flooring trends

The Most Popular Flooring Trends of 2023

Looking for fresh flooring? A finish that wipes up easily and camouflages scratches is a good place to start. But when it comes to flooring trends, above all else, floors need to work for us. If you don’t have a flooring material that can stand up to the wear and tear of your family and lifestyle, it’s…

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a pergola is remarkably versatile

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ADDING A PERGOLA

A pergola is remarkably versatile The material a pergola is made of and where you place it in your garden or deck can turn it from a functional but basic structure into a one-of-a-kind statement piece. Extras can range from lights, ceiling fans, and adjustable overhead slats to entertainment systems, fire features, and outdoor kitchens…

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Getting rooms ready for the holidays

3 Ways Homeowners Are Getting Rooms Ready for the Holidays

Getting rooms ready for the holidays means creating a home that’s cozy, welcoming to guests, and ready for entertaining is a perennial goal for many homeowners. But as we head into a holiday season in which many are resuming gatherings after a long pause, it’s more important than ever. And a peek at recent searches…

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Stylish New Living Rooms

5 Stylish New Living Rooms with Personality

A well-designed living room often reflects the people who use it. And design and remodeling pros are good at teasing out homeowner preferences to create a special mix of color, pattern, decor, and architecture that feels full of personality. Here, pros share details about how they did just that in five stylish new living rooms…

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low-curb

5 STYLISH NEW BATHROOMS WITH A LOW-CURB SHOWER

There are many benefits to a low-curb shower. The low barrier creates a safe entry point, helps visually expand a space, and keeps water from draining out. Plus, a low-curb detail is often much easier to construct than a true curbless design. Here, five design pros share how they handled this popular bathroom feature. Haven…

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Cool Without Air Conditioning

6 Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning

Having an air conditioner is a near-must in climates where months-long heat waves are a summer norm. And with that comes an equally scorching energy bill. Even in regions with gentler climates, homeowners can still experience enough hot days in a row to nearly go mad. It doesn’t have to be so hard. Whether you want…

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Must-Have Kitchen Design Features

Pros Share 6 Must-Have Kitchen Design Features

Design and remodeling pros recommend focusing on these must-have kitchen design features to create a functional and stylish kitchen Countless decisions go into designing a beautiful and functional kitchen — so many that it’s hard to know what to focus on. We asked several design and remodeling professionals what they consider the must-have kitchen design…

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Kitchen Sink

Where Should You Put The Kitchen Sink?

Where should you put the kitchen sink in your remodel?  Do you put it facing a window or your guests? In a corner or near the dishwasher? Here’s how to find the best place for the kitchen sink. To find your dream kitchen sink, you will likely spend a good amount of time browsing sink…

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Kitchen Sinks

Single Bowl vs. Double Bowl Kitchen Sinks

Top designers weigh in on the merits of single and double-bowl kitchen sinks Since the invention of the sink, homeowners and designers have been debating the merits of single-bowl vs. double-bowl kitchen sinks. On the one hand, a double basin makes washing dishes a snap. One side serves to hold soapy water and dirty dishes…

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A Letter to Your Clients: 10 Ways to Be a World-Class Client

By Mark Richardson, Pro-Remodelers (June 16, 2022) While I have spent most of my last 10 years as an author and advisor to remodeling business owners, I spent the prior 30 years creating joy in the life of homeowners through remodeling homes.  This column is a letter to your clients (and a guide to you)…

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