December 2013 Table of Contents

Features
Check Your Vitals: Remodeling BenchmarksCheck Your Vitals: Remodeling Benchmarks

With the economy improving and remodeling up in most markets, you need to ask: Are my company's key performance indicators showing the numbers I want to hit? Read more

Cheapskate Challenge: Money-Saving Ideas You Wish You Thought OfCheapskate Challenge: Money-Saving Ideas You Wish You Thought Of

Everyone is looking for ways to save money. These remodelers came up with some great ideas and want you to put them to use too. Read more

Before + After
Tudor in the Tetons: Architect Mitch Blake Gives His Tudor Home a Modern TwistTudor in the Tetons: Architect Mitch Blake Gives His Tudor Home a Modern Twist

A 1980s Tudor gets a fresh face and some skillful additions to modernize it while still giving a nod to its Tudor origins. Read more

Dashboard
OSHA Stirs up Some Dust With Its Crystalline Silica RulemakingOSHA Stirs up Some Dust With Its Crystalline Silica Rulemaking

OSHA's proposed rule aims to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, but construction industry groups are concerned about compliance costs. Read more

Opinion
One Family Business, Two Divisions, and a Revenue Problem. What to Do?

Can you help solve this problem? Two brothers run a single remodeling company that consists of two related but distinctly separate businesses, with each of the brothers controlling one of the two subfirms. The company combines revenue from the two sides and then splits the profits equally between the brothers. But one year, one of the businesses experiences unprecedented growth and revenue. Now what? Read more

Your Business
No Work; Now What? Winans Shows the Way

Here's a memo that's must reading for all remodelers down on their luck Read more

K+B
This Universal Design Kitchen Remodel Has Everybody CookingThis Universal Design Kitchen Remodel Has Everybody Cooking

Florida project accommodates a wheelchair-bound daughter and her aging parents Read more

Wall-Hung Toilets Offer Bathroom Benefits for a Pretty PennyWall-Hung Toilets Offer Bathroom Benefits for a Pretty Penny

Room in the budget, but not in the bathroom? Try one of these new wall-hung toilets for space-saving aesthetics and sanitation. Read more

Icera's Muse is the Loo's Little Black DressIcera's Muse is the Loo's Little Black Dress

Go traditional in white or glam up the bath with a this sleek black fixture. Read more

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