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HomeAdvisor continues to expand its footprint in the digital age

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Homeowners are often shocked to discover that the roofing company that installed their new roof or repaired their old one is out of business

The more detailed and transparent you are in your bid, the more likely you are to get a signature on a contract

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Letting brick dry evenly is the key to avoiding water problems

model remodel

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

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From tracking time to organizing jobs to finding inspiration, these apps belong in your digital toolbox

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Photos: JackF / stock.adobe.com 

How to spot the telltale signs that a client is going to cause trouble 

The Kasai collection from Italian company Ceramiche Refin is inspired by yakisugi, the ancient Japanese method of charring wood siding to add to its durability and beauty. 

Am I recommending you get on a plane and fly to Italy to look at tile? Yes. 

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Photos: top and bottom right, Tomislav forgo / stock.adobe.com; right, Joshua Rainey / stock.adobe.com; bottom left, Jo Ann Snover / stock.adobe.com 

The line between doing business and committing fraud is thinner than you think 

Turns out punctuation matters in remodeling, too—particularly when it comes to finances and legal matters

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

As technology innovations proliferate, those who use them first will win

When it comes to selling windows, some companies believe something is better than nothing
 

Contractor attitudes toward the social media giant vary from enthusiastic to dismissive
 

Three steps to mastering something new: Learn it, do it, then teach it
 

On home improvement estimates, feeling ripped off, and transparency

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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 

This simple checklist will help you plan for a successful 2018 

hurricane harvey, irma affect remodelers

Remodelers will be among the first called upon to start rebuilding

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