Additional design categories include best kitchen, best bath, best specialty room and best detail.
Entries are judged on: exterior design/curb appeal, interior architecture and interior design, sales success of the product, construction quality and cost efficiency, and the site plan.
Entrants are advised to submit good photographs along with their entry notebook so that the judges can evaluate architectural elements of the project.
Floor plans are evaluated for their livability; considered are such elements as accessibility of the kitchen from the garage, traffic flow through the home, the relationship of formal to informal space and how adult areas relate to those for guests or children.
Entrants are also asked to identify their market; judges consider the plan within the context of the identified market to ensure it makes sense for the region and has market acceptance.
Winners will be announced at the International Builders' Show in Orlando, FL. Winning entries will also be displayed on the Professional Builder Web site, HousingZone.com, for up to one year.
For information, eligibility requirements and application forms, click here, or contact Professional Builders' Judy Brociek (630-288-8184) or Colleen Paez (630-288-8168) or Michelle Persinger of NAHB at 800-368-5242 x 8343.
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