About Bryan Sebring

" We are very passionate about educating homeowners. From design ideas to hiring a contractor, we hope this blog helps you in the process of remodeling your home. " ~ Bryan Sebring

50 Amazing Farmhouse Sinks to Make Your Kitchen Pop

50 AMAZING FARMHOUSE SINKS TO MAKE YOUR KITCHEN POP Farmhouse Sink Styles Also called apron-front sinks, farmhouse sinks are a favorite among homeowners. While it is associated with traditional and country house decors, it has also found its place in modern and contemporary abodes. It is loved for its deep capacity, practical convenience and charming style. If you are planning to install a farmhouse apron sink, there are several styles you can choose from depending on your needs, budget and taste. Below, we provide a rundown of the various options available in the market. We also have a [...]

Why Basement Kid Caves are the New Man Cave

WHY BASEMENT KID CAVES ARE THE NEW MAN CAVE   Ever stubbed your toe on a toy truck? Tripped over a doll? Scrambled to hide the explosion of toys in your family room before company comes? Or maybe you’ve resigned yourself to your bedroom while your children and their friends take over the family room. Most parents, even the most organized ones, will likely answer a resounding, “YES!” If so, maybe it’s time to consider a kid cave. So what exactly is a kid cave? Like the man cave and she shed, a kid cave is retreat, a room that [...]

How to Systematically Choose the Right Contractor

HOW TO SYSTEMATICALLY CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR When planning a home remodeling project, homeowners face a long list of worries and concerns. How much will it cost? Will it take too long? Is this really the right move? But there is one question that homeowners could benefit from asking more often: how do I hire the right contractor? According to the CFA (Consumer Federation of America) and NACAA (National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators), contracting is the top complaint among homeowners doing home improvement. Another survey found that almost half (48%) of all respondents would not hire their contractor for [...]

5 Easy Ways To Get Your Lawn Greener This Spring

5 EASY WAYS TO GET YOUR LAWN GREENER THIS SPRING A lush, green lawn can easily make a house look appealing, but getting that lawn takes some effort. Fortunately, this is one of the times when working smarter will lead to much better results than working harder. There are a few strategies that every aspiring gardener can employ to make sure that they have the best lawn on the block without putting in too many hours of effort. Test the Soil Everyone knows that plants need nutrients to survive, but it isn't as easy as giving them a regular dose [...]

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The Best Way to Build a Shed Base From the Ground Up

THE BEST WAY TO BUILD A SHED BASE FROM THE GROUND UP   Time and time again we’ve discussed the many options available when it comes to building a shed base. We’ve gone through the pros, the cons, the aesthetically pleasing, the permanent and the portable, but we’ve never given a definitive answer on which product we consider to be best. Today, that changes, and we’ll give you the lowdown on the product we consider to be the best, based on ease of use, price, practicality and customer satisfaction. Although slabs, concrete and wooden bases all have their merits, they [...]

How to Create an Outdoor Dining Space that Wows

HOW TO CREATE AN OUTDOOR DINING SPACE THAT WOWS One of the best things about summer is dining al fresco. Whether it’s a fresh salad on the patio or having all your friends around for a BBQ, it’s one of the most enjoyable activities. If you don’t currently have an outdoor dining space, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are the best tips for creating your ideal space for outdoor dining. Double Up - If you only have a limited space, try to source seating which can also be used as storage. Wooden stool-style seating works [...]

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The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper & Tile

THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE WALLPAPER & TILE Wallpaper and tile are both standard materials used in homes around the world. Unfortunately, these two materials have something in common, they both rely on adhesive to hold them in place. This makes them easy to put on, but it makes the materials much more difficult to remove than another product might be. If you try to tackle the work on your own, you might find yourself having more trouble than you expect. Here are a few tips to smooth out the removal process, and help you get your walls and floors clear for [...]

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7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Basement

7 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BASEMENT Basements often receive a bad reputation. They are known as damp and uninviting not really a place you would want to spend your time. Yet, by implementing these 7 tips you can transform your basement into a cozy place to relax! 1. Lighting One of the biggest challenges any basement remodel is lighting. Depending on how far underground your basement is, you may have few or no windows. Then, the size of these windows may also pose problems. If they are too small they may not let in any light at all. [...]

25 Exciting Design Ideas for Faux Wood Beams

25 EXCITING DESIGN IDEAS FOR FAUX WOOD BEAMS Wood has always had a certain rustic charm that is hard to resist. Its warm and welcoming aesthetics is being enjoyed beyond country homes. Modern and urban decors are now seeking creative ways of incorporating the wood look into contemporary spaces. One way this is being done is through faux wood beams. Faux beams are designed to resemble real wood in look, size, and texture. Thanks to technology, manufacturers can make use of different materials to create an accurate mimicking look of wooden beams including the color, pattern, and grain. [...]

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25 Wall Mounted TV Ideas for Your Viewing Pleasure

25 WALL MOUNTED TV IDEAS FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE The TV is an essential part of the living room. Not just because it is a source of entertainment, but also because of its impact on the aesthetics and feel of the most important room of the house. When you are deciding on the living room style, take into consideration how you are going to mount the TV. The entire TV area is often the focal point of the space and needs to reflect your preferred feel and style. How you have designed the TV area can determine whether your [...]