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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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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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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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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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How To Interview A Potential Contractor

by on 10/20/2014 - 03:48 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

HGExpo attended the Ohio Home Expo September 20-21 at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex. We asked the industry's top experts how to interview potential contractors.
What questions need to be asked? What answers should homeowners look for?

Retrofitting Your Home With Zoned Hea...

by on 10/15/2014 - 12:02 pm
Categories: Energy Savings, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

By Bryan Rutkosky
Owner, BERS HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing
After a long day of work, it’s finally time for bed. You put your pajamas on and snuggle under the covers only to discover your room is far cooler than the rest of the house. Sound like a familiar story? If so, a solution awaits that will create comfort zones, ensuring balance during those chilly nights or hot summer days.
At BERS HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing, we carry a product called Arzel Zoning that enables different rooms to be different temperatures. Just like one light switch does not turn on lighting for an entire home, Arzel’s pneumatic zone system provides you with the ...

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Done-Right Ron: How To Spot A Fire Ch...

by on 10/13/2014 - 03:43 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath, Windows & Doors

RFK Home Improvement's Ron Kaye is back with more tips for homeowners dealing with the complicated world of insurance. Here's what you should do when looking for a contractor after a loss.
Take your time
The frequency of storms in Northeast Ohio doesn't make being on the receiving end of one any less traumatic. Losing part of your home is an emotional experience, and taking immediate action seems like it's a good idea at the time. However, letting the situation cool down before committing resources to a course of action is almost always the way to go. That's why Ron recommends giving yourself a couple days (depending on the scope of the loss) to calm down and gather information. If a large ...

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Solid Or Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

by on 09/26/2014 - 10:29 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Once you've decided to go with real hardwood flooring, you're not done making decisions. You'll be confronted with a choice—solid or engineered hardwood?
The Candidates
Solid hardwood floors are continuous slabs of wood (and only wood) that have been cut and treated for use in the home.
Engineered hardwood floors are composed of a top layer of "display wood," and then multiple thin layers of wood underneath that have been arranged and bonded with heat and pressure. The top "display wood" layer is what the product will be sold as (oak, maple, cherry).
There is absolutely no difference in the top-down appearance of solid and engineered hardwood floors; you'll need to look at a cross- ...

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How To Install A Cat Door

by on 09/23/2014 - 01:53 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Garage/Basement/Storage, Kitchen & Bath

Brent Moore and the Moore Home Remodeling crew recently finished a penthouse renovation in Rocky River. The last item on the to-do-list was a little unconventional: installing a cat door.
The Tools
While this is a relatively simple job, it's important to ensure that you have all the tools you need.

1. Tape Measure (optional, but accurate measurements can only help)
2. Speed square, or a comparable straight edge.
3. Screw gun or screw driver
4. A tool to saw with (oscillating multi-saw, jigsaw, any tool you can cut safely with)

The Procedure
Most commercially purchased cat doors come with a guide inserted in the box that lays out the size and shape requirements for the opening. Us ...

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