Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The retrofitted homes researchers analyzed only saved less than half the price of the improvements

RIP Freddie Gray flyer

Freddie Gray was poor and black and lead-poisoned. The combination proved deadly.

Installing the Simpliframe kit's modular, interlocking framing components.

Do you have a great idea that will satisfy the appetite of a hungry market? Four remodelers show what it takes to make that vision a reality

LED lights close up

With initial cost for bulbs coming down, there just aren’t any good reasons left for not making the switch to LEDs

A sketch of some of the most common LED bulb shapes available.

Illustration: Doug Walter

A look at the most common bulb shapes available a cost comparison of bulb types over time

Kitchen remodel by Risinger Homes, Austin, Texas

Photos: Whit Preston

Creating aesthetically relevant retro designs isn’t just a matter of slapping up a wall of beadboard and calling it a day 

tips for remodelers to get more online leads

Websites have two audiences: search engines and people.

person using smartphone

If you're like most remodeling companies, you can put your company Facebook page to better use as a marketing tool.

Unpaid invoices and IOU in piggy bank

The best way to manage unpaid invoices is not to incur them to begin with. But that's far easier said than done.

Roofer installs asphalt shingles.

Companies that have rolled the dice on installers seeking sales positions find it can pay-off big time, if managers know what to do


Wanting to go off the grid may also mean an additional shopping trip to the local appliance store.


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Join us as we watch a home transform, learning best practices for remodelers along the way.

June 2015

This Month in Professional Remodeler


One bath used to be the rule, but these days one bath per bedroom is the trend. A second-floor addition is the answer, but it takes three tries to help clients work through the problem.

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