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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[…]

How to Choose a Floor Plan: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Pick

Just searching for a floor plan online will yield thousands of results. And here’s the thing: There’s probably more than just one plan that would work for you and your family. So how can you narrow down the results and find the right one? Instead of aimlessly clicking through plan after plan or paging through Read more about How to Choose a Floor Plan: 8 Questions to Ask Before You Pick[…]

Update Your Brick Fireplace? 5 Ways to Make It Look Better

Your brick fireplace is a dependable source of heat and, if it’s wood-burning, also helps keep your heating costs low. But the outdated design may have become an eyesore, and years of soot can make it look even worse. Here are a few ways to make your brick fireplace look better Porcelain tile Floor-to-ceiling, large, textured tile Read more about Update Your Brick Fireplace? 5 Ways to Make It Look Better[…]

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7 Design Trends to Implement in Your Home This Year

  Design trends are always changing, and today’s homebuyer wants an up-to-date house. Shag carpet and veneer walls were popular in the 1970s but now, those are seriously outdated. A home with that type of interior design can be harder to sell. When you are looking to improve a home before a sale, you should Read more about 7 Design Trends to Implement in Your Home This Year[…]