April 2016 Table of Contents

Your Business
Paint With All the Colors of the Year Paint With All the Colors of the Year

Premier paint and color brands have suggestions to help you color 2016. Read more

Listen: 5 Ways to Use the Cost vs. Value Report for Your Business Big50 Bites Listen: 5 Ways to Use the Cost vs. Value Report for Your Business

Big50 honorees find different approaches to utilizing the annual report Read more

Call for Entries for the 2016 Remodeling Design Awards! Remodeling Call for Entries for the 2016 Remodeling Design Awards!

The application period is now open for you to show your best work with the 2016 Remodeling Design Awards. Submit your entry by May 10! Read more

Angie's List to Stop Charging Fees to Access Ratings, Reviews

The shift in the company's business model also will feature more "freemium" and tiered services, like making emergency help and getting a "pre-qualified handyman in your home within hours of a call. Read more

How to Calculate Your Real Cost of Labor and Use That Number in Your Accounts How to Calculate Your Real Cost of Labor and Use That Number in Your Accounts

Figuring in those costs are crucial to accurate estimating and bookkeeping, Remodeling columnist Judith Miller says. Here's here easy guide to making sure you know your costs and bill for them properly. Read more

REMODELING and Remodelers Advantage Team Up to Launch The Remodelers Summit Hanley Wood REMODELING and Remodelers Advantage Team Up to Launch The Remodelers Summit

The summit will serve as the capstone for Remodeling Excellence Week that will include a wide range of guest speakers, provocative peer-to-peer discussions, and a dinner to present the biggest awards in the remodeling industry. Join us Oct. 25-27 in Kansas City, Mo. Read more

Se Habla Ingles + No = No Deal? Get Real!

Remodeling consultant Paul Winans explains why you shouldn't be afraid to hire non-English speakers. Read more

Design-Build
Team Building: A Profile in Design/Build Excellence Team Building: A Profile in Design/Build Excellence

How Ellsworth-Hallett Home Professionals took the fast track to remodeling success Read more

How They Built It Remodeling How They Built It

Six design/build firms share the stories behind one of their favorite projects. Read more

Breaking Down Homeowners' Remodeling Must-Haves Breaking Down Homeowners' Remodeling Must-Haves

Design/build firms tell us their area's hottest trends and their clients' most frequent requests Read more

Plug Those Profit Drains With Paper

Clear language on contracts can block a flood of problems, consultant Dennis Dixon says. Here are some of the must-haves you should include in your agreements. Read more

Products
Get Ready for Your Spring Projects With These New Tools Get Ready for Your Spring Projects With These New Tools

These six tools will help you make the transition from winter to spring with ease Read more

You Built It
Bethesda Whole House Remodel is a Tale of Two Stories Bethesda Whole House Remodel is a Tale of Two Stories

Glickman Design Build brought a one-story home back to life with a second story addition, a well thought out interior and a revamped exterior. Read more

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