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Simple bay window for the kitchen sink
Businesses, like people, grow in predictable ways. A consultant draws on her experience with construction companies of all sizes to explain the critical skills — and pitfalls — at each stage along the way.
Planning for success
Q: I’m about to take on a wood-shingle roofing job on an unusual roof with a lot of sinuous curves. I’m planning on steaming and bending strapping to provide a nailing base for the shingles, then steaming and bending the shingles, too. But isn’t there an easier way?
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For upstairs additions, weather protection is critical. A second-story pro from the rainy Northwest explains his method for fast, effective tarping.
Sweet success can turn sour when it leads to a sudden jump in your work load. A remodeler explains how he uses his company’s sales history to predict annual volume and get a jump on the competition.
More than any other factor, room layout affects how well a house works for the homeowners. A successful designer points out common layout errors and provides solutions that work.
This custom kitchen remodel expands space and increases usefulness without adding square feet
A client questionnaire helps in designing a truly custom kitchen for any budget
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