The BYTE – Reading Rooms, Project Playhouse, Watching the 2024 Summer Olympics, and More!

This week we’re taking a look at the summer trend of reading rooms, Project Playhouse benefiting HomeAid Orange County, picturesque places to watch the 2024 Summer Olympics and a upscale new ADU home plan.

Welcome to the BYTE, where you get to sink your teeth into the latest builder news.

Reading Rooms Are Thus Summer’s Hot Interior Design Trend

From library walls to moody color palettes, every avid reader loves having a stylish, comfortable place to read that latest novel or hot biography. Building off the growing trend of creating micro-spaces within a home, reading rooms are the new interior design trend. Read more!

Project Playhouse Returns for HomeAid Orange County’s 35th Anniversary

The playful fundraiser, Project Playhouse, benefiting HomeAid Orange County is returning after a 12-year hiatus. The area’s top builders and designers come together to create custom designed playhouses while supporting HomeAid’s mission to address homelessness. Discover more about this great project.

7 Picturesque Areas Ideal for Watching the 2024 Summer Olympics

For those not traveling to Paris to witness the 2024 Summer Olympics in person, the next best option is likely a TV paired with breathtaking views and a vibrant atmosphere. BUILDER gathered seven projects that showcase how good residential design can also incorporate televisions. Check them out.

House Plan of the Week: ADU with Upscale Details

Take a look at this new plan that shows how airy and comfortable an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) can feel and see some of the surprising amenities. With a private bedroom, full bath, vaulted ceilings and barn doors, it’s easy to see how this is the house plan of the week.