Products

An overview of window products from the 2007 International Builders Show

This 1950s kitchen was in desperate need of an update. SawHorse was able to bring it into the 21st century by blending modern features with traditional looks.

The Homeowners in this Lakeville, Minn., home had several remodeling projects under their belt to boost the curb-appeal of their home, but the master bedroom and bathroom was a space they never fully connected with. They commissioned College City Remodeling, also in Lakeville, to redo the space and saw the project as the final chapter of their efforts to make the home truly their own.

Four remodelers reveal the products they prefer for their projectcs

An overview of roofing, siding and cladding products that can help enhance homes.

Today's bathroom designs incorporate amenities much like those people find in spas, remodelers say, and their clients want bathrooms allowing them to relish and not rush.

Anderson-Moore Builders was enlisted to turn an outdated bathroom into a tranquil retreat. The client gave the designer and builder creative control over the project.

Here are some products that can be used for trendy outdoor living spaces.

Materials such as glass, wire and engineered composite products are winning over traditional wood offerings in railings and balusters. Consumers are interested in the new products with an eye toward durability and design.

The same way a thoughtfully chosen frame enhances a work of art, the landscaping that surrounds this spec-built luxury ranch creates a lush, secluded setting for this Wallace Neff-inspired beauty in Irvine, Calif.

The stay-at-home trend coupled with the home-improvement boom continues to bode well for contractors who specialize in deck building and outdoor living areas. One way to operate the most profitable business possible is to implement highly efficient systems.

Consider the condition of the existing flashing, the frame and the surrounding wall before deciding on a partial replacement, replacement window or entire new window assembly.

The changing face of kitchen remodeling

Here's how igh-performance lighting helps make homes look better, helps with visual tasks and also can reduce the home's energy use.

Here's an example where vaulted ceilings and 'light shelves' help illuminate an interior where a client was seeking more light.

Nothing transforms more than the power of light. The interior of this late 1960s-style split-level was dark and dated with 8-foot ceilings and a cramped kitchen. It presented both a challenge and an opportunity. Here's how this remodeling firm handled the challenge.

Residential & Light Commercial Construction Standards offers contractors tips for installing cabinetry.

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