Even the massive Orange County Convention Center in Orlando isn’t quite big enough to house all of the exhibits of the NAHB International Builders’ Show.
That’s why each year during IBS, a large portion of the convention center’s parking lot is consumed by Professional Builder’s Show Village — a small community of life-size homes, each displaying many of the latest building products and techniques.
Professional Builder partners with several home builders, designers and product manufacturers to create the neighborhood, which is erected almost literally overnight using modular construction. Professional Builder’s Show Village will feature three homes, all uniquely designed to deliver efficient use of space and energy, maximizing the indoor and outdoor living areas:
Rendering of the LaBelle.
The LaBelle (built by Palm Harbor Homes of Plant City, Fla.) is a transitional 2,655-square-foot home with three bedrooms and two baths. It will feature a pass-through window from the kitchen to the family room, and a multi-slide door that integrates the screened-in porch, fireplace and outdoor kitchen.
Rendering of the Atrium.
The Atrium (also by Palm Harbor Homes) is a small-footprint home — at 1,233 square feet — that is big on amenities. Its urban elements will give it a loft-like feel, incorporating multi-slide doors on the front and back of the home to expand entertaining areas. Its master bedroom suite incorporates a whirlpool and freestanding tub.
Rendering of the Modern.
The Modern (by Nationwide Custom Homes) is a 1,803-square-foot home with one wing devoted to the master bedroom suite with a wardrobe gallery and floating wall. The other wing will feature two bedrooms with a shared bath. The multi-slide door off the great room leads to a massive deck that spans the entire width of the home.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the homes and evaluate for themselves all of the innovative products featured within. There will also be nightly block parties for networking and relaxing. For more information, visit buildersshow.com.