Build Your Back Yard Patio with Garden Pavers

Right Around The Corner!

Summer is coming and it’ll be time for barbeques before you know it. You want your lawn and garden looking its best. But what about your patio? What about the patio you keep meaning to build? Well, now is the time to get on that! [Read more...]

Bamboo Flooring- The Newest Hardwood Option

Hardwood Flooring!

Many people are choosing hardwood flooring due to its aesthetic appeal and its durability. Many types of hardwood flooring are available to the homeowner, including birch, cherry, exotic wood, hickory, maple, oak, pecan, and walnut. You can get engineered hardwood flooring or solid hardwood floors (the latter is usually more expensive). These floors come in high, medium, and low gloss types. The higher the gloss, the more apparent scratches and imperfections will be. There are different looks available in hardwood flooring, including distressed wood, hard-scraped wood, specialty wood, traditional wood, and parquet wood. [Read more...]

Types of Doors Available for Your Home

Several Door Options 

Interior entryways, exterior doors, French doors, accordion doors, bi-fold doors, sliding doors. There are many styles of doors to choose from, from the utilitarian to the decorative, and everything in between. Choosing what is right for you and your home can be a task at times. Knowing the difference in the types of doors can help you find the right match for your need and residence. Read on to find out more. [Read more...]

Window Cleaning

 Not Hard, Just Time Consuming!

Window cleaning doesn’t sound like the toughest of jobs. I mean, you grab some cleaner and a paper towel and you just wipe away the grime. It certainly isn’t one of the most difficult jobs around the house. However, it can turn into an annoying or even dangerous job when you are talking about all of the windows in your home. This can be especially problematic if you have a ton of windows or if your home has high windows that you need to get a ladder for. If this is the case, window cleaning can easily turn from a relatively simple job to a royal pain. [Read more...]

Spring and Summer Cleaning Means Being Aware of Mold Growth

Check Thoroughly! 

Before you go through the house and decide that it’s time for a deep clean this year, be wary of a potential danger in your home: mold. Mold growth is exacerbated by the heat and once the sun starts shining mold that has been dormant all winter long can decide to come back with a vengeance. This is because mold thrives on moist warmth, conditions which many homes are ideal for. Insulation, bathrooms, and flooring are all ideal places for mold. Mold that dies off during the winter will come back in the warmer months and the only way to dispose of it properly is by a professional mold removal service. [Read more...]

Remodeling With Techniques to Cut Energy Usage

Make Your House a Home

Our homes are our sanctuary, where most of us spend the majority of our time is in our home. Your going to have to perform regular maintenance, and from time to time you may decide to remodel or redesign. When your consider either remodeling your home, or redesigning a room, be sure to consider ways you can put your money to use in the long run! [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops

Considering Granite, But Not Sure?

Granite is a highly sought after material when it comes to countertops. Whether they are in the bathroom or the kitchen, they look lovely and are highly durable. For this reason they can also be pricey. On the plus side, the expensiveness of granite is another reason that people want it in their home. Granite says that you’ve got money and that you can afford an added touch in your home. For many granite countertops are the end all solution to upgrading their kitchen and an item that they simply must have. However, if you are on the fence as to whether or not granite is right for you, read on. We’ve got common pros and cons of granite so that you can weigh your options. [Read more...]

Indoor Flooring Idea: Brick

Got Dirty Floors?

Have you been looking around your house and thought that your floors look dingy? Is your carpet pulling up or your vinyl peeling? Do you have cracks or chips in your tile? These can all be issues with floors, especially if you have a household that is hard on them. You know what kind of floors that you don’t often hear about these issues with? Brick flooring. [Read more...]

Highlight of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Half a Decade of Innovations!

This year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair was held on May 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, NY. It was a large multi-industry event that proved to be as lucrative for the tile industry as it was for the kitchen, home furnishings, and bathroom specialists that attended as it was for the thousands of attendees to the event. This was the 5th year of the event and for the 5th year the Italian Trade Commission was present to show the new fashions and trends in tile flooring available from Italy. This event showcases some of the newest styles and designs available for the upcoming year and what can be seen at this convention are usually new designs that will be seen entering the market for the next few years. [Read more...]

Do It Yourself Countertop Resurfacing

Countertops Looking Old and Worn?

Resurfacing countertops is a project many of us must consider at some time or another. Our countertops have deteriorated to a state that makes them unsightly, pitted, dull, or simply impossible to keep sanitary. Or we just want to change the appeal of the countertops. It becomes a popular DIY project because it is relatively simple, once you get the feel for how to do it, and resurfacing can make quite a difference in the overall aesthetics of the room once the job is complete. You can do this project yourself with the right tools and know-how. [Read more...]