For the average American, a house is the most expensive purchase they will ever make. In addition, any improvements made to a home add to its value, enriching your investment and increasing your equity. Not all improvements are created equal, however. Some improvements are considered a better investment than others. Traditionally, kitchen renovations, roof, window […]
With just a few more weeks of winter officially on the calendar, it’s the perfect time to begin looking forward to the spring season and the warm temps that come with it. The blossoms, the warm air, and the late evening sunsets are just a few of the things we have access to once we […]
Quick – when was the last time your home’s exterior was painted?
Chances are, if you can’t recall, perhaps it’s been a little too long. Experts recommend that wood siding get a fresh coat every 3-7 years while stucco can go anywhere between 5-6 years between coats. If you’re doing the math and finding that your […]
Did the holidays make you decide that 2017 is the year you’re finally going to do that remodel? Too many guests and not enough bathrooms? Not enough counterspace when you were whipping your feasts? Whatever remodeling project you’ve been thinking about, now’s the time to take the next steps. It’s time to start planning, establish […]
As if mornings weren’t tough enough, cold weather can make your shower floor icy cold and unwelcoming. You might run your shower for several minutes to warm the floor, seat, or walls before you even step inside, but they still might not be warm enough to stand on, sit on, or lean against. One of […]
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation says that one in four Americans are affected by asthma and allergies, with the main culprits are dust, mold, and mildew. Mold can grow anywhere there’s excessive moisture and it can grow on virtually anything in and around your home. Moisture doesn’t only lead to mold problems, it can also […]
Custom touches make your home unique, so have you considered breaking out of your cookie cutter style and adding an eye-catching feature (or two) to your home? Custom barn doors, barrel vault ceilings, dumbwaiters, hidden pantries, and safe rooms are just a few ways you can make a statement in your home.
Barn doors are […]
People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, but air contaminant levels inside the average new home are 2 to 5 times worse than the pollution levels outside. Everyday materials such as cleaning products, perfumes, hair sprays, and treated fabrics can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) but a major contributor to poor IAQ […]
The hottest thing in countertops is leathering. That doesn’t mean they’re made of leather, it means they look and feel like leather! Just as other home design trends have moved toward more textured surfaces (i.e. hand scraped hardwood floors, distressed furniture,) so have countertops. Leathered countertops bring a different dimension and an additional layer of […]
Kitchen cabinetry, countertop, and appliance trends are ever evolving and kitchen sink trends are no exception. Probably the most used appliance in the kitchen, the kitchen sink needs to conform to the style of its surrounding and the needs of its users. Although kitchen sinks are available in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes, […]