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Kitchen Countertops 101: New Countertop Products on the Market

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

We are often asked about kitchen countertops, including new products to the market. If you are remodeling or replacing kitchen countertops in your home, new products to consider include wood, PaperStone, copper, glass, concrete and products made from recycled materials.

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Topics: Green Products, Kitchens, Countertops

Go Green: Energy Saving and "Green" Products for Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Homeowners often ask us how they can save energy and about products that are eco-friendly.  You don’t have to go to extremes to reduce your carbon footprint. Some simple lifestyle changes and consumer choices will help you to save money and conserve the environment.  

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Topics: National Association of Home Builders, Energy Efficiency, Green Products, Energy Star, Tax Credits

Could Your Home Use a Facelift? Start with New Flooring

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 1, 2011

Floors are often the most overlooked area of a home but they provide a foundation for the design of any room. Look around your home. Does the carpet need replacing? Do you need to replace tiles in a ceramic floor? Is your vinyl flooring cracking or is the style out of date? Do your wood floors need refinishing? Or do you simply want to add some pizzazz to your home? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions read on.

There are many options for flooring. First, consider how you will use the room. In a kitchen you will want to install a floor that is easy to clean and will stand up to spills and high traffic. In others areas such as a family room, den, bedrooms or living rooms, carpet will feel the best under foot. Wood flooring may be a better choice for some homes if residents have allergies and desire easy maintenance. In a dining area, hardwoods or laminates will be easiest to maintain. In entryways and bathrooms, ceramic tiles withstand moisture and dirt.

Flooring choices:

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Topics: Green Products, Kitchens, Flooring

Painting Your Home's Interior: 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Feb 3, 2011

Painting is one of the best and least expensive ways to update your home. A new paint job can refresh the surfaces of your walls and trim, brighten ceilings and even change the entire look and feel of a room. Paint is relatively inexpensive and new products make the work easy with less odor, better coverage and quick cleanup.

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Topics: Green Products, Room Colors, Painting

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