• Where to Save or Spend Regarding Kitchen Remodeling

    Of all the improvements you can make to your home, the best return on the investment you can make comes straight from the kitchen. The price tag can range from $5,000 to $27,000 depending on whether a face-lift or total remodel is desired. Knowing where to save money allows the homeowner to spend money on […]

    Posted on February 14, 2018 Read More
  • 3 Key Home Trends

    Remodeling  your home can be a decision based on various reasons. Some homeowners remodel just before reselling in order to get an increased profit. Other homeowners are more inclined to stay put and want to update their out-of-date floor plan. Their goal is to age-in-place and enjoy their home in the meantime. Several things can […]

    Posted on January 27, 2018 Read More
  • Why Remodeling is Better Than Moving

    Research shows that the number one reason people move is because they grow tired of their existing home. Others are opting to remain in their starter home and remodel if their location is convenient or if they can’t find another home nearby that meets their expectations. It is not unusual that the cost of remodeling […]

    Posted on January 24, 2018 Read More
  • Difference Between Renovation and Remodel

    The terms “renovation” and “remodel” are often used to describe types of home improvements. Aside from people who work in the industry, most homeowners do not know the difference between the two. The difference in meanings depends on how deep the changes go. In today’s blog we provide you with a simple break-down of the […]

    Posted on January 15, 2018 Read More
  • Unusual Backsplash Ideas

    When renovating the kitchen, many homeowners are searching for creative alternatives to replace the expected. The backsplash is one area where the unexpected can prevail. The use of traditional tile, while always a safe choice, can be the one wall space area where you can have some creative fun with. Some options to consider are […]

    Posted on January 12, 2018 Read More
  • The Best Flooring for Dogs

    Homeowners with pets have another consideration to factor in when renovating their home. Dogs have their own ability to create wear and tear to flooring especially if the floors are soft. Pet owners would be wise to research the best types of flooring available before making a decision, in order to avoid a costly mistake. […]

    Posted on January 6, 2018 Read More
  • Luxury Looks at Bargain Prices

    There is agreement across the board that kitchen and bath renovations add value to your home. If you are contemplating updating these rooms, then you are also most likely considering using tile. The latest design trends indicate the use of high-end tiles for kitchen flooring, bath flooring & walls, showers, countertops, and backsplashes. Believe it […]

    Posted on January 3, 2018 Read More
  • How To Achieve a Vintage Kitchen Remodel

    If you are a homeowner desiring to remodel the kitchen with a vintage design plan, you are in luck. Preserving the past in an older home or adding a retro look into a newer home is made easier with kitchen products that capture the style and colors of decades past. (Photo credit: https://www.sarahgallop.com/) Mid-century cabinetry was […]

    Posted on December 22, 2017 Read More
  • When is the Right Time to Renovate?

    Homeowners often wait for a major appliance failure before realizing a kitchen remodel can no longer be put off. The option of just replacing the one item that failed or taking on the whole project is the question. Experts say it may just be the right time if the homeowner has had enough, especially if […]

    Posted on December 21, 2017 Read More
  • Tiles to Consider If You Have Young Children

    Anyone with children can tell you that floors are put to the test from toddlerhood to the teen years. Carpet and hardwood floors have their issues with stains, scratches and durability. Accidents, spills and never ending activities can speed up the shelf life of any flooring surface with a few exceptions. Tile flooring is one […]

    Posted on December 16, 2017 Read More
  • Sleek Bathroom Design Ideas

    The bathroom design industry is constantly changing, offering tremendously improved features every few years. New options are available such as self-cleaning toilets, toilets with bidet functions that include a modern, freshly designed look. These new trends, as well as others, are creating excitement and convenience to homeowners looking to update their bathrooms.   (Photo credit: decoist.com)  […]

    Posted on December 15, 2017 Read More
  • Don’t Fear Faux Materials If Your Budget is Tight

    If you love organic materials and real stone or brick, but don’t have the budget to support that kind of expense, you can turn to faux solutions. Brick walls can be replaced by panels of embossed “brick”. Natural stone countertops can be accented with imitation stone countertops. Most people can’t tell the difference but the […]

    Posted on December 11, 2017 Read More
  • Home Renovation Secrets

    To ensure a successful home renovation it pays to be prepared before the work even begins. For those who have survived past remodeling projects, they know many things come into play that can upset a smooth process and many who survived probably have some tales to tell. It is wise to expect some unexpected surprises, […]

    Posted on December 9, 2017 Read More
  • What Makes a Luxury Bathroom

    The master bathroom is the one room in a home remodel project that is, across all generations, being transformed into a luxury spa. Younger homeowners are preparing not only for their own future age-in-place needs but are also preparing for the possibility of caring for their own elderly parents. The exploding demand of the most […]

    Posted on December 7, 2017 Read More
  • Should Flooring Match in Open Floor Plans?

    If your home has an open floor plan with a patchwork of different flooring within the same visual field, what rules should be applied when any one of the types of flooring becomes worn and in need of replacing? It depends on who you ask. One designer might recommend a continuous flow of one material […]

    Posted on December 7, 2017 Read More
  • How to Add Wow Factor to Your Floors

    If you are a homeowner looking forward to installing floors that are capable of producing awe in the eyes of you and your guests, think mixed media. Mixed media floors combine natural stone with wood and has been a technique used for centuries. The challenge today is finding installers who have the expertise to craft […]

    Posted on December 4, 2017 Read More
  • How to Regrout Kitchens, Bathrooms and More

    If your home has tile flooring or countertops, you will want to know how to regrout. Sometimes only a small area of grout crumbles making the tiles vulnerable to damage. Other times the grout gets dirty and discolored from spills or from not having been sealed in the first place. Restoring the appearance of tile […]

    Posted on November 29, 2017 Read More
  • Landscaping Design Tips

    A beautifully designed home filled with well appointed spaces should extend the same thought process to the outdoor areas. Landscape design companies will blend the indoors to the outdoors seamlessly and artistically. Professional landscape architects will create a plan to mesh the style of the home to the elements of the surrounding area with the […]

    Posted on November 25, 2017 Read More
  • Signs Your Kitchen Needs a Remodel

    If your kitchen has begun to show some areas of wear or feels like it’s outdated, it may be time to renovate. There are some signs to be aware of that are helpful in letting you know the time has come. For some people, living through a total kitchen reconstruction is more than they can […]

    Posted on November 24, 2017 Read More
  • Green Home Remodeling Tips

    More than ever before, homeowners today are aware that they have a responsibility to be Eco-friendly when remodeling. Having a “green” home is not only in the best interests of the homeowner but it is also in the best interests of the community. The key to success is selecting the best products while saving money, […]

    Posted on November 22, 2017 Read More
  • Home Remodeling Trends According to Contractors

    In our previous blog we advised our readers as to which home renovation trends were booming according to Millennials. In this blog we’ll get into some remodeling trends based on the perspectives of their contractors. Contractors are expecting an increase in home remodeling this year according to statistics released by the National Association of Builders. […]

    Posted on November 21, 2017 Read More
  • Kitchen Remodeling Trends Among Millennials

    Millennial homeowners are now trending a different course than their baby boomer parents when it comes to remodeling their kitchens. The traditional styled kitchen that boomers prefer is not the look desired by homeowners aged 34 and under. Millennials are more interested in the long term as they consider the relevance of style, materials and […]

    Posted on November 20, 2017 Read More
  • 8 Unique Home Design Ideas

    Home design has had some memorable styles in the past as well as some not-so-memorable mistakes. Today, trends are changing rapidly with a younger generation driving the design machine. Eight trends in home design are making life comfortable and interesting as well as unique, compared to the past. 1). Right now one of the hot […]

    Posted on November 18, 2017 Read More
  • Essential Small Bathroom Remodeling Tips

    Just because an area is small doesn’t mean it is of less significance. Take bathrooms, for instance. According to statistics, aiming for bathroom remodels in general is a foolproof way to increase ROI’s (Return On Investments), racking in more than 100% of the cost. If you think about it, bathrooms are occupied every day so […]

    Posted on November 17, 2017 Read More
  • Simple Reminders on How To Save During a Kitchen Remodel

    The kitchen is the heart of most homes. It is also the room where more than just cooking takes place. A well designed modern kitchen combines areas designated for cooking, preparing, serving and entertaining family and guests. When the time comes to renovate or simply remodel, the kitchen gives back the investment made to improve […]

    Posted on November 16, 2017 Read More
  • Hot Trends Alert!: 2017 Interior Design Trends

    In our previous trends alert blog we expressed the urge of wanting to become one with nature. This year, that same longing is still present in our desires. Why is that exactly? Perhaps it is the growing use of technology that makes us feel a bit disconnected with everything and everyone around us. This longing for nature […]

    Posted on June 8, 2017 Read More
  • Renting Your Home? Install the Right Flooring That Attracts Renters and Boosts Your Home’s ROI Until It’s Time to Sell

    When upgrading your rental property’s flooring, it’s critical that you consider a few factors –– especially if you want to attract the right renter at the right price while increasing the long-term value of your home. However, to increase the resale value of your home during a rental period, you have to make sure you’re […]

    Posted on March 30, 2017 Read More
  • The Case for Outdoor Porcelain Tiles and Pavers Now That Spring Has Arrived

    There’s a common expectation among US homeowners that once the warm weather arrives, outdoor renovations can begin. However, many mistakenly wait until the summer time when contractors or tile installers at their busiest. So, first and foremost, make the most of the spring season and get a head-start on your home’s renovation plans. With that […]

    Posted on March 29, 2017 Read More
  • 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