Author: Patricia McMahon

5 Kitchen Styles and How to Find the One for You

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Style is very easy to recognize with your eyes – it’s easy to tell a modern kitchen design from a rustic one – but often harder to decide what style o=is best for you. After all, you will be equally drawn to chrome as you are to aged wood. Here are 5 of the top kitchen styles, and a few tips on how to decide which is right one for you.

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Thermostatic Shower Valve: How It Works

Snip20170215_17One of the worst things that can happen when you are taking a shower is when someone flushes a toilet or kicks on the dishwasher and the shower water turn scalding or ice cold. It can lead to second and third degree burns and with children and the elderly it could mean a trip to the hospital. So, you have two options; 1. Redo your entire plumbing and put in pex lines that are not connected like traditional plumbing but allows you to have dedicated lines to each item that needs water. Or 2. You can install a thermostatic shower valve. This valve is hands down the most reliable way to obtain constant water temperature.

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10 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom

Your bedroom is where you go to find comfort after a long, hard day, so it deserves a little TLC. You’ve probably been scared off from completing bedroom renovations for multiple reasons, money being at the top of the list. However, when it comes to making your bedroom a cozy oasis, it doesn’t need to coast a fortune to add major comfort. Below are our 10 budget-friendly tips to turn your bedroom into a cozy, relaxing area. Read More

Remodeling, Updating and Improving

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Home Remodeling

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When you are finally ready to do “something” with your home the question is not WHAT but WHERE. Taking on a remodeling job can be nerve racking, time consuming and costly with the potential to not increase your home’s value unless you are smart about the remodel. First you need to decide which room to remodel first once that decision is made you need to choose a plan that will not only give you the updated look you want but also add value to your home. Photo Credit: adamcowherdconstruction.com  Read More

What Makes A House “Green?”

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When people think of green, some may think the color green, and some may think Earth.  Some people just don’t know that when you “Go Green, you will be saving money on bills by cutting back on water, electricity, energy, and even building materials. Another phrase to use besides “Go Green,” is “Eco-friendly,” Read More

Bathroom Tile Flooring Trends

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Bathrooms and tile go hand in hand. They are no longer limited to the floor, but it is more and more acceptable to use tile on your walls. With so many tiles to pick from, where do you start? Here are a few examples of tiles that would look stunning in nay home. Read More

Small, But Mighty Bathrooms

Small bathrooms are a burden to us all. We could always use more space, but physical limitations prevent many from expanding their current bathroom. A terrific, easy and cheap way to make your bathroom seem larger is with paint. There are plenty of ways to make your small bathroom feel larger, but few tactics give your bath more of a punch than paint. If you think your bathroom is small, but want that real master feel, be sure to check out our 10 painting tips to make your small bathroom seem larger. Read More

Tariffs and Trade Wars

If you have been following the trade war with China, you will see that it has been taken to an entirely new level. There has been an increase in tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from the previous 10% rate. That is a huge increase for imported products. This has been placed on many different products such as minerals, consumables, flowers, ivory and the list goes on. What is a tariff and what effect will it have on imported goods into the U.S.? Read More

Deciding on a Bathroom Mirror

Choosing the right bathroom mirror for your home is important to your choice of style and necessity. These mirrors are always bigger than most other mirrors found in any home. It might also have to double up as storage space in some cases. The first thing that should be done during the process of mirror shopping is to measure the space it will be displayed in. You will then want to consider other add-ons needed to make the room complete. Read More