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5 Must-Have DIY Tools

by on 12/10/2014 - 05:07 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

By Ron Kaye
President, RFK Home Improvement
Every home sweet home should have a well-stocked toolbox to take it through the trials of daily wear and tear—from fixing issues such as a broken stair or cracked molding to undertaking basic home improvement projects.
Whether you devoutly follow a DIY lifestyle or you just want to act with confidence and self-reliance while keeping up your home, the following tools are contractor-endorsed must-haves.
Available at any hardware store or online, these helpers come in a range of prices. But keep in mind that with tools, in terms of quality, durability, and endurance, you get what you pay for.
The Countdown
Tape Measure

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Gift Ideas For New Homeowners

by on 12/09/2014 - 04:18 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

By Kyla Price
For those special people in your life who are new homeowners, the gift-giving ideas are seemingly endless. To help narrow things down, here are some ideas to consider when shopping for housewarming holiday gifts.
Even when buying a brand new home, many folks decide to change paint colors. As such, you can never go wrong with a gift card to a local paint store. As an added gift, consider offering to paint with your friend or family member. By doing so, you can lessen the burden on the new homeowner while also paving a pathway to fun memories as you aid with the project.
Shower Rod
Another great, yet obscure gift is a curved shower rod. This is especially helpful for f ...

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Preparing For Kitchen And Bathroom Re...

by on 12/09/2014 - 02:58 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

By Bill Raeder
Get-A-Grip Resurfacing
There are several options for creating a new and exciting look in your kitchen or bathroom. The most costly, and messy way, of course, is a full tear out and renovation. But for people who want an update without paying the exorbitant costs of installing a brand new room, resurfacing may be an option that saves money, time, and disruption of their daily lives.
Resurfacing lets you select from more than 50 color combinations to obtain an exciting look and feel, such as faux stone or granite, without the mess and expense of demolition. Along with being a cost-saving measure, resurfacing is an ideal option for people who like the way their kitchen or bath ...

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Remodeling? Visit A Showroom First

by on 12/03/2014 - 03:21 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

One of the challenges associated with buying hardware for a kitchen or bath remodel is visualization. That dramatic chrome faucet might look good bolted to the wall, but what’s it going to look like surrounded by a sink and your towels?
Lighting is even harder to get right without in-person comparison. The brightness and warmth of a light can be quantified with lumens and the Kelvin scale, but without a wealth of lighting experience, those numbers don’t mean much in the context of your living room.
The solution to these problems is a showroom visit. In addition to being a leading cause of kitchen and bathroom envy, a showroom visit is a balanced way to evaluate hardware’s ...

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Lighting Every Room For Bigger Impact

by on 12/01/2014 - 01:29 pm
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

By Howard Wolff
President, Wolff Bros. Supply
When it comes to building or remodeling a home, homeowners often pick out the lighting last. It should not, though, be an afterthought but one of the first considerations because lighting in a room makes such a big impact. Just think of eating a gourmet dinner in a restaurant that is lit like a hospital operating room or imagine taking a test in a classroom with dim lights and you’ll realize how much lighting contributes to the mood of a room.
Different types of lighting—task, ambient, and accent—create different moods and should be chosen depending on the use of the room. So when selecting lighting for your home, you need to ...

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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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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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