Artful Homeowners Require Creative Remodeling Solutions
Apr27

Artful Homeowners Require Creative Remodeling Solutions

A sculpture garden in the front yard was a clear indication to Todd Schmidt that he was about to meet an artful pair of homeowners. Little did this home remodeler realize that the construction project they were going to award him would require a bit of artistry of his own. For over 10 years, the couple had lived in the home, a 90s era contemporary build that Schmidt immediately found to be “very tasteful, filled with plenty of clean...

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Give Your Shower An Upgrade With Heavy Glass
Mar31

Give Your Shower An Upgrade With Heavy Glass

Could your shower use a serious upgrade? Many shower doors and enclosures are made from thin 3/16 inch glass, creating the need for bulky metal parts to hold the glass in place. However, there are better options available. Natalie Skocik, the Channel Marketing Coordinator for Basco Shower Enclosures, explained that heavy glass presents a multitude of luxurious choices for consumers. “Basco’s heavy glass is 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch in...

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2016 Bathroom Trends That Still Are
Oct20

2016 Bathroom Trends That Still Are

With the year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to take a look back at those 2016 bathroom trends that have proven popular with designers and homeowners According to Robyn Spataro of Cleveland’s Faralli Kitchen & Bath, many of these trends are expected to continue well into the future, to the degree that they may eventually become time-honored classics. White-on-White Color Scheme This is by far the biggest trend that...

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Top Plumbing Fixture Trends
Aug24

Top Plumbing Fixture Trends

With the plumbing industry awash in new consumer products, I thought I’d ask Chris Reynolds of Bath Works to identify today’s top plumbing fixture trends. While there are some genuinely new innovations on his list, you’ll find an equal number of products that are modern takes on the old and familiar. Apron Front Kitchen Sinks The resurgent popularity in apron front kitchen sinks can be attributed in large part to the farmhouse design...

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The Pros and Cons of Engineered Quartz
Dec18

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Quartz

After a decade of slowly chipping away at granite’s dominance of the stone countertop market, Engineered Quartz has officially overtaken Granite as the most favored choice among consumers and designers alike. This according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, in its 2015 Trend Study released earlier this year. Despite such popularity, there may remain some lingering misunderstandings among the public about the relative...

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Waterproof Flooring Ideas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Dec11

Waterproof Flooring Ideas: Let It Snow, Let It Snow

   Winter weather seems to get a free hall pass this time of the year, primarily because of snow’s strong association with the holidays. But soon we will be left standing in that hall, bracing ourselves for several months’ worth of snow and its slushy aftermath. Those with children or pets especially recognize the challenges ahead, keeping entryways and mudroom floors clean and dry from the water and road salts that can quickly ruin...

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