There are two accepted methods in the TCNA Handbook for building curbless showers, CTEF’s Scott Carothers covers the finer points of each one. Really, there’s only one acceptable method and it has two drain options.
Spoiler: there’s no industry-accepted method to build a curbless shower with a traditional water-in/water-out design
Fireplace Mantle Clearances
How far away can you have combustible material, like wood, and not burn the house down?
This article helps make sense of fireplace clearances and differentiates between the two different kinds of fireplaces people have in their homes:
- Real masonry fireplaces with actual fires inside them
- The weenie “just flip a switch” kind that don’t heat anything
The Big 3 Sales Objections
Do you know what the big 3 sales objections are? Better yet, do you know how to handle them?
Remodeling Magazine has two good articles on sales this month.
One on managing objections and differentiating between statements and questions. A lot of objections are statements.
The other article is about letting the clients sell YOU on why you should work on their home. Think about this: If they are selling you, who is doing the talking, and who is doing the listening? Hmmmmm……
I highly recommend reading both of these.