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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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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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Let Us Do Your Homework

Let us do your homework! The kids are back in school and the focus has changed from summer fun to fall homework – not just theirs, but yours too. Sometimes the kids need help with their studies, so you may consider a tutor. Why not consider the same thing for your own homework? Finding the […]

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Maintenance + Remodeling = ReMaintenance

So when does Maintenance become Remodeling?  And why should there be a difference?  Many people are putting off remodeling because of the current economic environment, yet one basic thing they are missing is the general maintenance aspect of remodeling.  That is why I’m inventing the word: ReMaintenance.  ReMaintenance is the method of replacing old, worn out, […]

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