Design

masonite door in a living room remodel

Though stylish and popular with homeowners, open-concept floor plans (and their lack of acoustic barriers) can make for much noisier homes if done incorrectly.

3 tips for reducing sound transference in open-concept remodeling projects

accurate framing penetrations

The trick is to drill a tiny exploratory hole with a locator bit made from a piece of piano wire

caulking can be a messy job for remodelers

A tile setter shares a 40-year-old secret to tooling perfect joints every time

Congratulations to the 2019 Design Award silver and bronze winners for their outstanding design work

Remodelers should forget every city ordinance that requires a certain exterior building material, because they no longer matter

double stud walls are great for adding insulation in a remodel

How to lay out, align, and connect the inner and outer walls of a superinsulated double-wall house

the shape of a room can affect price in remodeling

Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.

quick drains are becoming popular remodel with homeowners

A drain for creating seamless, single-slope shower designs

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