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Kitchen & Bath Blog

Pumping out family, friends, and food day in and day out, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.

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Countertops are a focal point in kitchens and bathrooms. They account for much of the surface area in the space and attract the eye with their color, motion, patterns, and sheen.

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One of the hardest parts of a home remodeling project is visualizing a new floorplan for your space and choosing finishes and colors to complete your look. The growth of augmented reality apps, however, allows you to do just that—overlay information and virtual objects onto real-world scenes in...

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Choosing a coordinating countertop and backsplash isn’t rocket science, but it’s also not as easy as 1, 2, 3. Complimentary colors alone won’t always lead to a perfect match. You must also consider patterns, movement, and sheen to create a look you’ll truly love.

Most experts will advise you to...

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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.

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

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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. While picking the right material for your countertop is a task all its own, the edge is one of the most prominent features....

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As one of the most popular gathering spots in the home, the kitchen is also one of the hardest working rooms. Your kitchen flooring must be tough, with the ability to stand up to foot traffic, food spills, grease splatters, water drips, pet pawprints, and even occasional dropped dishware. 

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A kitchen or bath remodel is a home project that usually provides a strong return on investment. According to Remodeling Magazine, nationally, a kitchen remodel costing $26,000 will recoup more than 72 percent of its value. A bathroom remodel in this same price range will retain more than 60...

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If you’re considering hosting a party or gathering at your home but worried about limited space, there are several ways you can overcome. Making a small space work for a big crowd can be a little challenging, but it is doable. Try these tips to get started! 

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