Design

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

solar

Photo: courtesy Skyway Electric & Solar

Past year sees nearly 30% jump in home solar activity 

Being a lover and student of old houses is one thing. Owning and carefully remodeling one is another matter.

Brewster McLeod Architects is Professional Remodeler's 2016 Market Leader for fine design, West.

Brewster McLeod Architects' Jamie McLeod has created one of Colorado’s most sought-after luxury residential architectural firms, known for harmoniously incorporating its designs into nature-filled landscapes. Photo: courtesy Brewster McLeod Architects

A clear understanding of each client's needs and the individual character of their home distinguishes this Colorado firm and ensures repeat customers

The Alexander Group is Professional Remodeler's 2016 Market Leader for sustainability

The Alexander Group's Alex Dean is nothing if not dedicated to sustainability: He says he eats, sleeps, and dreams about sustainable building. Photo: courtesy The Alexander Group

With a vision toward creating truly durable homes, this Maryland remodeler focuses its efforts on educating clients and providing a range of sustainable options

Barn doors can be used to divide large, open spaces. Photo: courtesy Baldur by Krown Lab

Photo: courtesy Baldur by Krown Lab

The barn door craze shows no sign of slowing down. Here’s a look at what makes these doors so popular.

Readers improve upon a project presented in the March issue

Solar installers working on roof

Photo: Pixabay

Solar can be a lucrative business for those adept at navigating the politics involved

Trim-Tex announces the 2015 Drywall Artist of the Year Winner, Sheldon Hawk

Photo: courtesy Trim-Tex

Trim-Tex names Sheldon Hawk the winner for the 2015 Drywall Artist of the Year

Ideas for remodeling a 1990s kitchen.

A desire to update a ’90s kitchen leads to a reconfiguration of the space to better fit the family’s lifestyle

How to create a safer stair for an aging couple

For safety around the house, it’s the little things that count

Why remodelers should strive for better design

Rather than be part of the “good enough” majority, why not make a push to move up? 

This project won the ASLA 2015 Professional Award of Excellence, Residential Design Category. Cedar Creek by Hocker Design Group.

Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey

Andy Byrnes, architect and president of design/build firm The Construction Zone, in Phoenix, converted a barn into a stunning guest house.

How architect Andy Byrnes transformed an unremarkable horse barn into an exquisite guest house

Architect Doug Walter shows how to light a kitchen correctly

It turns out that old-school lighting theory doesn’t work so well in practice. Here are some more effective kitchen lighting solutions

Modern rustic kitchen with stainless steel, wood, and stone.

The Sub-Zero and Wolf annual Kitchen Design Contest, now in its 11th year, provides useful insights into leading and emerging trends in kitchen design

Modern white kitchen

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has released the results of its 2016 Design Trends Survey, highlighting the latest design trends in kitchens and baths in American homes

Industrial chic and reclaimed materials, such as the Metalli collection by Laminam

Whether it's making use of reclaimed lumber or creating a patina-rich finish, these five products have something unique to offer 

Reclaimed materials and industrial style in remodeling projects

From wire-brushed granite to old barn lumber, reclaimed materials and industrial style are finding their place in more remodeling projects 

Software tools that make 3-D renderings come to life

3-D renderings beat flat plans and elevations every time. Here’s a look at the software tools that make it all possible

2015 Model ReModel by Hatfield Builders & Remodelers in the Dallas metroplex, with ProRemodeler and various sponsors

All project photos (after): Jay Brousseau Studios

A closer look at the kitchen and bath of the 2015 Model ReModel project in Dallas by Hatfield Builders & Remodelers, with Professional Remodeler

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