Editorial/News

Experts from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University project remodeling spending to slow down but ultimately stay strong 

hiring the right kind of person for a remodeling home improvement company

Use these tips to test whether an applicant has the skills and dedication for the job

touch controls for elica's nikola tesla cooktop

A smart induction cooktop that requires no hood, no ductwork, and soon, no custom installation 

3M's extreme post it are great for construction jobsites

Designed for the construction industry, 3M’s new post-its stick to lumber, brick, cement and steel

A single device to bring water monitoring into the smart home technology mix

Tightening this complex intersection of framing materials

raising a concrete slab by injecting high-density foam under it

High-density foam injected under a concrete pool patio raised cracked and sinking sections back to flush and level 

advantech subflooring being lain

Subflooring that resists bowing and other damages while increasing efficiency

the wayne dalton luminous garage door

A sleek door that blends well with modern luxury and doubles as a weather barrier

Tradeoffs are a fact of life for remodeling Clients. To make good decisions, they need information...all of it.

home improvement spending on the rise

Data from around the industry indicates a gangbusters year for home improvement

home depot HBI grant will help vocational schools

The funds will go toward training 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years, including veterans, ex-cons and high school students

An air purification system that knows when it needs a new filter, and tells you

A full-time marketer skilled in lead generation methods can drive big growth. Finding that person might not be easy.

It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing

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The solution to handling stress often lies in better time management

A few easy-to-learn prompts combined with strong listening skills can help increase your close rate and avoid unhappy clients 

It can heat nearly five showers at once and could save homeowners thousands

You’ve read about rogue roofing contractors who scam unwitting homeowners? This scam’s aimed at roofers. 

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If your backlog is bumping up against a labor shortage, converting subcontractors to payroll employees might make sense. Here’s what that process entails.

kolbe-windows-and-doors

The Forgent series is made out of a proprietary material—a sort of glass and pvc hybrid—that makes it stronger and more resilient 

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