Remodeling Design

Photo: Hood River reDesign

These heating-cooling marvels work great but don’t always go with the rest of the room. Here are five ways to dress them up or conceal them altogether.

Rendering: Courtesy Phil Kean Design Group

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The New American Remodeled Home reinvents a dated 1987 Florida residence

Remodeling Design

Being a lover and student of old houses is one thing. Owning and carefully remodeling one is another matter.

Trim-Tex announces the 2015 Drywall Artist of the Year Winner, Sheldon Hawk

Photo: courtesy Trim-Tex

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Trim-Tex names Sheldon Hawk the winner for the 2015 Drywall Artist of the Year

Why remodelers should strive for better design

Rather than be part of the “good enough” majority, why not make a push to move up? 

2015 Model ReModel by Hatfield Builders & Remodelers in the Dallas metroplex, with ProRemodeler and various sponsors

All project photos (after): Jay Brousseau Studios

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A closer look at the kitchen and bath of the 2015 Model ReModel project in Dallas by Hatfield Builders & Remodelers, with Professional Remodeler

3-D tools to help visualize a bathroom remodel
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The clients want to find better use for the vast expanse of space in this large bathroom. 3-D models and color renderings will help them envision the options

Building Materials

New state-of-the-art manufacturing and printing techniques have resulted in much more intriguing and versatile tiles.

Remodeling Design

This awkwardly shaped kitchen is inefficient, with lots of wasted space and not enough storage. Plus, side-door traffic runs right through the work area.

Lake House Remodel by Bright Ideas by Martinec, rear of house

Rear of the home after the remodel. Photo by Nick Marx


In this remodel, a trusting client and a thoughtful remodeler come together to connect a lakeside house to its unique site

bathroom plan sketch by Bill Millholland
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One bath used to be the rule, but these days one bath per bedroom is the trend. A second-floor addition is the answer, but it takes three tries to help clients work through the problem.

LED lights close up
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With initial cost for bulbs coming down, there just aren’t any good reasons left for not making the switch to LEDs

Design: What Exactly Makes a White Kitchen ‘Timeless?’

Photo: Christy Bright/Flickr


Real estate brokers report that many home buyers look for a kitchen washed in white

Stacey Free looks at what clients will be asking for in kitchen and bath design in 2015.

A look at what clients will be asking for in kitchen and bath design in 2015.



You never know where you're going to find innovation. Here are four cases of old materials put to new uses, including creating new materials. What's it got to do with Remodeling? 

Remodeler's Exchange: Leading design solutions

Listen to your clients and listen to what they want. Figure out what their needs are and don’t just try to apply the same solution you used on the last job, or something that you just saw recently in a magazine. Listen to the clients and find out what they truly need, and then design to that specific--Paul Sullivan, President, The Sullivan Co., Newton, Mass.

Remodeling Design

This month, the Remodeler’s Exchange features two remodeling professionals who founded and operate full-service design-build firms. Professional Remodeler’s Tom Swartz spoke with David Adams and current NAHB Remodelers chairman Paul Sullivan about the process they use to guide clients through the design-build process.

Professional Remodeler's 2014 Design Awards

The Professional Remodeler Design Award judges: Scott Mosby, CGR, CGB, CAPS, president, Mosby Building Arts, St. Louis // Craig Durosko, GMR, CGP, CR, founder and chairman, Sun Design Remodeling Specialists, Burke, Va. // Lucy Katz, CAPS, vice president of operations and customer service, Katz Builders Inc., Austin, Texas // Doug Selby, CAPS, CEO, Meadowlark, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Our panel of experts evaluated more than 150 remodeling projects from across the country, reviewing each for a bevy of criteria. Following hours of discussion and debate, the projects were narrowed down and recognized per their classification.

2014 Professional Remodeler Design Awards  Project of the Year: Neo-Groovy Getaway

It’s impossible to miss the remodeled home’s grand entry, which welcomes visitors into a foyer with a circular staircase. The exterior of the home was updated with a modern, curved roofline, and stacked-stone at the ground level.

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Dubbe Moulder Architects and Hobbs Custom Builders transform a dark, dated ski chalet into a light-filled, spacious vacation home.

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