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  • Check It Off!: Utilize This Simple Checklist to Ensure An Efficient Home Renovation

    Below is a helpful list that will serve as a guide to making sure your home renovation is the most efficient and stress-free experience as possible. Strategize:  Prioritizing – How long have you been needing a second bathroom? Is it more important than a wet bar, perhaps? If you have 3 or more people living in the […]

    Posted on February 25, 2017 Read More
  • DIY Projects: 10 Creative Ways to Put Leftover Tiles & Remnant Pieces To Good Use

    If you’ve ever gone through the process of purchasing kitchen countertops or ordering tiles in general, then you’d know that having extra unused pieces is considered the norm within the home remodeling industry. You always want to make sure you add at least 10-15% on top of the actual amount of tiles you need in order […]

    Posted on December 3, 2016 Read More
  • A Refresher Course for Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

    We’ve said it many times: your kitchen MUST have a backsplash in 2016. It’s no longer an option; it’s a requirement. Below you’ll find a few guiding principles when it comes to choosing a kitchen backsplash. Make sure it matches your kitchen’s color palette: Because your flooring, wall color, countertops and appliances bring different colors to the table, […]

    Posted on October 4, 2016 Read More
  • Follow These Steps To Avoid Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

    When it comes to bathroom remodeling (or any remodeling project), mistakes can be made. So, let’s explore the ways you can avoid repeating the same bathroom remodeling mistakes made by homeowners across the country. Know Your Tile Budget We know how tantalizing beautiful tile can be, but it’s critical that you find beauty at a […]

    Posted on September 30, 2016 Read More
  • Fall-Winter 2016 Organic Glamour & Interior Design Trends

    The end of summer has officially arrived so it’s only right that we take a look at our predictions on what this year’s fall & winter interior design trends have in store for us. Although some trends will have continued since the beginning of the year, others will particularly blossom in the “Organic Glamour” movement during this […]

    Posted on September 28, 2016 Read More
  • Everything You Need To Know About Marble Countertops

    Marble is a material that’s been used for hundreds of years in homes and public venues, but the debate regarding its durability and maintenance persists among designers, contractors and homeowners. The reason being is that marble is a natural stone tile that ages, changes and wears over time. It’s gorgeous given its classic white and gray veining, a classic and highly-coveted look […]

    Posted on September 12, 2016 Read More
  • Adding Tile to Your Upstairs Bathroom or Bedroom? Make Sure to Hire a Top-Notch Tile Installer

    Adding tile to your upstairs bathroom or bedroom area must be done right. If you’re considering an upgrade to your upstairs flooring or carpet with natural stone tile, be aware that a successful outcome is dependent on a quality installer. A successful tile installer is necessary, especially if you live in a home development that was built […]

    Posted on September 1, 2016 Read More
  • What’s Trending: Tiny Mosaic Tile Murals

    Starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans, mosaic tile was one of the oldest ways to turn walls or floors into something more than just a blank canvas. Since then, tiny square tiles have been used to create a mixture of art, architecture and design while adding beautiful patterns to any space. They were even used to tell stories in […]

    Posted on August 26, 2016 Read More
  • Why Porcelain Tile Is the Right Choice over Ceramic Tile

    “What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?” Our clients tend to ask this question since porcelain and ceramic tiles are often grouped together by their common material: clay. Specifically, they’re both made from a mixture of clays, sand, and water, and are kiln-fired to approximately 1400-1500 degrees.  They are then divided into two groups, one referred to as non-porcelain […]

    Posted on August 19, 2016 Read More
  • Hardwood vs Wood-Look Porcelain Tiles: Which Has the Upper-hand?

    One of the greatest dilemmas and recurring questions homeowners face when trying to decide on flooring, especially if they love the look of wood is, “Should I go with real hardwood or a porcelain tile that looks like hardwood?” What if we told you that achieving the look of real hardwood without the maintenance of […]

    Posted on August 18, 2016 Read More
  • Reader Question: “Can We Achieve Our Dream Kitchen for $15K?”

    Since our readers often ask us questions like the one below, we thought we’d use today’s blog post to answer one of them: “Can We Achieve Our Dream Kitchen for $15K?” Yes and No. Your dream kitchen is how you define it. Some people define a dream kitchen as having the finest materials at every turn, be […]

    Posted on August 17, 2016 Read More
  • Looking Ahead: What Design Trends Can We Expect in the Fall Season?

    As the summer winds to a close, now is the time to prepare for the emerging fall design trends. Because many of the current design trends involve a less-is-more approach, such as neutral colored walls or solid-colored natural stone countertops, the goal is to be able to adjust to the season’s design trends without remodeling an entire room. Below […]

    Posted on August 15, 2016 Read More
  • 10 Ways to Affordably Redecorate Your Home

    When redecorating your home, it’s critical that you know your budget ahead of time while establishing some ground rules such as opting for timeless design choices and being patient. Mistakes happen when you rush your designers or contractors to complete their work as quickly as possible. Also, spend your money wisely and only splurge when necessary. […]

    Posted on August 11, 2016 Read More
  • Let’s Talk About Slate…

    It’s been a while since we’ve explored the virtues of slate tile flooring so let’s start with the basics. Slate is a thin sheet of metamorphic rock which is stain-resistant, natural in texture, strong and beautiful. Slate has many attractive qualities but it’s not a material that can be used universally in every room or […]

    Posted on August 8, 2016 Read More
  • A Refresher Course on Why You Should Renovate Your Kitchen

    Because we often talk about the trends or materials you should consider when remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to take a step back and reassess the reasons WHY you should remodel your kitchen. Below you’ll find half a dozen reasons why you should finally remodel your kitchen: A Central Hub for Your Family and Guests: Kitchens are no longer a […]

    Posted on August 4, 2016 Read More
  • A Refresher on 2016’s Bathroom Design Trends

    It’s important to reiterate what the trends are in bathroom design as of 2016. That way, when preparing to renovate your bathroom, you are armed and ready should you decide to design your bathroom yourself or hire a designer to help guide you. Let the following 8 trends lead your bathroom renovation so your remodel has a […]

    Posted on August 3, 2016 Read More
  • 10 Unique Ways to Use Natural Stone in Your Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of most homes and the place where family and friends gravitate to the most, whether it’s to do homework or entertain each other. So, when the time comes to update your kitchen, consider its size, brightness, shape and surrounding rooms when making any remodeling decisions. The visual appeal of your kitchen should also account for its adjacent spaces […]

    Posted on August 1, 2016 Read More
  • The Latest Flooring Trends That You Should Know About

    The World Floor Covering Association recently disclosed the latest in flooring trends and products. And as one might expect, durability, low maintenance, environmentally sound, pet-friendly and high-tech were among the most common attributes per today’s trends. Depending on the person, flooring is often the first aspect of your home that guests look to upon arrival. Some would say the […]

    Posted on July 29, 2016 Read More
  • Want a Restaurant-Caliber Kitchen Inside Your House? Here’s How You Can Do It

    Creating a commercial-style kitchen inside your residence is easier than you might think in 2016. If you have the right open-plan layout and the proper appliances, you’d be surprised what your home’s kitchen can become despite having less space than most restaurants. An upgraded kitchen, especially one that resembles a commercial kitchen, only increases your resale […]

    Posted on July 28, 2016 Read More
  • Large Format Porcelain Tiles Continue to Trend Up

    We’ve talked about it before but large format natural stone tile, specifically porcelain, continues to be one of the hottest trends in the tile industry. Currently, natural stone tile has the most selection, versatility and sizing options than ever before but it was only a matter of time before small tiles (a few inches) became even bigger (a […]

    Posted on July 25, 2016 Read More
  • Affordable Upgrades, Improvements and Design Ideas for Your Backyard Pool

    Since it’s summer time, we’re taking this opportunity to write more about seasonal topics such as affordable ideas, upgrades and improvements to your backyard pool area. There are many ways to make the most of your backyard pool so your enjoyment is maximized while investing in your home’s resale value at the same time. Landscaping: One […]

    Posted on July 23, 2016 Read More
  • Home Remodeling Designed For Your Pets

    Close to 64% of U.S. homeowners have pets. They are a huge part of some of our lives and are considered to be family members to most. In lies that statement alone is why we are more likely to show our appreciation towards their loyalty and company by creating more livable, pet-friendly arrangements in our […]

    Posted on July 21, 2016 Read More
  • Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal Especially During Summer Months

    For some parts of the country, the summer is the only time of year where outdoor improvements can be made to a home. So, with curb appeal on the mind, let’s evaluate a few ways you can boost your home’s exterior so you improve your own impression of your home as well as prospective buyers impression […]

    Posted on July 20, 2016 Read More
  • Be Bold with Your Kitchen Backsplash

    Everybody knows the kitchen is your home’s headquarters or control center. Your family gravitates to the kitchen to eat, cook, watch TV or hang out. The same can be said when you’re entertaining guests or prospective buyers of your home. A memorable kitchen backsplash is typically the first aspect of your kitchen that people recognize because it’s […]

    Posted on July 19, 2016 Read More
  • Luxury Bathroom Design Ideas Are Endless

    Designing a luxury bathrooms is not the first priority on most people’s to-do list, but since we often talk about affordable ways to remodel a bathroom, it’s time to take a look at the luxurious ways to improve your bathroom’s look. Keep in mind, features that require structural renovations, such as a sunken bathtub, a steam room or sauna, need […]

    Posted on July 18, 2016 Read More
  • How to Take Care of the Various Surfaces in Your Home

    In today’s hectic world, it’s important to come home to a clean and calming environment. Cleaning the various surfaces in your home requires a little knowledge to be rid of dust, dirt and germs on a regular basis. Today’s homes have a wider variety of surfaces that require specialized products and techniques in order to properly […]

    Posted on July 14, 2016 Read More
  • The Most Talked About Style Trends for 2016 Home Renovations

    Personal style is simply a matter of preference or choice when renovating your home. The choices are endless, but in the end, style should speak volumes about who you are. Whether you prefer a contemporary or traditional look, even a blend of both, please note that trends come and go. There are many surveys that measure the pulse of what […]

    Posted on July 13, 2016 Read More
  • 5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Remodel with Natural Stone Tile

    From morning until night, life is jam packed for most families. When the time comes to relax at the end of the day, most people like to find peace and tranquility when they walk through their home’s front door. If your home is lacking that welcoming vibe, it may be time to consider a renovation with natural […]

    Posted on July 11, 2016 Read More
  • Home Renovations Are On The Rise According to Lenders

    According to lenders across the country, home improvements and renovations continue to be on the rise. This is a byproduct of lenders becoming more flexible when it comes to providing loans so homeowners can put that money right back into their properties. After all, lenders know that most home improvements are a sound investment, especially […]

    Posted on July 7, 2016 Read More
  • The Latest in Luxury: Trending Bathroom Renovations

    Every year, The National Kitchen and Bath Association releases a report that describes the trends in bathroom design. For 2016, this trade group listed what clients prefer in their private space. Per the report: Homeowners are seeking a feeling of relaxation, a spa-like quality in their redesigned bathrooms. That also includes less flash and more comfort-based […]

    Posted on July 5, 2016 Read More