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2021 Tile Style Guide

The latest trends that might just surprise you

Every year our friends at Ceramic Tileworks reveal their take on what’s trending following the annual Cersaie Exhibition, which met in September of 2021, for the first time since the pandemic hit. Cersaie is the International Exhibition of Ceramics, Tile


My bathroom belongs in a horror movie...

Top Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

“My bathroom is so horrible that if alive today, Alfred Hitchcock would remake The Birds into The Bathroom.” one of our past clients joked in a recent phone call about why she was so desperate to remodel her master bathroom.


The Ideal Home Office Is Lacking One Thing

Sure it’s remotely functional, but does it make your brain happy?

Beauty at the office should be everyday. According to scientific research your brain experiences pleasure when you look at this Cézanne landscape painting. And even more so if you owned it! Through all the worry and madnes


What is your “Clean Factor”?

Is your kitchen "designed" to stay clean?

So, here are few questions we often ask to begin the process of understanding your “clean factor”:


When will remodeling prices come down?

Is that a fish riding a bicycle?

That was the question asked of homeowners and remodelers this past year and the answer is revealing. Half of the homeowners (50%) expected prices to go down while only 1% of remodelers shared that expectation. In other words, 99% of remodelers expected


How to damage your cabinets without trying

Care and Maintenance of Finished Wood Products

Find out how easy it is to care for and unwittingly damage your cabinets.


2021 Cost Vs. Value Report

A synopsis of the 2021 Cost Vs. Value Report shows changes on both ends

As expected, this year’s report shows significant changes in remodeling project values due to pandemic-related cost increases across the board. What it measures The report answers a single question: What value does a particular remodeling


Is the cost of a can of paint really going up 40%?

Even though price increases are coming there's still some good news

Paint costs have been rising over the last few years but now they are going to jump to record highs. We explain why and the good news that remains.


Wet bars are back! And they have a whole new look!

The solid wood alternative to quartz or granite

A new wet bar trend for 2021  “We’re always on the lookout for unique materials to help our clients create singularly beautiful remodels,” explains owner John Murphy, and we made a great find in a company that makes remarkable solid wood material fo


Moisture control in the winter

This house is too dry. This house is too humid. This one is just right!

Most of us in the upper Midwest are very familiar with the signs of condensation when temperatures suddenly fall as winter sticks its boney finger in our collective eye. All you need is a little too much moisture on the inside of your home, a dramatic difference between room temperature and outside temperatures, and suddenly water collects on the window frame.



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