Jenna Jo

This New England-style home is where Saratoga Springs meets Nantucket and the Hamptons. At the heart of this bright and open floor plan is the...

Can’t Miss IBS Design-Related Education

2024 IBS Attendees hoping to advance their knowledge of design will have ample opportunities to do so.  From novice to advanced, the education opportunities available...

Who Are Today’s Home Buyers?

Using the 2021 American Housing Survey (AHS), NAHB investigated the characteristics of recent home buyers — defined as households who purchased homes in the two...

IBS Design Central: A Home for Creative Inspiration

All homes start with good design. No matter what aspect of home building you are in—single family, custom building, remodeling or sales and marketing—design touches...

Make your International Builders’ Show Plans NOW

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)—the premier, once-a-year event that connects, educates and improves the residential construction industry—is a hub for new product launches, construction demos, industry...

Paws and Property: Unleashing the Impact of Pets on Home Buying Decisions

Pets can have a significant impact on home buying decisions for many people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2021 data shows that there are 63.8 million...

Share of New Homes with Decks Under 18% Again

Builders have been including decks on fewer and fewer new homes recently.  According to NAHB tabulation of data from the HUD/Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC), well...

Hansen Residence

The modern timber home design flows perfectly with the slope of the lot, which looks out across the valley below. The main level uses the...

SPECIAL SECTION

For the past four decades, NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards (BALA) have celebrated the value and importance of good home and community design.

Over the next several months, BALA will celebrate its significant 40-year milestone by showcasing memorable trends and award-winning projects, as well as celebrating its esteemed BALA Hall of Fame inductees who helped set the stage for today’s design creativity and innovation.

Although trends and best practices in home design have evolved through the years, NAHB’s commitment to driving innovation and improving the places where we live, work and play remains steadfast. NAHB is proud to once again recognize and honor the architects, builders and designers who have become part of the BALA community and made their mark in defining excellence in residential design.

Join us on our journey into the past, and celebrate the evolution of design!

2023 Awards

The Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) is the building industry’s premier residential design awards program. BALA spotlights the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities nationally and internationally. Winning projects showcase what building industry professionals need to know to set their product apart and hit the right mark with today’s highly educated and discerning home buyers.

The 2023 Awards cycle is Now Closed !

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