Building Products and Remodeling

Here you will find all of our articles with topics that cover building products and remodeling.

The Light: The Housing Rally

Stay-at-home orders first generated a jump in DIY projects and are now resulting in a surge in new home purchases and remodeling projects involving contractors. . The Opportunity for New Home Design We surveyed 5,000 recent home buyers last week, …

The Fight against Deflation

Here is an excerpt from our client-only webinars on how we are thinking about future price changes. The 20-minute video breaks down how we are thinking about general price trends during and after COVID-19.   We are continuing our weekly …

Successful Online Marketing Strategies during the COVID-19 Crisis

Dean Wehrli interviews Zach Williams from the digital marketing agency Venveo to learn what strategies are working best today.   Episode Takeaways The best online promise is often beating out the best product, much to the dismay of some. Home …

Changes in Building Products Strategy

2020 is off to a strong start for housing! In this podcast, Todd Tomalak discusses the state of the building products industry with the Venveo team. Higher-density construction is shifting the products used in the home. Innovative exteriors and sustainable/green …

Designing with More Confidence

Builders can finally rely on data as well as opinion to make multi-million dollar design decisions, resulting in improved profitability. At last year’s Housing Design Summit, the head of architecture at one of the largest builders in the country shared …

Smart Home Tech Quickly Becoming Standard in New Homes

While smart home technology was an interesting new home upgrade option three years ago, new home buyers in most price ranges and locations now expect new homes to come equipped with the ability to control temperatures, lighting, security, and other …

Shifts in Home Design and Material Demand

Rapidly changing technologies and new home designs have surprised some industry executives. Designs That Shift Building Material Demand Rapidly changing new home designs have surprised building product company executives who have not been speaking directly with the home building community. …

Housing Roundup for Building Product Execs

In this 12-minute podcast interview, John Burns shares some of our research findings that our building product clients receive regularly. The new normal is 1.4–1.5 million annual US housing starts because of: . Overbuilding. We are still recovering from the massive …

2019 Building Products Design Trends

At the 2019 International Builders’ Show, we identified five big building product design trends. For additional detail and photo examples, click here. 1. Expanded Internet of Things (IoT) Compatibility. Last year we highlighted IoT technologies as the key that opened …

Surprising Consumer Design Insights

Three of the biggest surprises at our Housing Design Summit last year were: Significant building products research. How surprised many of our builder, developer, and architect clients were by the level of consumer research and insight conducted by building product …