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The Cabinets At One Man And A Hammer

by on 02/23/2015 - 03:50 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Shopping for cabinets can be intimidating. Once you consider all the brands, colors, styles, sizes, and hardware, you realize there are hundreds of thousands of possible combinations.
That’s why One Man’s Mentor showroom is equipped with kitchen and bathroom building software than can easily swap out this for that in a matter of seconds, not minutes. But sometimes, there’s no substitute for the real thing. Colors on a monitor and colors on your real-life cabinets might not always perfectly align. To remedy this, One Man’s showroom also houses their entire library of cabinetry, from Ultracraft to Bertch.
Here’s Bob Gallese, the original One Man, with the comple ...

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Thawing & Preventing Frozen Pipes

by on 02/20/2015 - 04:04 pm
Categories: Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

As temperatures plummet, the water inside a home’s pipes are at a greater risk of freezing. If your pipes are already blocked with ice, there are steps you can take to fix the problem and prevent it from happening in the future.
Blocks vs. Bursts
When your pipes freeze, a lack of running water is the least of your worries. A burst pipe can spray hundreds of gallons of water into your home.
If you turn a faucet and you’re not greeted with the familiar stream of water, you’ve probably got a blockage. Water has frozen and created a wall of slushy ice that’s preventing new water from reaching the tap. This is bad news because it means you can’t get a drink and yo ...

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Cabinets & Granite Direct Testimonials

by on 02/20/2015 - 04:46 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

Cabinets & Granite Direct has been providing Northeast Ohio homes with quality granite for their kitchens and bathrooms for a decade. But just because their showroom is geared toward the homeowner, doesn’t mean they can’t handle the big jobs.
Cabinets & Granite Direct just completed two huge projects for two Northeast Ohio restaurants. YellowTail in Fairlawn and Shinto in Strongsville both needed a granite overhaul. Bars, tables, and countertops, everything granite needed replaced.
Cabinets & Granite impressed Kyle, the General Manager at Shinto, so much that he invited them into his own home.

The Team At One Man And A Hammer

by on 02/20/2015 - 04:26 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

With decades of experience remodeling Northeast Ohio homes, the crew at One Man and A Hammer, Inc. (OMAH) stresses the importance of quality and communication. Most of the OMAH team members, from supervisors to field technicians, have more than 10 years of experience “building something out of a pile of lumber.”

11 Basic Tools To Keep On Hand

by on 02/04/2015 - 01:23 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

By Brent Moore
Owner, Moore Home Remodeling
Are you a new homeowner, or are you tired of paying hundreds of dollars for projects or repairs that you could have done yourself? You really can make many home repairs on your own, and all it takes is the proper tools. New home or old, handy with repairs or not, having the right tools gives you the confidence to do it yourself. Here’s a list of basic tools for a home repair beginner so you can tackle many projects on your own.
Tool Box
It’s doesn’t need to be an expensive, several tiered contraption. Any sturdy box with a handle and separate compartments inside to keep your tools organized will do the trick.
A standa ...

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The Problem With Shims

by on 02/02/2015 - 04:07 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

It probably goes without saying, but homeowners enjoy (and demand) flat countertops. That request seems easy enough to accommodate. After all, the floor is flat, the cabinets on top of the floor are flat, and the countertop that rests on the cabinets is flat. What’s the problem?
Things are not as they appear. Kitchen floors, especially those in older homes, rise and fall sometimes as much as half an inch in either direction. So if you’re married to your morning coffee doing anything other than sliding off as soon you reach for the creamer, you need to find a way to compensate for the slight imperfections.
For many years, the solution has been shims. Shims are small wedges of wo ...

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High Technology At Wolff Bros. Supply

by on 01/29/2015 - 04:50 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

If you’re revamping kitchen and bath fixtures, look no further than Wolff Bros. Supply.
Touch-sensitive faucets mean less mess during cooking and cleanup, with sleek, modern designs. If the master bath is your focus, consider installing a remote-controlled shower system. Your home’s heat uses a thermostat you can control, why shouldn’t your shower?
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Trend Watch: What’s On The Floor For ...

by on 01/28/2015 - 02:27 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Monica Guhde
Owner, Guhde Flooring America
The start of the New Year can prompt homeowners to take a good look at the interiors of their homes and think about ways to create a fresh new look. Flooring is a good place to get started on the right foot. After all, we’re all going to be seeing a lot of our living rooms and family rooms over the long winter months.
Since flooring is a long-term investment, homeowners are cautious about choosing not only the hottest current trend in carpeting, wood, and other flooring options, but they also want to be sure their selection will withstand the test of time.
Some of the growing trends, like bamboo and reclaimed wood flooring, also are hap ...

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Eco-Friendly Flooring Options

by on 01/28/2015 - 04:47 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Monica Guhde
Owner, Guhde Flooring America
Today’s eco-friendly flooring options allow you to have a gorgeous home without walking all over the environment. Eco-friendly floor products include those that are recyclable, and those that are made from either a percentage of recycled materials or a natural, sustainable, or quickly renewable resource.
Many beautiful, durable, and stain-resistant carpets today are made from recycled plastic soda bottles. In fact, every square foot of PET polyester carpet fiber contains the equivalent of five recycled plastic soda bottles.
The Tribor line, from Hearth and Home, is an example of reliable, versatile carpeting made from recycled materials ...

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Contractor Testimonial: One Man and a...

by on 01/28/2015 - 04:31 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

When interviewing contractors for a major home remodel, keep in mind that you aren’t just buying labor and tools, you’re also paying for experience and design direction.
Therese H. from Mentor learned this while working with One Man and a Hammer on her recent kitchen remodel. Therese knew the kitchen had to change, and she identified a couple “big ideas” the remodel needed to communicate, but for the specifics she turned to the design team at One Man and a Hammer.
The team’s ability to adopt and implement her unique sensibilities, as well as their flexibility and patience when searching for the perfect cabinet color is what convinced Therese that One Man was a ...

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