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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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5 Ways To Refresh Your Bathroom

by on 09/17/2014 - 01:33 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Michele Raeder
Owner, N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal
With fall approaching, now is a perfect time to redecorate your bathroom with simple changes, like fresh towels and live plants, in addition to bigger changes, like cabinetry and flooring updates. Certain changes can make a dramatic difference—and they don’t have to break the bank.

Cabinet Renewal
If you love your existing bathroom cabinets but feel like they’re beginning to look a little dated, N-Hance cabinet renewal is a perfect option. With renewal, N-Hance completely revitalizes the look of cabinets without the frustrations associated with typical wood refinishing. Moreover, renewal costs a fraction of ...

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Guhde Flooring America: Meet The Team

by on 09/09/2014 - 01:33 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

For three generations, the Guhde family has been supplying Northeast Ohio homes with flooring and installation. What started as a one-man-operation in 1950, has grown to a full-scale showroom with multiple installation teams.

How To Care For Granite Countertops

by on 09/03/2014 - 10:23 am
Category: Kitchen & Bath

By Kevin Elkins
Cabinets & Granite Direct
Sleek granite countertops add beauty and style to modern kitchens. Luckily for busy homeowners, maintaining the just-installed glamour of this natural stone boils down to three simple steps: seal, clean, and respect.
Most, but not all, granite countertops require sealing prior to installation. If yours is among them, the manufacturer is likely to apply a resin sealant that is diophobic, meaning it will repel any water, oil, or fat that spills on the granite. This reduces the chances of causing a permanent stain. Fortunately, many factory-applied sealants last up to 15 years.
But if your granite is not sealed before delivery—or, if ...

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Done-Right Ron: The Importance Of Bei...

by on 08/20/2014 - 02:51 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors, Kitchen & Bath

Ron Kaye from RFK Home Improvement has done his fair share of insurance work, and he's noticed that many insurance policies are nuanced to the point of major confusion. And two often-important coverages are sometimes overlooked. Before your next claim, ask about two things: code upgrade insurance and depreciated value coverage vs. total replacement value.Here's what all that jargon means:
Code Upgrade Insurance
Instead of protecting you against the effects of a disaster, code upgrade insurance protects your wallet against something much scarier: bureaucracy.Building codes are fundamentally a good thing. They keep homeowners safe, and ensure that contractors are all providing a basic level ...

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Introducing: The Lightspeed UV Curing...

by on 08/20/2014 - 03:55 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

N-Hance Revolutionary Wood Renewal prioritizes convenience and speed of their service. Homes are busy places, and sometimes it's not realistic to ask a family-on-the-go to stop using their floors for a couple days so the paint can dry.That's why N-Hance developed the Lightspeed Ultraviolet Curing System.Resurfacing is already a speedy process. After choosing a custom color, the new layers are applied along with a top coat designed to seal in the fresh new look. That top coat is what protects floors and cabinets from scuffs and scratches, but it needs to develop a tough outer shell, a process called curing. There are several ways that top coats can cure, and most of them involve a lot of wait ...

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The Garden Center At Smith Bros. Mulch

by on 08/01/2014 - 12:00 pm
Categories: Home Exteriors, Kitchen & Bath

Landscapers across Northeast Ohio know about Smith Bros. The Smith family has been providing Northeast Ohio with wholesale mulch, soils, stone & gravel, and compost for over 50 years.But if beautifying gardens and landscapes is your thing, you know there's more to it than mulch. That's why Smith Bros. opened their Garden Center in Bath, complete with everything a green-thumbed gardner´╗┐ needs to create, maintain, and decorate gorgeous outdoor spaces.Hardy perennials, bright annuals, hanging baskets, and a wide variety of shrubs and trees make the Smith Bros. garden center a one-stop-shop when filling out the bare spots in your beds. The inventory isn't only of the growing variety. Smith B ...

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Done-Right Ron: How Long Will You Be ...

by on 07/28/2014 - 10:21 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

Every homeowner has at least one room in their house that they'd like to give some TLC—a cluttered basement, a 1980s wallpapered dining room, or an outdated kitchen. While getting to work on those projects as soon as you have the resources might sound ambitious, Ron from RFK Home Improvement recommends taking a step back and asking yourself one simple question."How long will I be in my home?"Unless it's something simple like adding a coat of paint or patching a hole, home improvement projects can be a major undertaking. It's important to consider your unique situation and run some numbers to ensure that you're getting the best value for your time and money.First, ensure that major expe ...

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Three Reasons To Establish Documented...

by on 07/18/2014 - 09:35 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors, Kitchen & Bath

When working with a home remodeling contractor, communication is key. We've discussed the importance of effectively communicating your budget BEFORE the contract is signed, but what about after the project starts? Increasingly, home remodeling contractors are using web-based communication portals to track progress, costs, and communication from start to finish. Here are some of the benefits.First, it just makes things easier. When a large job is designed and revised—and revised again—over an unorganized series of emails, phone calls, texts, and personal conversations, keeping things straight can be hard.Second, it makes communication effortless when it comes time to work. Communi ...

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