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Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash?

When it comes to selecting kitchen backsplash materials, the abundance of options is daunting. As with the perfect outfit, a backsplash depends on the other pieces in the...

Landscape Paving 101: Some Reasons to Go for Granite

Granite is one tough, resilient paving material. Available in cut stone and irregular shapes, it’s a popular paving material for driveways and walkways because of its strength....

Colored Floors Can Boost Your Design

Walls and trim are most often finished and maintained using paint, so they are the place where homeowners first see potential for personalizing their house with a new palette. But...

Tankless Water Heaters

Long favored in Japan and Europe, where square footage is at a premium, tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand. According to the EPA, residential electric water...

8 Tricks with Shower Design

Looking for a fresh style for a statement shower design? Try using smoky gray glass, reflective mirrors or graphic tile for a look that’s low budget but will still wake you up...

Get Your Kitchen Island Lighting Right

The kitchen island is often a central gathering spot in the home, in addition to being a functional, much-used workspace. That’s why it’s important to light it right. Houzz...

Remodeling: Soapstone Countertops

Look to science labs for the evidence: Soapstone is the material of choice for countertops designed to take a beating. A durable and hardworking natural stone that is virtually...

Make Over Your Outdoor Grill Area

When the weather cooperates, there are few meals more pleasant than those you can enjoy in your own backyard. The fresh air and hot grill have a way of conjuring a vacation mood...

What to Know About Green Building

Environmentally sensitive home designs and construction methods have been valued for generations. My own father considered naming his fledgling construction company Here Comes the...

Benchmarks on Remodeling Costs

If you’re about to embark on a remodel project, chances are you’ve already started asking yourself, How long will this take? And what should I spend my money on? You’re not...

Which Backsplash Is Right for You?

Surprisingly, there are even more options for kitchen backsplashes than there are for countertops, which can make homing in on the right material a challenge. One strategy to make...

Open vs. Closed Kitchens — Which Style Works Best for You?

For centuries the kitchen was strictly a workspace. Often tucked in the back of the house, it had room for just the bare essentials. But a peek at many new kitchens today reveals...

5 Remodels That Don’t Return Investment

Remodels sometimes have a tendency to develop their own inertia, as decisions lead to new dilemmas, unintended consequences and surprising outcomes. In some cases, these flights...

Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger

When done well, small living spaces can feel like cozy, zen-like retreats. But often when you have to cram all your worldly possessions into one tiny space, the results can feel...

5 Remodels That Return Investment

Remodels sometimes have a tendency to develop their own inertia, as decisions lead to new dilemmas, unintended consequences and surprising outcomes. In some cases, these flights...

Remodeling: Polished Concrete Floors

Concrete is the Cinderella of flooring materials. Long relegated to life as a subfloor—and covered up by a host of materials deemed more suitable for display, such as wood,...

Luxuries Worth Considering

The most fun part of every remodel? Perusing—and choosing—some life-enhancing frills. Remodelista partnered with members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory to...

To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist

May is a month for getting outdoors, firing up the grill and celebrating. Take advantage of milder spring days and schedule some much-needed home improvements this month, so...

The Case for Hidden Storage

It’s easy to fall in love with beautifully styled open shelves, and to feel swayed by the convenience of keeping frequently used items sitting on the kitchen counter,...

Green Home-Building Techniques

With growing awareness of the effects human activities can have on the global environment, people are becoming more interested in using green home-building techniques. These...

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