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More stories about Remodeling

  • JLC Report

    Ever since the EPA's Repair, Remodeling, and Painting (RRP) rule took effect in April 2010, remodelers around the country have been waiting expectantly for the agency to begin enforcement action against violators of its strict work-safety and record-keeping requirements.

  • JLC Report

    Outsourcing paperwork with a PEO; high-school building program faces closure; defective-drywall guide raises eyebrows; more

  • JLC Report

    Big builders push for energy-efficiency initiative; remodeling shows signs of rebound; San Francisco battles sewer sludge; more

  • Protecting Profits in Your Construction Business

    Let's begin this month by reviewing some basic financial concepts and benchmarks.

  • Lead-Safe Remodeling

    Lead-safe remodeling update; new energy code approved for 2012; error-minimizing tape measure coming soon

  • Permit Rules for Teardowns Are Tightening

    Teardowns aren't as common as they were during the boom, but they're still causing problems in some communities.

  • On the Job

    Reworking an island

  • The Eight-Hour Kitchen Remodel

    Meticulous planning was the key to profitability on this multi-unit job.

  • Solid Hardwood Stair Tread Caps

    Retro Treads are solid hardwood stair tread caps designed to cover existing treads that were originally carpeted.

  • Getting Certified for Home Energy Audits

    As the owner of a small remodeling and handyman company (nearly $1 million annual sales before the downturn), I’ve always been careful to stay focused on our core offerings — bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and small jobs ranging from two-hour service calls to week-long “honey do” lists.