Once the temperature starts to rise we all want to be outside and soaking up the sun! Your deck is an outdoor oasis so make sure it shows off all aspects of who you and your family are. Enclosing your deck allows you to use it all year long. Think about the flooring, colors, furniture and even putting in an outside kitchen. Your deck décor will a big factor in the how much time and enjoyment you get from your outdoor space.
In some areas summer has already hit and the thought of walking into your kitchen and cooking in this heat is a solid no go. Let’s face it we have all gotten pretty creative when it comes to summer cooking, preparing the meal in the mornings when it is cooler, spending a solid day preparing the main items of a meal so you only have to heat it up and even reducing the meal to sandwiches and cold salads. Anything to beat the heat! Read More
While many homeowners reserve tile for floors and backsplashes, tile countertops can be an excellent—and affordable—option. Ceramic tile is impervious to heat and water, and when properly glazed, it won’t stain. Proper sealant helps ensure grout won’t discolor or stain, and large-format tiles cover a lot of area with minimal grout lines. Still most popular out west, ceramic tile is a solid option worth a second look. Read More
The heart of every home is the kitchen
You spend a lot of time in the kitchen so you want to feel inspired and happy while you’re rinsing off dishes in the sink. Here are some jet set ideas for a new kitchen sink. Read More
Green design is a science, not an art. Some principles apply across the board, but many measures will depend on your home’s age, construction techniques used, building codes, local climate (temperature and humidity) and the land on which your home sits. If you’re going to get serious about green, you’ll want to do a lot of research and eventually some testing. To help you along, we’ve provided this list of recommended resources. Read More
You may have been thinking about maybe giving your beautiful home a new lighting makeover to bring out the elegant qualities that you would love to show off to family and friends. So, whether you want to just make a minor adjustment or a whole-house upgrade, we will give you some great room-by-room tips on bringing out the best lighting in your home.
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.
The DOs and DON’Ts of Home Remodeling
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
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
A faucet is a device for delivering water from a plumbing system. It can consist of the following components: spout, handle(s), lift rod, cartridge, aerator, mixing chamber, and water inlets. When the handle is turned on, the valve opens and controls the water flow adjustment under any water or temperature condition. The faucet body is usually made of brass, though die-cast zinc and chrome-plated plastic are also used. Read More