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How Much Does It Cost To Remodel Your Bathroom?

Understanding The Many Factors That Affect The Cost Of A Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling a bathroom is a big undertaking, so before you begin it is important to understand some of the factors that can dramatically impact the cost of your project. Whether you need a complete overhaul of your bathroom or just a simple update, variables such as the age of your home, the materials you select and even...

16 Aug 21

10 New Trends In Bathroom Tile Design

Elevate The Look Of Your Bathroom

Bathroom tile has a utilitarian purpose - it needs to be moisture-resistant, easy to maintain and durable. At the same time, the tile you choose should be visually pleasing and reflect your personal style. With so many colors, styles and materials to choose from, you are no longer stuck with plain white squares. The newest trends are all about mixing color,...

26 May 21

15 New Trends In Kitchen Tile Design

How To Use Tile To Personalize Your Kitchen

Whether you're remodeling or planning for a custom home, your new kitchen should reflect your taste and fit your lifestyle. Do you prefer a sleek, contemporary aesthetic or a more traditional, homey feel? Selecting the right materials will help you to customize your new space and achieve the look you want.

Tile has long been a staple found in almost...

28 Apr 21

Moving In: 5 Ways to Expand Your Home and Share Space with Aging Parents

How To Live Together While Maintaining Privacy And Independence

Multi-generational living can be beneficial for the entire family. For instance, strong bonds can be formed amongst family members when they spend a lot of time together. Living with family can create a greater sense of safety and security for your aging parents, while at the same time, they can be trusted caretakers of their...

14 Oct 20

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

It's True - You Get What You Pay For

Your home is most likely the biggest financial investment that you will make, especially in the Washington, DC area. If you are planning to build a new custom home or remodel your existing home, getting the most for your money is foremost in your mind. But, hiring a builder based on cost alone can be a big mistake. The cliche "you get what you pay for" is...

18 Sep 20

Home Remodeling Design Tips For Aging In Place

How To Modify Your Home To Make It Safe And Comfortable As Your Needs Evolve

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level."

Most adults would prefer to age in place for the feeling of greater independence and comfort that...

28 Jul 20

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