International Builders’ Show Archive

Curious About Where Designers Get Their Inspiration Today?

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine How do designers and stagers stay on top of the latest trends and solutions for home interiors? Check out Pinterest, a new social media site where members “pin” photos they like...
February 14, 2012

8 Quick, Hot Design Tips From the International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine Looking for quick, easy ideas to bring a home to life, add value, or prep for sale without spending a lot? Learn from the pros! Designers who presented at the International...
February 13, 2012

Home Owners Have Big Dreams for Their Current Home and Next

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine The Web has democratized good design and made it accessible to the masses. Home owners are perusing online, finding the best from past and present styles, then sharing images on social...

Video: The Lure of Outdoor Kitchen Products

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Interview with Wood Stone’s Residential Chef Ann Rudorf at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Jan. 14, 2011....
February 10, 2011

Dining Rooms Are Out, Social Areas Are In

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Households across the country are moving toward a more casual dining experience. While ease is a virtue, buyers also want technology-equipped, stylish spaces where their family members can come together. For all these reasons,...

Better Design for a Lifetime

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Accessible design is more than just grab bars; it’s about catering to easier living. Karen Kassik, residential designer, remodeling design specialist, and president and owner of Home Accessibilities, says that accessible is better for...
January 15, 2011

Hot Design Trends Debut at International Builders’ Show

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Smaller spaces, energy efficiency, Earth tones, and outdoor entertainment are all the buzz as the latest design trends debut at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando this week. A survey of 2,000 consumers conducted...