The 2017 New American Remodeled Home is Energy-Wise and Water-Smart

For only the second time in the history of NAHB’s International Builders’ Show®, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a remodeled showcase home, The New American Remodeled Home® (TNARH), in conjunction with The New American Home® 2017.


The New American Remodeled Home® 2017 (TNARH) provides a definitive then-and-now contrast that exemplifies just how superior today’s building products and techniques are compared to those of the past.

Helmed by the Phil Kean Design Group—an award-winning remodeling firm based in Winter Park, Fla.—TNARH began as a 3,834-square-foot home with typical 1980s style. However, beyond its stucco quoins, mauve carpet and a closed-off kitchen, the home featured 10-foot ceilings and a concrete block foundation that would provide a workable canvas to aptly showcase the latest innovations in home building.

The home was gutted to the studs, reconfigured throughout and given an all-new look with contemporary, island-style architecture. The end result is a 4,631-square-foot home that is not only more modern and attractive than the original, but one that is much stronger and significantly more energy efficient. Built to today’s standards, the home is projected to save more than $1,500 in annual energy costs.