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Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?

If replacing a kitchen sink, you’ll think about style, size, and—perhaps most importantly—material. Some materials are highly durable and resistant to stains, scuffs, and scratches, while others are more delicate, better suited to light to medium use. So read on for the strengths and potential drawbacks of seven best kitchen sink materials so you can make Read more about Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?[…]

Drywall Anchors: Which One Should I Use?

  Buyer’s Guide: Drywall Anchors Get the right drywall anchors to safely, sturdily hang artwork, shelves, and other items without damaging your walls Photo: istockphoto.com Drywall—comprised of compressed gypsum (a soft sulfite mineral)—creates wonderfully smooth walls. Yet insert a nail or screw into it and it’s likely to crumble, often resulting in the fastener working Read more about Drywall Anchors: Which One Should I Use?[…]

Dos and Don’ts of Building a Fire Pit

Fire pits are a hot commodity! These attractive additions can dress up a drab yard with mesmerizing flames while serving as a gathering place for afternoon barbecues, evening drinks, and late night s’mores. Before building a fire pit, however, you should become fully informed as to local regulations, construction requirements, and potential hazards. So study Read more about Dos and Don’ts of Building a Fire Pit[…]

Home Restoration

Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 1

Keeping your home in top-notch condition doesn’t mean spending all your free time on maintenance chores; some upkeep and repair projects can be done quickly and without the help (and expense) of a pro. If you have just a few minutes here and there, you can perform the following fast fixes without taking time away Read more about Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 1[…]

Essential Home Remodeling Projects for People With Disabilities

Your home should be a place of comfort. Yet, if you or a loved one is one of the 40 million Americans living with a disability, building a truly comfortable home can be daunting. Even before you get estimates for remodeling your home around a disability, there is the exhaustive process of identifying all the Read more about Essential Home Remodeling Projects for People With Disabilities[…]

Designer Do’s and Don’ts for Kitchen & Bath Renovations

For the Kitchen: Do consider the purpose of your space. Are you cooking often? Do you need top of the line appliances? What is the activity level of the space? It’s always important to discuss these questions with your designer who will help navigate the process in purchasing the right materials and appliances, as well Read more about Designer Do’s and Don’ts for Kitchen & Bath Renovations[…]

Get Outdoor Furniture, Grill & Gear Ready For Summer

Use these tips for getting your outdoor spaces ready for summer. With Spring finally here, this is the perfect time of year to get your outdoor furniture, cushions, play equipment and bbq ready for spring and summer entertaining. If you’ve done a good job storing these items over the winter, you might not need to Read more about Get Outdoor Furniture, Grill & Gear Ready For Summer[…]

The DIY Dilemma: Knowing When It’s Time to Call in the Pros

  Every year during the first bright days of spring, I look up at the nearly 45-degree pitch of my roofline, see gutters and moss buildup that needs cleaning, and envision the myriad ways I could injure myself addressing these issues Sometimes the reward outweighs the risk, but other times my life seems too short Read more about The DIY Dilemma: Knowing When It’s Time to Call in the Pros[…]