Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away! While it can be a fun day if you’re the guest, it can be super stressful if you are the host! Between cooking and cleaning and keeping everyone entertained, it’s downright overwhelming and exhausting! Here are some tips to make the day a bit more stress-free (and safer!
We all want our homes to look like those “perfect” photos we see in magazines. When the holidays come around and it’s your turn to host family and friends, those dreams of home design perfection are even more apparent! Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do without committing to a full on reno!
Winter is coming….and that means more time inside hiding from the cold. Nothing feels as good as curling up on the sofa in front of a warm fire and relaxing. So how do you make sure your living room is up to par?! Our friends at HGTV share 40 tips to make sure your home is a winter haven.
In today’s world, options for flooring are endless. From hardwood to laminate, tile to vinyl and everything in between, there’s no shortage of choices! But each flooring option comes with its own set of unique challenges and limitations. Learning what they are and how to handle them is key to maintaining a long and happy relationship with your floor. Here, we examine some of the issues with laminate flooring and how to solve them!
Basements are a great part of any house – it’s the place where the kids can go wild, you can set up a home theater, your own personal gym may be down there – so many possibilities! So when you need to get some new flooring down there, what do you choose? You need something that can stand up to wear and tear but also something that can handle the different temperatures we often see in this part of the house. Choosing the right flooring for your specific circumstances is important for your health and your wallet.
If you’re like me, you have ceramic tile floors covering a large part of your house. My kitchen and foyer areas are entirely ceramic. After almost 8 years in my house, they are looking nasty – especially in the high traffic areas. So how do I keep them looking clean and sparkly? Luckily, HGTV.com offers some help!
If your home is like most homes, your kitchen is one of the busiest (if not THE busiest) rooms in the house. Lots of traffic in and out, cooking, cleaning and the place EVERYONE seems to gather at parties. So naturally, you want a flooring option that is both beautiful and low maintenance! Seriously – who has time to worry about your floors with everything else going on in your life?! Here we go over some of the lowest-maintenance materials out there!
The luster, or “sheen level” of a floor is determined by how the flooring surface reflects light at a particular angle. The luster is measured with a small device called a gloss meter, which measures the amount of reflected light from the light beamed at a given angle onto the floor. This gives us our “scale;” with “Matte” on one end, (being the least glossy and reflective, and “High gloss” on the other end, (being the most shiny and most reflective of the finishes).
It’s difficult to know everything that goes on below your flooring. Underneath the hardwood, laminate, tile, or carpet lies the subfloor, and it’s a component that only gets attention during a full-scale renovation or a full-blown problem. Even some of the telltale signs are easy to ignore. By the time that the issue becomes apparent, it might be too late for your subfloor.