January 2017 Table of Contents

Editor's Note
During These Uncertain Times, Learn to Live in the Present Tense Editor's Note During These Uncertain Times, Learn to Live in the Present Tense

Don't get paralyzed by fear of the future, Remodeling's editor-in-chief says Read more

Your Business
 Aging in Place Gets New Resource Aging in Place Gets New Resource

Remodel Direct seeks to provide a one-stop shop for remodelers Read more

Believe it or Not, Climate Change is Impacting Contractors Believe it or Not, Climate Change is Impacting Contractors

Though disaster repair spending is skyrocketing, it’s not necessarily good for the industry. Read more

This Website Lets You Review Your Customers This Website Lets You Review Your Customers

ContractorsCustomers.com gives you information Angie's List can't Read more

How to Reduce Costs When Hiring a Remodeler? First, Define ‘Costs’ Remodeling How to Reduce Costs When Hiring a Remodeler? First, Define ‘Costs’

A rehab project involves time, frustration and stress. Trying to cut spending could cause the other costs to rise. Read more

How to Use the 2017 Colors of the Year in Your Next Remodel How to Use the 2017 Colors of the Year in Your Next Remodel

Many companies chose purple, but thankfully none of the shades are the color of Harold's crayon Read more

Take These Tips to Avoid a Personal Energy Crisis Take These Tips to Avoid a Personal Energy Crisis

To keep yourself--and your business--healthy, it's critical to monitor and protect your personal energy stores. Read more

Feature: Cost vs. Value
Key Trends in the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report Key Trends in the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report

Our annual report provides the numbers you need on how much it really costs for a pro to do a typical remodeling project, as well as how much that project can be expected to bring in resale value. This year, things are looking up. Read more

Feature: Election 2016
Waiting to Exhale Remodeling Waiting to Exhale

As we prepare for a Trump administration, industry leaders weigh in on what the future holds for the housing industry. Read more

Design
The Lowdown on LEDs The Lowdown on LEDs

These ultra-efficient bulbs are the future of lighting, but they aren't without challenges. Here's what you need to know. Read more

Increase Accessibility With This Universal Design Primer Increase Accessibility With This Universal Design Primer

Aging-in-place is a booming field for remodelers. Here's what you need to know to begin navigating the nuances of building and selling universal design bath projects. Read more

Products
13 Show-Stopping IBS and KBIS Debuts 13 Show-Stopping IBS and KBIS Debuts

Headed to Design and Construction Week in January? Don't miss these 13 new products. Read more

You Built It
Outdoor Living Space Has Everything But the Kitchen Sink Outdoor Living Space Has Everything But the Kitchen Sink

A recent outdoor kitchen in Boise features all the essentials of a well-designed space, except for one very popular amenity: the sink. Tim Fellin of Yardscapes Northwest explains why. Read more

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