Tools & Equipment
The goal was to transform a compact A-frame into a spacious mountain retreat. The first floor featured a dramatic, vaulted living space with mountain views. But the U-shaped kitchen layout squeezed traffic in the house between the peninsula and a narrow set of stairs. The master bedroom, which was downstairs as well, needed more square footage.
Upstairs, the steeply sloped A-frame roof cut headroom dramatically, so the bedrooms felt cramped. The homeowners wanted a master suite up top. Architect Doug Walter had his work cut out for him.
We are featuring two projects this year—on opposite sides of the country
A miter saw built like no other
Products from Keeney Manufacturing Company, Ram, Chevrolet, Leap, 3M, MyOnlineToolbox, Oxx, Harbor Freight Tools, and Ford
Professional Remodeler’s annual roundup of the top 100 products as chosen by you, our readers
"Having a green beam rather than a red beam makes a huge difference because of the way our eyes work..."
5 trends in commercial truck and van sales that help contractors make the most of company vehicles
"Not only was it more reliable and easier on our bodies, it also halved the time it takes to complete those types of jobs."
One screw to solve the problem of anchoring into metal studs
A zero-excavation foundation system that mimics the genius of tree roots
Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros
Any chance we get, we use the T-lock system.
A no-spline, no-staples, no-stress porch screening system
Turning a two-person job into a one-person job
The result of an electrician being on the mend for six weeks
An easier way to diagnose hard-to-find heat loss and water leaks behind the walls
"A small twist knob lets you easily open the machine and empty out the dust tray, and since there’s no water, there’s no slurry to dispose of at the end of the day."
Say "hello" to the first non-human drywaller