Kitchen & Bath Blog

Mobility issues or difficulties in physical functioning are a reality for 15 percent of the population in the U.S.—that’s 38 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Friends, neighbors, and perfect strangers all enjoy regaling stories about their home remodeling experiences. It’s like a badge of honor to survive a major home remodel and live to tell the tale.


Tile is no longer relegated to just kitchens and baths. Tile is used in all sorts of applications around the home, and one of its most dramatic uses is giving new life to an old fireplace, particularly covering up older, brick fireplaces.


Tile is one of the most popular and versatile materials to use in your bathroom shower. Many homeowners update their bathroom shower tiles every 10 to 15 years to keep up with the latest trends in home design, as well as keep their shower looking clean and bright.


Marble, granite, and quartz are three materials frequently used on kitchen and bathroom countertops. Two are natural, one artificial, but with today’s manufacturing technology it can be nearly impossible to spot the difference with the naked eye.



You've looked at dozens of samples for your new countertops. After deliberating on all the colors, textures, and maintenance involved, you've finally settled on the material and are done with your countertop decisions. Well, not quite.

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In addition to being one of the most popular gathering spots in the house, the kitchen also is one of the hardest working rooms in the house. Your kitchen floor must be tough. It’s got to stand up to foot traffic, food spills, grease splatters, water drips, pet pawprints, and even the occasional...


Before you start debating over shaker-style vs. raised panel doors or maple vs. cherry, you need to make a few other important decisions to pick the right cabinets for your kitchen. Cabinets, on average, will account for 50 percent of your remodeling costs, so make these dollars count.


A kitchen or bath remodel is consistently a home project with a strong return on investment. According to Remodeling Magazine, in the South Atlantic region, a kitchen remodel costing $20,000 will recoup more than 80 percent of its value, and a bathroom remodel in this same price range will...


Two truths and a lie is a classic get-to-know-you icebreaker game. Each player comes up with two truths, and one lie about themselves and the rest of the players try to figure out which statement is the lie. Let’s play two truths and a lie when it comes to making a small space work for a big...