Design

Remodelers should forget every city ordinance that requires a certain exterior building material, because they no longer matter

double stud walls are great for adding insulation in a remodel

How to lay out, align, and connect the inner and outer walls of a superinsulated double-wall house

the shape of a room can affect price in remodeling

Unit pricing is an invaluable tool for fast, accurate estimating. But counting units is not the same as estimating. Make sure your estimator knows the difference.

quick drains are becoming popular remodel with homeowners

A drain for creating seamless, single-slope shower designs

An industry-first circuit breaker bringing smart tech to energy management

PPG color of the year is Chinese Porcelain

The color is meant to impart slowness, encourage consumers to practice mindfulness, and be more present in their lives.

helping remodelers figure out how to plan an addition with clients

The clients want to add space underground to preserve the scale of their home. They might agree to an addition, but only if the front elevation is just right. So that’s where we start.

remodelers can improve and streamline basement door installations

In addition to properly sealing the basement door to the foundation, inspect and clean gutters above the door semi-annually to ensure your basement and belongings remain safe, clean, and dry.

3 tips from the experts for improving and streamlining basement door installations

Use these guidelines to avoid common mistakes 

Did the homeowners insist on their misguided vision, or were the remodelers simply clueless to the harm they were inflicting?

Start familiarizing yourself with solar, California remodelers

salvaging materials can be a good way for remodelers to save money and stay green

Home Front Build carpenters are seen here framing a new house using old-growth Douglas fir they recovered from a 1905 home that would have otherwise been leveled and carted to the dump. 

Remodeler Steve Pallrand imparts invaluable insights on salvaging materials and saving his clients thousands, while saving the planet  

remodelers will like ppg's night watch color of the year

"The versatility of Night Watch is really what drew me in."

new kitchen design is going away from white

Monolithic white kitchens have given way to accents in matte black, and rich, saturated color.

New styles emphasize bold choices and homeowners’ individuality

A zero-excavation foundation system that mimics the genius of tree roots

design pro being used by remodeler to do 3d rendering

Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros  

egress window easy for remodelers

A modular system to streamline window well construction

There’s more than one way to calculate quantities for curved slabs and tube forms. We review the standard math, add a shortcut, and throw in a cheat sheet for good measure.

the LG solar array on this year's new american remodel

Sunny Las Vegas is perfect for solar, and the home has a 7-kilowatt rooftop array from LG. The panels’ location makes them invisible from the ground.

The New American Remodel explores creative approaches to sustainable design

Sometimes there isn’t enough space for a full-sized mudroom, yet the homeowner still needs an area to hold coats and backpacks. Here are four projects that incorporated clever solutions. 

normandy remodeling's new showroom

The front windows of Normandy’s new design studio showcase three kitchens. Inside, everything is geared toward product selection.

A leading remodeler discusses the planning that went into the company’s new showroom

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