Design

Use these guidelines to avoid common mistakes 

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

Chaden Halfhill's Silent Rivers Design + Build completely overhauled the home as an example of preserving older, smaller homes.

Remodeler Chaden Halfhill reflects on his greatest goal: to work on projects that bring about change and influence how we build

Energy efficiency retrofits

The economics of energy retrofits are in the news again. How is payback calculated, and are we even asking the right question?

Suggested fix for bad foursquare remodel

A second look at additions that not only failed to improve the existing house, but made it worse—and some suggested fixes

Award-winning remodel, Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Fredericksburg, Texas

Big-budget projects photograph well, but I’m more interested in the work that goes on behind the scenes

Seek thermal imager in use

This simple smartphone accessory offers a handy, affordable way to generate thermal images

Building inspector on the jobsite

Energy efficiency in a home needs to be thought of as one entity rather than independent products  

3-D tools to help visualize a bathroom remodel

The clients want to find better use for the vast expanse of space in this large bathroom. 3-D models and color renderings will help them envision the options

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