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Use This Quick Primer to Incorporate Universal Design Into Your Work
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Use This Quick Primer to Incorporate Universal Design Into Your Work

Here are the resources to tap and ideas to use to convert a design philosophy into... More

7 Kitchen Spaces That Need Universal Design Attention
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7 Kitchen Spaces That Need Universal Design Attention

These areas of the kitchen can be easily adapted to users of all ages and... More

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VIDEO: Making Universal Design Mainstream VIDEO: Making Universal Design Mainstream

Craig Webb speaks with William Owens, the CEO of the Better Living Design Institute, at the 2013 Remodeling Show. Owens explains how remodelers can blend mainstream marketability and universal design. More

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When Your Clients Need Universal Design, Blame the House

When clients are aging or have mobility issues, discussions about universal design can be awkward. CAPS remodeler Bill Owens shares ways to steer conversations toward a home's structural deficiencies and away from homeowners' disabilities. More

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New Health Care Reform Amendment Threatens Construction Industry

An amendment to the health care reform bill would require all construction companies with more than five employees to offer health insurance. More

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Should you give clients an incentive to complete product selections on time?

We offer a discount to clients who are having a hard time making up their minds on product selections. If they finalize the list of products before contract, they receive a 1% discount. If by the pre-construction meeting they have made most of the decisions, they receive a half-point rebate. More

Giving Thanks and More
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Giving Thanks and More

It is a time to reflect on what we have ó and for most of us, it is bountiful.... More

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2004 REMODELING Design Awards

The winners of this year's REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling. From historic renovations that nod to the past to contemporary projects that wink at the future, the projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams. A carefully pieced together kitchen remodel earns the Best of the Year award. The addition is angled outward and upward to form a perfect geometric base for the sleek, sunny kitchen with a mountain view. More

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Using product selection strategies to smooth out remodeling process

Design/build and full-service remodelers are hiring interior designers, in-house or as partners, to work with existing selection systems, or to have those partners incorporate new technologies with the process.The interior designer can visit Web sites and display images of products or project photos that are saved on the hard drive. More

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Strong Showing

The first quarter of 2002 showed gains in all categories that contribute to the NAHB's quarterly Remodeling Market Index (RMI). More

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