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Remodeling Predictions for 2021

In this episode, Pro Remodeler, and industry author and speaker Mark Richardson, bring together a group of Remodeling Industry Thought Leaders to share predictions for 2021. Their insights are smart, daring, and not what you expect.

This Week's Segments

2020 changed the world in a lot of ways, more…

2020 changed the world in a lot of ways, more than we probably realize. It changed how people relax, communicate, work, live.

It certainly changed business in remodeling. But how exactly? We speak with three veteran business owners and remodelers—Brian Gottlieb of Tundraland, Michael Anschel of Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build+Architecture, and Bill Baldwin of HartmanBaldwin Design/Build—to better understand how last year has impacted their expectations and priorities for 2021, and how it may have also created a few serious opportunities for the market.

Also, homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy in and out of their homes. Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute share the biggest privacy pain points on the latest installment of The Weekly.

A recent survey by John Burns Real Estate…

A recent survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting revealed that many homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy, both inside and outside of their homes.

Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute point out some of the biggest privacy pain points for homeowners and how new homes can address them. 

Three of the most well-known, eloquent leaders in…

Three of the most well-known, eloquent leaders in remodeling—two from the design-build side of remodeling (Michael Anschel and Bill Baldwin) and one from home improvement (Brian Gottlieb)—join me to discuss how 2020 has shaped expectations and priorities for the new year.

We discuss the value of being able to shift scale quickly, how virtual comms are both here to stay and ready to be forgotten (depending on who you ask), whether now is the time to add services and expand your market, and more.

Last year was tough for remodeling, but not as tough as expected. And as we find out during our conversation, it actually created quite a few opportunities for business owners.

PRODUCTS Editor-in-Chief Nigel Maynard share a…

PRODUCTS Editor-in-Chief Nigel Maynard share a handful of tips to help trade professionals deliver affordable and beautiful countertops.

SGC Horizon Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini…

SGC Horizon Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini previews The Weekly, including a home built by an all-female crew and a remodeler who is grappling with retaining quality subcontractors. 

Milwaukee remodeler Abby Binder discusses the…

Milwaukee remodeler Abby Binder discusses the difficulty of holding onto subcontractors in the current labor-challenged environment in several markets across the country and reveals universally applicable insights on subcontractor loyalty and alternatives to subcontractors altogether.

Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House…

Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House That SHE Built, a project built by an all-women skilled-labor team from the Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building, and slated to be shown in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including how a NARI chapter in Wisconsin that pulled off a live, 2,000-person event without incurring a single case of COVID-19, and why a total cost of ownership analysis can make high-performance housing cheaper than code-built homes.

NARI Milwaukee hosted a Fall Home Show in October…

NARI Milwaukee hosted a Fall Home Show in October with approximately 2,000 attendees over three days. With robust safety procedures in place, including a universal mask mandate, the organization reports no confirmed cases linked to the event.

Diane Welhouse, executive director for NARI Milwaukee, shares how the team pulled it off, how their show is different from national shows like IBS, and why they decided to host their event in person.

Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building…

Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building Analytics, lays out a formula that shows how total cost of ownership makes high-performance housing affordable to buyers ... and benefits builders who want to provide better-quality housing.

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony…

SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including a lively discussion about transparent estimates, smart tech for older homeowners, and a new product that just might alter production housing as we know it.

How transparent do you need to be when estimating…

How transparent do you need to be when estimating remodeling jobs? Some say totally, some not so much.

Aging in place and smart technology expert Ryan…

Aging in place and smart technology expert Ryan Herd discusses what smart technologies are best suited for homeowners wanting to age in place, along with gaining a deeper understanding of what older adults want and need from a home.

The Haciendas, an experimental production home…

The Haciendas, an experimental production home project by Oaxaca Interests LLC, in Dallas, Tex., uses modern design and unconventional materials for its efficient, single-level floor plans, among other features generally foreign to most production builders.

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini…

SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini introduces this week's segments:

  • Re-thinking your homebuilding marker
  • Rethinking your bigging strategy
  • and a quick peek at some products you won't see at 2021 IBS