Building Products and Remodeling

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

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 …

Smarter Robots, Wooden Skyscrapers, and Processes That DO Work

Labor shortages, supply-chain inefficiencies, and rising material costs consistently top the list of what keeps our clients up at night. We hear these pains expressed every month in our builder and building product industry surveys and can’t escape news headlines …

Smart Home Technology with Todd Tomalak

Todd runs our building products practice, helping building products companies and home builders work together to profitably meet consumer demand. In this podcast, Dean and Todd discuss: How technology will continue to invade the home, with homeowner permission, simplifying life …

The New Building Product Manufacturers

Smart home technology may be the hottest trend in home building these days, with new companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon battling for control of your home. Todd Tomalak from our team gave a great overview of the rapid adoption …

Six Building Product Design Trends

At the International Builders’ Show, we identified six new home construction and repair/remodeling design trends. For additional detail and photo examples, click here. 1. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies open the door to whole-home connectivity. Amazon’s Alexa and other personal …

The DIY Recovery

DIY has been out of favor this recovery, but the tide may be starting to turn to its advantage. Todd Tomalak discusses the long-term outlook for DIY products: Click here to watch video If you have any questions, please contact …

Millennials Pay More for Features and Less for Brands

Our survey of more than 20,000 new home shoppers shows that millennials care more about features than brands—especially if those features involve technology that makes life easier or more fun. As a millennial, I am willing to pay for tech …

YouTube plus Demographic Shifts Giving Rise to DIY Surge

The coming wave of young households, coupled with their propensity to use YouTube to learn skills, will create a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) surge beginning next year. DIY remodeling will grow faster than professional contractor remodeling in 2018–2025, reversing a 20-year trend. Younger …

Hurricanes’ Historical Impact on Construction

As Hurricane Matthew heads toward the East Coast of the United States, our thoughts are with our team members, family members, and millions of others along the Southeast coast. Hurricanes obviously have a big impact on the construction business. Here …