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Ranch remodel reclaims open space Ranch remodel reclaims open space

It wasn't the size of the 1950s ranch house that proved to be the problem for the new owners. The couple bought the property in the older Milwaukee suburb of Elm Grove, Wis., for its prime location and large lot, wanting the space for their two young children. But the home's dated, dark, cramped layout meant an imminent ó and substantial ó remodel of the house, says Bob Prindiville, co-owner with Alan Freysinger of Design Group Three, the Milwaukee design/build firm the homeowners charged with the task. Read more

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Remodeling designs as intellectual property

Architect Alan Freysinger was far from pleased when a design review board in Whitefish Bay, Wis., raved about his plans for an extensive home remodel in the wealthy Milwaukee suburb. That's because the homeowner ó Freysinger's ex-client ó was passing off Freysinger's work as his own. Read more

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Clients learning on the job

Whoever coined the expression “What you don't know won't hurt you” obviously never had a kitchen or bathroom remodeled. Yet even proactive clients who have done their research don't know everything that they will face. Read more

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Closing a sales deal Closing a sales deal

When it comes to sales, Bill Simone of Custom Design + Construction leaves nothing to chance. From the initial call forward, the Los Angeles remodeler sets a sales system in motion to guide his ideal customer to a signed contract. Read more

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Corner boards: Woven corners: Mitered corners Corner boards: Woven corners: Mitered corners

Let's take a look at three common corner details used with wood siding: corner boards, woven corners, and mitered corners.The effect can be reinforced by painting or staining the corner boards a different color than the siding. Read more

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