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How to Protect Hardwood Floors From Water Damage

Did you know that you only have about 24-48 hours to dry hardwood floors after they’ve been exposed to water? While this does help prevent mold, it may not protect floors from warping or other problems. The best way to protect floors from water damage is to practice consistent hardwood floor maintenance and to focus on preventing damage. Read on…

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Granite vs Quartz Countertops: Which Is Best?

Ready to remodel or renovate your kitchen? There are quite a few decisions to make, but none may be more important than which countertop materials to use. Modern countertop manufacturers use a wealth of materials including laminates and soapstone. Yet, the two top market leaders that garner the most attention are quartz and granite. This article asks: granite vs…

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4 Must-Have Backyard Design Trends in 2022

We’ve fallen in love with our outdoor spaces! According to one survey, 90% of Americans now value their backyards more than ever. So much so that almost everyone has tried to spruce up their exterior areas. With summer around the corner, a backyard remodel is the perfect way to kick off the season! Get inspired with these…

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Midcentury Modern Remodeling: Trends and Ideas

Home improvement has taken the country by storm in recent years! Over 60% of Americans undertook a home improvement project in 2020. If you’ve been dreaming of remodeling your space, now is the time! And when it comes to designing your space, the options are endless. If you’re looking for something current but with a vintage edge,…

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7 Signs of Water in the Walls

Did you know that the average person in Washington State uses over 101 gallons of water per day? Residents in King County have historically paid higher water bills than most major cities in California.  It’s no wonder that staying vigilant about water leaks in your home can save you a lot of money in the long term….

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5 Functional Storage Ideas for Kids’ Bedrooms

When you hear the words functional and kid’s bedroom together, it should make you perk up your ears. Can these two topics go together? We give a resounding yes! If you’re like most parents, you dread going into your kid’s bedroom. You never know what you’ll find, or you do know and it scares you. Don’t let the piles of…

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Spring Cleaning: A Time for Home Repair and Remodeling Projects

Water damage repair cleanups can cost up to $7.25 per square foot, depending on several factors. The cleanliness of the water often determines how expensive the cleanup job costs. In fact, homeowners should look at water damage incidents as an opportunity to prompt a home remodel.  Spring is right around the corner. Learn more about spring cleaning,…

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What Is a General Contractor and What Role Do They Play in Remodeling?

Are you thinking about remodeling your home? If so, there’s never been a better time to invest in a home improvement project. After all, making upgrades to your existing structure is the best way to increase property value. The key to planning a successful remodel is to hire an experienced general contractor. But what is a…

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5 Trend-proof Remodeling Ideas

Americans spent nearly $420 million on home improvements in 2020 — and that trend shows no signs of abating. However, some recent decorating trends, like dark paint and terrazzo, are already on their way out. So, before you invest, consider how long your changes will last before looking dated. You want to invest in improvements you’ll love tomorrow too. So, here are…

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7 Benefits of Home Remodeling

Did you know that half of Americans are planning to remodel their homes? After years of wear and tear, even the nicest homes will need renovation. Perhaps the walls have cracks due to bad weather or the furniture needs to be refurbished. Remodeling your home is a great way to show love to your space and relish your…

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A Guide for Home Holiday Safety in 2021

The Gay family set the Guinness World Record for “Most Lights on a Residential Property” in 2014. They placed 601,736 lights set to over 200 songs around their home to create a light show for the ages.     Every year, thousands of communities decorate their neighborhoods to help get the town in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, it isn’t…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

The weather outside isn’t frightful (yet), but winter is on its way. Do you know how to prepare your home?  Getting your home ready for the colder months isn’t difficult, but it does take some diligence. We want to help start you off on the right track with this brief guide on how to prepare…

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