Minnesota Building Industry Takes in the International Builders Show

The International Builders Show hit a post-recession high in attendance at this year’s event in Las Vegas. More than 67,000 building professionals from around the world filled the exhibit halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the National Association of Home Builders’ 75th annual event in February.

New smart home technology shined at the show, proving that soon our homes will be more interconnected than ever before. Another hot trend was color. Bright color trends were seen in every element and product for the home, from deep purple bathtubs to bright floral appliances. Yet another trend was personalization, from interchangeable farmhouse sink fronts to a suite of changeable faucet wraps and accessories that give buyers a chance to update their look more easily.

More than 150 Minnesota homebuilders, remodelers and suppliers stopped by Housing First Minnesota’s happy hour at Chayo for a great networking opportunity at the International Builders Show.