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  • Discovering Architectural Millworks

    Architectural millwork doesn’t cost much more than lumberyard work. A pro tells how you can use this specialty trade to tackle complex jobs.

     
  • Evaluating Wood Structures

    Don’t be surprised by structural problems halfway through a renovation. An engineer tells you how to spot trouble early in a quick walk-through inspection.

     
  • Letting Them Know You're the Best

    If you’re in remodeling for the long haul, it’s not enough just to do good work. These practical marketing tips will make sure that your reputation precedes you.

     
  • Lead Paint: A Renovator's Hazard

    The push is on to legislate that older homes be stripped of lead paint. This update provides practical guidelines on how to proceed when faced with a lead-abatement job.

     
  • Mall Remodeling: On the Road Again

    A traveling mall remodeler talks about the tools of his trade and the difficulties of working within the frantic schedule of retail rehab.

     
  • Opportunities in Insurance Repair

    Insurance restoration accounts for $30 billion of construction business a year. A leader in the field describes the special challenges and rewards of this largely untapped market.

     
  • Porch Repair From The Bottom Up

    Two preservationists describe step-by-step how to rehab an expansive porch—starting with sagging floors, tilted columns, and peeling paint.

     
  • Simple Scheduling for Remodelers

    A leading remodeler describes a practical way to track multiple jobs—despite the fact that most remodeling jobs run by Murphy’s Law.

     

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