PR March 2002

August 16, 2010

Features

The Arts & Crafts path light is one of the company’s many landscape lighting products. It features honey art-glass panels, solid brass construction and a weathered bronze finish. Progress offers landscape lighting products for 12-volt systems as well a...

Service matters as much as product when it comes to suppliers, and sometimes that means serving a remodeler’s customer directly as well as serving the remodeler.

Designed specifically for the construction industry, Estimating4U is an Internet-based cost-estimating application provided on a paid-subscription basis, so front-end licensing fees are replaced by monthly usage fees. Maintenance and upgrade costs also...

Whether you’re working on a home office for a client or want to build or remodel your own, At Work At Home, a new book from Taunton Press, provides hundreds of ideas for floor plans, storage, organization and successfully integrating work with personal...

The pressure-assist toilet’s insulated tank flushing system is installed between the 16-inch CC wall studs, creating 6 to 9 inches of legroom and a flush quieter than that of floor-mounted pressure or gravity models, the company says. The product is de...

Five years ago - March 1997 - is when Professional Remodeler first stepped into what proved to be the most tumultuous, exciting times the remodeling industry has seen. In keeping with that bold spirit, our fifth birthday seemed like the perfect time to...

The Galleria Series is an upscale line of cabinet hardware designed in Europe. A variety of knob and pull shapes and sizes, as well as finishes ranging from weathered nickel and copper to matte burnished brass, are available. Heavy materials are used t...

We’re well into the new year now, and most of us have seen our New Year’s resolutions dissolve. It’s not too late, though, to make changes to your company that can have almost immediate impact for very little investment. Four experienced remodelers off...

The 5-inch W14-125 Ergo and the 6-inch W14-150 Ergo angle grinders feature a maximum torque of 44 inch-pounds and no-load speeds of 9,700 rpm. Each model weighs about 8 pounds and offers 12 amps of power. The side handle and ergonomically designed back...

One milestone that I’d like you to celebrate with me: the fifth anniversary of Professional Remodeler. Together with our readers and advertisers, PR celebrated a second, more significant milestone last month at the International Builders’ Show: the 25t...

TenduraPlank is a 3-inch tongue-and-groove composite plank created exclusively for porch flooring on existing homes as well as new construction. Designed to provide the look of a wood front porch without the expansion, warping, splitting, cracking and ...

The logic behind diversifying from one part of the housing sector to another is to provide other opportunities for cash flow, regardless of how the economy as a whole is performing. If, for example, a downturn dramatically reduces custom high-end remod...

The 2-inch Colonial Spindle picket is designed to be a stylish option for 36- and 42-inch-high PVC railings. Available in white, beige and gray, it’s part of the Sheerline line of maintenance-free PVC railing, decking and fencing systems. All Sheerline...

Lee Kimball Kitchens of Boston was converting to the lead carpenter system in early 2000 when the company started working with John and Georgia Saylor on a kitchen remodel. Before that, Gregg Johnson, the company’s co-owner and vice president, was one ...

The Comfort Series Instant Hot Water System is a retrofit recirculation system designed to provide significant water savings. It features a single pump at the water heater and one valve at each branch out to the fixtures. No return line is required bec...

Not too long ago, Internet referral and lead-generation services looked like a bold new world for remodeling. But as with all things Internet, there has been a big shakeout during the past two years. Some companies have folded; healthier competitors ha...

The company offers kitchen cabinets designed to make the most storage use out of limited space. The base pantry pullout for cans, bottles, boxes and jars can be as narrow as 9 inches. The inverted base cabinet houses a sink or cooktop with two doors an...

Most people accept that their sight will worsen as they age, but they might not realize it’s more than needing reading glasses at age 40.

Designed by an architect, Struts The New Sawhorse slides onto the sides of a standard door to create a work surface that can be used as a desk, a workbench and more at the standard 29-inch desk height. Assembly requires no tools; grips lock the door in...

One way to keep tools from 'walking off' the job site is to assign each tool to one employee, says security expert Roger Schmedlen of Loss Prevention Concepts Ltd. (Farmington Hills, Mich.). He says that making individuals responsible for particular it...

The Restoria antique bathtub is designed to mimic the look and feel of a cast-iron clawfoot tub, but weighs only 125 pounds. The tub features a steel-reinforced bottom for durability. The clawfeet can be customized with a brass, chrome or painted finis...

Marketing is about using money to help sustain and grow your business. Many marketing tactics can make your marketing dollars work harder for you and help you compete profitably. If you can’t spend $50,000, don’t let that keep you from developing and i...

What’s a fair salary for the work you do? How much should you be rewarded for the risks you take as an owner? The Remodelers Compensation Study, now available from the NAHB, can help you answer those sticky questions.

The most beautiful cabinets, the most elegant accents and the loveliest hardwood will go unappreciated without enough light to see them. Conversely, even stock cabinetry, off-the-shelf accessories and faux-finished floors can look great with dramatic, ...

The Dulux exterior line of latex paint comprises primer, flat, satin, semigloss and interior/exterior gloss. All are 100% acrylic. Flat, satin, semigloss and gloss are formulated to resist mildew, peeling, cracking and blistering. Primer, for use on un...

Beveled Plus decking product, part of the Redwood Collection, features a crowned surface and beveled edges. It’s designed to be less affected by moisture and to last longer than standard wood decking. Self-cleaning channels simplify maintenance, and th...

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