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The home’s living room has the same footprint as pre-renovation, although it has been updated with new moldings and paint, as well as engineered hardwood flooring. The variegated wood plank and parquet floors are in the hallway, living and dining rooms. 

The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies

the 2018 the new american remodel home

Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.

Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel

Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photograph

This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work

model remodel

The second part of our two-part story focuses on the project’s finishes and strategic solutions to real-world construction challenges

pair of salvaged corbels inspires trim design

A pair of salvaged corbels inspires the trim design for a replacement entry door

Products from Benjamin Moore, TheSize, Federal Brace, Daltile, Universal Products, Town & Country Luxury Fireplaces, Trim-Tex, Armstrong Flooring, CertainTeed, and Top Knobs

SnapDry paint dries very quickly. Any drips should be removed within 10 minutes. If that’s not possible, Sherwin-Williams recommends waiting a few hours, scraping the drips, and reapplying.

A water-based paint that dries in a hour, so doors and windows can be closed sooner 

PPG exterior color statements brochure


PPG Exterior Color Statements brochure; courtesy: PPG 

From regional palettes to new visualization tools, here are some handy tips for selecting exterior colors

A sealant needs to do more than shed water: it also needs flex, while maintaining its grip, as the substrate moves. 

100 Best New Products of 2014: Interior Products

The top interior products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.

The top exterior products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.

Sherwin-Williams Colormix Predicts Optimistic 2015

Sherwin-Williams color experts, researched trends in art, fashion, science and pop culture to determine the 40 colors that make up the forecast.

Annual color forecast reveals bright, vibrant outlook.

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