Do You Know The Signs It Is Time to Replace Your Carpet?

Wall-to-wall carpeting can be a blessing and a curse, even to the most careful homeowner. Some homeowners decide to replace their flooring with tile or hardwood and then add an area rug to have the best of both worlds. Proper maintenance can definitely extend the life of any carpet. All carpets that have high traffic areas will need to replaced sooner or later. Some of the signs are obvious, such as, wear spots, stains, color or difference. But some signs are more subtle so you will need to know what they are.

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Is it time to replace your windows? What you need to know first.

Like everything in your home over the years windows will become outdated and because of this replacing them might not be the only option. If you are considering and kitchen or bathroom renovation then windows will be on your radar. By replacing your windows you will have less drafts, the new windows will be easier to clean, lighter to open and close and the safety featured will be substantially improved. They will be more cost efficient as well. So what are some of the things you need to know before you make the investment.

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Make the Most of Your Deck Decor On a Budget

Once the temperature starts to rise we all want to be outside and soaking up the sun! Your deck is an outdoor oasis so make sure it shows off all aspects of who you and your family are. Enclosing your deck allows you to use it all year long. Think about the flooring, colors, furniture and even putting in an outside kitchen. Your deck décor will a big factor in the how much time and enjoyment you get from your outdoor space.

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Bathroom Lighting 101

Bathroom lighting is generally one of the least thought about items in the home, given the amount of time we spend in the bathroom you would think this is top priority. The lighting in your bathroom should get the same attention as the lighting throughout the rest of the home. Most modern bathrooms are more than just a pit-stop in your day it is now a place to relax and recharge. Homeowners are now adding a spa tubs, shower systems and even steam showers.

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Kitchen Cabinet Trends, Don’t get left behind!

Stainless steel appliances always receive so much admiration in a kitchen design, but what about your kitchen cabinets? You know the things that hold your food, dishes, and are equally as important as anything else in the kitchen. They are beginning to get the attention they deserve. The moment you change up your kitchen cabinets, you can completely change the kitchen’s personality or vibe. It really is that simple. Below are a rundown of six trends that are happening to kitchen cabinets today.

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Bathroom Transformations

New technology transforms our day-to-day lives, from bringing the internet to our kitchens to stoves that can be programmed to turn on, cook and shut down without you being there and refrigerators that will tell you when you are out of milk. The “smart home” is quickly becoming the norm and our bathrooms are keeping pace with the new technology. Here’s a look at the trends:

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Finished Basement: Get it right the first time!

I love a basement, in every home I have bought or rented I have looked for a basement. If it wasn’t finished I mentally tallied up the cost it would take to finish it. What kind of flooring I could put there, the lighting, furniture and built-ins I can add. But finishing a basement or taking a portion and finishing it can be costly if not done correctly the first time.

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Cheap Kitchen Countertops

There’s no doubt that a kitchen overhaul can be pricey. From cabinets to flooring to accessories, the final cost of a remodel can be rather large, especially if you aren’t careful with your budget.

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Vinyl Flooring in the Kitchen

A popular choice for kitchens, this resilient flooring is a versatile, economical option. Vinyl comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that mimic hardwood, ceramics, and stone. The surface’s elasticity and warmth make it comfortable to stand on, and plates, cups, and glasses often won’t break when dropped.

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Bathroom Lighting

That single, small lighting fixture protruding from the middle of your bathroom ceiling doesn’t cut it by today’s lighting standards. What to do? Alternative sources of general lighting include recessed ceiling fixtures and indirect lighting that bounces off the ceiling or the walls. Adequate task lights have become a must, too.

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