Best Practices

A well-run remodeling company needs to be good at marketing 

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

Time-tested architectural elements in masonry buildings not only look good, but serve to channel water away from the walls

A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make for a strong, invisible patch

example of specifications for a remodeling project by Otagawa-Anschel Design+Build

In some cases, specs are separate documents detailing product choices and installation practices. In other instances, the remodeler will put as much product info as will fit on the blueprints. This example is from Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build, in Minneapolis. 

Project specification documents have a big impact on a remodeler’s profit. Follow these guidelines to make sure they’re detailed, clear, and accurate. 

The New American Remodel is co-sponsored by Professional Remodeler and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home will be open for tours during the International Builders’ Show in January 2018.

Transforming a 1930s Orlando home into a showcase of contemporary living

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Social media, a tight job market, and advancing technology give remodelers cause to rethink their companies’ adaptability

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An idea that went from crazy to genious in 16 games

Despite the industry's problems, its professionals remain confident 

Meadowlark Design + Build uses this clear graphic to bring homeowners up to speed on what's involved in a remodeling project

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Letting brick dry evenly is the key to avoiding water problems

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

The Kasai collection from Italian company Ceramiche Refin is inspired by yakisugi, the ancient Japanese method of charring wood siding to add to its durability and beauty. 

Am I recommending you get on a plane and fly to Italy to look at tile? Yes. 

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Photos: top and bottom right, Tomislav forgo / stock.adobe.com; right, Joshua Rainey / stock.adobe.com; bottom left, Jo Ann Snover / stock.adobe.com 

The line between doing business and committing fraud is thinner than you think 

Turns out punctuation matters in remodeling, too—particularly when it comes to finances and legal matters

How to use SketchUp Match Photo-tutorial with step-by-step illustrations

Step-by-step instructions on how to display a SketchUp model on top of a photo of the existing space

As technology innovations proliferate, those who use them first will win

On home improvement estimates, feeling ripped off, and transparency

This simple checklist will help you plan for a successful 2018 

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Maybe, depending on circumstances

Write stuff down if youre a remodeler

This is one way for remodelers to streamline operations and align expectations—just make sure you provide enough detail

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