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More stories about Whole-House Remodeling

  • Standardized Energy Retrofits

    Can we tell what an older house will need as an energy upgrade simply by identifying it's building type? Can these standardized energy improvements be applied without an audit? Just how effective can they be? These are a few of the questions that a few Building America research teams have been...

  • 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.

  • Sandler Sales Training: Is It Worth the Cost?

    For small contractors in today’s competitive market, sales skills can make the difference between struggling and prospering. Yet many contractors turn up their noses at formal sales training, viewing it as a waste of time and money. Are they right? Or is enrolling in a training program an effective...

  • Armani Ginza

    outstanding achievement | whole building project