Author: Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

  1. GBAHB Members named Life Directors & Senior Life Director of NAHB

      NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) hosted their Mid-Year meeting in Portland, OR last week and we had three members receive special recognition. Lee Barnes, Barnes & Barnes,  and Cindy Davis, Davis Design, were recognized as NAHB Life Directors. Taylor Burton, Taylor Burton Company, was recognized as a NAHB Senior Life Director. In order to be designated as an NAHB Life Director, an NAHB Builder or Associate Member must have attended at least two board meetings each year for Read More


  2. Our House: Tips & Tricks to AVOID Window Shopping

    August means it’s back to school for the kiddos and back to work for your windows. Summer may seem like it’s never going to end this year, but we promise that the cold snaps of fall aren’t far off. With them come the brisk autumn winds and hard rains that can really put your panes through their paces. So, before you break out that stylish sweatshirt you got on sale in June, take a second to check in with your Read More


  3. Our House: The Easiest Ways to Transform Your Bathroom!

    A little change goes a long way. Sometimes, that little change is all you need to feel revitalized. Freshening up such a frequently used (and frequently overlooked) space as your bathroom is the perfect way to give your home a little pick-me-up. Luckily for you, a bathroom remodel doesn’t have to involve fully gutting your space and starting from scratch. With these easy and accessible pointers, you can completely transform your W.C. while cutting time and costs! If you’re looking Read More


  4. Is Roofing Over Your Head?

    Falling dreams have given us all a good scare. One second you’re plummeting to earth, the next you’re in bed, heart pounding like a piston. Unfortunately, when duty calls and a roof needs repairs, inexperienced homeowners all too often turn those dreams into reality. If you feel like roofing is way over your head, Our House is here to set your shingles straight. First and foremost, we can’t stress enough that no homeowner should attempt roof repairs without the proper Read More


  5. Your perfect Father’s Day gift is…

        “What a catch! He’s at the fifteen, the ten, the five–touchdown!” The only thing better than the perfect play is watching it in the comfort of the perfect man cave. You can’t always guarantee dad’s team will win, but if you’ve got an unfinished basement and the right professional on the job, you can make sure his season of spectating goes undefeated. With some imagination and little more space, you can even turn what amounts to a languishing Read More


  6. Counter Point

    They’re always there for you. Your keys call them home at the end of a long day. The kids (accidentally) share their juice with them. Despite your best efforts, the cats call them a playground. Well, no more! It’s time you paid more attention to the unsung heroes of your home, your countertops. Show your appreciation and reinvest in the most useful spaces your home has. Birmingham’s local builders and dealers agree that three materials stand out in the construction Read More


  7. Top Design Trends for 2018

    At the start of each year, the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) recognizes dozens of new projects from this past year that featured the most innovative layouts and eye-catching design elements. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home, thinking about renovating your current one, or you’re just interested in what’s new in home design, here are some the biggest trends that you’ll see dominating in 2018. Open but defined floor plans. Instead of one large, undefined space, open Read More


  8. A New Shade of “Green”

    Anyone who’s been car shopping in recent years knows that modern cars come with a seemingly endless list of options and features to consider. But if there’s one characteristic that most car shoppers rank as high as price, performance and style—it’s fuel efficiency. Much like car shoppers compare miles-per-gallon (mpg) estimates, an increasing number of home buyers compare the energy-efficiency ratings of new homes. A nationally recognized system for measuring a home’s energy performance is called the Home Energy Rating System Read More


  9. Remodel or Relocate? 8 Critical Questions to Consider

    Home buying and home remodeling television programs aren’t just a fad; their enduring popularity indicates that they’re here to stay.  If you’re among the growing masses of dedicated viewers, you might begin (if you haven’t already) to look around and notice some of your own home’s shortcomings. Inadequate storage, limited cooking space or simply an outdated design might conjure thoughts of one day remodeling your kitchen, bathrooms or living spaces. Or instead, perhaps you’ll begin to consider moving into a Read More


  10. Member Rebate Program

                                          Want to start getting money for products you already use? Member Rebate Program is a free member benefit of HBAA for Builder and Remodeler members. If you use any of these 50+ participating manufacturers, then it’s easy to participate! The average rebate per Builder/Remodeler company who participated in 2017 was $1,169.69. Visit www.HBAArebates.com to sign up and start saving!