Blogs from August 2013

Bathroom Remodel - Key Questions to ask a Contractor

Posted by Admin | Tuesday, August 27th

If you’re looking to remodel a bathroom, it is crucial to choose your contractor wisely to avoid wasting your time and money. There are specific questions you should ask each potential contractor to help you make the right decision. Their answers may influence the outcome of the transformation and must be carefully conducted and reviewed. Below is a list of questions to ask a contractor when searching for the right person.

1.       Do you have a license?
It is imperative that you ask a contractor whether or not he is licensed. Every state issues a different license, and it is appropriate to ask for it as a proof of competence.  Another important reason to ask for authentication is to avoid accidents that are beyond your control. A certified contractor has undergone various seminars to ensure maximum safety and protection. In cases where an emergency arises, he should be able to knowledgeably deal with it in a professional manner.

2.       Do you have insurance?
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Kitchen Trends for 2013

Posted by Admin | Friday, August 16th

The National Kitchen & Bath Association conducted a 2013 member survey and identified some of today’s top style choices in kitchen design. Here is insider information on a few of them.

1.  WHITE CABINETS
The color choice of cabinets is one of the most important decisions when redoing a kitchen because it sets the look. In the National Kitchen & Bath Association survey, 67 percent of respondents said that white was their first choice for cabinetry. This is a jump of 20 percent in just the past two years.
 
2.  QUARTZ COUNTERS
 
Homeowners want stylish, durable, and easy to care for products which is why quartz counter surfaces were chosen as the most popular countertops in 2013. They are made of about 90 percent natural quartz mixed with pigments, polymers and resins and require no special maintenance. The most popular colors right now are white and gray.
 
3.  SHADES OF GRAY

Although white and off-white are still the top colors, shades of gray are becoming popular for cabinets, counters and...
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