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Ideal flooring options for lake living

Of the many things to consider when building or renovating a home on the lake, one that is often under appreciated if not overlooked, is the importance of what’s beneath your feet. Let’s face it, when you own a home on the lake, chances are you or your guests are […]

To Tile or Not to Tile?

Cement, stone or ceramic tile has long graced the floors or walls of architectural buildings around the world from Europe to Asia and the Middle East. Also popular in North America, these tiles can offer permanent beauty to homeowners who are looking for an alternative to hardwood or engineered wood […]

Understanding Paint Sheens and What Works Best for Your Home

Choosing the right paint for your home’s interior involves more than just picking a color. To get the best life out of a paint job, homeowners should consider which sheen of paint will work best on walls, cabinets, trim and molding. Take into account the different types of sheens and […]

Keep Your Counters in Top Shape with These Tips

Any new parent will tell you that being sent home from the hospital without an instruction manual is terrifying. While buying or remodeling a home isn’t quite as comparable, knowing how to care for the materials in them is important. Earlier this year we gave some advice on keeping countertops, […]

Old Made New: How New Technologies Are Changing the Way We See Renovation Materials

Many people who are considering a remodel are skeptical when they hear certain suggestions, such as linoleum, vinyl or laminate. These materials have been stereotyped as cheap, outdated and even unattractive. Today however, thanks to new technologies made available in contemporary materials, these products can make a huge difference in […]