When it comes to selecting the surface material for an outdoor deck, homeowners' options are better looking, better performing and easier to install.
Low-E and Energy Star window information for remodeling projects
New products for the remodeling industry, including countertops, surfaces, doors and garage doors
The owners of this eight-year-old colonial-style home in Hopkinton, Mass. called upon its original builder to update its traditional floor plan to suit their family’s changing needs. One key area to address was expanding the kitchen to make it more functional for everyday use as well as entertaining.
The annual Best In Class Survey conducted by the research staff of Professional Remodeler magazine shows how the industry's leading manufacturers carve up the market.
Want to rise above the competition? Bring your business and your clients' best interests into the 21st century with products and practices that will improve the durability, efficiency, affordability and environmental performance of your projects. The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing's list of Top 10 Remodeling Technologies for 2007 offers something to improve almost every area of...
Moving one wall, and partially removing several others, transformed the dark and cramped kitchen in this 42-year-old residence in Potomac, Md. into a bright and inviting social center for its owners who are thrilled with their modern Zen-inspired space. See how.
A contractor turns his own house into an accessible home and a remodeling showplace. It's a great home for the owners and their three teenagers; it provides easy living for Karen's resident parents; it's accessible for guests, including children and Karen's wheelchair-bound aunt; and it's an impressive showroom for the Shustars' Glen Ellyn, Ill. design build company.
Showrooms and design centers can put you a step above the rest of the pack and help control your client's expectations.
In these days of energy-efficiency and sustainability, what does it take to sell green to an uninformed customer? How do you define or describe green remodeling? Green remodeling is incorporating into the design and construction processes an emphasis on sustainability and thinking about the environment.
Speed your next remodel with 6 proven technologies from the PATH Concept Home that result in faster installation of plumbing, floors, switches and egress systems. Some of these technologies will also enhance the beauty and environmental performance of your project and may cost less to install.
With the topic of global warming now fixed in the national discourse, green building and remodeling has surged. Contractors, architects and clients are more likely than ever to ask: how can this project be energy efficient, resource-conservative, and healthy and comfortable, too? Those questions apply to outdoor living areas, too: how can we use green building principles to construct this deck?...
Remodeling clients across the country are requesting maintenance-free, environmentally conscious decking products, and ways to improve the outdoors and the time they spend there. Manufacturers, builders and remodelers alike are stepping up to the plate by expanding their offerings. Here are five of the biggest trends in outdoor living today.
Remodeling a 1920s kitchen to expand the space and update appliances to accommodate the owners' love of cooking.
Designing and building outdoor living areas for your clients triggers a quandary: What style should it be? The easy answer is to slap a wood or composite deck onto the back of the house. But your clients are likely to be more delighted with an outdoor living area that takes its design cues from the house itself.
An overview of new window styles from double-hung tilt sash from Milgard, a neo-classical fromWeather Shield, Stormblocker from Hy-Lite and Round Tops from Marvin, among others.
An overview of window products from the 2007 International Builders Show