9 Steps To Remodel Your Kitchen

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So you finally got tired of looking at the peeling flower wallpaper on your kitchen walls, and decided it’s time to do a complete revamp. Great! But… Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners fall under two umbrellas. Some start by looking at appliances. Others start by collecting a mountain high stack of inspiring kitchen photos. Some decide they need more room. Some people find themselves in this exploration stage for a year or longer before they even start to seek out workers. Continue reading →

DIY: Tile Patio

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You have surely seen a tile patio, either at some of your friends’, or on TV. They look cool and are quite popular these days. And, more importantly they are affordable and fall into the DIY category. This article can serve you as a DIY guide for a tile patio. Of course, if you want a top-notch tile patio, you should use some of the tiles offered on plumbtile.comContinue reading →

Tips for Creating An Outdoor Kitchen Area

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Want to create an eye-catching outdoor kitchen that gathers a crowd? Many people are now taking the kitchen outdoors to enjoy nature while cooking. You can get the same options from your indoor kitchen for your outdoor kitchen. The largest difference between them is the exposure to the elements, so the best option is to go water-proof to avoid loss of durability and damage. An outdoor kitchen should complement the design of the home’s architecture and landscape. Here are some helpful tips in helping you make the best out of your outdoor space in the form of an eye-catching and crowd pleasing outdoor kitchen that is both functional and fun. Continue reading →

How-To install a backsplash and revamp your kitchen

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Ever wished you had an eye catching backsplash in your kitchen, but just not sure where to start? Use this helpful guide to help you install the kitchen backsplash you have always wanted, and take a step in revamping your kitchen.

First things first, measure the space you want to cover in tile, and make sure you have purchased enough tile to cover the whole space.  Also gather all the tiling supplies you will need: Continue reading →

Installing a Traditional Kitchen Tile Backsplash.

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Among the improvements for the kitchen is the replacement of a rather ordinary tile backsplash with one or more visually compelling designs. Below is a summary of steps, as well as a list of tools and materials used, as seen in this project.  Continue reading →

Top 5 Steps on How To Make Your Home Green

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As you build your new home, there are so many decisions you need to make. Location, style, materials…etc. But have you thought of ways you can save money as well as your environment? Adding Green elements can benefit you and your future in so many ways. You can add green materials and products that will help you gain in lower energy costs, and make the house more viable when it’s time to sell in the future if you wish.  Continue reading →

Tile Flooring Buying Guide

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So, you’ve decided that you want to install new tile for your kitchen, bathroom or any room, now what?  The first thing to keep in mind before you purchase the tile, is that the options are virtually endless.  Simply put, there’s something for everyone, for every style.  So, do some research and pick a style before you head to the store.  This way, you can make a more informed decision, and not become inundated by the numerous choices. The different styles, textures and patterns can make purchasing tile a difficult decision.  Here are a few tips to follow that will make your purchase a success: Continue reading →

How to Grout a Bathroom

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When you want to sell your house or just make it look and feel more modern and up to date the first thing you think of is the bathrooms. How can you make your bathroom the star of the party? Changing the fixtures will add that new look but it isn’t quiet done. Replace or recover your shower or tub, replace the vanity and mirror it is almost there still it looks a little dull no shine to it. Yep you guessed it Grout and TileContinue reading →

How to Lay a Stone Tile Floor

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If you are thinking about laying a stone tile floor, there are a few things to consider before you begin.  Naturally, you should have already measured the area where you will be setting the tile, and add 15 percent more to allow for cutting and fitting pieces around the edges. Then, think about whether or not your stone tile floor is going to be in a high-traffic area. Continue reading →

Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop Tile

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Kitchen countertops are the pride and joy of any great kitchen, which means picking the right countertop material, is an important task.  Asking yourself (or the cook of the family) some important questions will help in the search for the perfect countertop.   What is the priority in the kitchen; style, durability, usability, green factor or maintenance.  All of these items should go into choosing the correct countertop for your new kitchen.  Continue reading →