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2021 MBA Spring Tour

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MBA SPRING TOUR 3 2021 10 Reasons To Choose An MBA Member For Your Next Home Project 1. PEACE OF MIND Consumers trust MBA members because they have met certain requirements set by the MBA to protect consumers. This includes background checks, financial history, and interviews. Consumers can also receive references for MBA members. 2. PROFESSIONALISM MBA members are dedicated to professionalism. Members have years of experience, as well as memberships in the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 3. ETHICS MBA members promote and encourage the strongest level of business ethics and are held to high standards of personal and business conduct within the industry. 4. HIGH STANDARDS All members of the MBA must abide by industry standards set forth by the Association. These standards relate to the materials and workmanship to which local builders adhere under local building codes. 5. INNOVATION MBA members are on the cutting edge of their industry. They stay current on the latest changes in products, technology, building codes/regulations, legislation and consumer preferences. 6. EDUCATION MBA members benefit from continuing education, updates on building codes, standards, and regula- tions as well as seminars providing the latest trends and practices. 7. VARIETY MBA members offer a variety of products and services involved in the construction, development and remodeling of single and multi-family housing. 8. CONNECTIVITY The ultimate resource for consumers! Visit for infor- mation on events, news, educational seminars, job openings, member info, and find a home and lot. 9. ACCOUNTABILITY The MBA provides an affordable and efficient dis- pute resolution process available to homeowners that use an MBA member. 10. COMMUNITY CONNECTION MBA members live and work in your community. They are involved in numerous charitable organiza- tions such as Habitat for Humanity, Community Warehouse, Homes for Our Heros, Hunger Task Force, Blue Lotus, Hebron House, and Feeding America; to name a few. Visit MBAonline.org for more information or visit FindAnMBAMember.com to search our directory of members. Top Design Trends For Your Home By the Metropolitan Builders Association The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a renewed sense of home and com- munity for many. After months of sequestration within your home, however, you might also be in need of some fresh scenery-both outside and inside your residence. Design trends provide alluring sources of inspiration for updates, whether it's a simple splash of color or creating a whole new addition. Have fun with color One the most popular areas to remod- el is the kitchen. Gone are the stark- white cabinets, countertops and back- splashes. Instead, today's designers are opting for on-trend deep blue and cool aqua tones, as well as dark woods and new, colored textures. Add a pop of intrigue to your kitchen through a bright backsplash, colorful kitchen island or a dropped ceiling with rich wood tones. Warm and cool color insertions don't have to stop at the kitchen either. Cool color choices – think grays, blacks, and blues – add a modern aesthetic, while warm colors – espe- cially wood elements – have a traditional appeal. The two combined create a look that is both dramatic and luxurious, yet also comfortable and homey, anywhere in the home. Another fun idea for 2021 Wallpaper Not only can it be an inexpensive way to personalize a home, there are so many options to choose from – both in color and texture, as well as low- or no-volatile organic compound (VOC) – to create a vibrant, healthy home. Get creative with storage Today's minimalist culture (thank you, Marie Kondo) lends itself to new trends in storage that are not only simple, but artistic. Open kitchen shelving or a mix of open and tradi- tional cabinetry for upper cabinets, for example, provide practical storage solutions and added visual interest. Other areas that can benefit from this approach include wine cellars or under-stair displays that purposefully blend into the room. Connect the outdoors and indoors Indoor/outdoor connections enhance livability - and look sophisticated, too. New technologies and increased avail- ability of glass walls, pocket doors and large windows can create a seamless transition, both visually and physically. Visual connections such as large- format windows can also help. Floor- to-ceiling window walls and "glass box" style rooms are trending in all corners of the country, and in all neighborhoods, from urban to rural. And above all else, make it yours. Today's home owners want a home that reflects their tastes. Simple exam- ples include nontraditionally shaped, colored or otherwise unique hardware in spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom, as well as elements like distinctive stair rails, light fixtures and switch covers in more high-traffic areas. To explore the hottest home building and design trends visit the MBA Spring Tour running March 6 to 21, open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 PM. Visit MBASpringTour.com for more information.

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