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model remodel home

Photo: Marty Shoup, Blue Lion Multimedia

See how the owners of Synergy Design & Construction created a custom space with clever innovations.

how to build stairs

Photo: Tim Uhler, AwesomeFramers

Step-by-step instructions for calculating rise and run, and laying out and installing stair stringers. 

remodeler instagram

Photo: Kuzmaphoto | stock.adobe.com 

Instagram is a powerful tool for marketing and education. Here are five remodelers that do both just right.

rec room remodel

Secret hideaway by Morgante Wilson Architects | Photo: Michael Robinson

Rec rooms may still be downstairs but have also found their way to upper floors and into separate buildings. Be prepared for more homeowners asking for help with this kind of space.
 

fake ceiling beams

Careful scribing and some handy solo-installation tools make for a quality installation

mudroom

Mudroom design. | Photo: The Plan Collection

chimney fire

Chimney fire | Photo: Courtesy Chimney Safety Institute of America

Terrible lighting

Here's a roundup of the best (or worst!) DIY jobs on Instagram. This is what happens when you don't #hireacontractor

crown jig with labels

A setup tip and a jig make for more consistent, error-free miters when cutting crown on a power miter saw. 

Products from Moen, Panasonic, Bauco, Air King and Sanicom 1. 

Whisper ValueFan

This Pro's Pick is a ventilation fan that accounts for the challenges of airflow in an older home.

Scribing techniques

Two techniques for cutting irregular shapes without measuring dimensions or angles.

LEED Completed project with PVC siding cladding

The exterior of this Minneapolis remodel is clad using PVC panels and open-joint PVC deck boards applied in asymmetric patterns and trimmed with narrow extruded aluminum profiles.

And when we say “lasts,” we’re talking about a really, really, long, long time.

Crawlspace renovation

Pro Builder's Senior Editor Mike Beirne took the time to encapsulate his crawlspace and brings you on his journey from mold to moisture management.

open cladding rainscreen

New materials make for a water management rainscreen system that drains well and doesn’t telegraph through open-joint siding.

soundproofing a remodel

By tarapatta | Adobe Stock

Effective soundproofing is the result of the materials used, and how they are connected or isolated from each other.

laying large format tiles

By andranik123 | Adobe Stock

When large tiles break, the substrate usually gets the blame. But often the real culprit is using the wrong technique to trowel the mortar.

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

IBS has gone virtual for 2021 and registration is now live

Already registered for the in-person event? Here's what you need to know.

brick house basement flooded

By Cagkan | Adobe Stock

Create a drainage plane and rebuild with water-tolerant materials

softwood lumber prices are up and it could hurt remodelers

A 70% increase to softwood lumber products prices in single-family homes is landing first on contractors and then on to homeowners 

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