Peggy Fisher

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Everything Old Is New Again: Broadening the Definition of Good Design

PEGGY FISHER: Contemporary design isn't for everyone. Be sensitive to your clients' needs and wants. More

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Remodeling Company Makeup After the Recession Remodeling Company Makeup After the Recession

Coming out of the recession, small and nimble look to be the traits most important to remodeling companies in 2010. More

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One Day, Five Homes: Neighbors Cheer Remodeler's Local Commitment

If hosting a remodeled-home open house can be nerve-wracking, imagine the anxiety that might come with hosting five open houses in one neighborhood, in a two-hour window, on one day. More

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Pros and cons of in-house trade workers

From the beginning to the end of any remodel, variables abound and chance may play a part beyond anyone's expectations. When a company succeeds, it does so, in a sense, by reducing that variability, by exerting as much control as possible over the job's every detail. More

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Experimenting with team dynamics

Although team-selling is not a new concept, more remodelers are experimenting with team dynamics, including introducing male-female sales teams. More

Employees or subcontractors
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Employees or subcontractors

In recent years, many remodelers have taken up the subcontractor mantle -- for... More

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Maintain client confidentiality in testimonials

As effective as testimonials can be, some clients are best kept under wraps. Wilson suggests using initials instead of full names, and says that even "homeowner" is fine, especially on materials that have a long shelf life. This protects you as well as your clients. More

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Space Makers

Three clever storage solutions that make use of space in unlikely places. More

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Design Awards 2006

The winners of the 2006 REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling across the country. From an island house addition to a log house update to a paint factory renovation, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams. More

Finding someone in-house for tile work
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Finding someone in-house for tile work

"Our tile contractor fired us,” Peggy Fisher says. “He said our work was too... More

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