Technology

Even in cases where a product has been around, the marketing has changed.

robots in remodeling are coming close to true skilled labor

Say "hello" to the first non-human drywaller 

LeakSmart took its existing system and turned it into a product any remodeler can install

kohler continousclean is a favorite among remodelers

A hands-free, worry-free system for keeping toilet bowls cleaner

remodelers will be affected by voice search

Three SEO professionals weigh in on the impact of voice search on home improvement, remodeling, and the internet 

Pre-assembled control packages make building the steamshower system kit really easy

tips for digital interactions with remodeling and home improvement clients

Company guidelines will provide a starting point for communciation, but account for the unique client needs and wants to customize the experience. 

Digital communication options are boundless. Here’s how to use them while keeping a human touch. 

Apps promise to make connecting the customer to a lender a fast and easy part of the sales process

Products from A.O. Smith, Bosch, Broan, Panasonic, Belkin International, Garaventa Lift, Omega Flex, SharkBite Plumbing Solutions, Air King America, Schlage, and Rheem

A platform to streamline and simplify texting your leads

Noon home offers a modular smart switch

A smart switch you’ll remember for its firsts

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Let your clients customize their new space before it's even built

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

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

creative home engineering and professional remodeler

Creative Home Engineering builds its doors with an array of sophisticated security technology, from reinforced slabs to thumbprint scanners.

How one engineer found an empty niche and not only filled it, but grew it 

Replace thousands of sticky notes with a single tool 

Bluebeam Revu

A program designed to streamline workflows for businesses big and small

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