Archive for March, 2010

Hardwood Floor Installation That’s Not Too Hard

Monday, March 29th, 2010

There’s nothing like the feeling of real wood. Sure, plastic laminate is cheap and easy and can emulate the pattern of a real hardwood floor; but it won’t fill your home with the timeless naturalness of real hardwood. Hardwood floors have an elegant, but subtly strong and rugged essence that fills a home with the feeling of open-air spaciousness. By combining one hardwood color with a darker border around the perimeter, perhaps with four intricately-patterned decorative granite corners for an added touch, you can still achieve polished sophisticated designer looks – without the vacuuming. (more…)

How to Get Estimates Without Burning Your Money on a Kitchen Remodeling Project

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Getting hard evidence leads to realistic estimates for any home remodeling project. Since a kitchen remodeling project is often pricier than remodeling other less utilitarian rooms, it’s easy to see your money evaporate before your dream kitchen is completed. But getting estimates for such a large remodeling project can be as overwhelming as a smoke-filled kitchen. If you don’t take the time to itemize and compare costs, you might just find you’ll be cooking in piles of sawdust when the relatives are arriving for a holiday dinner. (more…)