How Do You Color Coordinate Paint in The Home?…Color Theory and Other Hints

Mar 09th, 2012

One of the easiest, most economical ways to create interest and heighten drama in our homes is with color.  Many people are hesitant to work with color variation.  Here are some concepts to help ease you into the “color transformation” of your kitchen. Setting the Wheel in Motion When creating […]



Kitchen Designs And Kitchen Cabinet Materials: What are the Choices?

Feb 28th, 2012

Plywood Cabinet Boxes and other options One of the most common methods of customizing your kitchen cabinetry is choosing a plywood construction upgrade. As a relatively inexpensive method of achieving a look that says, “these are not your run- of- the- mill cabinets”, plywood is widely considered to be a […]



Granite Counter Top Facts: Here’s the Answers Cut in Stone!

Feb 28th, 2012

Can I cut on my Granite Counter Top? -Yes, but only if you want to ruin your good knives! Granite is harder than your knife blades are and will dull them very quickly, if you use the counter top as a cutting surface. Always cut and chop on a wooden […]



What Are The Costs of Kitchen Remodeling?

Feb 22th, 2012

Your kitchen is the lifeblood of your home, both in terms of functionality and value. It is the one room in the house that all guests, family members, realtors and potential homebuyers agree is the focal point of your home. The room that houses the nourishment also holds the key […]



Budget Tip: How Much Energy (and Money!) Can You Save with LED Lighting?

Feb 14th, 2012

Here are a few simple eco- friendly tips you can use to save energy every day and lower your monthly bills. Switch out your regular light bulbs with soft white compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s). You won’t have to replace your bulbs nearly as often and the energy savings are […]



Inexpensive Update for your Kitchen: Granite Countertops!

Feb 02th, 2012

VARIETY AND DURABILITY MAKES GRANITE A WISE CHOICE When it comes to choosing surfaces for kitchen counters, vanities, tabletops, or even fireplaces, the average consumer is overburdened with an array of options. Some look elegant, some practical, some last forever, some are not at all functional for day- to- day […]



Ways to Save Money in Your Home (and Energy!)

Feb 01th, 2012

The average American family spends approximately $2,000- $5,000 each year on their home utility bills. But by making a few simple upgrades to your home, you can reduce the amount of energy your home consumes and save tons on your cost of utilities. These energy- efficient upgrades can keep you […]



How To Choose Granite? (Helpful hints!)

Jan 27th, 2012

Selection Procedure Choosing natural stone for your granite counter tops has several considerations to keep in mind. Some granites without color variations could be selected from very small samples. Others need to be viewed fully because of slight shade variations. Although variations give granite its natural beauty these same variations […]



Are YOU protected from Home Improvement Fraud? The Pennsylvania & New Jersey HIC Protection Acts (A Consumer Protection Law)

Jan 14th, 2012

In 2008, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act.  The law requires that all contractors who perform at least $5,000 worth of home improvements per year register with the Attorney General’s Office. As of July 1, 2009, consumers in Pennsylvania are able to verify registration with the […]



How Do I Protect My Family From Lead: EPA Lead Certification Requirements for Contractors

Jan 14th, 2012

EPA Requirements Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead- based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, in 2008 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. It […]




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