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More stories about Additions

  • On the Job

    An unlikely window; bench bump-outs expand a narrow porch

  • Products

    Drywall shim on a roll; truss spacer; replacement sliders; zero-VOC primer/stain-blocker; heavy-duty garage doors; more

  • Letters

    Missing lintel; residential sprinklers; solar on site; epoxy warning; scraper problem; more

  • On the Job

    Timber-frame look for a stick-frame addition; adding a border to a hardwood floor

  • Block Foundations for Small Additions

    If your crew has the skill and you own the right equipment, it may make sense to lay your own masonry foundations.

  • In the News

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  • Using Checklists to Eliminate the Punch List

    In 2001 my Atlanta remodeling company, SawHorse, launched a “zero punch” program, which sought to eliminate the final punch list on all jobs. Since we had five or six project managers on the payroll at any given time, as well as working relationships with a couple of dozen subcontractors, the...

  • Expanding a Narrow Laundry Room

    Cantilevering the floor and using the existing roof overhang kept costs down.

  • Making the Best of Rising Energy Costs

    Now is a good time to refine your green strategy in a way that guarantees profit.

  • Getting Paid for Your Time

    If you and your project manager spend 13 hours preparing an estimate for a remodeling job, how much money have you invested in the project? Would you have been better off spending those 13 hours getting things done on one of your current projects?