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More stories about Whole-House Remodeling

  • Notebook

    Harvard remodeling report analyzed, up-to-the-minute satellite weather for contractors, buildings damaged by swelling coal ash, questions about masonry wall strength, older U.S. homes too leaky, skid-steer accidents, California demands lower-VOC paint

  • Notebook

    Coping with the labor shortage, water heater failures, higher fly ash content in concrete, new home ventilation standard

  • Managing Client Emotions

    The stress homeowners experience during a remodeling project can lead to misunderstandings, shouting matches, or worse. This successful remodeler explains how to take control of your client's emotional ups and downs.

  • Strictly Business: Forecasting Cash Flow

    Methods for monitoring & improving cash flow

  • The Four-Day Bath Remodel

    A California remodeler specializing in bathroom renovations shares his secrets for producing a complete bath-room makeover in less than a week.

  • Getting Change Orders under Control

    If you have problems tracking change orders, you’re probably not getting paid for a lot of extra work. A production manager for a successful California remodeler tells how her company handles change orders, from setting client expectations to creating a complete paper trail.

  • Interview: Spec Remodeling Strategies: Tips from a Pro

    Spec remodeler Larry Dworin tells how he chooses, restores, and markets “fixer-uppers” that provide him with a steady income and a high return on investment.

  • Legal Adviser: Death of a Client

    How to handle the death of a client

  • Faster Drywall Finishing with No-Coat

    If you finish your own drywall on small jobs, these innovative corner tapes could make life a lot easier. Here’s a hands-on evaluation from the job site.

  • 10 Remodeling Sales Myths

    When it comes to sales, conventional wisdom isn’t for everyone. A builder and remodeler describes the sales techniques that work for him — even when they fly in the face of “expert” advice.