Tools & Equipment

5 trends in smart home technology for remodelers to keep on their radar in 2020 and beyond 

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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

Products from Keeney Manufacturing Company, Ram, Chevrolet, Leap, 3M, MyOnlineToolbox, Oxx, Harbor Freight Tools, and Ford

pro remodeler's top products for 2019 is now available

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..."

ford trucks can be a good option for remodelers

Features like automatic emergency braking and wireless connectivity are becoming standard.

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

design pro being used by remodeler to do 3d rendering

Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros  

T-locks like these can help remodelers level floors easier

Any chance we get, we use the T-lock system.

screeneze

A no-spline, no-staples, no-stress porch screening system 

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

The most heavy-duty coffee maker available 

"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."

robots in remodeling are coming close to true skilled labor

Say "hello" to the first non-human drywaller 

Products from Sherwin Williams, D-Cut, Woodhaven, Feeney, Raimondi, HIDFast, and Makita

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