2020: This Year in Trends

NAHB’s Best in American Living Award (BALA) winners exemplify the best of the best in national design trends, identified by the industry-leading BALA judging panel each year.

Using these winners and trends, NAHB’s Design Committee hosts an annual Design Trends Roundtable during the International Builders’ Show. Trends are expanded upon, debated upon and added to, resulting in the list below.

All photos showcase the latest BALA winners. Clicking on a project name will open the project details and gallery.

Overall Design

Thoughtful, Well-Edited Design

What’s Old is New Again

Overall Styles

How We Live

Sophisticated Indoor/Outdoor Connections

High-Design Multifamily Amenities

Flex Spaces

Architectural Features

Non-Traditional Storage Solutions

High-Quality Signature Entries

Expansive, Large-Format Windows

Color & Materials

Colorful Kitchens

Crisp Colors & Warm Woods

Texture Paradise

Greater Use of Wood

Design Details

Curated Design Details

Unique Wood Detailing

Personalized Lighting Design