Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.
It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing
In a tightly air-sealed house, a mechanical ventilation system ensures a healthy exchange of fresh air
This exterior stair was formed over the top of an existing concrete stair sandwiched between masonry walls
The New American Remodeled home’s interior shows off the latest products and technologies
A computer lighting model converts input (such as ceiling and counter height, fixture and lamp type, surface color and reflectance, etc.) into both 2D output showing projected fc levels at every point on a 2x2 grid (above right), and a 3D model of the room showing the effects of the lighting plan (above). Current light levels at the island (right) are more than three times the 15 fc readings taken before the kitchen remodel.
Real-world footcandle readings shine a light on the importance of recessed fixture size, lamp type, and fixture location
Many remodelers don’t know how to talk about chemical sensitivity
Survey says for a large segment of luxury consumers, buying high-end appliances is better than sex.
How to prevent moisture damage in residential and commercial bathrooms
To showcase its durability, this subfloor went through the iron man of building products
A farmhouse sink you don’t have to build around
The first truly see-through electric fireplace heats separate rooms at different rates
When a balloon loses air or depressurizes, it gets smaller (and makes a funny sound), but houses don’t roll like that
How can indoor air quality become so bad when there's penty of venting and no toxic materials?
It’s great to have choices, but having too many options threatens our ability to make a decision
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The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting.
Black is the new black