Choosing a sink is never easy, especially when you've set aside a specific budget and have no restrictions. Porcelain, stainless steel, copper, round, square, light or dark -- how does anyone ever decide? If you are renovating your kitchen and don't know where to start when it comes to sinks, keep reading for some basic ideas of what might work for your home.
Are you looking for a unique alternative to the average granite and quartz counters? One design decision that makes a huge difference is a matte finish on any material countertop.
Though summer is a fun and sunny season, the blazing heat and humidity are not fun to deal with. Depending where you live in the US, the humidity is even worse. High humidity negatively affects certain things. Wood flooring, for example, can be damaged by too low or too high humidity.
Although most people would consider it hardwood flooring, bamboo is actually and very thick grass. It is a highly processed product that runs about $5-$10 per sq. ft. Bamboo flooring is widely seen as an environmentally-friendly and renewable resource. While this is true, much of the flooring is shipped from overseas, made with toxins.
The right living room layout will allow you to hangout with family and friends, watch TV or play games, and entertain guests in comfort. Your living room layout needs to reflect the needs of the room as well as the design and decor.
Independence Day is quite the celebration and if you are the one hosting the barbecue, you need to make sure your home is perfect for welcoming guests. In case of rain or unbearable heat you also want to be prepared for guests trampling around inside.
Your hardwood flooring withstands a lot of action on a daily basis. It is pretty easy to prevent the day-to-day damages from completely ruining your hardwood. One type of damage you might have overlooked is much more insidious -- a termite attack.
Termites prefer the softer subfloor underneath your boards, where they can feast privately and more often. As a result, you could have a termite infestation without realizing it.
Laminate flooring is a practical and cost-effective way to have beautiful floors on a tight budget. One of the largest high-traffic areas is the staircase, and laminate is a great solution because of its durability. If you are installing yourself, you need to know what you are doing. So, before you get started, read these tips -- they might just save you time, grief, and accidents.
Wood flooring responds to humidity variations by expanding and contracting, sometimes the effects will be very noticeable. Now that warm and humid summer weather is rolling in, your wood floor will begin to expand. If you aren't sure what you're looking at or how to fix it, keep reading to easily identify the type of expansion and how to keep it under control.
Warm weather is a great time for flooring projects and if you're lost on what material to use, porcelain tiles offer a greater level of design flexibility. If you think that tile wouldn't be a good fit, read on and learn a little bit about how this flooring fits in any home.