Must Not Miss Design Highlights at IBSx

While we’ll miss the in-person networking this year, our feet will thank us as we access all that IBSx has to offer from the comfort of our homes, offices and job sites. And if you’ve never attended the Builders’ Show, this is a great year to start. Here’s why:

60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes
Thursday, Feb. 11 | 2:00 – 3:15 PM EST

Always in the top-attended sessions at the in-person Builders’ Show, this year promises fantastic content that is well worth your time. Without spilling the beans, panelists discuss fabulous plans, the coolest flex furniture, eye-candy customs, and green and healthy living, a topic thrust to the forefront during the pandemic. For the first time ever, 60 in 60 is tagged as a general session, meaning everyone with an Expo Pass (free to members, $50 to non-members) has access.

And if you miss the presentation, want to debate the longevity of the trends, or share your own thoughts (60+10 more design ideas), come to the follow-up Shop Talk immediately following the presentation: 60 Design Ideas in 60 Minutes: Connect & Challenge on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 3:30 – 4:00 PM EST.

Designing Attainable, World-Class House Plans That Save Thousands When You Build*
Available 24/7 after the official opening of IBSx

Why do some homes cost more than others to build, even when their square footages are similar? Would you like to avoid costly fixes on your job site? Why do some homes have better curb appeal than others? These are just some of the burning questions builders have—and this session has the answers.

The 2021 Kitchen: Floor Plans, Finishes & Design Details that Make a Kitchen Pop*
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EST

Led by an architect and interior designer/merchandiser, walk through the components of thoughtful kitchen floor plans, fashion-forward finishes and the design details that are essential to take a kitchen from drab to fab. 

Designing Homes & Communities Beyond the Pandemic*
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

When it comes to designing and building homes during and post-pandemic, how do we, as an industry, better adapt and respond? In this Master Workshop, examine the design elements and community approaches that must change to be prepared.

Designing Must-Haves: Capturing the Buyer’s Imagination in Today’s Marketplace*
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 6:00 – 6:45 PM EST

This advanced session will demonstrate—with current market-tested solutions from across the nation—the checklist of must-haves in capturing the buyer’s imagination in today’s marketplace, including open space plans, trends, colors, entry level design, and more.

Small Spaces, Big Impact: Bathrooms, Entryways, Storage & Other Jewel Box & Flex Spaces Buyers Want*
Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM EST

It’s not as simple as installing a few shelves here or using the latest on-trend tile backsplash there. A team of interior designers and architects will walk you through design details, plan considerations, finishes and tech needs of many overlooked and underappreciated small spaces. 

All Shapes & Sizes: Outdoor Living for Every Product Type*
Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 5:00 – 5:45 PM EST

Private outdoor living, especially in a post-COVID-19 world, is more important than ever, but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to offering outdoor living. Learn how to incorporate outdoor spaces in plans that are easily accessed, right-sized, furnishable and multi-season.

Designing for Health & Wellness: What It Actually Means & How to Get Started*
Thursday, Feb. 11 | 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EST

Learn from industry experts what designing for wellness actually means, and how to navigate and leverage the multitude of certifications and programs available. As design ideas are shared, the financial side will also be discussed, so you can understand this trend and identify ways to leverage it in your business with an appropriate ROI.

Authenticity Sells: Curb Appeal that Makes a Lasting Impression*
Friday, Feb. 12 | 12:00 – 12:45 PM EST

Authenticity comes from good architecture, great detailing and a thoughtful approach to colors and materials. This session will reveal how you can create homes and communities that are true to place and authentic to style, which increases curb appeal and sellability with future buyers.

Smaller Floor Plans that Don’t Feel Small: Great Floor Plans Under 2,500 SF*
Friday, Feb. 12 | 1:30 – 2:15 PM EST

There is no reason that an efficient home should feel cramped or fail to fulfill buyer preferences for lifestyle enhancing features. Join this fast-paced conversation about what’s hot in floor plan design for 2021. Discuss ways to pack features into homes that stand out, and learn how to “right-size” or subdivide rooms to make space available for other features.

*All Access Pass required. Your All Access Pass also gives you access to replays of all of the sessions above through March 31, 2021.

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