The January feature section is about "Starting Over," when changes
intended as stop-gap measures are becoming the new status quo. Find out
how remodelers are adjusting to smaller jobs, tighter credit, longer
lead times, and total internal reorganization. Also, check out
REMODELING's new look!
This issue contains a feature section on "The New Remodeling Client":
Homeowner attitudes have changed in ways that make past strategies
obsolete. We look at what's changed, and at how remodelers must adapt to
attract buyers and make the sale.
This issue contains the annual Buyer's Guide.
Kitchen and Bath Revisited: We survey the new scene, look at bath
packages that meet the need for cost-effective remodels, and investigate
the growing array of alternatives for homeowners who want to remodel
but lack extensive funds.
Introducing the Big50 Class of 2010: These companies stand out for their
sound business practices, solid management skills, careful
craftsmanship, and community service. Also, handcrafted gifts provide a
way to distinguish your brand and delight your clients. Regarding the
EPA’s lead paint rule - your company may be up to speed but are your
This is our special Home Performance issue: The industry is changing,
and change is uncomfortable. But with change comes opportunity for
growth and diversification. Our look at the Home Star energy retrofit
bill covers the types of work it involves, certification requirements,
financing options, and the tools needed for diagnostic testing.
This issue: Steal This Idea — Looking to snag a few best practices to
pull you through the recession, boost your bottom line, and position
your company for success? We've got you covered — in all aspects of your
business, from management to design to production. Sneak a peak and
pilfer at will.
Check out the Remodeling 550: a listing of the largest remodeling, home
improvement, insurance restoration, and franchise companies in the home
renovation industry. Also, check out remodeling for resale, the latest
residential design trends, bringing new life to underused spaces, and
This month: meet Matt Plaskoff, the winner of the 2010 Fred Case
Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award who is dedicated to
eradicating inefficiency, learn how your company can utilize the skills
of former owners who closed down shop during the recession, and take a
look at a 1960s home in San Francisco that got a new millennium remodel.
This month: the 2010 Remodeling Design Awards were selected from over
240 entries nationwide, these residential and light commercial
remodeling projects lead way with high standards of design and creative
problem-solving. New this year: a basement-remodeling category. Also,
get in touch with Your Clients: the key causes of customer
dissatisfaction, giving clients your advice, building client trust, and
Featuring the 2010–2011 Cost Vs. Value Report: Sagging home prices,
tight credit, and consumer indecision trumped lower construction costs,
sending the cost-to-value ratio to its lowest level in a decade. Small
replacement projects still rank high on value, but there are signs that
full-scale remodeling is poised to make a comeback.
Featuring the 2010 Wage + Benefit Survey: REMODELING's biennial survey shows that, despite cutbacks, remodeling company owners remain positive.