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PR October 2013

October 21, 2013

2013 Design Awards

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Phil Kean Design Group rejuvenates Central Florida home with energy-efficient overhaul.

The answer at least partially lies in the nature of our industry and your business.

Pieces in the collection include storage, sinks, grill/appliance bases, and various cooking appliances.

Wood grain options include Cherry and Maple.

The Millennia frameless line now includes Hana and Lanai door styles, which are made of three layers of eco-friendly bamboo.

The full overlay door style sports a recessed veneer center panel with miter construction.

Foam panel-backing levels out the wall beneath, smoothing out the finish.

Installation is easier thanks to cut edges that do not require caulking or sealing.

Sixteen new colors are now available for all lines of the WeatherBoard collection from CertainTeed, which includes fiber cement, polymer, and vinyl siding products.

Foundry boasts a 170-mph wind load and Class A fire resistance.

Each beadboard—in a primed white finish—is 70 percent recycled content, with high resistance to rotting, splitting, and termites.

What is the key to managing a successful budget?

The M-Series Star Lineup features indoor and outdoor units designed for maximum energy efficiency and limited or no duct work.

The ComfortLink II has a 7-inch color display with interactive touchscreen.

There are standard kits in six sizes, 29 colors, and straight-top or arched top with round or square columns.

This new, white, #20 plastic biscuits are dimensionally stable and precision molded for easy installation.

The firm tape is designed for connecting, joining, sealing and patching flexible air ductwork.

Linking the kitchen to the outside world and other parts of the house requires special wiring and planning.

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With energy prices increasing across every sector with no immediate relief in sight, consumers are expected to pay more to keep their homes comfortable.

A larger variety of materials and new styles make entry and patio doors distinct home features.

Three door styles make up this new two-drawer Alder wood line from Armstrong—Shaker, Arch, and Raised Panel—with random knots giving them a more natural, textured look.

More than 100 projects recognized reflect a wide range of remodeling work.

This year we received a huge number of high-quality remodeling projects that demonstrated the latest remodeling design trends. From kitchen and bath remodels to whole house reconstruction projects, hundreds of entries were submitted for the 2013 Design Awards.

Remodelers clearly are embracing this technology more and more as a tool to connect the office and the jobsite.

The next time someone asks something from you, remember take a pause, and with the right tone, in your own words, with the right timing, ask: if, what, and when.

We often talk about life being a ?journey not a destination? or ?live in the moment? both of which imply the importance of the here and now (and not the future).

This month, the Remodeler?s Exchange focuses on how to handle the ever-changing construction regulations enforced by our national and local governments. Professional Remodeler?s Tom Swartz spoke with Bob Hanbury and Mike Nagel about how they manage regulations in their firms.

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