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  • 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…

  • What You Need to Know About Kitchen Appliances

    Anyone who has been through a custom kitchen remodel can tell you that it’s no easy task. Any successful kitchen remodeling requires hours of planning and careful budgeting. However, the reward for homeowners can be great, not only in terms of increased usability, but also financially. Experts usually estimate that kitchen remodels recoup 75% of…

  • Bathroom Remodel: Shower vs. Bathtub?

    Are you dreaming about transforming your utilitarian bathroom into a soothing oasis? You’re not alone. As the country slowly emerges from the recession, homeowners across the country are attacking this tiny but important room, and no wonder. In today’s hectic digital environment, the bathroom is the final sanctuary; it’s the only place where you can…

  • Reface or Replace? Solving Your Kitchen Cabinet Dilemma

    If your kitchen is in need of an upgrade but you are not ready to completely remodel, one option is to give the room a facelift by updating your kitchen cabinets. You can reface cabinets, which gives them a new exterior look but does not change the basic structure, or you can replace them with…

  • 5 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

    In most areas of the home, you can get by with a little paint and some clever use of window treatments to mask the fact that your house hasn’t been updated since the Reagan administration. The kitchen, however, does not lie. If your kitchen is out of date, no amount of paint, gingham and tchotchke…

  • Refresh Vs. Remodel: What’s the Difference?

    Remodeling can be a scary word. If houses were relationships, a embarking on a home remodel would be like giving a diamond ring. Once you start, you’re committed to see it through to the end. The cost of remodeling can be a prohibitive factor for homeowners who are looking to make improvements on a tight…

  • Five Things to Include in Any Bathroom Remodel

    The bathroom is a place where you can lock the door and get some “me time.” If you consider your bathroom to be barely functional enough to meet your basic restroom needs, a bathroom remodeling project may be just what you need. Remodeling your bathroom can help you create an oasis within your home where…

  • 5 Exterior Home Improvements that Add Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal is the Holy Grail of real estate these days. If your home doesn’t make a positive first impression, chances are prospective buyers won’t even bother to walk through the front door. Fortunately, there are some relatively low-cost exterior home improvements you can do that have a huge impact on curb appeal. Even if…