Archive for the ‘Home Improvement/DIY’ Category

Contemporary or Traditional. What’s Your Decorating Style?  It’s time for you to redecorate your home. How do you know what style you prefer? Some styles are pretty self-explanatory and specific: rustic, French country, coastal, eclectic, or industrial. But how can you tell if you prefer traditional versus contemporary? These two styles seem to be the […]

Questions to ask Before Putting an Addition on Your Home Let’s be honest, we all dream of changing up our homes, revamping the space or adding on to expand our living areas. But before you dive headfirst and start your home addition remodel, there are several things to consider. Adding on to your home is […]

With every passing year, new ideas that change the way we occupy our living space arise and evolve. Right now, homebuilding is full of incredible innovations — from technology that once felt like science fiction, to creative new ways to bring in the great outdoors. Everyone wants their home to be unique, designed specifically for […]

Everyone knows that the kitchen is the epicenter of a home. Whether it’s a quiet night with the family, or entertaining with a group of friends…inevitably people gather in the kitchen. And most assuredly, the sink area is where we gravitate to continue our conversations as we prep dinner or clean up post meal. Which […]

Choosing the right homebuilder is as important as choosing the home’s floorplan or a new neighborhood. It’s a decision that will affect you—positively or negatively—long after your home is built. How do you know what builder is right for you? Unfortunately, you most likely will have to rely on your instincts to make that decision. […]

Ideas for the Perfect Laundry Room There are some tasks in life that are tedious and never ending. Laundry is most definitely near the top of that list! Laundry rooms have traditionally been banished to the dark recesses of a home’s basement, mud room, garage or utility closet. The noise and utilitarian look of washers […]

How to choose between a Deck and a Patio Deciding on the right outdoor living space should be well thought out and planned. A deck or patio can add a lot of enjoyment to your home. However, a homeowner needs to take into consideration local building codes or the terrain of the site to find […]

Countertops: Quartz vs. Granite. What’s the difference? A new kitchen countertop is a big investment in your kitchen remodel budget. Not to mention, once you pick a look, style and material, you will have to live with it for a very long time. So what to choose? Interior designers or your local home improvement store […]

Since its first recorded use in 1509 – on a ceiling at Christ’s College, Cambridge – homeowners have been wrapping their walls with decorative printed paper. The 18th century was a golden age for wallpaper. Industrialization in the 19th century brought it to the working classes, and ruined it for the chic and rich. By […]

The kitchen operates as the heart of the home. A space where we cook, enjoy food and socialize. It’s where homework is done and family meetings are had. And it’s where guests gather even though the dining room table is set and a fire is roaring in the living room. There’s something about the kitchen […]