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  • A combination of indirect light and modern pendants help turn an outmoded commercial building into urban apartments.

    huntsman architectural group's renovation of the landmark at Grant Avenue, one of the first office-to-residential conversions in San Francisco's central business district, stands as a testament to lighting's ability to alter an existing space for alternative uses. Designed by Coxhead and Coxhead...

  • Interview: Restoring Trust

    The projects that D.P. Thomas Construction complete each year on or near the water around Wrightsville Beach, N.C., range in cost from $150K to well past the million-dollar mark. What owner Dave Thomas started as a small remodeling firm in the 1970s has grown to become a local authority on the...

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    No more free estimates; credit cards vs. debit cards

  • Stained Plaster Repair

    Q: What's the best way to remove a water stain from a sand-finish plaster ceiling? The plaster was applied over electric radiant-heating cable stapled to Gypboard backing, with a sand finish that won't tolerate any rubbing. Could we use a tinted wash that

  • Help Your Remodeling Customers Find Financing

    The remodeling business is largely a service business: The companies that give customers the best service tend to get the best referrals. But to deliver truly superlative service, you've got to have all the cards — and in today's competitive market your trump card may be the ability to arrange...

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  • In the News

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  • Letters

    Legal debate; quality-control checklist; call for advice; woodpecker problems; more

  • Pricing Handyman Work

    It may surprise you to find out that you're not in business to exercise your skill as a craftsman, to get a sense of pride from a job well-done, or to enjoy a sense of freedom by being your own boss. As good as those benefits are, they're by-products, not the purpose itself.