Category: Home Maintenance

Need Help Choosing a Paint Color?

Part of planning for your new remodeling project is picking a paint color. There are thousands of paint colors out there today so how do you know what’s right for your home? If you have ever found yourself staring at a wall marked up with dozens of sample colors, yet still no closer to finding… Read more »

Cabinet Styles 101

When it comes to cabinet construction, there are 3 types. Inset cabinets have doors that recess into the face frame so that doors and cabinet fronts are flush. This is how cabinets were constructed up until the mid-twentieth century and it’s a popular choice for traditional style and historic homes. One thing to keep in… Read more »

Why YOU should hire a NARI Contractor

NARI is the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business by: Promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and… Read more »

Faucet Buying Guide

Consumer Reports Best Faucet Buying Guide If you’re remodeling or upgrading your kitchen, the latest in top-notch hardware and tough finishes have made corroded, leaking, and dripping faucets a thing of the past. Most faucets also come with lifetime warranties (for the original buyer) that cover defects and even finishes. Faucets have become so reliable,… Read more »

Organizing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Get your kitchen in order with this go-to guide for cabinet organization. When it comes to loving where you live, organization plays a big role. And while there are strategies, gurus, and services galore that focus on domestic overhauls, when it comes to organizing your stuff, it sometimes just feels better to do it yourself… Read more »

9 Ways to Keep Your Bathroom Cleaner Longer

Because scrubbing tile is low on the list of things you want to do this weekend… We hear you. When we polled 5000 Good Housekeeping readers about their cleaning habits, it came through loud and clear that the bathroom is not only one of your home’s most important rooms to keep clean, and but also… Read more »

Top Reasons to Remodel your Kitchen

The National Kitchen & Bath Association offers advice on when and why to update. Many homeowners think their kitchen is outdated from the looks of their worn cabinets, dated appliances and crackled countertop. What they may not realize is that there are many other reasons, more important than cosmetic, why a kitchen needs to be… Read more »

10 Amenities to Make Your Bathroom Extraordinary

“Tub, shower, toilet, sink”: It’s the mantra of bathrooms. But even if you have them all and more (two sinks!), you may be missing some essential bathroom amenities. Add these top 10 to get on your way to the perfect bathroom for your house. 1. Thermostatic valves. Shower valves have either one handle that controls… Read more »

Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower

There are so many examples of large bathrooms, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that most of us have bathrooms that are about 50 square feet (5 by 10 feet). A dream shower can often become a reality only if it fits into the footprint of a dated tub. But what’s the best… Read more »

13 Design-Friendly Storage Solutions for the Bathroom

The secret to tidy towels and beautifully organized bottles? The right storage, of course. Sample this smorgasbord of ideas Adequate storage is crucial to the success of any room, and the bathroom is no exception. In fact, we often overlook the need for storage in this much-used area or are challenged by the small dimensions… Read more »