If proper safety measures aren’t taken, the bathroom can be a safety hazard in the home, especially for homeowners who are older and more prone to falling. To combat the bathroom’s slippery nature, follow a few simple steps to create a safe and practical environment that satisfies people of all ages, levels of ability and physical stature. Here are some easy ways to make your bathroom an accid… Read more...
When building or remodeling a home, flooring materials are often chosen for function and general aesthetic, sometimes without regard to the space’s other interior-design elements. This common mistake can lead to a decrease in your home’s resale value. Be aware that choosing a flooring material and design is your opportunity to create a cohesive, amazing interior with a floor you’ll be proud… Read more...
Wood is a natural living material, elegant and sophisticated. Combined with its warm characteristics, it has opened up a beautiful world of design options in countertops for homeowners today. Despite the versatility, timeless elegance and durability wood offers, many homeowners are apprehensive regarding the use and care. Here are reasons why you should consider a wood countertop, as well as some… Read more...
Whatever its size, every kitchen or bath can benefit from efficient storage solutions that help maximize space. Here are some of the latest options for smart storage. Linen-closet luxury Maximize your linen closet with ample storage for everyday items and at-a-glance, on-the-door shelving for toiletries. Laundry stays out of sight but within reach, with glide-out chrome wire baskets stylishly co… Read more...
Kitchens are the spaces most reviewed when evaluating a home’s interior. Because of this, cabinetry is one of the biggest and most important investments you can make in your home. So it’s no surprise that keeping your cabinets looking fresh and impressive is important to your home’s value. The good news is that aesthetic improvements can also lead to increased function—whatever your budget… Read more...
As the green movement continues to expand in popularity, manufacturers are taking note and creating more eco-friendly products. When it comes to countertops, one of—if not the most—eco-friendly options is a recycled material. According to Courtney Cachet, designer and TV personality with Cachet Enterprises, this can mean recycled glass or a recycled concrete (Portland cement and ash mixture).… Read more...
Paint isn’t paint when it’s a stain! Since spring cleaning can often involve painting, it’s helpful to know where to use paint and where to use stain. Both finishes are composed of the same three components: solvent, binder and pigment. With stains, however, the binder (the part that produces the surface film) is only a small part of the mixture. Therefore, stains penetrate the surface while… Read more...
Wood countertops look beautiful, but oh, the upkeep! They scratch. They stain. They aren’t water resistant. Many people still hold these perceptions to be true and have passed them down from generation to generation. If that’s your perception of butcher block wood countertops, think again. Today’s wood countertops and islands are so well made that the maintenance is minimal. Check out the fo… Read more...
Show Highlights:MAKE YOUR HOME NEW AGAIN at the 33rd Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show! For 3 days only, the Cobb Galleria Centre transforms into Atlanta’s largest marketplace for home improvement products and services. Take advantage of one-stop shopping for everything for your home, inside and out and talk face to face with hundreds of participating companies offering you the latest home remo… Read more...
Homes are all about personality, and it’s often the details that make the difference. Whether you want to provide a gorgeous entrance for your guests or just want to open up your home to let the outdoors flow in, windows and doors are important—and necessary—accessories to any house. “Windows and doors can determine the style of the home, whether it’s craftsman, Tudor, cottage, colonial… Read more...
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- Aging in Place
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- Attic Renovations
- Bathroom Renovation Trends
- Choosing Between Remodeling or Moving
- Countertop Finishes
- Custom Bar
- Energy Efficient Windows
- Frameless Shower Door Options
- Granite & Quartz Countertops – From Selecting them to Caring For them
- Granite and Marble Countertops
- Guide to buying a frameless shower door
- Hardwood Floor Refinishing
- Hardwood Floors - What You Need To Know
- Home Spruce-ups and Remodeling
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Kitchen Counters
- Kitchen Refacing
- Kitchen Remodeling Q&A
- Making Your Home Energy Efficient
- New Cabinet Installation Costs
- Prepare for a remodel
- Remodeling Costs
- Remodeling for Resale
- Remodeling Myths
- Retractable Screens
- Shopping for Lighting and Lighting Trends
- Shopping for Lighting and Lighting Trends
- Shower Design
- The Benefits of replacing your windows
- Where To Find Kitchen and Bath Items
- Which Garage Door Is Right For Me?
- Why Invest in Replacement Windows and Doors?
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