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A single-source digital solution to the in-home sales process

American Standard Beale MeasureFill Faucet on pro remodeler

A kitchen faucet that dispenses precise amounts of water at the touch of a dial

framing with thick zips

This cold-climate wall system allows for smooth old-to-new transitions and incorporates a flush-framed deck ledger detail

under-stair storage designed and built into the structure

Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it) 

home improvement professional installing a window

When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing

design for pro remodeler's model remodel home

The finished design, with more than twice the square footage of the original, truly takes advantage of the home’s location.

This California remodel, with its unique layout, will maximize the perks (and views) of coastal living

 

hadrian x fastbrick robot used for construction, and potentially, remodeling

The Hadrian X is loaded through its tail end, by a human. The machine uses half-meter precision blocks, the equivalent of 15 regular house bricks, and so the human needs a forklift to get the job done. That’s basically the only job a human has working with the Hadrian X, apart from helping to place lintels. It’s conceivable both could eventually be automated. 

After it’s loaded, the Hadrian X takes over. The blocks move along its conveyor belt being cut, ground, and ultimately fed up the machine’s boom, which is fitted with a robotic arm and a multi-axis stabilization system—the latter being particularly important for working in changing environments. The blocks are then placed (relatively rapidly) using CAD designs and lasers—one on the boom and one on the site—going course by course, laying adhesive and using gravity to set the blocks in, until both the interior and exterior walls are fully erected, complete with router channels for electric and plumbing. 

The trades come in day three, while the robot starts another job somewhere else.  

Robots in construction are no longer a thing of the future, but robots in remodeling are. Here’s what that future could look like.

The kind of outlets and switches designers get excited about

woodton-cement-siding-finish

A higher-priced finish that clients don't mind paying for, because it's worth it

Panic ensues when something goes wrong with the garage door

Large walk in showers are popular in remodeling

2017's No. 1 feature was No. 4 in 2016

consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.

Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company

remodeling installing home run-proof windows from Pella

In removing the original windows, workers exposed evidence of substandard installation. The steel lintels had been wrapped with an aluminum siding-type trim coil and caulked to the masonry, which was trapping moisture in the wall cavity. Crews had to remove the work to build a new drainage system.  

Windows specially tested against the brutal force of a professionally hit home run ball

Interlocking fiberglass plates for simpler and safer window installations 

window inserts are a popular option for remodelers in remodeling

An affordable alternative to replacement and traditional storm windows

professional remodeler adding a space between exterior wall and roof for efficiency

Whether you use trusses or rafters, creating space above exterior walls will improve energy performance

remodeler made a concrete countertop on his first try

Guts, grout, and happy accidents make concrete countertops that look like stone—at least to non-geologists

The need to replace a roof early can come from weather, subpar installation, or product failure

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