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Northeast Ohio Contractors That Give ...

by on 12/01/2014 - 05:27 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

By Kyla Price
When looking for a company to do business with, it’s important to look for good reviews, services, and products. But it’s also a good idea to seek out those that give back to the local communities they serve. Here are just a few of the many HGExpo exhibitors that give back to those around them.
Cabinets & Granite Direct
Cabinets and Granite Direct works closely with the Salvation Army Harbor Light Complex, located at 1710 Prospect Avenue in Cleveland. Employees are hired (both temporary and permanent) from the Salvation Army’s employment program, which is part of Salvation Army’s transitional control program. The men and women who are part of the ...

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Caring For Resurfaced Countertops

by on 12/01/2014 - 04:09 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

By Bill Raeder
Co-Owner, Get-A-Grip Resurfacing
There is a specific protocol for handling resurfaced countertops that differs from brand new countertops, but as long as you know what to do, maintenance is simple.
Cleaning Countertops
Once your newly resurfaced countertop is finished, it’s important to know what to do, and what not to do when cleaning. By following some simple steps, you’ll get the best possible results from your product.
First, use a soft sponge or cloth, not abrasive materials. Once monthly, though, it is appropriate to use a soft nylon brush for cleaning.
There are a lot of choices you can select from as far as cleaners are concerned, including good old-f ...

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How To Maximize Your Kitchen Space

by on 11/25/2014 - 12:33 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

By Kevin Elkins
Cabinets & Granite Direct
When you have family and friends over, they always seem to gather in the kitchen. With so much emphasis on food, this is especially true during the holidays. Whether your family traditions include sitting around the kitchen table sipping eggnog or savoring a holiday potluck dinner where everyone brings a dish to share, you undoubtedly will end up in the kitchen.
So when you are decking your halls this holiday season, pay special attention to your kitchen.
To prep for the holidays, make sure you have plenty of counter space. This can be as simple as clearing away everything you store on top, such as the toaster, utensil caddy, blender, and ubi ...

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The Benefits Of Custom Windows

by on 11/25/2014 - 12:51 pm
Category: Windows & Doors

By Dan Becker
Regional Manager, Renewal by Andersen
If your home is more than 10 years old, there is a good chance that foundation shifting has left a gap between your window frames and the opening your windows were installed in. It may appear to be just a tiny amount of space, but it may be enough to allow a lot of frigid winter air into your warm home, causing an uncomfortable draft and driving up your heating costs.
That shifting also can result in misalignment of locking devices, making it difficult to properly secure your windows.
When your windows begin to cause higher energy bills and security concerns, it’s time to consider replacing them. But what should you replace them w ...

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Building A Custom Mirror Frame

by on 11/25/2014 - 03:07 pm
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Kitchen & Bath

Brent Moore doesn’t like buying mirror frames from big box stores. Reasonably priced frames tend to be limited in size options and low in quality. Plus, Brent’s a carpenter with a biscuit joiner—and he’s not afraid to use it.
Measure Twice, Buy Once
Ideally, you might want the bathroom mirror to be the same width as the sink below with 6 inches between the mirror and the ceiling. You’ll probably have a hard time finding those exact measurements in an existing mirror/frame combo, and if you do, you’ll still have to ensure color and style compatibility. This means you have a choice: lower your standards or build your own.
You Get What You Pay For
The qu ...

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Putting Your Beds To Bed For The Winter

by on 11/24/2014 - 10:14 am
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Kitchen & Bath

By Jeremy Smith
Smith Brothers Mulch
The winter world above the ground may appear cold, drab, and lifeless. That’s why it’s hard to imagine that earthworms and microbes continue to actively work throughout the winter beneath the ground to prepare your soil for next year’s sensational flowers and plants. By properly preparing your plant beds before the frosty air freezes the ground’s surface, you also can give yourself a head start on next year’s spring gardening.
Here are a few tips to help you to prepare your plant beds for winter.

Clear out dead material. When your annual plants die, they leave behind stems and foliage that can harbor diseases and insect ...

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Crafted, Solid Wood Cabinets vs. Buil...

by on 11/17/2014 - 11:56 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Before diving into the specifics of cabinets, it's important to first define "builder grade." Builder grade refers to basic, mass produced, bare bones home construction materials that are typically not stylistically impressive or of particularly high quality. If it's attached to the inside or outside of a home, there's probably a builder grade option. Common builder grade materials include windows, tile, doors, and cabinets.
To upgrade everything all at once in a builder grade home would be prohibitively expensive for many homeowners, so a step-by-step approach that addresses one room at a time is the recommended strategy. There are compelling reasons to install high quality versions of mos ...

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Create An Inviting Winter Landscape

by on 11/14/2014 - 03:22 pm
Categories: Home Exteriors, Lawn & Garden

By Chas Moscarino
Co-Owner, Moscarino Outdoor Creations
During the cold months, landscaping is probably the last thing you’ve got on your mind. The truth is, a little wintery work can go a long way toward beautifying your property. Even in the dreary months, why not bring some cheer to your property?
Here are seven tips to get your landscaping off to a great start, no matter what the temperature is outside:

Consider adding outdoor statues that are weatherproof for all seasons. Floral decorations and seasonal décor add their own unique flare.
Plant shrubs that yield colorful berries during the winter months, such as holly berries. Their little pop of color will stand out a ...

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Tile Buying Guide

by on 11/12/2014 - 03:29 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Monica Guhde, Office Manager
Co-Owner, Guhde Flooring America
Whether you are looking to refresh dated flooring or replace tile that has seen better days, the possibilities are endless. Today’s tile is available in a variety of materials, colors, shapes, styles, and finishes. Here is a look at some popular tile choices:
Composed of red or white clay fired in a kiln, ceramic tile is an ideal choice for areas in your home that only see light to moderate traffic. Mix and match tile sizes and colors to make a statement.
These durable tiles are made of dust-pressed porcelain clay and come in matte, unglazed, and high-polished finishes. They last longer than their ...

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How To Revitalize Wood Surfaces

by on 11/07/2014 - 01:19 pm
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Kitchen & Bath

By Bill Raeder
Co-Owner, N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal
Whether it's cabinets, flooring, doors, tabletops, or other areas of your home, there are several ways to use N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal to make a dramatic difference—and respect the environment. Here are the top five ways you can be environmentally conscientious when working on home projects:
1. Renew your wooden cabinets without waste
Do your cabinets look like a blast from the past? If so, N-Hance can revitalize them without the hassles associated with traditional wood refinishing. Moreover, renewal is much cheaper than refinishing and takes just a day or two to complete.
2. Use renewal to restore wooden floors ...

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