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Why Your Clients Need Recessed Lighting

Guest Blog from The Home Depot Although it may be a standard project for contractors and remodelers, installing recessed lighting can be a challenge for clients who may desire this modern look but lack the time or handy skill to make the switch. Lighting can change the atmosphere of the space and highlight positive elements … 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

Detailed Findings Regarding Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Energy efficiency upgrades was on topic as part of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) survey which polled 621 NARi members who are part of the research panel. A dominant proportion of remodelers—80 percent—discussed energy efficiency with homeowners. Interestingly, 94 percent of remodelers are involved in one or … Continue reading

How I Built My Business: Bluestem Construction

I got interested in remodeling by renovating properties for myself about 20 years ago in Denver -basically because I couldn’t find a home that I could afford to own. I had studied art and education in college, and started my career working in a large engineering firm working on environmental and infrastructure projects. I also … Continue reading

Green elements sell houses

When the homeowners came to Botond Laszlo, CR, CKBR, GCP, president of Marvelous Home Makeovers LLC, they had no intention of selling their home any time soon. In fact, they were taking a phased approach to remodeling, slowly updating their home while making it more efficient with green remodeling. “They wanted to make their house … Continue reading