Have you registered for 2021’s Design Bite series?

Design Bites are monthly, bite-sized presentations that pack a punch in content, without bogging down your calendar. In 15 minutes–the time it takes to enjoy your morning coffee–speakers share design ideas, how-tos, trends and more. 2021 features twelve Design Bites and covers the hottest topics, including kitchens, small spaces and storage solutions, curb appeal, floor plans and more. Design Bites will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm EST. 

Your registration provides access to all twelve Design Bites offered in 2021. Login information and a calendar invitation will be provided with confirmation. 

Design Bites are free to NAHB members and $49 for the 2021 series for non-members. Can’t attend but don’t want to miss out? Replays will be available to all registrants throughout 2021.

Want to try before you subscribe?  Watch a sample Design Bite here.

Coming up Next: First Impressions Sell: Floor Plans, Elevations and Memory Points

Thursday, Jan. 21 at 2:00 pm EST

It can take ten years to design and build a home, but only ten seconds to make a positive (or negative) impression on a buyer. This Design Bite covers the most important details in triggering a positive buyer response. Learn how design details can be your differential in making the sale and how different approaches to the design/build/sale process can cater to different buyer needs. You’ll also learn about the key areas of focus in a plan and elevation for a potential buyer, positioning your homes to feel great on a walkthrough, and live even better.


Alaina Money-Garman
Garman Homes & Fresh Paint by Garman Homes in Cary, N.C.

Alaina is a homebuilder, writer, speaker and mom to three rowdy feminists and 1 tiny misbehaving dog. She is the founder and CEO of Garman Homes and Fresh Paint by Garman Homes. Alaina was employee #3 at Garman Homes and managed both the sales and construction teams before ultimately serving as Division President until 2017. Known for her award winning blog, Build Like a Girl, Alaina is passionate about the role of women in homebuilding. In 2015, Alaina was named to Professional Builder Magazine’s list of 40 Under 40. Alaina has also been named Builder of the Year twice – in 2015 by the Home Builders Association of Durham Orange Chatham County and in 2017 as the first female recipient of the award by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake.

Don Ruthroff, AIA
DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning in Pleasanton, Calif.

As a Principal and leader of the firm’s neighborhood residential sector, Don works with a mix of public and private homebuilder clients, landowners and developers. His wide range of experience extends from production residential communities in the United States and Mainland China to neighborhood convenience centers in California to densities ranging up to 40 du/ac. With over 30 years of experience and training in both architecture and structural engineering, Don’s work benefits from his well-rounded breadth of expertise.

Design Bites will be offered year-round in 2021 and will focus on hot topics, overlooked design details, and more. Design Bites are sponsored by Monogram Luxury Appliances.

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