Top 4 Ways the Right Contractor Helps Customers Choose New Windows

You want to replace the windows in your home, but you are not sure how to make the right choices. One of the ways that a reputable contractor will help is by guiding you through the process. Here are a few examples of how that contractor will make it easier to come up with a plan and end up with windows you will enjoy for years.   Discussing Window Designs If you’ve never replaced residential windows before, there’s a lot you may not know. For example, are you aware that it’s possible Read more […]

Vinyl Flooring for Bathrooms and Kitchens? No Problem!

When the time comes to consider changing the floor of a bathroom or kitchen, the typical question is whether it will be resistant to water and / or other liquids. The answer for the case of vinyl flooring is a clear “yes, no problem whatsoever”. It also has another advantage, this type of flooring is very easy to clean, so if the water is going to be constant on your new floor, you will appreciate that it is vinyl. Maintenance of vinyl tiles There is virtually no maintenance required. A mop for Read more […]

Your Essential Guide to Planning and Creating the Kitchen You’ve Always Dreamt of

Having an ideal kitchen is the dream of many, and this isn’t surprising considering how important the kitchen’s function is in any home. In fact, it can be said that the kitchen is the most important room in a home, because it’s not only a place where you can cook and prepare food – it’s also a place where you can socialise with other family members, have nice chats with friends, do some important paperwork, and so on. If one of your dreams is to have the perfect kitchen, here’s your Read more […]

Quartz Kitchen Countertops and Their Functionality

More and more homeowners opt for stone countertops for their kitchens and other rooms for several reasons. First, they add elegance to the room with their varying designs, colours and cuts. Second, they are far more durable and last longer than other worktops made of less sturdy materials. Although they may be a bit pricier than others, in the long run you will realise savings because you do not have to replace them every few years. But what really makes homeowners choose stone worktops? The answer Read more […]

Why You Should Choose Quartz for Your Kitchen Worktop

The utilisation of quartz to serve as the surface of kitchen worktops has risen in popularity over the years. It’s become an economical approach for many homeowners not because of the price tag associated with it, but the advantages that this engineered and manmade stone has over its natural counterparts. The ever-popular and traditional marble or granite are certainly materials that are worth their weight in gold, but quartz is nothing to scoff at. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Read more […]

Cardboard Furniture: From Cheap to Artsy to DIY

Most cardboard has a pretty high recycled content — and can be easily re-recycled or composted to boot. Plus, cardboard’s also an inexpensive material that’s light and, usually, flat — characteristics that make cardboard furniture affordable (usually, at least) to make and ship. All these qualities are making cardboard — something we often think of as a low quality, one-use, disposable product — a popular material for serious eco furniture designers! Cardboard’s an especially popular Read more […]

Dwell Prefab Home Collection Announced

Dwell Magazine has partnered with some very well-known architects and builders to develop a signature line of prefab homes. The homes not only focus on sustainable design and building, but look amazing as well. Turkel Design in collaboration with Lindal Cedar Homes and then Marmol Radziner Prefab each designed three modern prefab homes to be featured as part of the Dwell Home Collection. Dwell’s recent selection of these particular prefab home designs indicates the quality of design, Read more […]

Dwell Tour of Energy Star Homes in Brooklyn

As part of BKLYN Designs 2009, a fabulous green design event that happens every May in Brooklyn, NY, Dwell Magazine toured five homes in the area to showcase innovative, contemporary and thoughtful design. Of the 5 homes we were so impressed with two of them because of their energy efficiency and use of sustainable materials. Sadly, we weren’t there first hand to tour the houses ourselves, but we may just have to make a trip to Brooklyn next spring to be there so we too can tour gorgeous homes Read more […]

Warren Buffett Company Debuts Line of Green Prefab Homes

Warren Buffett isn’t the world’s second richest man for nothing. He has an unsurpassed knack for picking good companies in strong industries at the right price. Most things he’s touched have turned into gold. So it’s exciting to see that a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary called Clayton Homes has just launched a line of green prefab homes (called the i-house) that start at under $75,000 (or about $105 / square foot) excluding site costs and shipping. Clayton Homes is one of the largest manufactured Read more […]