September 2014 Table of Contents

Articles
18 Projects Win 2014 Remodeling Design Awards 18 Projects Win 2014 Remodeling Design Awards

Our expert panel of judges searched through 212 entries to find the ones most worthy of honors ... and your attention. Here are our top design projects of the year. Read more

Explore the 2014 Remodeling Design Awards Explore the 2014 Remodeling Design Awards

Out of more than 200 entries from across the country, a panel of five judges chose these 18 as winners of the 2014 Remodeling Design Awards Read more

New-Home Trends by the Numbers New-Home Trends by the Numbers

An interactive look at data from the U.S. Census Bureau's new Single-Family Houses Completed report Read more

To Build a Business That Lasts, Think Like a Redwood From the Editor To Build a Business That Lasts, Think Like a Redwood

What a 2,000-year-old tree can tell you about prospering for the long term Read more

Big-Ticket Remodeling Activity Grows 4.3% in 2Q

Gains miss forecasts by 0.2%, but future predictions remain positive Read more

Could Exoskeleton Suits Make an Appearance on the Jobsite? Could Exoskeleton Suits Make an Appearance on the Jobsite?

The suits allow operators to effortlessly hold objects of up to 36 pounds Read more

Lowe's Settles for $9.5M in Class Action Wage Suit

Retailer accused of 'misclassifying' HR managers in violation of FLSA provision Read more

Harvard JCHS: Existing Homes Can't Handle Aging Homeowners' Needs Harvard JCHS: Existing Homes Can't Handle Aging Homeowners' Needs

New report points to a growing need for aging-in-place, but hurdles for remodelers to overcome Read more

You've Incorporated–Great! Now Make Sure You Act Like a Company

Incorporating shields you from attacks on your household so long as you keep business separate from personal Read more

The Customer Is Always Right ... If You Pick the Right Customer

Strive to accept jobs only from people you think will be able to work with you Read more

NARI Urges Clarification on Silica Rule

Economic costs and permissible exposure levels among top concerns Read more

5 Innovative Uses of Materials From 2014 RDA Winners 5 Innovative Uses of Materials From 2014 RDA Winners

This year's Remodeling Design Awards winners channeled their creativity into cool design details 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

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