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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tile for Your Bathroom

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tile for Your Bathroom

Tile in your bathroom is amazingly versatile and beautiful. Consequently, it can be difficult to decide what kind of tiles to choose. Here are 10 tips that will help you select the best bathroom tiles for your upcoming renovation.

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Roofing Lingo – Keeping Up with the Contractor Conversation

Roofing Lingo – Keeping Up with the Contractor Conversation

When your roofing contractor speaks, it can seem like another language. In reality, there are just special names for the different parts of your roof. Check out some of the most popular terms and keep up with the conversation!

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5 Home Tech Upgrades You Need to Have On Your Holiday Wish List

5 Home Tech Upgrades You Need to Have On Your Holiday Wish List

Not sure what to add to your holiday wish list this year? How about some must have items that will make your home smarter? While home automation is still a new concept, homeowners are embracing this trend with open arms and fingerprint scans. From thermostats to house locks, your home can be made to respond to your voice, your fingerprint, or your smartphone. Not only is it a great idea, it's a perfect gift!

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The Home Checklist for Fall: Get it Done!

The Home Checklist for Fall: Get it Done!

To everything there is a season, including home maintenance. Your largest investment needs to be cared for and each season brings its own chores and project. Fall is a great time for completing summer’s projects and prepare your home for the worst that winter can throw at it. Planning ahead and completing some of these maintenance projects before the snow falls will make your life much easier.

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5 Kitchen Accents to Put the Finishing Touch on your Kitchen Renovation

5 Kitchen Accents to Put the Finishing Touch on your Kitchen Renovation

You’ve been thinking about this for months, maybe years: renovating your kitchen. You’ve already selected the cabinets and have set the overall style, but how can you make your kitchen renovation even more perfect? Accents and finishing touches. 

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Mistakes to Avoid Before Finishing Your Basement

Mistakes to Avoid Before Finishing Your Basement

So you’ve decided that you want to finish the basement and make it a usable space. Great!  It will be one of the most rewarding projects, both functionally and financially. Make sure you run through this quick checklist of things to do before you start.

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A Functional Home Kitchen: Inspired by a Commercial Environment

A Functional Home Kitchen: Inspired by a Commercial Environment

The kitchen is often the most used room in the house. It is definitely the room that should be designed to be efficient and practical. A poorly designed kitchen is more than just frustrating; it can create opportunities for trips, falls, and injuries. When we look at professional kitchen layouts and features, we can find some useful guidance to designing a functional kitchen at home. Here are some simple and easy ways to design your kitchen that will make it more usable and efficient for food preparation and gathering.

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Man Cave Must Haves!

Man Cave Must Haves!

It happened, you finally received approval to go ahead with your man cave. As your dream starts to become a reality, you really need to start making decisions about all of the things you want to have in it. Other than a Kegerator and wall-to-wall HD TVs, you might consider a few other additions that can make a man cave a complete and perfect place to hang out.

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Risks of Working with an Uninsured or Unlicensed Contractor

Risks of Working with an Uninsured or Unlicensed Contractor

It seems like it should be easy: You call a contractor, hire him to complete the work, and then he gets paid.  You don’t want, nor consider asking about licenses and insurance, but…

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Top Reasons to Remodel Instead of Moving

Top Reasons to Remodel Instead of Moving

It happens to everyone: you look around and realize that you need more space. Maybe you need a nursery or an office. Perhaps the bathroom is outdated or the kitchen drives you crazy. Then you say it.... “Should we move?”