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Application of Quad Max caulk to an exterior window.
Created for interior and exterior windows, doors, and siding, Quad Max caulk is matched to...
StoGuard fully adhered air and moisture barrier being applied to a wall
This fully adhered, vapor-permeable air and moisture barrier can be used under various exterior claddings including fiber cement, vinyl, brick, and...
TamlynWrap’s patented gap design removes more bulk (liquid) water from a wall than flat housewrap, the manufacturer says.
According to the manufacturer, TamlynWrap’s unique design removes at least 100 times more bulk (liquid) water...
Cosella-Dorkin Delta-Fassade S water-resistive barrier is designed for use in cladding systems that have open joints of up to 2 inches wide.
Open-joint cladding systems require that the water-resistive barrier also offer long-term UV stability....
Fireplaces have long been a staple of outdoor room design, but more manufacturers are now making gas fireplaces for exterior use, dramatically altering the look of the space from rustic or transitional to a modern aesthetic.

Photo: courtesy Spark Modern Fires
Fireplaces have long been a staple of outdoor room design, but more manufacturers are now making gas fireplaces for exterior use, dramatically altering the look of the space from rustic or transitional to a modern aesthetic. 

Gas fireplaces take off with a new emphasis on sleek, modern products and a variety of installation options

When Gary Rochman installed a see-through panel fireplace into a home’s exterior wall so that it looked out to the hot tub, he didn’t anticipate that...
Bath Remodeling Jobs Edge Out Kitchen Improvements

Photo: Cheryl Marland/Flickr

Bathroom remodeling was listed by 78 percent of the NAHB survey respondents

The NAHB’s quarterly survey of the Remodeling Market Index found that the most common job performed by NAHB Remodelers in 2014 was bathroom...
Vycor enV-S from Grace is an acrylic membrane that creates a continuous barrier against water and air intrusion.
What it is: Vycor enV-S Why we like it: For many years, contractors used housewrap to keep air and water out of a building. Today, there are more...
Editors' Picks From JLC Live Why we like it: This one-piece PVC corner is an extension of the company’s architectural trim system. Designed to cut...
Close-up photo of the Simpliframe system being used around a pipe.
Editors' Picks From JLC Live Why we like it: This assemblage of brightly colored, interlocking, plastic pieces can be configured into a variety of...
The Reaxx portable table saw in use.
Editors' Picks From JLC Live Why we like it: Bosch’s flesh-detecting system activates without damaging the saw blade. The system works via a...
Smart Bracket is a lightweight steel bracket that hangs directly from the framing.
Editors' Picks From JLC Live Why we like it: Builder Eric Kurtz invented this lightweight steel bracket, which is quick to set up, unaffected by...
Kitchen Storage Ideas Trending on Houzz

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The 15 storage ideas Houzz users love

One great thing about using the Internet as an idea book is the ability to collect data on design trends. The staff at Houzz rounds up 15 of the most...
Design: Creating a Brighter, More Efficient Kitchen

Photo: Hammer and Hand via YouTube

A dark, old-fashioned kitchen is transformed into a sleek, bright hub.

The design-build team at Hammer and Hand transformed a dark, rustic, visually busy kitchen...
Technology Innovations Remodelers Can Look Forward To

Google Cardboard brings virtual reality to the bidding process in a simple way. Photo courtesy of Google from the Google Cardboard website.

These nifty tools and tech advancements may help you in planning, bidding, and more

We’ve made it to the year 2015, and though technology isn’t as advanced as the creators of The Jetsons and Back to the Future thought it would be,...
View across from the house out across the pool to the lake beyond.

The serene finished product you see here doesn’t even hint at the legwork that went into correcting site issues and updating failing structures—and that’s just as it should be

In the spirit of “measure twice, cut once,” this project required close attention to scheduling, project-management, and site prep. But, viewers...
Image of a $100 bill being stretched

Remodeling pros share tips for achieving higher-end kitchens on midrange budgets

Cheap. It’s a word that Danny Feig-Sandoval prefers not to use. In fact, the owner of Atlanta-based Small...
Doing It Right: Drywall and Crown Molding

Mistakes done on drywall and crown molding are visible even to the casual observer. Here are some tips to help you get it right.

Today is all about getting the job done right. We've all worked for clients who used a flashlight to inspect the drywall finish and, not surprisingly...

Six industry pros share what products get their clients raving.

We tapped a handful of industry pros to find out their tried-and-true products—what consistently works for them and gets glowing reviews from clients...
An example of one of the exotic granite pieces in the GranIth collection from Spanish company TheSize.
TheSize is launching a new collection of 11 exotic and exclusive natural granites for commercial and residential...
Kitchen countertop application of Daltile's One Quartz solid surfacing.
Several colors have been added to Daltile’s One Quartz solid surface line. New contemporary...
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