NAHB Best In American Living - Winter 2018 - v2 - 2
ON THE COVER:
The 2017 Home of the Year features Indoor
and outdoor gathering spaces that flow
seamlessly from one to the other.
BEST IN AMERICAN
3 THE DRAWING BOARD
7 GOING GREEN
A Greener Future
technology makes HVAC
cool-even in Texas.
2017 Solar Decathlon teams
Help your clients navigate
the choices for a kitchen or
The 2017 Home of the Year
was designed as a retreat for
Craig McMahon, AIA
expand the boundaries of
sustainable housing design.
Megan Alise Carroll
REPRINTS AND BUDGETING
16 PROOFS AND TRUTHS
20 POLICY WATCH
25 TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
29 IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
The Psychology of Design
Designing for Dollars
The Beauty of Craftsman
Builders and designers must
embrace the subconscious,
the part of the brain where
more than 70 percent of
decisions are made.
One of the most important
projects of the century is to
transform underutilized, disconnected suburban assets into
livable, walkable communities.
Yes, you can create memorable
models and specs on a budget.
Honor this classic style by
mastering the details.
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