The right roof for your porch ceiling

Whether you are adding a new porch or remodeling the existing porch, getting the right roof and ceiling for it is crucial. If you don’t have the right roofing you might get leaks or it isn’t right because the color is off. Some homeowners will use their porch all year long and install an outdoor kitchen. Making sure your porch is safe from the elements is extremely important for the longevity of this space.

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Why Soffits and Fascias Are Important

There is more to remodeling your home than your bathroom or kitchen. An exterior soffit is located on the span beneath the rafter tails, while the fascia is the exposed horizontal band you see at the end of the rafters. These architectural elements found along the eave area do more than just add visual interest and give a finished look to your home. They help protect the exterior of your house by keeping out pests like bats, birds and squirrels, and give you a way to disguise ventilation for your attic.

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Surviving a Bathroom Remodel

Count on dust, noise and traffic from trades that you’ll probably get to know quite well as they become part of your daily grind. Remodeling gets messy. And then there’s the inconvenience of construction encroaching on your most personal space—the bathroom.

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6 Tips to Make Your Kitchen Appeal towards Buyers

When selling your home, you want it to appeal to buyers, right? The kitchen is considered the heart and soul of the home. It’s where the food is prepared, but also where memories are made. People really do care about what the kitchen looks like. Continue reading

Extra! Extra! There’s a New PlumbTile Page! Read All About It!

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for something new to come from PlumbTile. With the New Year beginning, we are pleased to introduce our new “Other Brands” page on our website.  We are committed to bringing you the best of the best and that doesn’t stop with materials for your home. Information is a vital player in remodeling your home and the more information we can offer you, the better! Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive collection of Other Brands products on the web. Continue reading

5 Trade-Offs to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen

It would be great to have an unlimited budget for a kitchen renovation. But the fact is most of us do not. And that’s OK. Compromises of one form or another are part of the process, even for the rare homeowner who enjoys a bottomless budget and expansive square footage.

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Newest and Coolest Inventions to Update Your Kitchen

Do you want to upgrade your kitchen without the hassle of remodeling? There are tons of smart gadgets on the market today that will help update your kitchen and will make cooking and clean-up so much easier.

Drop: A Wi-FI equipped food scale, Drop works with a recipe app to make baking simpler. If you’re short on an ingredient, it can adjust measurements, offer substitutions and give you screen-by-screen illustrated instructions as you cook.

Hiku: The ultimate fridge magnet, this smart device creates your grocery lists. Just use it to scan barcodes, or speak into it for things that don’t have them. It will add the items to an app that is always ready for when you are heading to the grocery store.

DaysAgo: This is perfect for those of us who never remember how long ago we made those leftovers. DaysAgo is a digital tracker with a suction cup. You can attach it to an item when you first open it, start the timer, and it will record how many days have passed. Simple and helpful.

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo: Do you ever experience those unexpected late nights at work and then your food overcooks in the crock-pot? Fret no more! Set this Crock-Pot in the morning, then check the temperature throughout the day on your phone. You can even turn it off from your desk. This will ensure that your dinner will be ready as soon as you are.

Range Thermometer: Do you struggle with using a regular meat thermometer? The Range aims to make roasting less intimidating. All you have to do is insert the Range into the deepest part of your cut of meat, set the ideal doneness temperature and its app will notify you when dinner is cooked to perfection.

Taylor Digital Measuring Cup: When baking, precision is critical. The Taylor Digital Measuring Cub goes by weight instead of volume. It can even automatically convert from ounces to grams, so you won’t even need to spend time trying to figure out how many ounces are in a gram.

CinniBird: Are you one of those people who love drawings or writings in your latte? If so then the CinniBird is the perfect way to go. You will be able to jazz up your drink with the “spice pen,” that lets you write, cake frosting-style, using a thin line of ground spices.

Kitchen Storage: You Can Never Have Enough!

In terms of storage space in the kitchen, you can never have enough space or storage. When remodeling your kitchen, you can always buy cabinets that come with all the storage features you will need. That could eventually get pretty costly. Let’s look at your dream kitchen so far. You have just painted your space, replaced the lighting and have a beautiful tile on your floor. Now you are at your cabinet. You wanted to save some money to be put towards an upgrade to your flooring. Instead, you decided to re-face your cabinets, hardware and add storage space. Continue reading

Should I Sell or Stay in My Home?

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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