Products

Hansgrohe’s Axor Starck V, known for its signature glass tap, is one victim of product plagiarism.

It’s known as the “anti-prize”

Energy efficiency

Understanding window ratings to help guide clients and position you as an expert

Warm air esaping through a ridge vent pulls outside air in through the soffits. Use baffles where rafters meet attic floor joists to precent the insulation from blocking air movement.

Best Practices

When properly detailed, roof ventilation keeps roofing materials cooler and prevents ice dams

Case Studies

A fast, efficient, repeatable way to build drawers that are strong enough for the way most drawers are used

Makita Track Saw, model SP6000J
Products

Makita packages solid features and must-have accessories into its new track saw system

What's wrong with this kitchen lighting scheme? Can lights located in aisles cast shadow on tasks when the cook stands at the counter. Under-cabinet lights mounted against the wall cause glare. There are too few fixtures to light an island of this size. Read on for solutions that will bring better lighting to your kitchen designs.

Best Practices

Evidence-based design brings kitchen lighting out of the shadows

Ventilation and Fans

This Broan product has a new take on mounting ears that’s designed to simplify retrofits.

Innovations

This redesigned worm drive does things most circular saw owners only dream of doing

Management

CoConstruct does a lot of things, California remodeler Paul Paniagua has found, the most impressive of which is helping him run his business

Building Technology

For Canadian remodeler Maurice Meagher, these helical piles streamline the construction process

LaCantina’s new pivot door was on display at the International Builders’ Show in January. The product will be available this summer.

Doors

LaCantina joins the growing number of manufacturers offering pivot doors

Photo: Flickr user designmilk, photo by NelsonKon (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Decking

Today’s shapes, materials, colors, and appliances have elevated the deck to a living room’s equal. How far can it go? 

Products

Three unique products in the shower, decking, and railing categories and what makes them stand out

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Roofing

Gutters are often an afterthought for homeowners on roofing or siding projects

KITE Architects remodel

Marvin Windows and Doors Architects Challenge 2016 Best Remodel/Addition Winner; KITE Architects. Photo: courtesy Marvin Windows and Doors

Windows

How to leverage replacement window styles to elevate a space

Harrell Remodeling kitchen with glass drawers

All photos: courtesy Harrell Remodeling

Kitchen cabinets

A cantilever over glass drawers creates a dramatic floating effect in this stone countertop. Here’s how it’s done.

Kohler Numi toilet

Numi is Kohler's most advanced toilet, offering personalized settings that let you fine-tune a host of options to your exact preferences. Photo: Kohler

Products

After years of lukewarm response, Americans are now giving the bidet a whirl

Huber AdvanTech closeup

Photo: courtesy Huber Engineered Woods

Building Materials

An adhesive that ensures quieter subfloors, resulting in happier clients

Industry Data & Research

Although asphalt shingles still dominate, other materials are gaining ground

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