1. Hire a Contractor or DIY: Just Youtube it!?

    I am absolutely amazed at what you can find on Youtube these days.  It used to be that we had to buy the product and read the instruction before we could get an idea of how to do something.  Now anybody can go to Youtube and find just about anything you are looking for.  You want to learn how to install a new GFCI outlet in your bathroom, or how to properly paint a room, you can go to Youtube a…Read More


    Spring has sprung and you are now ready to start that home remodel project you have been thinking about all winter long.  Maybe it is your kitchen, your bathroom, your basement or possibly it is some combination of all of the above.  Regardless of your home remodeling project you have on your agenda the first step is not picking the color of your walls in your transformed room.  No, the toughes…Read More


    It’s no secret that renovation TV is popular right now. One need only look at HGTV’s previous ratings for proof: In the last quarter of 2013, it was the second most-watched channel on weekend cable programming among viewers aged 25 to 54, beaten only by ESPN. Between 2012 and 2013, the channel gained 8% more primetime viewers.  It’s evident that HGTV and others like it have some serious ap…Read More

  4. Options For Paving Your Driveway

    When it comes to curb appeal, most of us automatically think about a green lawn, a well-maintained home exterior, and a solid fence, but an old or unpaved driveway can be just as detrimental to your home’s curb appeal as dead grass or peeling paint. If your home’s exterior could use a boost, consider paving or repaving your driveway. While concrete is a versatile and long-lasting paving materi…Read More

  5. Choosing the Best Location for Your Home Addition Project Part Two

    Have you had to sacrifice your office, study, or library for a child’s bedroom? Are you tired of trying to make a small kitchen work for your growing family? Are your children becoming too old to comfortably share a room together? A home addition is a cost-effective solution to many problems such as these. In part one of this post, we looked at a couple of things to consider when choosing a loca…Read More

  6. Choosing the Best Location for Your Home Addition Project Part One

    Homeowners decide to add onto their homes for a variety of reasons. A small kitchen can become impractical for a growing family; spaces like offices, libraries, and studies are often sacrificed when a couple becomes pregnant and needs a nursery; and some homeowners even build entire apartment additions in order to house in-laws or rent-paying tenants. Whatever’s motivating your home addition pro…Read More

  7. 2016 Design Trends

    1) Colors Crème and off-white will be the new white.  Grey will still be a popular color of choice; however, it will be more in the form of accents rather than any large applications.  You will have a nice selection of blues and greens with grey undertones to add a pop of color to your space.  Check out www.thecreativityexchange.com below! 2) Transitional Design Combining design styles from mo…Read More

  8. Remodeling: Prepare for the Unexpected

    It is always important when preparing for a home remodeling project, to be ready for the unexpected. By preparing yourself for issues that were not anticipated, you can stay one step ahead. It is also recommended to include extra in your time frame and budget should any unforeseen issues arise. Some examples of issues that could be found: Uncovering wiring that has been Jerry-rigged inside the wal…Read More