Hang Wall Art the Right Way Every Time

Figuring out how to hang wall art correctly is one of the age-old conundrums of interior design. Everyone knows that an improperly hung work of art sticks out like a sore thumb, but it’s tricky to get right, until you know the unspoken rules you need to follow. Choose the right size artwork First and […]

Mid-Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

After the dust settles on your Independence Day celebration, you may notice that your home has begun to show the signs of an active summer – both inside and out.  Take the time now to do a few maintenance tasks to keep your home humming through the rest of the summer. Keep hot air out. […]

Hidden in Plain Sight

Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier Today’s biggest demographic trend poses a challenge and also presents an opportunity. That’s because more and more working-age people are asking for a home with space to accommodate senior parents with age-related mobility or physiological issues. The challenge is that they don’t want the […]

5 Houseplants That Thrive Indoors

Move over, succulents. Today’s houseplants are going lush. That’s right: Indoor potted plants are finally getting their day in the sun. Succulents and cacti eased us back into the idea of tending to some pots on our windowsills. Today, some of the trendiest decorators lean heavily into houseplants as key design elements. If you want […]

2018 HBA Foundation Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Thank you to the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and community members who make the work of the Foundation possible. President, Jan Lehman, Standale Interiors Secretary/Treasurer, Sarah Baar, Old National Bank Board Members: John Bitely, Sable Homes Karen Custer, Miller Johnson Attorneys & Counselors Jack Katerberg, Jack K. Katerberg, Builder Roger […]

Developing the Next Generation of Housing Professionals

The housing industry continues to experience double digit growth and the need for skilled trade professionals has never been greater.  We are looking outside the box to help fill the labor shortage. Working together with education, community partners and other associations committed to recruiting, training and retaining talent for the home building industry.  For more […]

NAHB provides members with wide variety of discounts

As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies. All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice. NAHB members can access each program using the co-branded links below, or download an overview of all discounts including phone numbers and program codes.

Fireworks Beautiful but Potentially Dangerous

Tips to keep it safe With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be thinking picnics, parades, and fireworks shows. As fun as fireworks are, they are dangerous. Think about it: fireworks are little exploding devices. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2016 there were 11,100 people who were injured and […]

Ultimate Lighting Guide

Pick the Right – Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something that adds aesthetic value. When it’s done right, lighting is the unsung element that brings […]

Have Questions? Ask the Builder

Rich Kogelschatz, CAPS, CGB, Heartland Builders LLC It’s natural to have questions and changes when building a custom home. Prevent surprises and delays by getting answers from the top. There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their building project running smoothly. Number one is making timely product choices, but another key action […]