10 Key Features of HVAC Systems

It’s probably not news to you that, while the first considerations when buying a new home are usually the plumbing fixtures, cabinets, countertops or floor treatments, the heating and cooling system is often the feature with which most people are dissatisfied after they’ve lived in the home for a while.

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Is Ductless Heating and Cooling for You?

Ductless HVAC systems (or mini-split systems) are beautifully efficient and provide consistent room comfort. No more walking into a cold kitchen or bathroom because it is in the back of the house and the furnace or ac system isn’t strong enough to push the air. But the decision to install is different for every homeowner.

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Granite vs. Quartz

There are few design elements that spark heated debate and divide homeowners as much as granite and quartz. But is one really better than the other or is it merely a matter of aesthetics? To help break down the granite vs. quartz quandary, we came up with five categories to help show the differences between the two. At the end of this article, you can vote for which one you prefer. Before we get into all of that though, what exactly is granite and quartz?

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The Kitchen and Dining Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Who else scrolls through Pintrest, creating dream boards of all of your favorite kitchens dining rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms? Whether they come to fruition or not is beside the point – either way, you have the perfect home pictured in your mind.

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8 Things That Make Your House Look Dated

No one wants someone to come into their house and tell them that their bathroom or kitchen needs updating or worse that everything they have makes the home look dated. Trends come and go out of style quicker than a dog downs a dog treat. That doesn’t mean that because you have something one day and it goes out of style the next day that you should just get rid of everything and start over. Here is a list of 8 things that are currently out of style and can make your home look so 2010.

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Which New Colors of the Year Will Reign in 2018?

The 2018 Colors of the Year have been unveiled! Now, take a look at what shades leading industry brands are calling the stars of their fresh, new color palettes. Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Open-Concept Floor Plans

If you’ve recently watched an episode of any home improvement show, you’ll know that the current trend among homebuyers is an open-concept floor plan. While this way of living has its major upsides, you may want to consider whether it is truly the right concept for you. Below are some pros and cons to an open floor plan. Check it out and see whether an open floor plan is a good contender for your home. Continue reading

Cheap vs. Steep: Bathroom Countertops

Countertops are expensive. It’s as simple as that. Countertops can easily be one of the most expensive components of a bathroom remodel. If you are considering changing out your bathroom countertops, look below to find which options may fit into your budget. Continue reading

Small Kitchen, Smart Design

Kitchens are the center of a house for some people. If the kitchen is small, then it is so hard to enjoy all the perks that come with a kitchen. Clever layouts and storage solutions prove that small kitchens can be functional and fabulous. Below are several ways to design your small kitchen to make it suddenly seem like it isn’t so small after all.

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Adding Laminate Floor

Laminate is the chameleon of the floor world. It can emulate hardwood, tile or stone, and it gives you those looks at a lower price. This durable, affordable floor surface resists stains, fading and moisture, and installation is a snap. It won’t develop character the way wood does and it can have a hollow sound when walked on, but its sturdiness makes it a favorite for many homeowners, especially those with kids and pets. Continue reading