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" 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

The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper & Tile

THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE WALLPAPER & TILE Wall paper 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 [...]

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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 [...]

10 Top Trends in Kitchen Design for 2017

10 TOP TRENDS IN KITCHEN DESIGN FOR 2017 Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house. It was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed.  Fast forward to 2016 and the kitchen has a much different role. Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together after a long day or at the start of one.  Now instead, the kitchen is paraded in all its beauty and warmth at the very center of the house. Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your [...]

9 Top Trends in Bathroom Design for 2017

9 TOP TRENDS IN BATHROOM DESIGN FOR 2017 For most people, the bathroom has become a personal sanctuary. It is not just a place to wash off the grit. It is your personal spa, where you relieve the stress of the day and relax. So when you are renovating your bathroom, you are not just creating a practical bathing space; you are creating a place when you can easily unwind and be yourself. Every aspect and component has to come together towards this goal while also meeting the practical needs of bathing. If you are building a new home or planning a renovation, [...]

6 Top Trends in Kitchen Countertop Design for 2017

6 TOP TRENDS IN KITCHEN COUNTERTOP DESIGN FOR 2017 The countertop is an essential component of the kitchen. It is where all the important kitchen work takes place. But more than that, the countertop is the bedrock of kitchen décor when doing a kitchen renovation. It bears the burden of setting the tone and feel of the space. Seeing its importance in kitchen décor, it matters a lot what material, finish and design you choose for your countertop. We have put together the hottest countertop trends for 2017 to give you ideas for your own kitchen. As you would expect, [...]

11 Top Trends in Basement Design for 2017

11 TOP TRENDS IN BASEMENT DESIGN FOR 2017 In the last few years, there has been increased interest in basement remodeling. Homeowners have realized that they could put this large expansive space to good use and maybe even add value to their home in the process. In the beginning, basement remodeling was implemented to add an extra bedroom or a place for the kids to play. It was a place to shelter an expanding family or a guest room for the in-laws and any visitors who decide to spend the night. While adding a basement bedroom is still common, homeowners are [...]

10 Top Trends in Kitchen Cabinetry Design for 2017

10 TOP TRENDS IN KITCHEN CABINETRY DESIGN FOR 2017 Kitchen cabinetry is not just for storage. It is an essential element to your kitchen’s style when doing a kitchen remodel.  Cabinetry is the crown jewel that brings everything together.  Cabinet design has not changed much over the years; at least not as much as other elements such as countertop or flooring. But a there are still a few evolutions that have happened to kitchen cabinets over time. Today, above anything else, there is a rising movement towards a streamlined look that focuses on simplicity and minimalism. Here and there however, you will [...]

8 Top Trends in Bathroom Tile Design for 2017

8 TOP TRENDS IN BATHROOM TILE DESIGN FOR 2017 Picking out tiles for your bathroom remodeling project is not so simple anymore. There is so much variety in design, shape, color and texture that it can be overwhelming.   A few years ago tiles were mostly laid down for their functional benefits (resistance to water, durability, low maintenance) but today, their aesthetic impact is just as important as their function. This is why manufacturers have expanded their selections to provide really unique styles for homeowners.  With advice from top experts, we have identified the top 2017 bathroom tile trends you should [...]