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More stories about Whole-House Remodeling

  • Closing Contract Loopholes

    Unfortunately, even the most iron-clad contract may have holes — until you plug them. A group of builders share clauses that they added to their contracts after getting stung by a client.

  • Using Television Advertising

    Recent developments in broadcasting and cable technology make television advertising a surprisingly low-cost way to make a big impression. Here’s how one media-savvy remodeling contractor does just that.

  • Two Simple Curved Walls

    This remodeling contractor used simple techniques and a manufactured curved plate to assemble radiused walls.

  • Backfill: Job-Site Holdup

    A true gut remodel

  • Notebook

    Preparing for a future economic slump; houses collapse in Philadelphia; heat kills; certified green trusses; hiding garage doors; use renewable energy in Colorado or pay the price; more

  • Electrical Q&A for Remodelers

    A master electrician addresses questions and concerns about old and retrofit wiring on the typical remodeling site.

  • Strictly Business: Guarantee Your Completion Dates

    Guaranteeing your completion dates

  • Q&A: Must Remodel Come Up to Code?

    Q: If an electrician comes and does work, does he have to bring the whole house up to code? Are there certain things he has to do and others that are optional? What is permitted versus what is best practice?

  • Q&A: Upgrading Two-Prong Outlets

    Q: How about upgrading old two-prong ungrounded outlets from the ’70s and back?

  • Q&A: Should Older Wiring Be Updated?

    Q: When remodeling or adding to an older home, what are some things to look for that indicate the entire house’s wiring should be updated or replaced?