The National Association of Home Builders International Builder Show is just around the corner! We are pleased to announce Lita Dirks’ and Erin Hurley’s education sessions. Be sure to save the dates!

  • 55+ Central: Tuesday, January 31st, 8:45 am

Lita Dirks will be giving a sneak peek of the Thursday session to those interested in learning more or for those who can’t attend to understand the home and lifestyle features that today’s diverse Baby Boomer market is looking for. Be ready with questions for this interactive event!

  • Exterior & Interior Design Trends for Authentic & Timeless Design: Tuesday, January 31st, 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Erin Hurley and Travis Hendrix, from KGA Studio Architects, will be discussing exterior and interior design trends for authentic and timeless design. From curb appeal to the first step through the front door, design counts.  They will discuss how to elevate your exterior and interior designs to create a memorable and lasting impression. Get design ideas that are on-trend, timeless, and authentic to make your residential designs shine.

  • Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget in a Tightening Market: Wednesday, February 1st, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Lita Dirks, Deryl Patterson, and Ali Wolfe for their insights on how builders can best deliver on buyers’ extensive wish lists without breaking the budget. Leave with an understanding of the latest market data so you can implement these design strategies for your business.

  • Kitchen Trends 2023 – The bells and whistles that buyers have their eyes on: Wednesday, February 1st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Erin Hurley, Nanette Overly, Joe Bonura, and Tim Shearer will share their perspectives as we look at various styles, colors, finishes, appliances, lighting, and all the other items in between that attract buyers. The kitchen is a highly-motivational space—one that encourages the purchase of a new home, and post-pandemic, we’ve realized the imperative value our kitchens all hold. This session will provide some tips to help paint the picture, inspire the dream, and get the checkbook out.

  • Design Toolkit for Homes Boomers Want to Live In: Thursday, February 2nd, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lita Dirks, Deb Blake, and Steve James lead this advanced session to examine the key design elements that consider everything from a special front entry, private bedroom areas, and ADU/caregiver suites to storage considerations, flex spaces, and the great indoor-outdoor relationship. Join us to learn the current market data and new innovations in product design for this homebuyer group.

Be sure to register for the International Builders’ Show & we’ll see you there! Contact us if you are going to IBS, we would love to meet up! We design and merchandise model homes that elicit dreams of home ownership, set our client’s product apart from the competition, and help homes sell.