KB Home debuts new Design Studio in Washington DC metropolitan area where potential homebuyers can view options for personalizing their home; homebuilder open for new home sales at six locations in Washington DC metropolitan area

RESTON, Virginia , May 16, 2014 (press release) – Brand new Design Studio enhances the builder’s unique homebuying experience with expanded décor offerings and greater interactivity

KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, today announced the grand opening of its brand new KB Home Design Studio in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, a retail-like showroom where home shoppers can explore the myriad of bold and extensive design choices, forward-thinking energy-efficient features and sophisticated home automation technologies that are now standard and customizable in a new KB home.

KB Home’s Design Studios provide KB homebuyers the opportunity to see, feel and arrange choices for flooring, lighting, cabinetry, appliances and more, enabling them to imagine the various ways they can personalize their home’s design and functionality to their individual preferences. Trained design professionals are on hand to personally assist buyers in making choices.

With a new location, expansive selection of décor details to choose from, and dynamic interactive features, the new Design Studio will enhance KB Home’s unique homebuilding experience and make it even more engaging, convenient and fun for homebuyers. For example, an interactive display showcases and demonstrates the smart home technologies that KB Home includes in all of its new homes at no additional cost and customizable features which can also be integrated into the construction of a KB home, including central vacuum systems, home security packages and built-in audio systems.

Home shoppers will appreciate the Design Studio’s innovative and immersive bath fixture and lighting displays and life-size kitchen vignettes to help inspire them to create a home that fits their specific interests, needs and budget. Visitors to KB Home’s new Design Studio will also be able to learn about the many energy- and water-efficient features included as standard in all ENERGY STAR® certified KB homes, as well as explore additional products like motion-sensing kitchen faucets, recessed LED lighting and more, which can further improve a home’s efficiency and potentially reduce utility bills.

“Choice is at the heart of KB Home’s unique homebuilding approach, and we want to give our buyers the best resources available to empower them to design a new home that is truly their own,” said Tom Dunn, president of KB Home’s Washington, D.C. metropolitan division. “With our new, upgraded Design Studio, KB Home customers will have an incredible array of helpful tools and information at their disposal to make decisions and further enjoy their KB homebuying experience.”

KB Home is currently open for new home sales at six locations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering home designs that can include as many as six bedrooms and range in price from the low $300,000s to over $1,000,000.

To celebrate the grand opening, KB Home will host a special event featuring complimentary food, product demonstrations, and family fun at the new Design Studio at 10800 Parkridge Boulevard, Suite 120, Reston, VA, 20191 on Saturday, May 17 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.kbhome.com or call 888-KB-HOMES.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for four straight years and a WaterSense® Partner of the Year for three consecutive years. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol "KBH." For more information about KB Home's new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.


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