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Easy Reference: Standard Heights for 10 Household Details Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨ Search for a home builder who can simplify the construction process, or stumble upon a landscape designer who can make your landscaping dreams a reality.Browse top designers interior portfolios, from high-quality cook ware and a decorative plate set to ideas for remodeling […]

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Bathroom remodeling requires a plan

By Marcie Geffner • Bankrate.com The bathroom is the smallest room in most houses and, along with the kitchen, one of the two rooms most often remodeled. Limited space is typically the chief constraint in a bathroom remodeling project. That’s because the usual floor plan is only about 8 feet by 5 feet, and once the essentials […]

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A Kitchen Transformation

Sometimes we look at the end of a project and forget what it took to get there.  After the dust settles, the sub-contractors have left, the paint fumes have died down and the trips to the parts store have come to a slow trickle, you can find yourself looking at a finished product and not appreciate the […]

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Improvements to Consider

Reprinted from the September “Real Estate Adviser” Making sound investments in your home can improve the “bottom line” when the time comes to sell your home. The trick is, knowing what to improve. Making home improvements prior to listing it is a common practice. However, improvements should be selected carefully if the primary goal is to […]

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Beauty and History of White Marble

No longer shunned from the kitchen, white marble is increasingly used for countertops. It offers a warm, classic look unparalleled by other stones and color ranges. Also, there is a long history of white marble quarries and usage, in both Italy and the United States, which you are part of when you select white marble. […]

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Advantages of Natural Stone

AFFORDABILITY: When assessing the affordability of natural stone, consider durability, lifespan, uniqueness and timeless quality. These characteristics make it clear that natural stone is very affordable. AVAILABILITY: Many vendors stock slabs in nearly 250 varieties including marble, granite, limestone, slate, travertine, onyx, quartzite, and tumbled stone. CARE & MAINTENANCE: Natural stone, when properly sealed, is […]

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Kitchen & Bath Statistics

HOMESIGHT: The Five Stages of Kitchen Remodling By Tom Troland, Senior Market Analyst- Home Categories, Meredith Research Solutions and Art Spinella, President, CNW Research Without question, the kingpin of consumer home remodels is the kitchen. It consumes more attention, energy, finances and complex decision-making than any other project, short of building an entirely new house. […]

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What's On Top In Your Kitchen

by Kimberly Janeway – Wednesday, June 16, 2010 provided by Granite remains the biggest seller, having accounted for 56 percent of kitchen-countertop sales in the past year, according to the NPD Group, a market-research company. Quartz (Caesarstone and Silestone) and laminate (Formica), each with 13 percent of the countertop market, trail granite in popularity, followed closely […]

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Everyone Needs a Copilot

Spouse, parent, friend, counselor, teacher – all are, at times, a Copilot for your life.  Each has a specific purpose and calling.  In the most traditional sense, a Copilot is a backup or second pair of eyes and hands.  To a commercial Pilot, the Copilot shares the load and tasks of flying the plane.  There is no doubt […]

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Everything Old is New Again

One of the first questions I am asked when starting a remodeling project is “What is popular these days?”  – according the the National Kitchen & Bath Association, traditional is still the tradition.  The interesting change seems to lean towards simple traditional instead of modified traditional  What does that mean?  Use good quality traditional looks […]

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