Remodeling

UTOPIA on-demand webinar offers expert advice on healthy and clean homes from a public builder, a new-home design trends expert, and a healthy home tech maker.

Housing market experts from the New Home Trends Institute share their top 21 home design trends for 2021.

From smart home tech to personalized spaces to lifestyle-driven design, housing market experts from the New Home Trends Institute share the top 21 home design trends for 2021.

The "Lived-in Luxury" design approach enables builders, remodelers, and other professionals to redefine the very concept of luxury with tailored solutions that feel both “cozy” and “couture” at the same time.

UTOPIA spoke with several early adopters and industry experts on the startup process for establishing a successful virtual sales and design center. Their advice is presented in the UTOPIA Virtual Sales Center Startup Guide.

Here are three fundamental strategies to keep in mind when planning to incorporate elements of biophilic design into upcoming projects.

A 1920s-era home undergoes a major energy-efficient transformation with mini-splits.

Energy efficiency continues to be a motivator for home improvement projects, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Housing Survey.

Approximately 12 million American homeowners said in 2019 they'd recently completed energy-efficient upgrades to their homes, translating into improvements for 15% of U.S owner-occupied housing. Overall, such projects accounted for 27% of U.S. remodeling activity in that period.

The high point for such home investments in recent years was 2015, when 20% of homeowners said they had added energy-efficient features within the past two years, representing 34% of home improvement activity. 

For more detailed data on U.S. housing, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's American Housing Survey