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The Best Easy-To-Install Fireplace Mantel Kits For Your Home

The Best Easy-To-Install Fireplace Mantel Kits For Your Home

Be honest - do you like your fireplace mantel? Really, if you had any choice in the whole world, would you choose the one you currently have? If you’re not in love with your mantel and considering a change or if you’re building a new space and adding a fireplace you might be intimidated by all your choices. Well, I want you to know you don’t have to be! Fireplace mantel kits are a simple way to…

How To Choose The Best French Door Handle Sets For Your Home

How To Choose The Best French Door Handle Sets For Your Home

Choosing the right french door handles be a tricky task. The configuration of french doors adds some complexity to installing door handles, especially when you need them to lock. When trying to choose the right french door handle set configuration…

5 Tips For Choosing The Best Vessel Sink For Your Bathroom

5 Tips For Choosing The Best Vessel Sink For Your Bathroom

If you’re looking for the best vessel sink for your bathroom, we get it. Recently we were on a search for the very same thing for…

3 Super Easy Ways To Reduce Dust During Your Remodel

3 Super Easy Ways To Reduce Dust During Your Remodel

Reducing dust and debris in the air can make a big difference in your overall experience during a remodel. Especially when you’re still living in the space, it can be difficult to come home and find every surface covered in a layer of dust. Demolition of a…

How To Choose The Best Towel Warmer For Your Bathroom & Our Top Picks For 2019!

How To Choose The Best Towel Warmer For Your Bathroom & Our Top Picks For 2019!

Let’s be honest, the thought of stepping out of a warm shower into the cold morning air is something most of us dread. Luckily, there is an easy way to keep your those warm feelings just a little while longer with one simple addition to your bathroom: A towel warmer!

Do You Need To Install A Storm Door On Your House?

Do You Need To Install A Storm Door On Your House?

The other day a friend reached out to me to ask, “Do you need to have a storm door?”. As I talked with her about my personal thoughts on adding a storm door to a front entry door…

The Best Way To Save Thousands On Your Remodel

The Best Way To Save Thousands On Your Remodel

If remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or even your whole home has been on your mind, what has been holding you back? For many people the sticking point is the cost. Believe it or not, there is a way to save thousands on your home remodel, and it doesn’t have anything to do using cheaper materials or compromising on what you want…

Why You Need to Always Avoid Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Why You Need to Always Avoid Open Shelving in the Kitchen

I want to get real for a minute. We need to have a heart-to-heart. I care about all of you, and more specifically I care that you have a functional home. Because I care I have to tell you this: Don’t put open shelving in your kitchen…

How to Identify Your Priorities to Have a Successful Home Remodel

How to Identify Your Priorities to Have a Successful Home Remodel

Repeat after me: Preparation is key! If you have ever remodeled your home before, you will agree that remodeling is definitely a learning experience. We say this with humility as we have had our fair share of difficult learning experiences along the way with our own projects! If you’re considering a home remodel, your excitement to pick tile or flooring may sometimes have you missing important…

Amazing Modern Black Faucets and Hardware You'll Love

Amazing Modern Black Faucets and Hardware You'll Love

Our favorite modern matte black kitchen and bathroom faucets and coordinating cabinet hardware to tie it all together!

Why a Workstation Sink Will Be The Best Thing in Your Kitchen

Why a Workstation Sink Will Be The Best Thing in Your Kitchen

Workstation kitchen sinks are one of our favorite kitchen trends of 2019! Learn about the best features of workstation sinks and the benefits of adding one to your own home.

The Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself Before Remodeling

The Most Important Question You Need To Ask Yourself Before Remodeling

If you are considering taking on a home remodel, there are most likely a thousand questions rolling around in your mind. We know these thoughts all too well! We see anxiety and feelings of overwhelm all the time when we first meet with clients. And you know what? It isn’t surprising! Taking on a large time and financial commitment is something that should be…

How to Remodel for One Level Living

How to Remodel for One Level Living

Over the last few years one level living has become increasingly popular for just about every group and type of home buyer. The flexibility of one level floor plans, or two story homes with master suites and main floor laundry rooms, are…

How to Design an Organized Mudroom

How to Design an Organized Mudroom

Could a more organized mudroom mean a happier life? We sure think so! When considering remodeling or building a new home, a mudroom is a must-have for a modern family. Unlike the entryway, where function and style are equally important, in a mudroom function is king. Mudrooms are where we enter and leave our homes the majority of the time. Having a space that offers functional features can make life easier whether you have one or ten (or more!) people in your home…

How to Set Up a Temporary Kitchen

How to Set Up a Temporary Kitchen

Have you heard about the importance of a temporary kitchen? If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and wondering how you will feed yourself and your family during those hectic (and messy) months, then you have come to the right place. Kitchens are one of the favorite places to gather in a home. We entertain, catch up after a long day, and…


7 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Family Room

7 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Family Room

Family rooms are a centerpiece of our homes. They are where we spend time with family and friends, relax after a long day, entertain the kids and enjoy late night movies. All in all, Family rooms get a lot of use! Believe it or not, if you're thinking about updating your own space, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg. There are simple and inexpensive ways to completely transform your space without remodeling, painting, or buying new furniture…

How To Remove Common Odors from Your Home

How To Remove Common Odors from Your Home

Have you ever walked into a home and smelled something funky? More likely than not, it has happened to you at least once. The truth is, we all get accustomed to the smell of our own homes, and sometimes that smell isn't so pleasant. If you occasionally cook curry, or maybe enjoy smoking a cigar in your man cave, there could be lingering smells that would…

Pros and Cons of Banquette Seating

Pros and Cons of Banquette Seating

When you go to a restaurant, do you request a table or a booth? We are booth people. There is something so cozy about sitting in a somewhat enclosed space where you aren't having anyone bump into your chair or walk past and listen in as you have a private conversation. Banquette seating refers to benches and other furniture that is often tucked against a wall and may…

What is Enameled Woodwork and Why is it Better?

What is Enameled Woodwork and Why is it Better?

I like to think of myself as a realist. I know we all want to keep our homes perfectly clean and plan to be careful in how we navigate our space. I also know that realistically we all have dirty hands at times, forget to remove our shoes, or accidentally bump into walls. With white woodwork being so popular, it can be easier to see the imperfections…

Coordinating Cabinet Hardware for a Delta Champagne Bronze Faucet

Coordinating Cabinet Hardware for a Delta Champagne Bronze Faucet

Champagne bronze cabinet hardware to match that beautiful champagne bronze faucet - is it possible? Lucky for me (and probably you, if you find yourself here) - IT IS! Here’s is a little bit about how I discovered these amazing champagne bronze hardware options… True Story: I have been planning a fabulous wet bar for our current project for months. I love the look of black and brass, so when I saw an opportunity to do exactly that combination in an upcoming project I was beyond ecstatic! While designing the bar space, I found this beautiful Delta Faucet in Champagne Bronze that…