News & Opinions
The latest news and insights from Hanley Wood’s outspoken experts and key thought-leaders throughout the residential and commercial design and construction industry.
Jeff Kida / REMODELING / September 10, 2013
Can you remember a time when the government actually made something better? (Save for those times when they had to step in to fix a problem they previously created?) I can’t. So why do I find myself making an argument for more regulation?
Here’s why. As a kitchen & bath design firm we derive our income by selling materials to both homeowners and contractors. We too struggle to deliver quality products and services on a playing field that is becoming increasingly more uneven and murky. I can only argue value in the quality of my products and services to clients that will listen.
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Anthony Flint / The Atlantic / February 1, 2013
In a town just north of Boston recently, the planning office was abuzz. Developers had the audacity to buy a property on a quiet street near a desirable elementary school, and were giving the house a major overhaul – tripling its size, and hoping to sell it for $1 million. They needed only a building permit; the rest of the project required no approvals for zoning or anything else.
This wasn’t the dirtiest word in established metro-area communities – the teardown – but it was essentially the same thing. The term in vogue now is “mansionization.” The planners were worried aboutRead More