I'm proud to be part of the innovative team charged with creating a cutting-edge web portal that delivers news, insights and analysis for the residential building industry.
As an editor, contributor and trend analyst with Kitchen & Bath Design News, I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel the country and the world meeting entrepreneurs in the residential design and building industry. I learned what information they considered critical and how they wanted it delivered to them. From flushing test toilets in Germany to riding a Caterpillar in a sustainable forest in Brazil to sitting in on a roundtable about the economy in Indiana, I've talked to leaders across the industry.
As the editor of the all new ForResidentialPros.com, I have the privilege of taking that insight and turning it into a content delivery strategy to help you reach readers interested in getting the latest information about residential building and remodeling. When the portal launches in October, I hope you visit often and join the discussion through my blog and our Facebook page.
While the short-term market remains volatile and uncertain, the long-term outlook is more positive. Many factors - demographics, aging housing stock, interest rates, household formations, pent-up demand, family compositions, consumer lifestyles - that previously fueled residential housing growth are in place, poised for the market to turn. Energy efficiency, green building products and practices, accessibility and value are the "hot buttons" in today's market. Successful residential architects, designers, remodelers, custom home builders and kitchen and bath professionals can remain abreast of these and other residential building news at ForResidentialPros.com.