Month: April 2018

Porcelain vs Ceramic: Do you know which is best to use?

When you look at tile most people don’t know the different benefits between porcelain and ceramic just that they are similar but the price can be significant.

The clay used in manufacturing are different, as well as, the temperatures used to bake them. One of the biggest difference is how much water they absorb, this can be very important when selecting which one to install and where. Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5% and ceramic 1 – 3% water.

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Faucets That Function

You’ve probably seen the commercial: A well-dressed couple meets with their architect. Without a word the woman reaches into her bag and pulls out a sleek, polished nickel faucet and says “Design a house … around this.”

While you might find the notion extreme, it may not be far from reality for someone creating their dream kitchen. Today’s faucets aren’t just a delivery system for water to the kitchen sink, they’re a style statement.

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High-Tech Showers

Bigger is better when it comes to showers these days. Dual-income families want bigger showers — or at least ones that look bigger — with multiple shower heads so everyone can get ready for work at the same time, but before you run out to look at new showers, you’ll want to know more about what outfitting a large shower entails.

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Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

Whether you’re looking to block out the neighbors, hide an unattractive view or carve out some dedicated space in your backyard, creating privacy can sometimes be a tricky pursuit. But there are actually a lot of great options depending on your space and your family’s needs. We’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for creating some private spaces in your backyard or on your balcony this summer. No matter what your budget is or how tiny your space is, we’ve got a solution for you.

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Maximize Value Home Exterior Project: Gutters

Gutters might not seem like the most glamorous home improvement project to date, but they serve a critical purpose, and might in fact, be one of the best projects you can take on for the sake of your home’s protection. While a nice bathroom or beautiful kitchen might steal the show your roof and gutter will help to preserve the home.

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Budgeting for Your Bedroom Remodel

How Much Should You Spend?

How much money you’ll spend to give your master bedroom a fresh look depends many factors, including the remodel’s scope, where you live and unexpected problems that arise during construction. Costs for different types of projects vary widely, and the features you choose can be as expensive as your budget allows.

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7 Spring-Cleaning Tips

If spring is in the air, don’t let a musty house spoil it. Spring is already a time of year where our bodies are going through seasonal changes and adjusting to every plant blooming at once. Don’t have your home be another reason you’re feeling anything less than your best. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

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Warm Bedroom Color Schemes

A mix of warm colors on you walls and flooring can turn any bedroom into a cozy retreat that can wrap you in comfort as you settle into bed at the end of a long day. Such colors can help take the chill off north- or east-facing rooms, and they’re good choices in rooms with small windows or no windows.

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Top Roofing Materials

Updating any room in your home adds value room from your kitchen to the bathrooms and even the basement and bedrooms adds value. One of the biggest updates you can do is to your existing roof not only does it add value to your home but communicate your home’s look and feel. While roof framing, preparation and proper installation are always important, the material you choose for your roof can bring the exterior of your home to the next level.

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