September 2013 Table of Contents

Remodeling Design Awards
San Francisco Victorian Steps Into the FutureRemodeling Design Awards 2013 San Francisco Victorian Steps Into the Future

Architect Jonathan Feldman brings this abandoned Victorian back to life and into the 21st century. Read more

Handsome Wine Cellar Offers More Than Just Wine StorageRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Handsome Wine Cellar Offers More Than Just Wine Storage

Hanan & Lerner Fine Woodworking converted a basement storage area into a beautiful wine cellar rich in detail and usefulness. Read more

Well Connected Addition Lets the Sun Shine InRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Well Connected Addition Lets the Sun Shine In

Scott Wilson Architect designed a sunroom with a terrace to complement this homeís well-landscaped backyard. Read more

Staircase as Artwork: Creative Rethinking of a Basement EntryRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Staircase as Artwork: Creative Rethinking of a Basement Entry

LDa Architects brings new life to a dark Boston basement. Read more

Elegant Marble Bath Remodel ShinesRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Elegant Marble Bath Remodel Shines

This “marble box” design concept features custom details and, of course, an abundance of marble. Read more

Bold and Bright Therapy OfficeRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Bold and Bright Therapy Office

Natural light and a white backdrop help the primary colors pop in this educational therapy environment. Read more

Innovative Office Design Reflects Austin Startup's Creative EthosRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Innovative Office Design Reflects Austin Startup's Creative Ethos

Peddle, an Internet used-car sales portal, has its new digs in Austin's 19th-century Buttrey Building tuned to the future. Read more

Historical Home Gets a New Lease on Life as Restaurant/BreweryRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Historical Home Gets a New Lease on Life as Restaurant/Brewery

The design of this restaurant on San Antonio's Pearl brewery campus successfully blends original details with modern elements. Read more

The Right Sequencing Opens up an EntrywayRemodeling Design Awards 2013 The Right Sequencing Opens up an Entryway

Simple changes make an entrance more of a grand experience, while other updates throughout the home give spaces a fresher feel. Read more

Sleek Stairs Zigzag Through Center of Modern RemodelRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Sleek Stairs Zigzag Through Center of Modern Remodel

A sculptural stair crafted of bamboo, stainless steel, and drywall spans four floors of this contemporary home. Read more

Storage Hutch Does Double-Duty for Display and RecyclingRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Storage Hutch Does Double-Duty for Display and Recycling

This furniture-look hutch suits the Colonial style of the house, but includes a recycling center for modern-day needs. Read more

Green Remodel Preserves Historical CharmRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Green Remodel Preserves Historical Charm

LDa Architecture & Interiors enriched the historical character of this Arts and Crafts-style house during a sustainable renovation and addition. Read more

Grand Old Home Remodel Maximizes Spectacular SiteRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Grand Old Home Remodel Maximizes Spectacular Site

The 1890s meets the 1920s meets the 21st century in this elegantly remodeled estate that now takes full advantage of its 270-degree ocean views. Read more

Home of Coca-Cola Founder Gets a FaceliftRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Home of Coca-Cola Founder Gets a Facelift

Roswell, Georgia's Handcrafted Homes, Inc. searched the country for the right products, tools, and craftsmen to restore the facade of Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler's home. Read more

1924 Villa Restored to Its Former SplendorRemodeling Design Awards 2013 1924 Villa Restored to Its Former Splendor

David Heide Design Studio planned additions and a lavish renovation for this duplex in a St. Paul, Minn., historical district. Read more

Kitchen Remodel Merges Style and UtilityRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Kitchen Remodel Merges Style and Utility

Incorporating an adjacent pantry and hallway helps expand this kitchen and provide a better connection to the adjacent living areas. Read more

Spanish-Style Home's Contemporary MakeoverRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Spanish-Style Home's Contemporary Makeover

Modern and natural materials help update this adobe-look home and provide a better connection between interior and exterior. Read more

Whole-House Remodel Creates Seamless Link Between Old and NewRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Whole-House Remodel Creates Seamless Link Between Old and New

For this 1930s home, Muse Architects created smooth, natural transitions between the addition and the renovation. Read more

Burst Pipes Lead to an Inspired Whole-House RemodelRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Burst Pipes Lead to an Inspired Whole-House Remodel

After the clients discovered water damage, CG&S Design-Build helped them fulfill a larger vision for their home. Read more

Garage Makeover Adds Space and Addresses Water-Management IssuesRemodeling Design Awards 2013 Garage Makeover Adds Space and Addresses Water-Management Issues

An exterior and interior renovation of a 1980s carriage house fixes some long-standing issues for a fresh start. Read more

Features
Prepare for an Onslaught of Web-Based Price-Estimating ServicesPrepare for an Onslaught of Web-Based Price-Estimating Services

Internet services that give customers an idea of how much projects cost likely will make your price negotiations tougher ... and easier, too. Read more

First Word
What's the Ultimate Goal for Home Improvement Websites?

The sudden increase in cost-estimating services online is part of a bigger effort by home improvement sites to become a key third party in the remodeler-customer relationship. Read more

Letter: 'Entire Premise' of Story on Selling Universal Design ErredLetter: 'Entire Premise' of Story on Selling Universal Design Erred

REMODELING reader Esther Greenhouse says we missed the real point in our June issue's story on how to sell universal design because we repeated a common mistake: that UD is solely for old people. Read more

Your Business
2013 Remodeling 550 Data Shows Remodelers Are Optimistic2013 Remodeling 550 Data Shows Remodelers Are Optimistic

Looking at the Remodeling 550 data in a historical context provides further evidence that things are picking up for the industry. Read more

Why Equity Is Key for Growing Your Business

Getting the right employees in place can help you sell more and, as a result, build equity in your business so your company can continue to grow. Read more

Do's and Dont's of QR CodesDo's and Dont's of QR Codes

Remodeling industry tech consultant Joe Stoddard offers tips on using QR codes so you don't waste your advertising dollars. Read more

Your Clients
Devil in the Details

Veteran remodeler Kent Eberle in Sacramento lists three reasons why it's important to follow through on all the details on every remodeling project. Read more

Referral Rewards That Are Small But Meaningful

Rather than implement a formal referral rewards program, Liston Construction is opting for small tokens of appreciation. Read more

Your Team
Stay Out of Court: Questions to Ask or Avoid When Hiring

A refresher on what's appropriate or inappropriate to ask a job candidate during the interview. Read more

Your Projects
Door Installation Done RightDoor Installation Done Right

How to ensure that door openings are accurate in three dimensions for painless door installation. Read more

Window Wall Provides Visual Connection to OutdoorsWindow Wall Provides Visual Connection to Outdoors

Moving the deck railing and adding a wall of windows brings in the outdoors for this home. Read more

K+B
Hard Surface, Soft Touch With Silestone Suede FinishHard Surface, Soft Touch With Silestone Suede Finish

Cut the glare with a matte finish and--bonus!--no fingerprints, with Silestone's new finish for quartz. Read more

4 Linear Drain Installation Tips to Remember4 Linear Drain Installation Tips to Remember

From slope requirements to flow rate considerations, these tips will help your next curbless shower installation go flawlessly. Read more

Home Performance
Don't Be Afraid to Attempt Geothermal ProjectsDon't Be Afraid to Attempt Geothermal Projects

Lessons learned from installing a pond for geothermal heating and cooling. Read more

Products
Compass Control Points Users in the Right Direction for Audio, Video, and Systems ManagementCompass Control Points Users in the Right Direction for Audio, Video, and Systems Management

Operate all your A/V components, as well as lighting and climate systems through an easy-to-understand Apple iOS interface. Read more

Ply Gem Trim and Mouldings Broadens Designed ExteriorPly Gem Trim and Mouldings Broadens Designed Exterior

Trim boards, post wraps, molding profiles, and more help designers add finishing touches to a range of architectural styles. Read more

Tapco SturdiMount Mounting Block Approved by James HardieTapco SturdiMount Mounting Block Approved by James Hardie

Eliminate the hassle of making your own mounting blocks for use with fiber-cement siding. SturdiMount offers a solution that comes with a stamp of approval. Read more

GE Wall Ovens Cook With Convection, ConnectionGE Wall Ovens Cook With Convection, Connection

With an app that lets you do everything from preheat to change cooking functions, you'll wonder why these new wall ovens don't mix the ingredients for you. Read more

Watch Your Watts With Trane Energy Management SoftwareWatch Your Watts With Trane Energy Management Software

Homeowners can get important energy use information at a glance with Trane's 24/7 energy monitoring program. Read more

Pass & Seymour Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer Can't Be StumpedPass & Seymour Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer Can't Be Stumped

Pass & Seymour has taken its Harmony Tru-Universal Dimmer to numerous lighting industry events and has yet to find a lamp it can't accurately dim. Read more

Good Form
A Questionnaire to Help Remodelers Screen Sales CandidatesA Questionnaire to Help Remodelers Screen Sales Candidates

RSU Contractors uses this questionnaire to help determine whether a sales candidate is viable. Read more

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