Whole-House Remodeling

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Is That a Remodel or a Teardown?

A near-total makeover in Florida is pitting one neighbor against another, with... More

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Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing... More

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Little House on the Sidewalk

Taking portable toilets to a whole new level. More

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Remodeling opportunities abound; weatherization wages too low; in defense of vinyl siding; more More

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New Rules for Lead-Safe Remodeling

If you plan to work on pre-1978 houses, you’ll need certification by April 2010. More

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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? More

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Weathering the Downturn

Small construction companies are relying on diverse strengths to survive in a dismal economic climate. More

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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 way to improve sales skills — and the company’s bottom line? More

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Quality, Schedule, Price: Pick Two

All clients come to the table with a set of unspoken expectations, some of which they may not even be aware of. Because these assumptions will inform every decision they make, it's important to bring them into the open and prioritize them early on. This will help you decide whether you and the clients are a good fit — and it will make the job go more smoothly later on. More

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In the News

Homeland Security reconsiders "no match" rule; Harvard Joint Center's Kermit Baker forecasts betters days for remodeling; more More

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