Category: Tips & Helpful Information

Are Stainless-Steel Countertops Right for Your Home?

Sleek, shiny stainless-steel countertops: They’re the standard in restaurant kitchens, but are they a practical choice for home kitchens? Sure, they’re strong, durable, and easy to maintain, but they’re not typically the first choice of countertop surface for the average homeowner. Nonetheless, they’re worth considering if you’re planning a kitchen remodel or end up touring a home…
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Refresh Your Kitchen with the Cosmos Paint Collection

Introducing New Colors in the Cosmos Paint Collection for Cabinets The Cosmos Paint Collection was introduced in 2016, focusing on the subtle beauty above.  Featuring Nebula, Silver Lining and Cyberspace, these new values enhance today’s cool and comfortable themes. NEBULA Nebula is a deep blue paint inspired by nightfall.  Nebula is a beautiful complement to bright white paint,…
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Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter is coming! We found this great article from Houzz to help you get your home prepared for the colder months. Keep your home and yard safe and running smoothly as temperatures drop and activity moves indoors. Fluffy snow and sparkling icicles may make for a winter wonderland, but they can also bring on drafts,…
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Masonry Fireplace Maintenance

Hinman Construction found this article on masonry fireplace maintenance to help you make sure you are taking care of your brick and stone masonry fireplaces. Masonry Fireplace Maintenance Brick and stone masonry fireplaces are desirable because these traditional building materials lend a look and feel of permanence and stability to any setting they are installed…
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Spice Up Your Grilling Station With These Tips

Rethinking the old grilling station? Here’s how to pack more function and style into your backyard cooking zone Grills by themselves aren’t much to look at. They’re basically large, hulking pieces of stainless steel that stick out like sore thumbs in our backyards. So we’re always trying to slip covers over them or wheel them…
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How to Finish a Basement

Basements can increase your living space tremendously and add extra value to your home. The flexibility of a basement allows you to maximize floor space and create an area that will grow with the needs of your family. They can serve as an entertainment space, a playroom just for your kids, a quiet place for…
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How Much Do Custom Closets Cost?

Custom closet systems can boost functionality, add space and improve closet organization. Spending money to build your dream closet may sound frivolous, but those who have made the switch say custom closet systems are life altering. Think about how much time you spend in the morning hunting through your closet for clothes to wear to…
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5 Tips to avoid the Contractor from Hell

Adriana Velez of Realtor.com hired the contractor from hell, and things went downhill from there. Her advice to help keep you from meeting the same fate is solid. If your contractor can’t produce their license and tries to discourage you from checking their bcakground, well, you’re most likely better off finding someone else to do…
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