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What are the Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops?

What are the Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops?

Available in nearly every color and style, quartz countertops are a modern and stylish addition to a kitchen. Like many other things in life, there are pros and cons to quartz countertops that homeowners should weigh before installing them.

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5 Ways to Help Keep Water Out of Your Basement

5 Ways to Help Keep Water Out of Your Basement

Basements and house foundations are often susceptible to water leakage issues. Most basement water proofing solutions are implemented "after the fact". While a drainage system in your basement is great, it's not preventative. Read on to learn more about five effective ways to waterproof the area around your home and potentially prevent major damage!

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Installing a New Roof? Here's How to Prepare For The Installation

Installing a New Roof? Here's How to Prepare For The Installation

Installing a new roof could be quite a time-consuming process. There is not a single end-all approach to roof installation, as everything might depend on a wide variety of factors. For instance, your location, your property, the materials used and the type of roof are some of the areas that will influence the installation procedure. Keep reading to learn more about five tips you should consider when a new roof is being installed in your home!

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Trending: Horizontal Wood Paneling (Shiplap, Beadboard & V-Groove)

Trending: Horizontal Wood Paneling (Shiplap, Beadboard & V-Groove)

The trending styles of paneling or cladding are rediscoveries of older styles. With a simple design that uses real wood, shiplap, beadboard, and V-groove, old styles are experiencing a renaissance for good reason.

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Trending: Polished Concrete Floors

Trending: Polished Concrete Floors

Concrete floors have been ignored for decades. Most people think of concrete floors as simply being factory flooring that is painted or covered in oil stains. The truth is that concrete floors have evolved to become something much more beautiful and useful. Today, the possibilities of these floors in both residential and commercial settings are nearly endless, from color to texture to application.

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3 Things Around The House You Need to Do Before 2018

3 Things Around The House You Need to Do Before 2018

Getting the house ready for the winter can seem like a hassle. Most frustrating is the feeling that you are going to be locked into the same house again for another year, with those projects and your to do list still outstanding. Now is the perfect time to get started with a few impactful updates that can make all the difference in how your home feels next year.

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Remodeling on a Budget? Consider Floor Sanding & Refinishing

Remodeling on a Budget? Consider Floor Sanding & Refinishing

When looking to upgrade or update a home, hardwood floors are often one of the places where homeowners drag their feet – literally and figuratively. Why? Most likely because of the inconvenience or mythical expense associated with it.

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10 Things You'll Need to Consider For Your Basement Remodel

10 Things You'll Need to Consider For Your Basement Remodel

Remodeling your basement and turning it into a more useful space is a big undertaking, but the rewards are just as big. To help make your remodeling project as rewarding as possible, here is a short list of thoughts and ideas you should consider when planning your basement remodel.

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An Energy Efficient Home in 2017

An Energy Efficient Home in 2017

Being energy efficient is no longer just a nice philosophy; it makes excellent financial sense. Until recently, items for your home that were truly energy efficient were so expensive that they weren’t cost effective; you would consistently lose money on the items you’ve purchased. Today, things like LED light bulbs, super-efficient furnaces, and even solar power systems are inexpensive enough to make them fill out the balance sheet well.

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Basement Finishing Tips: The Essentials

Basement Finishing Tips: The Essentials

It’s time. Time to turn that big open space that you call a basement into a great and useful living space. There are quite a few options: bar, gym, playroom, home office, or theater. All of them have a few things in common, but each also has specific aspects that you should plan for to make everything comfortable.