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Emotion is what spurs us to act, and frequently it’s what pushes us headfirst into a home remodeling project. We’re in love with our neighbor’s new kitchen, we’re exasperated from sharing a bathroom with the kids, or we’re excited about hosting our first family holiday at the house. 

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There are a lot of online tutorials about how to install a backsplash during a kitchen remodel, but this seemingly simple project is best left to a professional installer. For most homeowners today, kitchen backsplash is much more than a utilitarian splashguard. It’s a statement-piece, often...

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The main difference between porcelain tile and ceramic tile is water resiliency. Porcelain tile is an impervious tile with a water absorption of 0.5 percent or less. On the other hand, Ceramic tile is not as dense and has a water absorption greater than 0.5 percent.  

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Many homeowners tend to focus on the big-ticket items when it comes to a kitchen or bathroom remodel, but you shouldn’t underestimate the impact of the smaller, finishing touches. These are opportunities to really inject your personality and passions into the project, creating a look all your own. 

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Are you looking for that “wow” factor in your kitchen? Consider adding a backsplash that doubles as a work-of-art. The backsplash is the area of your kitchen wall above the counters and below the upper cabinets or the ventilation hood. 

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When it comes to increasing the size of your kitchen, it is not always financially or structurally possible to remove walls, add electrical, or increase square footage. However, there are ways to make a small kitchen feel bigger without any significant construction. 

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If you’ve recently gone through a kitchen remodel, you’ll understand this feeling: my kitchen is too nice to cook in now! 

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Many homeowners dream of having a kitchen island. This trendy piece can add stylish storage, food prep space, and seating to the most popular gathering spot in the home.  

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There’s a new victor this year in the kitchen industry. According to the 2018 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, engineered quartz has taken over the top spot from granite as homeowners’ go-to countertop choice. 

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Granite is a natural stone composed of quartz, feldspar and mica. It’s mined from around the world, including quarries in India, Brazil, Norway, Italy and China. The largest granite quarry in the United States is in Vermont.  

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