How-To: Make a Kitchen with Modern Style

Updating a kitchen is more than just installing brand new Jado fixtures or Herbeau sinks. The entire look of the kitchen needs to be taken into consideration. How do the cabinets make the room feel? How about the different in color and texture between the counter tops and floor? Are the stylings of the drawer pulls congruent with the contours of the oven hood? So here’s a guide with an eye to modern design.

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How-To: Remodel On A Budget

budgetDespite all the news I’ve been hearing of slowly coming out of the recession, I’m still feeling pinched. I get the feeling I’m not the only one. However, being in this economic condition lends me to re-think how I advise customers who want to remodel their home. Too many people think they’ll need more than $10,000 to get moving on their design ideas. Continue reading →

How-To: Prepare your house for Winter guests

Sweet winter homeGot family and friends crowding into your home for the holidays? We all know that leaving our comfort zone for another place to live in for a few days can be stressful. That’s why this blog is going to show you how to prepare your house to accommodate heavier usage than it usually does. With more people in your home than normal, there may be a small flaw you may have gotten used to, but could put a damper on your guests’ stay there.  Here are some easy, quick fixes that are essential for getting your home into tip-top shape. Continue reading →

How-To: Avoid a Remodeling Disaster

After seeing this article:

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I realized that many design rules are forgotten in all the excitement of designing a bathroom. Paint colors are being chosen; maybe a fancy new faucet fixture or tub spout is being purchased for the remodel. Whatever may be happening, details can escape one’s notice until it’s too late. Forgetting something like the highlights on a piece of furniture or the correct dimensions for your available space can cause a lot of headaches, wasting time and dollars. Continue reading →

How-To: Prevent and Clean Mold

moldy ceilingMold (or mildew) is a source of constant conflict in the homeowner’s battle to keep the home clean. While mold is a natural component of the air we breathe, their little spores making up the dust we see floating in the air on a sunny day. It’s when these spores take hold of a surface and start a mold colony that it becomes a serious issue for households.
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Remodeling vs Moving– What should you do?

remodelingWith housing costs going still going down it’s less and less likely that you will get a good return on the house you own on the seller’s market. Homeowners are fretting left and right about their investment devaluing, making reselling a scary and stressful process. If it’s no longer profitable to move out of your own house, then the question that ought to be addressed is, ‘Do you really need to move?’
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10 Easy Energy and Money Saving Tips

eco-earth-friendly-eventsWe’re in the middle of spring, so now is a great time to start optimizing your home and habits towards more eco-friendly practices. As we get closer towards summer, energy costs go up due to more air conditioning, showers and water-cooling being used. In addition to this, using any appliance will warm the house, counteracting any cooling you may attempt.
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