Design

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

Combining cable rails and floating treads in place of flanking walls and risers creates the illusion of more space without the cost associated with changing a home’s footprint. 

Three innovative tips for remodelers looking for new ways to open up a space

Roofing Details  for Storm Country

Properly overlapping metal flashing, sealing tapes, and peel-and-stick membranes keeps wind-driven water from getting into the house

the new american remodel features an evaporative pool

The New American Remodel features an organic, contemporary aesthetic that’s warm and inviting

The industry’s first cold-formed steel prefabricated moment frame

A look behind the walls of the New American Remodel 

#D tile display at cersaie 2018

From Florim's Cedit collection, these tiles represent a growing trend 3D design 

The annual Bologna-based trade show is the perfect place for American remodelers to learn what it is to work with Italian Ceramic Tiles.

carbon fiber straps used to repair wall cracks

Carbon fiber straps may be used to repair wall cracks or bowing that’s no more than 2 inches. Before applying carbon straps, remove all paint from the wall. 

Dos and don’ts for creating a structurally sound, finished basement that homeowners will love

Deck Designer allows for various deck corner shapes, and includes internal shaping tools to accommodate trees, pools, or spas within the deck space. 

Free online software to simplify and speed up the design process

model remodel 2018

Zavala's airy design concept, seen here in a rendering,  features a soaring tongue and groove ceiling made from 16-foot panels of kiln-dried, primed fir.

Before the Model ReModel's big reveal next month, here's a look at the floorplan and finishes for the top level

The 2019 New American Remodel will blend modern design with a farm-to-table lifestyle

With over 110,000 visitors, Cersaie was reconfirmed this year as the world's biggest tile show

Six takeaways from the world’s largest tile show

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

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

The trend toward remodels with large, luxurious bathrooms will continue in 2019

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. 

The best of the best are revealed. 

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

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