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  • Home Repairs You Should Not Attempt Yourself

    When was the last time you pulled your own teeth? Drew your own blood? Gave yourself a – cough-cough – physical? Chances are, never. You know that when it comes to your health, some things are better left to a professional. Well, home repairs are no different. There are many simple maintenance tasks you can…

  • Why You Should Consider a Kitchen Cabinet Update

    Even if you’re not interested in a full-on remodel, updating your kitchen cabinets can be a great way to fall in love with your kitchen again, especially if you’ve been living with the same old cabinets for years.  Not only do new cabinets look great, but custom cabinetry can help solve flow and organization problems…

  • Five Uses for Ceramic Tile in Your Home

    Ceramic tiles have long been loved for their beauty and durability. In fact, people have been using ceramic tiles for millennia. For instance, the Romans were famous for installing intricate mosaic ceramic tile designs on their floors, which are often excavated perfectly intact thousands of years later. Talk about a long-lasting material! The Egyptian Pharaohs…

  • Oregon Home Remodeling: 3 Trends in Northwest Renovation

    The recession has lead many people to seek simplicity and efficiency. Rather than the extravagant additions and opulent materials of the ‘nineties, home remodelers in the Pacific Northwest are reporting a thirst for soothing, simple designs. Portland home remodeling styles reflect this broader bent toward a simpler life. This article presents three major remodeling trends…

  • Solving Your Bathroom Lighting Dilemmas

    When it comes to bathroom remodeling, enhancing the lighting is one of first steps to take to produce a well-manicured change. A well-lit bathroom accents the décor, feels inviting and complements your reflection in the vanity mirror. Once just a mere washroom the size of a closet, bathrooms today are multifunctional and are considered a…

  • Three Lighting Ideas to Make Your Kitchen Pop

    These days, the kitchen is the social hub of any home—party guests congregate there, and families share details of daily life there. To provide a warm, inviting atmosphere for social engagement, kitchen lighting fixtures should “pop out” as unique. Yet the kitchen must provide utility as well as beauty. There must be sufficient lighting for…

  • 15 Home Remodeling Don’ts

    Looking to improve your home with some creative home remodeling? Thinking about bringing in a contractor? Be careful. According to the Better Business Bureau, home improvement businesses are one of the highest consumer complaint areas. BBB president David Polino reports that, many contractors earn great ratings, “stand behind honest ethical standards, and are committed to…

  • Tips for Designing a Home Office

    These days, a home office is the norm, not the exception. It’s not only entrepreneurs that need a work area at home. With the world shifting from a 9-5 mentality to a more flexible, individual perspective, many people are working from home. Even if your boss isn’t so progressive, it’s important to have a pleasing…

  • Home Additions that Make Financial Sense

    The house that looked perfect when you moved in may seem too small just a few years later. Families grow and expectations shift. If you find yourself snapping at family members because you have no extra space in your home, it’s time to consider an addition. There are many reasons why people choose home remodeling…

  • What Siding Repairs Can Do for You and Your Home’s Value

    Aluminum and vinyl siding requires far less maintenance than wood siding, but it’s still not totally maintenance-free. Any exterior structure will require regular maintenance to offset the effects of the elements. If siding panels are coming loose, it’s time to look into siding repair. Although major manufacturers often imply that homeowners must replace all siding…