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A combination of to-do lists, paper calendars, and a computer contact manager keeps multiple jobs on track.
A kitchen remodeler tells how he determines if cabinet refacing is a viable option, and how to ensure professional results.
A remediation contractor explains how improperly installed synthetic-stone veneer can cause severe rot damage in the wood framing underneath.
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Toilets; countertop edge treatments
Satellite-dish mounting platform; maintenance-free door frame; windows; heating products; historic restoration
Tile tools; toolbelts and bags; job-site radio review
A hull of a basement remodel
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