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Hiding Tech in a 100-Year-Old Home

Hiding Tech in a 100-Year-Old Home

You can stash those modern speakers – or even disguise them By Ed Wenck It’s a constant “ask” from those who are trying to modernize their homes while preserving the aesthetic of a bygone era: Can we hide this stuff? The answer’s usually yes — current speaker technology allows placement in walls and ceilings, and … Continue reading

5 Steps to a Home Remodel

5 Steps to a Home Remodel

Remodeling Done Right. The Easy Way. As a homeowner, there is nearly always a laundry list of projects with time and budget constraints when it comes to a home remodel. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel. Step 1 – Identify … Continue reading

A Home Within A Home

When a homeowner looking to update their three-season porch hired Architectural Building Arts, they had no idea how amazing the transformation would be. The client had recently downsized and was working on making this house their new home. When they contacted the Architectural Building Arts team, they had already renovated their kitchen and were looking … Continue reading

Stop, Drop & Roll: Fire Safety Must-Haves for Remodelers

By Julia Buerger, Electrical Merchant, The Home Depot A fire ranks among a homeowner’s worst fears. Presenting protective measures at the start of remodeling planning can build confidence with customers and demonstrate your interest in their needs and safety. With October’s Fire Prevention Month observance underway, there is no better time to catch up on … Continue reading

7 Reasons to Heat with a Small-Duct System

By: Scott Intagliata, Marketing Director, Unico, Inc. Homeowners and remodelers have many choices when it comes to retrofitting central heating systems.  Many of the same advantages found with small-duct central cooling, like that available from The Unico System, can be experienced on the heating side as well – with some additional features that aren’t available … Continue reading

How to Talk with Clients: Remodeling for Retirement

By: Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. How do you talk about aging when you are interviewing a new client about their remodeling project? In a recent interview with Stephanie Loucka, Director of the Ohio Department of Aging, she said, “People just don’t like talking about aging. Builders and remodelers need to have a conversation with their clients to … Continue reading