Meet the future of the remodeling industry

Homeadvisor acquires Angie's List

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There is big potential here for remodelers, so says HomeAdvisor

carpenters tool

The state is taking steps to combat the labor shortage

Hansgrohe’s Axor Starck V, known for its signature glass tap, is one victim of product plagiarism.

It’s known as the “anti-prize”

Five decidedly unexciting tips for a stronger financial return, better client experience, and less stress on your organization

Understanding window ratings to help guide clients and position you as an expert

Warm air esaping through a ridge vent pulls outside air in through the soffits. Use baffles where rafters meet attic floor joists to precent the insulation from blocking air movement.

When properly detailed, roof ventilation keeps roofing materials cooler and prevents ice dams

A fast, efficient, repeatable way to build drawers that are strong enough for the way most drawers are used

Makita Track Saw, model SP6000J

Makita packages solid features and must-have accessories into its new track saw system

What's wrong with this kitchen lighting scheme? Can lights located in aisles cast shadow on tasks when the cook stands at the counter. Under-cabinet lights mounted against the wall cause glare. There are too few fixtures to light an island of this size. Read on for solutions that will bring better lighting to your kitchen designs.

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

For older clients, bring in an occupational therapist who understands home modifications to act as a design consultant.

Adaptive home modifications for older clients can be a satisfying and profitable niche. But it’s not for everyone.

Despite the growing popularity of ADUs, few local governments have defined policies for addressing them

Building Materials
The New American Remodeled Home entrance

At the entrance, light stone veneer by Environmental StoneWorks complements the light, natural look of the main walls and roof. The same veneer is used inside on the great-room fireplace wall. A custom louver-look garage door from Clopay provides a color counterpoint and operates via a LiftMaster system that can be controlled from a smartphone. Other coordinated elements include the louvered shutters shading the windows, the louvered entry gate doors, and the main entry door from Simpson Door Co. All photos: Jeff Davis/Davis Photography, unless otherwise noted.

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