More stories about Remodeling

  • mankins-camp residence, san francisco

    The house enjoys a spectacular hilltop vista of San Francisco's skyline, but four decades of unfortunate remodels made it difficult to get past the bad taste to the great view.

  • GreenFiber Natural Insulation Is Perfect for Retrofits

    Made specifically for re-insulation applications, GreenFiber offers R-values ranging from 13 to 60.

  • lead on arrival

    The time is up for resisting, complaining about, and ignoring the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. Here's what you and at least 200,000 other contractors must do by April 22, 2010.

  • efficiency upgrades, baby boomers will help boost remodeling market

    Remodeling dollars should begin to creep up this year, with green options and aging-in-place leading the charge.

  • energy-efficiency retrofits help builders and remodelers survive and thrive

    Air sealing spaces, beefing up insulation, and other upgrades allow pros to turn profits in a down economy, according to speakers at the 2010 International Builders' Show.

  • terra firma

    Bill Mackey, RA, and his wife, Rachel Yaseen, are true urbanists. The Tucson, Ariz., residents don't own a car, preferring instead to walk or to get around on bicycles or via a golf cart—which, apparently, is street-legal there.

  • garden variety

    For Andrew Curtis, LEED AP, and Sophie Robitaille, RLA, ASLA, a Philadelphia renovation was the ultimate test of their relationship. The husband-and-wife team weren't married at the time, and this was their first collaborative project for a client.

  • short order

    This pint-sized space presented architect Brandon Pace, AIA, LEED AP, with an outsized challenge: design a functional, comfortable, and stylish kitchen in the volume many new houses would devote to a walk-in closet.

  • Product Pros and Cons: Tankless Water Heaters vs. Conventional Storage Tanks

    How to determine which system is right for your homes?

  • open season

    Part of a remodeled master suite, this earthy, serene bath occupies what was once the worst spot in the house.