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Industry Trends

As the year began, kitchen and bath trend forecasters made their pronouncements about what changes we should expect to see in 2015.  Are those trends indeed trending?  According to Michael J. Berens o...

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Introduces 6 New Colors  New to the color palatte are Aged Pewter, Night Grey, Rich Espresso, Gray Slate, Pearl Gray and Deep Ocean. Visit James Hardie’s Color & D...

According to Libby Smoot of the Trex® Company, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors remains a strong desire for homeowners as we head into the 2015 outdoor living season. Trex talked with ...

If you’re trying to predict the future, you might want to read this first According to Tom Koulopoulos of Inc. magazine, for the next few weeks the Web will be littered with predictions for what...

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head. According to Mitchell Parker, Houzz editorial staff writer, if ...

You hear people say that houses just aren’t built the way they used to be, that true craftsmanship is a thing of the past. Is it true? Marilyn Lewis of MSN Real Estate  asked experts — a homebu...

Smart contractors and remodelers realize homeowners want a project to reflect their unique style and taste, and that’s especially true when it comes to exteriors. Siding dominates the outside of a hom...

For the past three years, remodeling spending has continued to increase partly due to a consistent number of kitchen and bath projects. In 2011, remodeling spending was $276 billion for homeowner and ...

As residents of one of the very first suburban areas in the nation (Levittown which started construction in 1947), our million plus housing units are aging along with our population. With mortgage rat...

Looking toward 2014 already? See what social media trends are coming over the horizon. Some networks are here to stay and will continue to grow, while others are already stale. Determine where you sho...