Design

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

How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair

Railings provide safety but also define the overall look of a deck. Contractor views differ on what works, what doesn’t, and who decides.

Design meetings that involve every employee generate better results and a deeper understanding of the project

air quality EPA home

Follow these three rules for better indoor air quality in the home

ODL minimizes maintenance and increases safety with these blinds-between-glass windows and doors

Two cool new products, and one 'immensely popular' one add up to a hat trick for Feeney

Two cool new products, and one 'immensely popular' one add up to a hat trick for Feeney

This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system

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

Image features the Easy Drain from Easy Sanitary Solutions

A more-is-less trend that's leading to much sleeker showers and sinks

natural building materials

These innovative materials make use of stuff that would otherwise have been thrown away

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

A panel sliding system for those who like seeing the outdoors without having to weather the elements 

cadsoft envisioneer v13 screenshot remodelers

New 3-D Design software that keeps you (even further) ahead of the curve

model remodel

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

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

the docking door

A total solution for one of the 21st Century's most annoying problems: cord clutter

Italian tile products-Cersaie 2017-Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola-Tube collection

Italian tile, high on style: Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola's Tube collection was just one example of handsome large-format tile offerings at this year's Cersaie.

Check out the latest looks and trending textures in Italian tile 

An interior chase on an exterior wall is an often-overlooked source of major air leaks

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