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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

Refrigerators and Freezers Part Ways With Monogram Columns

By: Megan Robison Hulsman, GE Appliances Kitchen renovations historically have revolved around your wide-open refrigerator and freezer space, which were always one unit. The problem? This doesn’t align with how people live anymore; how they cook, entertain or want their kitchen to be designed. The solution: Monogram Columns. “Kitchen design today is all about customizing the space to … 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

2017 Chapter Community Service Award Winners

Each year, NARI honors those who really make a difference in our industry.  On Friday, April 7, 2017 the following six chapters were recognized for their contribution and commitment to Remodeling Done Right by building communities, supporting neighbors and improving the quality of life of those nearest them. Chapter Community Service Award The Chapter Community … Continue reading

Platinum Partner Provides Small-duct HVAC Solutions for Older Homes

NARI welcomes its newest Industry Partner, Unico, Inc., at the Platinum level to develop relationships with NARI members nationwide. Maker of small-duct heating and air conditioning systems, Unicos’ partnership with NARI will focus on collaborating with remodeling contractors who face challenges of adding central air in older homes, as well as options for home additions that would be … Continue reading

6 Steps to Help Clients Understand Their Style

by Jason Walsh and Patrick Ege, Masonite Homeowners and home buyers are blessed with seemingly endless options across numerous product categories. But amid all those choices, many find themselves overwhelmed, unable to narrow down home designs and styling to meet a specific focus. Remodelers can take this as an opportunity to guide clients in understanding … Continue reading

Net Zero Energy Homes

Can remodels reach zero energy? By Steve Russell A recent post on NARI’s blog noted that “94% of remodelers are involved in one or more types of energy savings upgrades,” based on a survey of 621 NARI members. These upgrades ranged from duct insulation to high efficiency furnaces. The number one upgrade? Insulating the building … Continue reading