Choose Countertops with Confidence

Your countertops play a starring role in your kitchen design, helping set the style and tone for the heart of your home. There are so many options, from granite to wood to glass. You’re afraid of making a bad decision — and who wouldn’t be? But choosing your kitchen countertops doesn’t have to be difficult. By determining your design profile, you’ll learn what works for you, making choosing countertops easy and fun.

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Green Kitchen Updates

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s also the resident energy hog. Plus, your kitchen contributes its share of indoor air pollution through cooking fumes and gases from flooring, paints and countertops.

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Bathroom Sinks 101

Bathroom sinks come in a range of possibilities, from simple, functional bowls to complete ensembles with integrated cabinets and countertops. Sometimes called “lavatories,” bathroom sinks are a designer’s dream, with styles that are quietly practical or wildly artistic, with prices to match.

Sinks come pre-drilled to fit various faucet configurations or undrilled for custom faucet installations.

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Tile Kitchen Countertops

While many homeowners reserve tile for floors and backsplashes, tile countertops can be an excellent—and affordable—option. Ceramic tile is impervious to heat and water, and when properly glazed, it won’t stain. Proper sealant helps ensure grout won’t discolor or stain, and large-format tiles cover a lot of area with minimal grout lines. Still most popular out west, ceramic tile is a solid option worth a second look. Continue reading

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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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

Choosing the Right Countertops

When replacing your countertops, whether kitchen or bathroom, you have a multitude of choices. But which one is right for you and your space? Some of the most popular are granite, ceramic tile and laminate. Here is some information about different material choices so you can make the best decision for your space. Continue reading