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*Wooden Floors for Your Bathroom?

June 12, 2011
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*Wooden Floors for Your Bathroom?

Despite the advent of new materials in flooring, hardwood flooring remains the most elegant, timeless, and beautiful.  Hardwood floors are known to last for decades if cared for properly.  However, it does have a weakness no sealant can truly protect — water and moisture.  As such, no matter how great wood might look inside...
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*Installing Mosaic Tiles in Your Home

June 5, 2011
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*Installing Mosaic Tiles in Your Home

Most of us see mosaic tiles in commercial establishments such as restaurants, hotels, or office buildings and believe it takes professional skills to create such works of art.  However, it might be surprising to think we can do the same mosaics at home.  It may not be as intricate as those done by professionals...
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*How Do You Use your Kitchen Island?

June 4, 2011
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*How Do You Use your Kitchen Island?

One of the best innovations in modern design is the  ability to allow one area to serve multiple functions.  This is especially true for homes with limited area or space and more so for those with large families.  The area best known to have friends and family converging is always in the kitchen. The...
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*Plan an Efficient Kitchen Design

May 29, 2011
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*Plan an Efficient Kitchen Design

The kitchen is believed to be the heart of the home.  The family almost always gathers in the kitchen during light-hearted moments to share stories or bond together.  As such, many take great effort in designing the kitchen.  Everyone wants a kitchen with a warm and open feeling yet efficient enough to get work...
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*Common Wood Floor Problems and Solutions

May 23, 2011
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*Common Wood Floor Problems and Solutions

Despite its durability, hardwood floors are still prone to problems requiring maintenance and care.  To ensure your hardwood floors last long enough for the next generation, proper care should be taken in cleaning and keeping it free from damage.  Nevertheless, should problems arise, remedies can still be taken to fix the problem and save...
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*Choosing Bathroom Sinks and Lavatories

May 1, 2011
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*Choosing Bathroom Sinks and Lavatories

Over the years, advancement in technology and design has made it possible to get more options for your bathroom sink or lavatory.  Not only are they available in different designs but they are also now made in different materials.  Traditional sinks are usually made of white porcelain.  Now, they are available in almost any...
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*Bamboo Flooring: Green Alternative to Hardwood Floors

May 1, 2011
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*Bamboo Flooring: Green Alternative to Hardwood Floors

Bamboo flooring has started to gain popularity as an alternative to hardwood flooring.  Bamboo is just as sturdy and durable but it is less expensive and considered more friendly to the environment as it is more sustainable than hardwood.  Unlike hardwood, derived from trees, bamboo comes from grass with a faster maturation rate and...
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*Give your Kitchen Cabinets a New Face

April 24, 2011
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*Give your Kitchen Cabinets a New Face

After a few years, it’s normal to find wear and tear on kitchen cabinetry.  The kitchen is considered a hub of activity and we use those cabinet doors and drawers more than any others in the home.  How do you know its time to reface your kitchen cabinetry?  It’s time when paint chipping or...
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*Guide to Buying Bathroom Faucets

April 22, 2011
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*Guide to Buying Bathroom Faucets

In considering a possible bathroom remodel or construction, the bathroom faucets seem to be the least considered by homeowners.  Neglecting this fixture can sometimes cause incompatibilities with sinks or the plumbing.  It is also possible to end up with a faucet style or finish not complementing the overall design of the bathroom.  If chosen...
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*Hardwood Flooring or Engineered Wood Flooring?

April 17, 2011
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*Hardwood Flooring or Engineered Wood Flooring?

No other type of floor can look as cozy and inviting as wood flooring.  It exudes warmth and elegance at the same time.  However, it can be an expensive option for flooring and a concern for environmentalists.   Solid hardwood flooring is the most expensive considering it is made entirely from hardwood.  Despite the...
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