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Bathroom Plumbing Tips

The plumbing in your house is an intricate system of pipes and drains that allow you the modern conveniences of running water. Without plumbing and drains, life can get really messy. And like other systems in your house, your plumbing needs regular maintenance in order to continue being operational. We’ve put together a list of a few DIY tips you can use to keep your plumbing in tip-top shape. 1. Keep drains flowing. Once per week, it’s a good idea to flush yourRead More

Top Three Countertop Choices

When it comes to planning your kitchen remodel, one of the main design aspects is the kitchen counters. There are tons of different options available, and each one has pros and cons. We’ve compiled a list of the top three choices for any kitchen and some good points for each one. Granite Granite is one of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops. These stones come in a variety of colors that can be matched with your decor. The natural patterns on theRead More

Before You Start Your Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel can be costly and time consuming, but it yields great results. A bathroom is a place you will visit frequently in your own home, so it is always nice to enjoy your time spent in there. Before embarking on your remodeling journey, here are a few considerations that will get you started on the right track. Ordering The Pieces The first step in starting a bathroom remodeling project is to get everything ordered. Depending on the level of customization youRead More

Choosing Your Bathroom Lighting

The bathroom is usually the place that gets the least concern when it comes to lighting. Any old fixture should do, right? Wrong! Proper placement of the lighting in your bathroom will take your bathroom from a simple utility to a relaxing retreat. Vanity Mirror Lighting The best way to see what you are doing in front of the vanity mirror is with two light fixtures hung on both sides of the mirror, approximately at eye level. This will cast an even glowRead More

Designing Your Kitchen Backsplash

Your kitchen backsplash is a little way to express your personality. Do you love loud colors? Do you like geometric patterns? Are you contemporary or traditional? All of these things can be portrayed in your backsplash. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Test Out Your Tile Did you find a tile that you love? Take home a sample and tape it to the wall in your kitchen where it is going to go. Check it out at different times duringRead More

Keeping Your Kitchen Plumbing Healthy

Plumbing is an essential part of any kitchen. You can’t wash dishes, use a dishwasher, or even get water to cook with if you don’t have healthy pipes. There are a few things you can do to make sure that your pipes stay in working condition. Let’s talk about a few. Grease Disposal Do NOT pour grease down the kitchen drains. This is a big no-no. Grease will clog up your kitchen sink in no time and can cause numerous expensive problems. Instead,Read More

Kitchens and Kids

If you have kids (or think you may want kids) and are planning a remodel, be sure to think about them when planning out your design. Children under the age of four are the most likely to get injured in the kitchen, according to statistics collected by the New York Department of Health. A little planning can prevent unnecessary injuries to you and your entire family. Cooking Space Keep the oven and cooktop out of the main path of travel to avoid anyRead More