5 trends in smart home technology for remodelers to keep on their radar in 2020 and beyond
"You won’t see the lighting strip, but you will still get the benefits of an illuminated pathway when you have to get up in the middle of the night."
"Normally we’d pay four times the amount for this kind of look..."
Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed
The crew sheathed the walls with ZIP System panels from Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System panels have an air- and moisture-resistive barrier that, when used with ZIP System Flashing Tape, protects against air and water intrusion. Theflashing tape is very sticky, and technique matters. Tape in a sequence that creates overlaps that promote moisture drainage: lowest horizontal seams first; then vertical seams immediately above, overlapping at the intersections; then the next course of horizontal seams; and so on.
This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space
The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage.
Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him.
We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country
A miter saw built like no other
3 tips for reducing sound transference in open-concept remodeling projects
There’s no pre-installation necessary—attach the clip’s legs onto the joist, slide the clip into the groove, place the adjacent board, and drive the fastener into place.
The company has taken note of the growing popularity of their frameless model, and quickly adjusted—every door is available on the frameless box, and specific training is offered to those installing the frameless product.
Homeowners are choosing longevity over price when they replace their roofs with steel, aluminum, or copper tiles and panels
Products from Andersen, Alside, The Bilco Company, Pella, Indow Windows, Hy-Lite, Screeneze, MI Windows and Doors, Western Window Systems, Renewal by Andersen, and ProVia
Products from Keeney Manufacturing Company, Ram, Chevrolet, Leap, 3M, MyOnlineToolbox, Oxx, Harbor Freight Tools, and Ford
Products from Parterre Flooring Systems, StoneImpressions, Lunada Bay Tile, LOTTE Advanced Materials USA, Durat, Wilsonart, Crossville Inc., clé, Cosentino, and Cultured Stone
Products from Weil-McLain, Johnson Controls, Geberit North America, Noon Home, Flo, Hubbell TayMac, Overhead Door, Panasonic, SharkBite Plumbing Solutions, and Madison Electric Products