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How to Choose the Best Wood for Flooring

When it comes to choosing the right wood for flooring the options are so numerous it's easy to become lost in all the alternatives.     The first question to ask: Are Hardwood Floors the Right Choice? Hardwood flooring is an attractive option that allows for a great amount of customization. There are some rooms that benefit greatly from this type of flooring such as bedrooms, and living rooms. However, rooms that have a high moisture content like bathrooms and laundry rooms would do better with tile.  Benefits of Hardwood Floors: it's comfortable and warm under bare feet. Wood is durable and long-lasting with proper maintenance. Wood adds character and a focal design element to your space. Tons of options for colors, grain, and...

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What is the Best Countertop for Your Kitchen?

Replacing or updating your countertops could be the best kitchen update and transform yours into a work of art. The materials you choose has a great range in price. Laminate is the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. Pricier options include quartz, granite, even recycled glass. Which is best for you?   1. Quartz Quartz is a beautiful option and requires very little maintenance. It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. It can handle hot pans/pots, abrasive pads, most cutting edges from knives, and does not easily stain.  The only real downside is the edges and corners can chip and would require a professional to repair.  2. Granite Every slab of granite is unique and can...

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Choosing the Right Design for your Backsplash

Creating the right materials and design for the backsplash in your kitchen is an opportunity to show off your design style! It should not just look good, it also needs functionality.  Wall tile is usually applied over drywall where food splatter and humidity are most prevalent. Backsplashes protect your wall from damage from pots, pans, knives, or other items found in your kitchen. It's a water resistant and easily cleanable surface that adds a unique design element.  Here are a few points to consider when adding or replacing a backsplash: 1.  Create a Focal Point  Your backsplash can create a focal point for appliances, cabinets, countertops, or any other unique feature or design element in your kitchen. If you are completely remodeling your kitchen that includes replacing cabinets...

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