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May is Home Remodeling Month. Ever ask yourself why?

We all know industry invented it, but the real question is why are you even thinking about it?

WIFE: “Hon, it looks like the neighbors are getting a new kitchen.”HUSBAND: “Good for them, hope they enjoy it.”WIFE: “Get serious. Our cabinets are the original from 20 years ago and now the doors creak!”HUSBAND: “


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”:


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


New Designs from Cambria!

Our friends at Cambria have done it again!

14 more designs to choose from! As designers we can’t have enough choices, so this is good news for us. However, we understand homeowners are easily overwhelmed in the selection process be it surfaces, hardware, or illumination—like one more row of


The Pursuit of Happiness

The latest happiness index for remodeling is out...

The latest happiness index for remodeling is out and the top three projects might just surprise you. This isn’t ROI (return on investment) we’re talking about here, although that is no doubt a very important driver in the decision to remodel. No one wa


2019 Silver Master Design Award Winner

Residential Kitchens over $150,000

Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel has been honored with another Master Design Award. The national remodeling magazine, Qualified Remodeler, announced the winners of the 41st annual Master Design Award contest, which involved hundreds of entries in 22 categories from across the nation.


Does The "Get 3 Bids" Rule Work?

Thinking through the 3-bid rule in selecting a remodeler

There are lots of rules in life. Some are good, like the golden rule. Some are stupid, like the 5-second rule—as if germs can count. So, what about the rule of three as in “Get Three Bids,” before choosing a remodeler? Where does this come from a


2019 Cost Vs. Value Report Released

Exteriors stay strong while upscale bathrooms gain ground

Overall, the 2019 report shows exteriors remain strong in value while upscale projects such as bathrooms show an increase in return.


Living Small Sucks!

Are you suffering from the Big Living Small House Syndrome?

Stuck and fresh out of ideas, many Twin City homeowners are looking for practical guidance to solve the “Big Living Small House Syndrome”.


2018 Cost Vs. Value Report Released

Not sure if you should stay or move? This should help.

21 popular remodeling projects in 149 markets with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets.


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