Five tips for overcoming common pitfalls when working with allowances
A step-by-step breakdown for sales managers from a leading remodeler
This California remodel, with its unique layout, will maximize the perks (and views) of coastal living
The risk-reward nature of fixed-price contracts may not be the best fit for today’s design-build market
The remodeling market is strong, but are you ready to take advantage of it? Take this simple fitness test to see if you’re properly positioned for growth.
Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.
Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company
Whether you use trusses or rafters, creating space above exterior walls will improve energy performance
Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists
There is no faster, more effective way to develop empathy with your clients’ experience than to become a remodeling client yourself
Use these tips to test whether an applicant has the skills and dedication for the job
Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials
Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.
It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing
The solution to handling stress often lies in better time management
A few easy-to-learn prompts combined with strong listening skills can help increase your close rate and avoid unhappy clients
In a tightly air-sealed house, a mechanical ventilation system ensures a healthy exchange of fresh air
The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies
A computer lighting model converts input (such as ceiling and counter height, fixture and lamp type, surface color and reflectance, etc.) into both 2D output showing projected fc levels at every point on a 2x2 grid (above right), and a 3D model of the room showing the effects of the lighting plan (above). Current light levels at the island (right) are more than three times the 15 fc readings taken before the kitchen remodel.
Real-world footcandle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location
Many remodelers don’t know how to talk about chemical sensitivity