IBS 2020: Know the Show, Design Edition, Pt. 3

While an IBS expo pass will give you access to Design Central, a full education registration unlocks another level of Builders Show benefits. Start by checking out five featured education sessions below, or view all IBS education on buildersshow.com.

For your next kitchen project: Kitchens & Baths: Details, Finishes & Floor Plan Ideas for Different Price Points

Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 9:15 to 10:15 am, South 227

What you’ll learn:

  • Utilize best-practices when designing and modifying kitchen and bath floor plans.
  • Explore how various aesthetic styles can be achieved at different price points.
  • Understand what today’s buyers expect from their kitchens and baths, and how to achieve this in planning and through finishes. More details…

For the floor plan fanatic: Floor Plans That Fit: Unique Solutions for Every Lot Size

Wednesday, Jan. 22 | 10:15 – 11:15 am | South 223

What you’ll learn:

  • Identify the key components of a quality floor plan, regardless of lot size.
  • Discover ways to update your existing plans to better respond to various lot sizes through examples on three standard lot sizes.
  • Discuss how to correctly transition a plan from detached to attached single family. More details…

For the downsizer/upsizer in your life: My House Is a Puzzle: Right-Sizing So All the Pieces Fit

Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 4:15 – 5:15 pm | South 232

What you’ll learn:

  • Discuss best practices for selecting which spaces to include in-plan and the size relationships between them.
  • Identify opportunities for dual-use and flex spaces in-plan that will offer more options to residents.
  • Explore circulation options that efficiently use square footage and improve flow. More details…

For setting trends: 60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes

Thursday, Jan. 23 | 10:15 – 11:15 am | South 223

What you’ll learn:

  • Analyze key market trends emerging in interior, exterior, outdoor living and community design.
  • Acquire proven design ideas that will attract buyers to your homes and communities.
  • Discover the why behind many of todays biggest design trends.
  • Explore how home and community designs are changing with today’s consumer. More details…

For knowing your buyer’s wants, needs, and must-haves: Appealing to the Next Generations: Current Patterns, Behaviors & Preferences of Gen Z & Millennials

Tuesday, Jan. 21 | 12:45 – 1:45 pm | South 221

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn why health, technology, environment and sustainable living are important to these buyers and how you can more effectively appeal to their lifestyles.
  • Gain a clear understanding of how these generations are affecting technological advances.
  • Identify how these two generations are changing the fundamentals of location, size and space in both urban areas and the suburbs.
  • Learn the style, color and design preferences of Millennials and Gen Z, and that little is off limits to them as they are surrounded by choice and inspiration. More details…

Make 2020 a year of growth, continual learning and big successes in your business. It all starts at the show.

Catch up on Part 1 of this series here, focusing on Design Central in South 224. Part 2, found here, gives you a taste of top events happening next week.

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