October 2014 Table of Contents

Cover Story
These Top Remodeling Trends Could Change Your World—Are You Ahead of the Curve? These Top Remodeling Trends Could Change Your World—Are You Ahead of the Curve?

From the changing face of the country to Wi-Fi–enabled ovens, five trends are reshaping the remodeler’s landscape. How will you prepare? Read more

From the Editor
From the Editor Want a Role Model? Pick FDR, not Pollyanna

Prepare your business for the worst even as you look to better days ahead Read more

Punch List
Future of Online RRP Recertification Still Unclear

EPA wants totally online classes, but the law still requires hands-on sessions Read more

Lowe's 2x4 Case Documents Add to Allegations About Undersized Lumber

Misidentifying products also figures in, along with questions about what Lowe's knew Read more

Can Yelp Manipulate Reviews? This Court Says Yes.

Federal appeals court calls social media site's tactics "hard bargaining" Read more

Articles
How to Answer a Customer Who Wants to Buy the Products for Your Job

Explain—in detail—the hidden costs and headaches of supply and delivery Read more

Remodeling Show 2014: New Products Sneak Peek Remodeling Show 2014: New Products Sneak Peek

Our picks of the latest products to hit the floors of this season’s top trade shows Read more

ReNEWW: Whirlpool and Purdue University Team Up to Make Sustainable Attainable ReNEWW: Whirlpool and Purdue University Team Up to Make Sustainable Attainable

The manufacturer and the university's goal: give sustainable technologies wider appeal Read more

Marble-Rich Shower Lets Daylight In Marble-Rich Shower Lets Daylight In

This spacious master bath provides gorgeous views of a Georgia garden Read more

Why the Better Business Bureau Is Still a Standard-Setter

How is the established service faring in a world where online review sites reign supreme? Read more

Smartly Stationed Home Office Smartly Stationed Home Office

This polished nook embodies clever space-planning with multipurpose materials and a custom cutout Read more

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