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Are Heated Bathroom Floors Worth It?

Are Heated Bathroom Floors Worth It?

While it is becoming quite popular, the question remains, are heated bathroom floors really worth the expense? Here you’ll discover a few benefits you should know about and also a few disadvantages to consider as well. If you’re thinking of installing heated bathroom floors in your home, here’s what you need to know.

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Updating Your Kitchen Can Transform Your Eating Habits

Updating Your Kitchen Can Transform Your Eating Habits

Updating your kitchen can have long-lasting effects, not just on the look and functionality of the home but your diet as well. Often, an outdated, cluttered kitchen can cause you to choose unhealthy food options, as you have less space to wash and cut produce. Redesigning a larger, efficient kitchen will provide you the opportunity to cook and prepare your meals with ease. Thus, leading you to cut down on and avoid going out to eat regularly. Read on to find out how updating your kitchen can transform your healthy eating habits.

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Fun Ways to Incorporate an Herb Garden in Kitchen Design

Fun Ways to Incorporate an Herb Garden in Kitchen Design

The kitchen is the heart of the home, an area where families like to gather and prepare meals. What better way to prepare lunch or dinner than from your own herb garden? A herb garden in kitchen spaces is a great addition, providing a healthy way to prepare meals. There are many ways to add a herb garden to your kitchen, including traditional clay pots, but what’s the fun in being traditional? Read on to see how you can add real herbs to your home with style, making it fun to cook with various tasty items.

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Subway Tiles – Why They are Always Trendy

Subway Tiles - Why They are Always Trendy

It is not uncommon to go to a friend’s home, a restaurant, hotel, or even public restroom and see the use of subways tiles in many colors and designs. That is because subway tiles are always on trend and can be used in many ways. Thus, making them one of the most versatile ways to design your home. Because subway tiles are so versatile, they are always compatible with any style of décor or architectural style of home.

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7 Inspiring White Kitchens

7 Inspiring White Kitchens

For some, there is nothing more beautiful than a white kitchen. From the crisp white cabinets to the white countertops, the color appears clean and fresh. And, it provides a nice backdrop for the most used room in the home. When planning a remodel or changes to your kitchen, white can be a lovely color choice. These inspiring white kitchens below can help get you started in changing the way your space looks and feels.

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Stain vs. Paint Debate

Stain vs. Paint Debate

Stain and paint have many similarities, but also many differences. People often wonder which one they should use or which one is better than the other. However, the answer to that question is more complex than you think. While both yield great results, the differences between stain vs. paint will help determine which one you should use. Read further to learn more about the differences and similarities in these two color yielding substances.  Once you learn more about stain vs. paint, you can decide which one is better suited for your projects.

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Alternative Interior Door Colors (Not Just Black & White)

Alternative Interior Door Colors (Not Just Black & White)

When considering the décor of the home, homeowners often decide to go with neutral colors, especially when it comes to interior doors. Nearly every room has a door for privacy, be it the standard door or pocket doors. While black and white are common interior door colors, you can choose to be bold or different and paint your doors a new color. This will give each room a new and exciting look.

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5 Trim Styles to Spruce Up Any Room

5 Trim Styles to Spruce Up Any Room

Sprucing up your home can be both fun and overwhelming. Whether you’re doing one room at a time or you have specific projects you’re working on, home improvement projects can take a lot of time and work. Luckily, there are several easy ways to spruce up your home, from adding a new coat of paint to changing trim styles. Here are a few creative ideas to help you choose the right trim style for your home.

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Kitchen Island Ideas for Any Size Kitchen

Kitchen Island Ideas for Any Size Kitchen

A kitchen island can transform the workspace of the kitchen as well as provide a design element and additional seating. The type of kitchen island you install in your home will depend on several factors, from the size of the space to your design aesthetic. Overall, you have the ability to be creative and choose something that meets your personality as well as kitchen needs. Below are a few ideas to help you decide on a kitchen island for your home.

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8 Awesome Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

8 Awesome Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

The kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in the home. We prepare several meals a day along with snacks so it is not uncommon to see crumbs on the floor or stains on the counter. Since the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, homeowners can benefit from learning a few kitchen cleaning hacks. Below are a few tips to help you keep your kitchen clean, no matter how many messes you make!

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Chester, MD 21619
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