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  • Four Steps to Eliminate Change Orders and Grow Business

    Since 2015, Fabian Videla has doubled the size of his business using a system that produces almost no change orders. He’s become so confident in the system that he now offers customers an on-time, on-budget guarantee. “We have become very good at this,” said Videla, president of Smarter Remodeling, a 2018 Remodeling Big50 honoree. “Now

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  • Statement Ranges and Wine Bars are Trending in Kitchens

    In luxury homes, cooking mechanics, thoughtful organization, and aesthetics are clients’ top priorities for kitchens that are both functional and artful, according to Caren Rideau, founder of the Kitchen Design Group in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Rideau, who has designed and renovated hundreds of luxury estates, and knows a thing or two about what constitutes an

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  • Vertical Reach

    Early Monday, the operator of a truck-mounted hydraulic Grove TMS640 telescoped the crane upward, and swung it into action, carefully lowering the boom down to one of three enormous flatbed trucks, stacked with structural wall-panels that would become the enclosure of the first floor of a home. When it’s done, this house will show builders

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  • When It Comes to Smart Homes, Connected is Expected

    It was not that long ago that smart home technology and smart home security were thought to have limited interest among home buyers. These “connected homes” were believed to fit the lifestyles of the rich, famous, and technologically gifted. But today, the reality is that almost everyone desires having a connected home. Whether you are

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  • Top-Selling MPC Developer Shares Secrets to Success

    A Texas firm has the most top-selling master-planned communities in the nation than any other developer, according to a recently released report. Houston-based Johnson Development Corp. had six communities ranked among the nation’s 50 top-selling in a mid-year tally by housing research firm Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO). Most of its communities are also

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  • What Countertop Color Should You Choose?

    Consider these popular colors and styles to get the look you want — no matter what material you use. These days there are countless materials available for kitchen counter tops. But instead of giving you the pros and cons of each material (you can read about 15 popular ones here), I’m going to break down

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