Mallard’s Edge Homes are All about Ha...

by on 02/02/2017 - 12:59 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Ronald PalmerOwner, Mallard’s Edge Homes
Think about the last time you hosted a party. You probably placed hors d’oeuvres and set extra seating in your living, dining and family rooms to encourage guests to mingle throughout the house. But what happened?
Everyone ended up in the kitchen.
And why shouldn’t they? People are comfortable in kitchens. That’s where they and their families cook, eat, do homework, play board games and sip coffee while reading the newspaper.
That’s why Mallard’s Edge Homes takes such pride in creating high-end, functional and comfortable kitchens. The meticulous attention to detail is apparent ...

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Winter Landscaping 101

by on 02/02/2017 - 12:53 pm
Category: Lawn & Garden

By Marcia HawkinsOwner, Uncle John’s Plant Farm
Some of the most stunning paintings depict winter landscapes. Think Claude Monet’s magpie and Vincent van Gogh’s snow-covered field with a harrow. Or acclaimed photographer Ansel Adams famous print of Clearing Winter Storm in Yosemite National Park.
If these heralded artists see beauty in winter’s barren land, you can also take an artistic look at your home’s winter landscape and spruce it up.
• Focus on bark and berries. Plan ahead to add some interest to the stark winter backdrop by planting trees and shrubs in the fall that have interesting bark, such as birch trees or red twig dogwoods, or those that do ...

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Radiant Floor Heating from Guhde Floo...

by on 01/27/2017 - 02:47 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

Porcelain and ceramic tile are timeless hard surface options for any home. They'll never go out of style, they're easy to clean, and they're hard to stain. But, if you live in Northeast Ohio, winter rolls in and the sting of cold floors on bare feet makes you question your design decisions.
The Ditra-heat heated flooring system by Shluter, currently offered by Guhde Flooring America, is a comprehensive floor heating system. Guhde doesn't just sell the Ditra-heat system, they install it as well, complete with a programmable thermostat. For anyone that's attempted installing their own tile at the DIY level, that installation expertise is important.

The Best Fix For A Slippery Garage Floor

by on 11/28/2016 - 04:09 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Garage/Basement/Storage

By Mike Padden
Owner, Encore Garage
During the summer months, dirt, debris and fluid spills from your vehicle can cause your garage floor to look unsightly. But during the fall and winter months, the added problem of water, snow and ice can make it unsafe.
One solution to combating all of the problems above is to install containment mat. When you park your car on the mat, any melted snow and ice will drip onto its surface. Dirt and debris will collect there as well. You can clean the mat when it becomes too dirty, or hang it out to dry when it’s too wet.
The downside to a containment mat is that it only covers a small portion of the garage floor and requires the user to be physical ...

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