3 Tips For Working With Grout

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Working With Grout

Adding tile flooring to a kitchen or bathroom is a simple enough task that many homeowners undertake it themselves. Yet your results may be less than satisfactory if you don’t arm yourself with some key information before starting. If you have plans to install tile flooring in your home, read on. This article will present three crucial tips for working with grout. Clean joints between tiles before grouting. A tiling job consists of three main phases. First, you apply a layer of thinset mortar to the floor. Then you lay the tiles out on...

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Looking For Unique Ways To Bring Tile Into Your Home? Consider These Options

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Looking For Unique Ways To Bring Tile Into Your Home? Consider These Options

Tile is commonly used to tile floors, countertops, fireplaces or kitchen backsplashes. However, tile can be used to add a pop of color, texture or design to a number of other spaces around the house. Here are a few of the unique ways you can incorporate tile into your home. Stair Kicks Stair kicks, also called staircase kick plates, can be tiled to bring a unique look into your home. Stair kicks are the portion of the stair that you do not stand on. They are the vertical climb in the step, also referred to as the riser. Ceramic tiles can be...

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Tips For New Beachfront Homeowners About Sea Turtle Nesting And Window Glass

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For New Beachfront Homeowners About Sea Turtle Nesting And Window Glass

When you finally sign the closing papers on that beachfront house you’ve had your eye on, it’s time to start looking at the realistic factors about living on the ocean. For example, if you live in an area that’s known for sea turtle nesting, you need to make sure your new home’s windows are safe and won’t disturb the hatchlings. Here’s a look at what you need to know about your home’s windows and their effect on sea turtle hatching. Why Do Your Windows Matter? When sea turtles hatch, the new...

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3 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

If you are thinking about redoing your kitchen, but there is the possibility that you may later sell your house, you may wonder what you should do in order to get your money back when you sell, or what will help your house sell. You may be tempted to do all kinds of things to your kitchen, but the problem is that not everything you want to do will return your investment or help sell your house. Knowing what to do and how to plan your reno will help you spend your money wisely.  Keep in Mind Your House’s Architecture You may want to...

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Radon 101: What Is, What It Does, And How To Avoid It

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Radon 101: What Is, What It Does, And How To Avoid It

Much like carbon monoxide, radon is a completely invisible, odorless substance that is quite deadly, and it could be undetected in your home right now. Though it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second-place cause of lung cancer overall (behind smoking), many homeowners still don’t understand what it is or just how hazardous chronic exposure might be. What exactly is radon? You probably remember radon from your days in high school chemistry – there it is on the Table of Elements, nestled among its fellow...

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Four Specific Floor Plan Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Specific Floor Plan Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens are busy places. Not only is it where you’ll prep your food, but you’ll often find other family members moving in and out of it throughout your cooking time. A kitchen doesn’t just need to look nice — it has to be functional. Therein lies many of the floor plan mistakes that are often introduced during the planning stage. 1. Trying to “Force” the Kitchen Island A kitchen island is an absolutely lovely addition to any home — provided that it fits. But many homeowners become enamored with the...

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Time For A New Kitchen? 3 Ideas To Make Your Cabinets Easier To Clean

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Time For A New Kitchen? 3 Ideas To Make Your Cabinets Easier To Clean

If you’re in the process of remodeling your kitchen and you’re aiming for a low-maintenance design, you should start with the cabinets. You might not think about it much, but cabinets can get dirty quite quickly and they can be a real chore to keep clean. If you think about it, virtually every surface in your kitchen can attract grease, grime, dirt and germs. Luckily, with a few simple design choices, your cabinets don’t have to be a chore to keep clean. Here are three options that will make your cabinets easier to take care...

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Inexpensive Decorations For A Newly-Renovated Bathroom

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Inexpensive Decorations For A Newly-Renovated Bathroom

If the features in your bathroom were outdated and you recently had renovations completed to modernize the room, add some inexpensive decorations to various parts of the space that are lacking adornments to complement the changes that were made. The following ideas can be used to enhance the color of the tub, sink, walls, or trim so that the finished results are pleasing to your eyes. Decorative Border Measure the width of each wall in the bathroom and purchase a self-adhesive border that is the same size. Select a bold pattern that will...

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Does Your Kitchen Have Mediocre Lighting? Invest In Remodeling To Fix This Problem

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Does Your Kitchen Have Mediocre Lighting? Invest In Remodeling To Fix This Problem

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a house as it is where food preparation occurs. Families often gather around the kitchen to have conversation and cook meals together. But, your kitchen may not be the most appealing place to spend time because it lacks a certain essential feature in lighting. This is a common issue for kitchens that are not located alongside an outer wall as natural light is nonexistent. Fortunately, you can fix this problem by investing in kitchen remodeling that focuses on lighting. Get Under Cabinet...

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Spring Cleaning And Tackling The Bathroom? Tips To Getting The Bathtub And Toilet Clean

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring Cleaning And Tackling The Bathroom? Tips To Getting The Bathtub And Toilet Clean

The bathroom may be one of the rooms you hate to clean the most in your home. For this reason, you may have to put up with tackling this room when it comes to spring cleaning. The tips below will be helpful for you, because they will make cleaning easier for you. Keep reading, and you will learn how to clean your bathtub and toilet so they will sparkle. Bathtub Your bathtub is one of the most frequently used things in your home, especially if you have a large family. Because of constant use, your bathtub can become dirty very quickly, and...

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