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homeowners can find financing options through their remodeling home improvement contractors

Modernize survey reveals how homeowners are planning to pay for their remodeling projects 

Mycelium fibers that will be the future of building materials

These fine white filaments are mycelium—basically mushroom roots. It is the means by which fungus stays connected and nuorished, but researchers have also discovered it may be a means to disrupt the building materials market. Insulation, door cores, flooring, cladding, light fixtures, furniture—mycelium is a cheap, durable, and easy to manufacture alternative to all and more. 

With price spikes and shortages of traditional building materials, it may be time to start considering non-traditional ones

NKBA innovative showroom winner 2020

2020 Innovative Showroom Award winner JennAir Experience

NKBA's annual Innovative Showroom Awards (because of the pandemic) are expected to be particularly interesting this year 

cabinet hardware is a popular remodeling project in down times

Mary Kathryn Reese and Jennifer Sherrill of Kitchen Design Concepts talk about remodeling trends business owners need to take note of now.

softwood lumber prices are up and it could hurt remodelers

A 70% increase to softwood lumber products prices in single-family homes is landing first on contractors and then on to homeowners 

Robot dog Spot goes on market and gets a price

Mark Richardson shares insights into five false positives remodelers should have on the radar, and discusses the impact COVID-19 is having on the remodeling industry with Harvard's Kermit Baker

Remodelers are looking at their processes rather than relying on a quick fix 

robi kirsic

NARI Chairman Robi Kirsic helps businesses find their way through the global pandemic

dan bawden of legal eagle contractors shares his pre-construction checklist

Save your team a headache by using this detailed pre-con list with clients before the job starts

sending out newsletters can be a good thing for remodelers

A company e-newsletter can go a lot deeper than clickbait and business news

Most remodelers go into the business with no leadership training. Yet missteps in this area can profoundly damage your company. 

Want to be more successful? Reduce the number of errors you make.

3 tips for successfully leveraging technology to improve your business 

Implementing new technology in any facet of your business will ultimately help your clients, and your bottom line.

3 tips for successfully leveraging technology to improve your business 

hausera kitchen and bath retailer has launched nationally

An online, kichen and bath products sales platform designed to give users education and inspiration alongside a wide, easy-to-navigate sales experience

Treating reviews like a referral center with clear goals will help grow your business

Recent consumer research by Synchrony reveals that people are streamlining their product purchasing patterns. Are you curious about what the data reveals regarding what consumers are looking for to help make their buying decision more quickly? What does this mean for the home improvement contractor?

Being waterproof, Spot has no problem inspecting jobsites even through downpours.

Get daily updates, organized by site and location on the site, without your staff having to spending even a minute taking pictures or moving around data

Autonomous vehicles are already on our roads, but your company will never run itself

getting fired can be a gift for remodelers

Identifying and developing the right person to take over the helm of your company is a process that should be started 5-10 years in advance.

For company owners who control the process, getting fired means freedom. Here are five tips to think about when preparing for that day.

bellweather design build remodeler meeting

Holding a tear-down meeting after each job carves out time to reflect on successes, and failures, in order to grow.

... to build up your company. But what’s needed for a successful tear-down meeting?

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.

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