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Qualified Remodeler's Top 500

Qualified Remodeler's Top 500

Revenue jumps and the number of jobs picks up as remodelers log serious growth

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To cultivate outdoor living, nip maintenance in the bud

To cultivate outdoor living, nip maintenance in the bud

“What’s the point of outdoor living if maintenance keeps you too busy to enjoy it?” That question inspired one Pennsylvania couple to plan their new outdoor living space project around one overriding principle: Include nothing that would need...

Bold Finishes Create Standout Kitchen

Bold Finishes Create Standout Kitchen

When the owners of this Silver Spring, MD, home decided to make the move from being perennial city dwellers to being suburbanites, they took the opportunity to give their new home a complete renovation. While the street it sits on is quiet, and the yard...

User Experiences Define Perceptions

User Experiences Define Perceptions

The quality of a product sold in a kitchen or plumbing showroom is not based on advertising messages, showroom claims or what manufacturers want us to believe their brands represent. The quality of a product is determined by user experience.

Dwell on Design 2014

Dwell on Design 2014

Dwell on Design is a unique event that attracts major appliance, cabinetry, surfaces and fixtures brands from across the globe.

Designers Bring Your Showroom to Life

What really brings a showroom to life is the people who work there – particularly the designers who engage and assist customers.

Designer Specializes in Handling the ‘Hard’ Stuff

Designer Specializes in Handling the ‘Hard’ Stuff

Jean Stoffer’s initial foray into the kitchen and bath world was as an interior designer, working on the ‘softer’ side of the industry. “I have a business degree and I worked for an interior designer as her business manager,” says the founder...

Use Stories to Engage Web Site Visitors

When reading straight data, only the language parts of our brains work to decode the meaning. But when we read a story, not only do the language parts of our brains light up, but also any other part of the brain we would use if we were actually...

Designers Discuss the Importance of Referrals and Recommendations from Clients

Flotation devices

Flotation devices

When a couple walked into Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based JRP Design & Remodel Inc.’s showroom, they were looking to undo their compartmentalized master suite in Westlake Village, Calif. –  and transform it into an open, comfortable space.  Floor...

Universal design for barrier-free living

Universal design for barrier-free living

Social Media’s Impact on Our Sales Approach

Clearly social media can have an impact on the marketing of our companies, but how does it affect our sales approach?

Natural Light and Nature’s Elements Shine Through the Kitchen Windows

Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, but nowhere is it more critical to the design than in the kitchen. While the kitchen designer is charged with placing task and ambient lighting to maximize functionality and set the mood for...

Modern day charm

Modern day charm

Website design, by Captain Obvious

Manage my expectations

Growth requires additional capital

Shifting gears

Shifting gears

Realistic expectations

CAMO Edge Pro System

CAMO Edge Pro System

From National Nail Corp.
18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7 1/4 Circular Saw

18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7 1/4" Circular Saw

From Makita USA, Inc.
13 Jobsite Work Box

13" Jobsite Work Box

From Milwaukee Tool
Stone Wall for Interior

Stone Wall for Interior

From Eldorado Stone
MusselBound Adhesive Tile Mat

MusselBound Adhesive Tile Mat

From MusselBound, LLC.
Slate Finish Expansion

Slate Finish Expansion

From GE Appliances & Lighting
Kalel Bath Collection

Kalel Bath Collection

From Kichler Lighting