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Color is Back for Home Décor

Gray has, for many years, been the neutral tone of choice for home owners who wish to have timeless looks that won’t date. That’s changing now as people move away from cool grays with blue overtones to warmer, natural tones and splashes of dark color. For exteriors, creamy white is providing a fresh outlook and …

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Guide to Choosing Colors for a Reno

You are a seasoned pro, so it’s easy to know which colors go with building materials and finishes, but it can be difficult for homeowners to visualize the final product once their reno is done. Your work may be impeccable, but if they don’t love the finished product, you’ll be stuck with unhappy customers. While …

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Modernizing your Construction Marketing

The construction industry is seeing unprecedented change in a sector that is traditionally resistant to new ideas. One way the industry is changing is the use of offsite building and technology to improve productivity thanks to the construction labor shortage. Technology is also changing the way builders market themselves, especially since millennials and Gen Z …

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How to Help your Job Stay on Budget

The construction industry is notorious for going over budget and not delivering on time. While there are many legitimate reasons for that, it doesn’t make for happy customers. Here’s how to stay on budget without eating into your own profit margins. Keeping records of your running costs is the best way to ensure that you …

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On-site Wood Panel Storage Guidelines

The APA Engineered Wood Association provides comprehensive guidelines for the storage of wood panels on site. Correct on-site storage will allow plywood and OSB wood panels to acclimatize to conditions on the building and prevent a plethora of framing problems down the line. The APA outlines several guidelines on the correct storage of panels to minimize the conditions that can lead to buckling and ridging; after all you’re protecting your investment.

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WiFi Connectivity in New Builds on the Rise

If you are wondering how to build homes with greater appeal to buyers, installing tech is the way to go. A recent survey found 35% of construction companies building single-family homes provided the infrastructure required for a “smart home”. One way to do this is with the installation of a home WiFi network. According to …

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