Knowing the Facts on Different Countertop Materials
Jun13

Knowing the Facts on Different Countertop Materials

Content provided by GK’s Custom Polishing Natural stone countertops have become increasingly popular over the years due to their elegance and durability. Although marble and granite are by far the most popular, quartzite (natural stone) and quartz (man-made material) have been increasing in popularity. Since each type of countertop material is made up of different minerals, each type also has different maintenance requirements....

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Vanilla and Fresh Berry Naked Cake
Jun12

Vanilla and Fresh Berry Naked Cake

CAKE 2 cups cake flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided in half 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sour cream at room temperature 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 6 egg whites at room temperature Strawberries, blueberries and cherries for decoration   Preheat the oven to 350° and line bottom of two 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper and butter and flour...

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Aluminum Wiring Facts from King Contracting
Jun12

Aluminum Wiring Facts from King Contracting

Content provided by King Contracting Why Aluminum Wiring was Installed in Homes From 1965 through 1972 copper was in short supply and was very expensive, mostly because copper was being used for ballistics by the military for use in the Vietnam War. Production could not keep up with demand, so builders turned to aluminum wiring during that period. The Problem in Residential Home Installations Very little information was disseminated...

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A Home Elevator can be an Uplifting Experience
May31

A Home Elevator can be an Uplifting Experience

All photos courtesy of Residential Elevators If navigating your multi-level home has become an issue or may be one in the future, perhaps adding an elevator or a lift is the solution. Chuck Dawson, president of Silver Palm Custom Homes and Remodeling, says he and his team of Universal Design Certified Professionals frequently are asked about the potential for this in homes in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. If you have the opportunity...

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ID Cincinnati’s MasterPlan Design Program Delivers
May29

ID Cincinnati’s MasterPlan Design Program Delivers

Content provided by ID Cincinnati Furniture & Design At ID Cincinnati, we design livable spaces with emphasis on quality furniture and superior interior design service. We have a furniture showroom staffed only with Interior Designers, here to assist you in creating spaces both beautiful and affordable. Whether you are in need of a new sofa or a complete room makeover, ID has you covered. Our accomplished designers boast a...

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Window Replacement 101: Getting Started
May25

Window Replacement 101: Getting Started

Content provided by Gunton Corporation – Pella Windows and Doors If you’re thinking about replacing one or many windows in your home, start here. Consider this your guide to the window replacement process. Assessing your current windows Many homeowners replace their windows simply for aesthetic reasons — maybe to update the style of their home or increase curb appeal. Those are valid reasons. Your home should match your tastes....

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