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5 Essential Steps for Durable Door Installation

5 Essential Steps for Durable Door Installation

Pros know: Door installation is not for beginners. Durable door installation requires sharp know-how and careful execution through each step to make sure installation goes smoothly. In fact, faulty door installation can cause major headaches for homeowners, installers and door manufacturers alike. From air leaks to water damage, the repercussions for installation errors can be … Continue reading

Ceiling Project? Don’t Default to Drywall

Ceiling Project? Don’t Default to Drywall

Five reasons wood-look planks earn raves In the distant future, when archaeologists excavate houses from our era, they might conclude that our plain, cookie-cutter ceilings show a lack of imagination. And for the most part, they’d be right. They’d find popcorn ceilings. Boring acoustic tiles. And drywall, drywall, drywall. But their opinions might improve when … Continue reading

Why Your Clients Need Recessed Lighting

Guest Blog from The Home Depot Although it may be a standard project for contractors and remodelers, installing recessed lighting can be a challenge for clients who may desire this modern look but lack the time or handy skill to make the switch. Lighting can change the atmosphere of the space and highlight positive elements … Continue reading

Universal Design for Kitchens and Baths

Universal Design for Kitchens and Baths

Increase Accessibility with Universal Design As more homeowners opt to remodel their current homes for accessibility and safety, those concerns are taken into consideration especially for kitchens or bathrooms. Special considerations often should be made for those falling in the Baby Boomer age group, who especially should take into account the accessibility of their homes and … Continue reading

HVAC Solutions Replace Traditional Forced Air

Guest Blog by Scott Intagliata Save Space and Increase Comfort Small duct HVAC systems, like The Unico System by NARI Silver Partner Unico, are a space-saving way of adding modern indoor comfort to homes that simply don’t have the room for the bulky ductwork associated with traditional forced air central heating and cooling, and where adding … Continue reading

Hiding Tech in a 100-Year-Old Home

Hiding Tech in a 100-Year-Old Home

You can stash those modern speakers – or even disguise them By Ed Wenck It’s a constant “ask” from those who are trying to modernize their homes while preserving the aesthetic of a bygone era: Can we hide this stuff? The answer’s usually yes — current speaker technology allows placement in walls and ceilings, and … Continue reading