Construction

robots in remodeling are coming close to true skilled labor

Say "hello" to the first non-human drywaller 

LeakSmart took its existing system and turned it into a product any remodeler can install

kohler continousclean is a favorite among remodelers

A hands-free, worry-free system for keeping toilet bowls cleaner

Ten tips on how to layout and set tile in a running bond pattern on shower walls 

Check out the best practices and leading products featured in this year's Model ReModel

The simplest is also the most dangerous

stairs are beautiful but can be dangerous

Can you count the code violations in this shot? Twelve tips for designing safe, functional, and beautiful stairs.

remodeler in chicagoland turns his backyard into oasis

Not wanting to obscure any of the view with vertical balusters, Rych used ½-inch tempered glass underneath the 1x6 deck railings. The view of the neighbor’s house, however, was purposely obscured to extend the illusion of a backyard oasis. The 4-by-7-foot cultured stone wall, angled at 45 degrees on the northeast corner of the deck, gives the chef and his guests their desired privacy.

A chicagoland remodeler turns his bland backyard into an outdoor oasis

A system of tracks holds large panels off the sheathing, creating a rainscreen while also providing flashing at joints and a finished edge treatment  

A radiant barrier, such as that on foil-faced rigid insulation, can reduce heat transfer across the airspace between the strapping and metal roofing and siding. Image courtesy Matt Risinger 

 

Foil blocks heat transfer best if it stays clean, is adjacent to an airspace, and the delta is large enough. 

A woodworker finds out using a homemade test apparatus and peanut butter bait

If one area of your business runs more slowly than the rest, a bottleneck will occur, causing delays and lost profitability

This double-grooved decking system uses neoprene gaskets that serve as hidden fasteners and prevent water from draining between boards

Products from A.O. Smith, Bosch, Broan, Panasonic, Belkin International, Garaventa Lift, Omega Flex, SharkBite Plumbing Solutions, Air King America, Schlage, and Rheem

...with undercabinet lighting

under cabinet lighting done right by a remodeler

Dozens of light meter apps are available for IOS and android smartphones and tablets.

More on-site light-meter readings lead to evidence-based recommendations for effective undercabinet lighting

Mistakes happen, but a big mistake creates fallout in proportion to the authority of the person who makes it

Take care of your body now, and it will take care of you later

framing with thick zips

This cold-climate wall system allows for smooth old-to-new transitions and incorporates a flush-framed deck ledger detail

chalk lines made by quick release knot and professional remodeler doing remodeling

String lines are a simple way to keep things straight. But if the knot isn’t easy to tie and untie, the string keeps getting shorter.

under-stair storage designed and built into the structure

Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it) 

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