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More stories about Whole-House Remodeling

  • Solving for Comfort With a 'Smart' Thermostat

    Tracking temperature, humidity, set point, and equipment runtime can uncover the causes behind client complaints.

  • Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

    To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing materials and pay close attention to corners and intersections.

  • Little House on the Sidewalk

    Taking portable toilets to a whole new level.

  • Removing a Structural Chimney

    Two summers ago I received a call from some homeowners who wanted to remodel their kitchen and, as part of the project, remove a brick chimney that ran up through the center of the house.

  • Letters

    Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more

  • On the Job

    Open valley flashing; cooler cabinet

  • New Rules for Lead-Safe Remodeling

    If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010.

  • Home Run

    Jim Benya discusses residential lighting controls

  • Window Seats and Safety Glass

    While trimming out a room during a remodeling job, the homeowner asked me to build a window seat. Does the window above the seat now have to be fitted with tempered safety glass?

  • Weathering the Downturn

    Small construction companies are relying on diverse strengths to survive in a dismal economic climate.