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early payment discounts can pay off pro remodeler

You bet they are. In fact, you can borrow to pay in time to get the discount and still come out ahead.

drywall can be messy if you don't demo it right

Goodbye bull-and-jam demo. Magnets and drills are cleaner—and ultimately faster—than sledgehammers.

Beauty meets performance and fine design in this Arizona home

The Model ReModel projects are all but complete 

the new american remodel NAHB pro remodeler

The 2020 New American Remodel is a masterful example of modern design customized for one particular site

 

women at wirc episode 3 liysa callsen

Liysa Callsen, chief communications officer for CJC Carpentry, is also so much more: an improv loving, marketing-minded, sign language interpreter who one day found her way into the trades.

The fight against opioids and where remodelers fit into it

5 trends in smart home technology for remodelers to keep on their radar in 2020 and beyond 

LEDI LED inspire lighting

"You won’t see the lighting strip, but you will still get the benefits of an illuminated pathway when you have to get up in the middle of the night."

"Normally we’d pay four times the amount for this kind of look..."

osha inspectors can issue violations to remodelers

Complying with OSHA’s safety rules requires planning, training and (most of all) supervision

allison iantosca women at wirc episode 2

Featuring Allison Iantosca, president and owner of the renowned F.H. Perry Builder 

remodeler austin donalson working at precision

Two years into working with Precision, Donalson's been promoted to foreman and has earned the absolute trust of his boss, who's given him his own set of keys to the shop.  

Working in the remodeling trades increases the odds that you will abuse opioids—except in the case of Austin Donalson 

remodeling has been experiencing a soft market

A soft market means that there are more remodelers than available clients. Don’t let you or your team get caught unprepared.

Some remodelers are having a good year, but there are storm clouds on the horizon

There is no fee to enter, and you may submit multiple candidates from the same organization. Submissions are due Jan. 22, 2020.

insurance audits for remodelers determines risk

An insurance audit is your carrier’s way of determining how much risk they insured over the past year, and often includes a close look at your company’s sales and payroll numbers.

Why taking a second look at your insurance audit is worth the effort

Trowel-on flashing is a good solution for fat-wall openings into which windows are partly or fully recessed

model remodel east

The crew sheathed the walls with ZIP System panels from Huber Engineered Woods. ZIP System panels have an air- and moisture-resistive barrier that, when used with ZIP System Flashing Tape, protects against air and water intrusion. Theflashing tape is very sticky, and technique matters. Tape in a sequence that creates overlaps that promote moisture drainage: lowest horizontal seams first; then vertical seams immediately above, overlapping at the intersections; then the next course of horizontal seams; and so on.

This retirement home packs a lot of quality construction into a small space

model remodel home

The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage. 

Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him. 

We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country

Women in Residential Construction gives its highest honor

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