Homeowners' priorities for their homes have changed since the pandemic. Pros share what people want from their homes now.

12 Design Features Pros Say Homeowners Are Asking for Now

It’s no secret the pandemic reshaped the role of our homes. Once somewhere to rest, recharge, and host the occasional backyard barbecue, home is now the epicenter of where many of us work, exercise, and more. Are these changes still having an effect on homeowners’ priorities for their homes today? We spoke to five design…

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8 Impressive New Laundry Rooms

If there’s one room that has enjoyed a well-deserved glow-up in recent years, it’s the laundry room. Once relegated to dark garages, unfinished basements and other dreary areas of a home, laundry rooms now command attention in premium spaces. Here, design and remodeling pros share the details and features they embraced to imbue these attention-grabbing…

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compact home bar

7 Stylish New Compact Home Bars

A compact home bar or beverage station is one of those features that can have an outsize impact on the way a home functions. It’s not on the level of a belly-up-to-the-bar-style Irish pub, but a compact home bar can spark a lively atmosphere in a relatively small footprint. Here, designers share details on modestly…

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flooring trends

The Most Popular Flooring Trends of 2023

Looking for fresh flooring? A finish that wipes up easily and camouflages scratches is a good place to start. But when it comes to flooring trends, above all else, floors need to work for us. If you don’t have a flooring material that can stand up to the wear and tear of your family and lifestyle, it’s…

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Green Remodeling

6 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR REMODEL MORE SUSTAINABLE

Whether you’re remodeling or building from scratch, it’s a great opportunity for making your home more sustainable (environmentally friendly). From finding local materials to designing easy-to-clean spaces with an eye to the future, here are six expert insights you need to know if you’re eager to go green. Kipnis Architecture + Planning Making Your Home…

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Hiring an Interior Designer

HOW TO WORK WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

When most people think about hiring an interior designer, they zero in on aesthetics: wall colors, window treatments, and pillow patterns. But that’s just scratching the surface of what a designer can add to a home. These pros go beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that a space feels harmonious through and through, from its floor…

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Getting rooms ready for the holidays

3 Ways Homeowners Are Getting Rooms Ready for the Holidays

Getting rooms ready for the holidays means creating a home that’s cozy, welcoming to guests, and ready for entertaining is a perennial goal for many homeowners. But as we head into a holiday season in which many are resuming gatherings after a long pause, it’s more important than ever. And a peek at recent searches…

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Stylish New Living Rooms

5 Stylish New Living Rooms with Personality

A well-designed living room often reflects the people who use it. And design and remodeling pros are good at teasing out homeowner preferences to create a special mix of color, pattern, decor, and architecture that feels full of personality. Here, pros share details about how they did just that in five stylish new living rooms…

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A Letter to Your Clients: 10 Ways to Be a World-Class Client

By Mark Richardson, Pro-Remodelers (June 16, 2022) While I have spent most of my last 10 years as an author and advisor to remodeling business owners, I spent the prior 30 years creating joy in the life of homeowners through remodeling homes.  This column is a letter to your clients (and a guide to you)…

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Spray Foam Insulation

Insulation Basics: What to Know About Spray Foam

Learn what exactly spray foam insulation is, the pros and cons of using it, and why you shouldn’t mess around with installation. While we all wish there were a single answer for any given problem, oftentimes that’s just not the case. This is true for material options for home spray foam insulation. Despite what the…

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