hunt Country, according to a statement from Matthew Bowe.

Bowe has been in the building and design industry for more than 30 years, constructing new homes, renovating existing homes, and expanding with additions.

The new franchise partnership with Alair will continue Bowe’s service with the same team of people, in the same location, serving the same clients with the resources, platform and support provided by Alair.

“We are thrilled to have Alair come alongside us to provide best-in-class systems and technical support that enhances the client experience,” said Bowe in a prepared statement.

“As an Alair Partner, we now have access to an operating platform and resources that would have taken us many more years

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