Questions to Ask Before Adding On

You’ve perused showrooms, flipped through home magazines, studied friends’ houses—and perhaps even found design inspiration in your own dreams. You have a clear idea of what your dream kitchen will look like, a budget, and perhaps a scrapbook filled with clippings, brochures and back-of-an-envelope sketches. But you’re not quite ready to start your addition project—until you ask yourself the following questions: Continue reading

Composite Decking

For an increasing number of us, a deck is as valuable as any other part of our homes. The number of decks built on homes in North America reached over 4.3 million units in 2004, and the construction of decks on homes has grown at roughly 5 percent per year since 2000, according to a study by Principia Partners. Continue reading

The Case for 2 Kitchen Sinks

While the majority of American kitchens have only one sink, the trend toward two is growing quickly in new construction and major remodels. Why would you possibly need two kitchen sinks — that is, if you are in the fortunate position to be able to afford this luxury? In a nutshell, for better kitchen workflow.

Why Having Two Sinks Is So Great:

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Common Mistakes When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Gearing up to remodel? Don’t start before reading our list of common kitchen mistakes.

  • Your kitchen is an island. Be sure to consider the way your kitchen’s look will gel with the rest of your home. An ultra-modern kitchen in a 19th-century farmhouse will stick out like a sore thumb. Keep architectural integrity in mind.

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Combining Elements Together in Your Home


Ancient civilizations believed that the four elements made up up everything in the Universe. While modern civilizations may not hold the same beliefs, there’s no denying that the four elements have remained very important to our lives and our sense of style for thousands of years. Continue reading

Beautiful Kitchen Without The Maintenance

Many have an idea of what their dream kitchen looks like. But before starting the remodel, they may come to a complete halt thinking about the amount of effort it takes to keep them looking breathtaking and clean. It’s obvious; who doesn’t want the gorgeous countertops without the effort? So how can you have your cake and eat it too? There are many other options besides granite that will make your kitchen the envy of the neighborhood. Continue reading

Should I Sell or Stay in My Home?


With the housing market up, it was nothing to upgrade your home as your family gets bigger, or your salary increases. But when the housing bubble burst, people started to stay in their home but look for ways to make it work and that usually meant remodeling your kitchen and bathrooms or adding additional rooms. So, which option is truly good for you and your family? Continue reading

Don’t Fall Into the Remodeling Disaster Trap


The Right Way to Remodeling

One of the most expensive mistakes made when remodeling a home is to remodel to yours or your family needs instead of for resale value. Now you may not even think about selling your home but most of the time when you remodel for your needs you have a lot of wasted space, but when you remodel for resale value you change your way of thinking. You now look at your home with a different eye and see all the space and how to use it, getting the most bang for your buck! Continue reading

Do I Need to Move or Just Remodel?


When you bought, your house did you think “This is it! The perfect house. Plenty of yard space, lots of room, this is just perfect.” And 10 years later the kitchen or bathroom is too small, everything is outdated and the family has out grown the rooms. Time to look for a new house…or remodel? Continue reading