Top 5 Updates that Bring Value To a Home

The first update that can really increase the value of your home is doing a minor bathroom remodel. Updating your bathroom can become costly if you replace the tub, tile, sink toilet and vanity. You are looking at about $10,000 per homeadvisor.com. However, it is you will get a higher return in resale value. If you cannot afford to replace everything you can do small fixes. You can replace tiling on your bathroom walls or floors. You can use Porcelanosa Parker: Vintage Wood Porcelain Tile to really set your bathroom apart from others on the block. You can re-glaze your tub for around $300.00. Replace some old caulking and do some painting. Continue reading

Dangers to Your Floors This Winter

Unfortunately, if you live in a climate where it snows you may be faced with some salt on your roads or sidewalks. Although winter is beautiful, and we have a blast, the use of salt can be harsh on your wood floors. Usually brought in from your shoes which can stain and rot your floors.  And, if you don’t clean the stains quickly enough, they could permanently damage wood floors. Causing you to have to replace your beautiful floors. Now Plumbtile has some great flooring such as our Wow – Briques Handmade Floor.  But if you can save them first you might want to try some of our tips. Continue reading

The Latest Kitchen Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore

As time goes by, trends come and go. Green kitchen appliances slowly morphed into stainless steel. Tile backsplashes fade in the background as slabs take the forefront. Even the main purpose of a kitchen has reached an entirely new level. Oftentimes you may even find an area in the kitchen that can be used as a workstation using your laptop and charging stations for your mobile devices. Fully functional bars have also been installed, adding more of a reason for gatherings to ensue in the kitchen. Mudrooms and laundry rooms have made their way offset to most kitchens making it convenient for multi-taskers complete their daily chores better than ever. With so many trends taking over the common kitchen, it’s always good to keep up and possibly apply them to your own home.

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The Best Hiring Process When Looking for a Contractor

It is very difficult in today’s society to find a good contractor that can be trusted. Many individuals look to cut corners for an easy buck. Cutting corners in a kitchen or bathroom renovation might look good on the surface but after a couple of years the results might not be what you expected. For this reason, it is always important to take necessary precautions to cover yourself. Some ways to do that is to only pay a portion of the cost upfront. Have contracts specify estimated costs. Be sure to add what is expected of your contractor and when they should be completed with the project.

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Benefits to Having a Make-Up Air System

When it comes to good air and health in your home, it’s extremely important to consider having a great make-up air system in place. There are many benefits to explore as to why additional air circulation installation options should be considered.

Here are some reasons why you should have one of these systems in your home.

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Find the best layout for your large bathroom

You buy a new home and you have a large bathroom that needs to be updated or maybe it is time for you to remodel your existing bathroom and it is a large room. So how do you use the space to get the most from your room and budget? You might want to consider separating the tub and shower, include a beautiful double sink or even put in a bidet.

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Making your bathroom remodel affordable

Everyone knows that when it comes to bathroom renovation projects, it can get pretty costly. It’s always helpful to have a guideline that will help walk you through the process of doing it correctly. Especially if there is a way to go about it without dousing your creativity.

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The Process of Starting a Renovation Project

When it comes to renovating your kitchen, bathroom or whole home, many don’t prioritize it as they should. While the thought of it can be frustrating and tedious, it is important to understand the value of good renovation and repairs. It means less headaches in the future. A huge part of neglecting renovation is dealing with the amount of people involved and all of the things that go wrong. Above all, be sure to understand your rights as a consumer before starting any project or renovation to your home.

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Tips to Renovating Your Small Home

For a while, the trend was the bigger the better the house. In today’s society, it’s more popular to live in small spaces. Whether in the U.S. or abroad, residing in small spaces seems to be a permanent fixture in today’s culture. With this new way of living, designers and homeowners have developed many ways to make these homes livable, functional and as comfortable as desired.

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What you need to know about Stone Polymer Composite SPC flooring.

Did you know that the fastest growing flooring type is SPC or Stone Polymer Composite flooring? Most homeowners are trying to go as green as possible for their renovation options. Countertops and flooring are now being manufactured with composite materials. I know what you are thinking….every inexpensive piece of furniture that you have ever bought or put together built from composite has fallen apart and there is really no longevity. But that was in the past. Composite countertops and flooring are truly the wave of the future.

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