5 Space-Saving Ideas for Your Microwave

The microwave is now a permanent feature of the modern kitchen. It is convenient, offers a quick cooking solution for almost anything, and does it a fraction of the time it takes to cook using other cooking solutions. But despite its relatively small size, a microwave can get in the way. One broad way around this is to use some sort of shelving for storing your microwave. This can free up valuable real estate on either your kitchen island or your traditional kitchen counter. Read more

Ready-to-Assemble Vs Assembled Cabinets, Which Should You Choose?

Cabinets hold their place inside the home as the go-to place for storage. But they also play a role in bringing a space to life. Whether it’s the bathroom, the living room, or the kitchen, cabinets loom large and selecting them takes foresight and savvy. One of the biggest questions that have to be decided in today’s world of cabinets is whether they should be ready-to-assemble (RTA) or assembled. The decision that is taken can have a profound impact on the space itself, your time as well as your bank account. Here then is a quick breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages of selecting each type. Read more

8 Must-See Color Trends for 2018

Color is perhaps the most important element in producing a living space that inspires, soothes as well as comforts. But you have to know what colors to pick and you have to know what the trends are. Having this knowledge is a practical matter: select the wrong color and you could end up searching extensively for a paint supplier that has it in stock. What’s worse, a poor selection could push you out of step with what’s trendy, leaving you at the mercy of your guests as they turn up their noses and criticize. To avoid that you need to put yourself in the know and the following color trends will help you achieve just that! Read more

5 Tips For Remodeling Your Bathroom Effectively

The bathroom is an intimate space. It’s a space that more often than not will be a place that you and your family spend a lot of time in. Sure, those times may be briefer than other spaces inside a house, but it by no means suggest that it shouldn’t be comfortable and functional. Here are five tried and tested tips for making sure your bathroom remodeling project comes off without a hitch. Read more

Kitchen Remodeling For The Functional & Modern Home

Remodeling a kitchen can be a big undertaking and the process from start to completion can pose problems for a homeowner uninformed or unprepared. Often the biggest issues are related to design, layout, and the choice of fixtures and appliances. We hope to show the right way to achieve a functional and modern kitchen so that any remodeling project can work out wonderfully.

It All Starts With Design
Think of design as the scaffolding for creating a functionally remodeled kitchen. Get the design wrong and all the thinking in the world won’t help to create that functional look and feel in the kitchen. The two choices here are traditional vs modern. The traditional design layout was based on the triangle. Three sides of the kitchen were devoted to the work-activities found in the typical kitchen. Read more

Bathroom Remodeling or Redecorating, Which Are You Really Doing?

We get a lot of customers who are unsure whether they should go for a full-scale remodel or redecorating of their bathroom. Often they are unsure what their needs are; they know they want something done but scope of work is often quite fuzzy in their minds. Our best experience tells us that the solution to the dilemma lies in knowing the difference between a remodel and redecorating. The difference, often, means lots of work and lots of money. Let’s clear things up below.

Remodeling vs Redecorating
Bathroom remodeling is quite like what it sounds like. It’s the altering in a significant way, the way an area is modeled. In the case of a bathroom this process is quite extensive and involves often, replacing not just fixtures and fittings, but altering the layout of the bathroom itself. A full scale remodeling often will involve removing the toilet, bathroom counter, shower or bath base and completely re-positioning them. Read more

The Essentials of the Most Popular Wood Types In Building Design

Wood adds so much to the beauty and artistic flair of a house yet is seldom considered seriously in a building or remodeling project. But what of wood exactly? And how do you go about selecting the best wood, for the best placement and appearance inside a house?

Having an intimate understanding of the different types of wood is a good place to start. Knowledge arms you with the subtle hints that can make the difference between something ugly and something beautiful, and functional. Wood, after all, has far more natural beauty than say stone.
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5 Kitchen Design Trends That Will Dominate 2018

The kitchen, some say, is the most valuable room in the home. When one considers the sheer joy of cooking, family moments, and the delight of sharing with friends and family, it isn’t hard to see why this is considered the case. But kitchens are ever-changing; news styles and trends come in to replace the old, and this provides the opportunity to add a bit of modern flair to any kitchen space. These are the top 5 design trends that are to dominate kitchen design in 2018 and beyond.
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7 Critical Questions To Ask Before You Hire A Contractor

The decision to engage a building contractor is a big one. It therefore helps to get the screening process right from the outset in order to save yourself headaches later on. No job should escape the need for the thoroughness of scrutiny. Whether you are looking to renovate, remodel, or build from scratch; finding the right contractor with the right credentials is a vital part of a successful project. The best way to tackle the vetting process is to pose a few important questions to any contractor you are thinking of hiring. These questions should instantly shine a light on the contractor’s credentials, their ability to deliver, and your chances of having a good experience with them. Here are the top 7 questions you should ask before you hire any contractor.

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