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The Benefits of Multigenerational Living

A growing trend in the housing industry is multigenerational living. According to PEW research, 1 in 5 households are multigenerational. These growing numbers are reminiscent of the 1950s when multigenerational households were at 21 percent before the current day lifestyle took over. BSB Design has a solution that makes multigenerational living enjoyable for everyone under…

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Overcoming Obstacles: The Blacksburg Project

The Blacksburg project, spanning back to 2006 is in the final stages of approval. It’s taken nearly 12 years with countless revisions and staying ahead of competing design proposals to get here. Now it’s time to reflect.  We spent some time with one of the main designers on the project, Jeremy White (pictured left),…

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BSB Design Wins 4 Merit Awards

BSB Design has received 4 Awards of Merit in the Gold Nugget Awards! View all of the winners here. Awards of Merit are given to the top vote recipients in each category. The finalists for the Grand Awards will be announced on June 28 at the Gold Nugget Ceremony at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)…

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Investing in Your Workspace

The nature of work has changed greatly, so why haven’t we redesigned how our offices function? Full-time working Americans report logging an average of 47 hours per week, and nearly four in 10 workers report logging 50+ hours a week. Where we spend our time greatly affects our mood, productivity levels and overall happiness. With…

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Small Changes in Housing That Make a Big Impact

We know that housing design doesn’t change overnight. It does, however, need to constantly evolve to keep up with the latest trends and what homebuyers desire. So how do we create this happy medium? Small Changes = BIG Impact. Even the smallest adjustments to a floor plan design can tremendously affect demand. We’re seeing these…

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What Inspires You: Ed Binkley

“Perhaps my biggest inspiration, as an architect/designer, comes from my ears, eyes and experiences. I listen, read, look at photos, explore and have collaborated with many creatives through the years.” I seek the opportunity to design places where people choose to go…to live…to love…to celebrate…and to also, unfortunately, grieve. A person’s home contributes greatly to…

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Making Modern Work in Market Housing Design

When a developer, builder and architect all share a gut feeling that the Midwest market is “ready for modern”, it’s worth noting. This conversation at a recent client meeting in our Des Moines, IA, office wasn’t driven by analysis of buyer profiles or highly specified market research. Instead, the lack of variety of available new…

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Designs that Appeal to Baby Boomers & Millennials

Our last blog post highlighted some of the key differences in the housing preferences of Boomers and Millennials. By understanding these differences, we can create flexible floor plans that will appeal to both generations. DESIGN FEATURES FOR BOTH GENERATIONS SMALLER HOMES Boomers are at the age where they may be ready to downsize, or maybe…

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What Inspires You: Mark Mitchell

There are many experiences along the way that has made the difference. Though these impactful moments may have been fleeting or elongated, it is a thirst for connection to the people, time and space around me that drives my inspiration. It also tends to frequently make me late and keeps me perpetually seeking out a…

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