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Technology Drives Success for N. Carolina Firm

Technology Drives Success for N. Carolina Firm

They are a husband-and-wife team perfectly matched to take over a kitchen and design business and move their company forward in a booming technology triangle. And, indeed, technology is one of the firm’s secret weapons, as new business management...

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Acanthus Pewter Hardware

Acanthus Pewter Hardware

From Premier Hardware Designs

Premier Hardware Designs' new Acanthus Collection of solid pewter cabinet hardware includes matching 12" and 6" appliance pulls, 3" cabinet pull, cup pull and knob. Each piece is hand cast and hand finished in the U.S., and available in nine designer...

Inventory rises among expensive homes; inexpensive homes still scarce

November 21, 2014

The number of homes for sale continued to increase across the U.S. in October, a good sign for buyers – but with a catch.  In many parts of the country, supply increased more among the most expensive homes than low- and mid-priced homes, according to...

NAHB Survey: Cost Implications of Building Codes Cause Worry

NAHB Survey: Cost Implications of Building Codes Cause Worry

November 20, 2014

The evolution of building codes, especially those affecting fire sprinklers and energy efficiency, lead builders to wonder if changes lead to significant or necessary improvements

Survey examines homeowner financing for remodeling projects

November 20, 2014

How hard is it for homeowners to get financing for the remodeling project they want to undertake?  The National Association of the Remodeling Industry asked its research panel, made up of contractors across the county, their opinion in its 3rd quarter...

Merger Between Decorative Hardware Companies

November 20, 2014

Atlas Homewares and Top Knobs combine forces

Decorative Hardware

Decorative Hardware

From Barz Decorative Hardware

Cabinet knobs and pulls from Barz Decorative Hardware are conceived and created by artist Pete Barszcz. The pieces are crafted from lead-free pewter, and each can be finished in a variety of pewter, nickel, brass, bronze or copper finishes. Any piece...

Rivo Bath Vanity

Rivo Bath Vanity

From Scavolini

Rivo, a collection of bath furniture from Scavolini , is  characterized by the door with a 45-degree groove, which provides visual impact.  The vanity is offered in a variety of finishes and colors, including: glossy and matte lacquered, decorative...

Lift Assist Door Hardware

Lift Assist Door Hardware

From Sugatsune America

The SLS-ELAN from Sugatsune America employs soft-close, free stay and lift assist for upward opening doors, and emphasizes easy installation and slim body profile. To prevent slamming, the SLS-ELAN is equipped with the patented Lapcon damping system...

Motif Decorative Hardware

Motif Decorative Hardware

From SOKO by Jaye Design

Handmade in the U.S., the Motif Collection of decorative hardware from  Soko by Jaye Design  is fashioned from bronze or high-grade stainless steel. The knobs and pulls feature a rugged, hand-wrought look, and are available in 10 finishes...

Monogram French Door Wall Oven

Monogram French Door Wall Oven

From GE Appliances & Lighting

Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine

Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine

From Scotsman Ice Systems

The Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine from Scotsman Ice Systems is based on The Original Chewable Ice machines of the food service industry. The residential model is 15" and fits in kitchens, bars and outdoor settings.

Spin D Kitchen Faucet

Spin D Kitchen Faucet

From MGS

The Spin D faucet by MGS features a narrow handle equipped with an easy to operate water lever. For the “hot” setting, the lever goes back only 17 degrees, allowing it to be installed in tight configurations without hitting the back splash. It also...

Looking for NARI recertification credits?

Looking for NARI recertification credits?

You're in the right place! NARI and Qualified Remodeler have teamed up to offer online NARI recertification credits. Choose from the following topics and take the quiz. Scoring is instant upon completion.

Architectural stone surfaces

Architectural stone surfaces

From VT Industries

VT Industries has released VT Geoscapes Architectural Stone Surfaces, a full line of quartz and granite surfaces. Part of the launch involves TruQuartz, a naturally stain resistant line with three collections – Designer, Lux and Terra – and 20...

Quicken Loans' HVI Reports Home Values Climbing Nationally

November 12, 2014

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation's second largest retail mortgage lender, today reported that its October 2014 Home Value Index (HVI) shows home values continuing to climb nationally, and in the majority of metro areas.   Home values...

Decorative Hardware

Decorative Hardware

From Amerock

The AmerockNOW collection, curated by designer Eric Cohler, incorporates eight hardware families that reflect the latest trends across the U.S.: #BiCoastal, #NortheastHome, #Heartland, #LondonUndone, #Lodge, #PhoenixRising, #LAExperience and #CityBeat...

Proactive Risk Management: Transference

Proactive Risk Management: Transference

In previous segments of this series we introduced the concept of “PAT” or Prevention, Avoidance and Transference of Risk. In this final segment we discuss Transference. For many companies, transference is the only risk management tool utilized. In...

Buyer Program Sources Handcrafted Masonry Products

November 11, 2014

Headwater Stone Division offers product upgrades, training and access to special offers as part of its new program

Create raving fans of your company

Dave Bryan knows a raving fan when he hears one. Or about one. That’s the client who, at a cocktail party, can’t wait to tell someone planning to remodel about the fantastic experience he or she had with his company, Blackdog Builders , in Salem...

First-time homebuyers' weak finances holding back housing market

First-time homebuyers' weak finances holding back housing market

November 11, 2014

Shifting demographics and would-be first-time homebuyers financially ill-prepared to buy will continue to hold back the housing market over the next several years, according to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey.   Despite these hurdles...

Porcelain Insert Knobs

Porcelain Insert Knobs

From Stanley Hardware

Porcelain Insert Knobs from Stanley Hardware sport a sleek, classic style. The knobs measure 1-1/4" in diameter and showcase a polished chrome finish.

Weymouth Decorative Hardware

Weymouth Decorative Hardware

From Moen Incorporated

The Weymouth bathroom suite of products from Moen now includes decorative cabinet knobs and 3" drawer pulls. The hardware sports traditional details, and is available in four finishes: Chrome, Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Polished Nickel.

Phillipe Decorative Hardware

Phillipe Decorative Hardware

From Keeler Brass

New and modern hardware styles are elongated to accentuate lines and enhance design on cabinets, according to Keeler Brass, and in keeping with this idea, the company is now offering several sizes that accommodate a lengthened look. The...

Volcano Hardware Collection

Volcano Hardware Collection

From Richelieu Hardware

Created by designer Giorgio Vigna, the Volcano Collection of decorative hardware from Richelieu Hardware draws inspiration from the essence of nature. The density, colors and shapes of these pulls, in polished basalt, fit well in a range of room...

Brenton Decorative Hardware

Brenton Decorative Hardware

From Hardware Resources

The Brenton collection of decorative hardware, part of the Elements series from Hardware Resources, includes one round knob with geometric focal points and four distinctive pulls. All pieces are available in six finishes: Brushed Chrome, Brushed Pewter...