How to Make a Wood Accent Wall

By |September 8th, 2016|

A staple in interior design is the presence of the ever-popular accent wall. Accent walls come in many forms: solid colors, wallpaper, galleries, wood planks, and more. As a flooring specialist, I’ve become accustomed to customers using our flooring for more than just the floor, in particular, our vinyl flooring. Luxury Vinyl Planks can have […]

Zone In: Clever Ways to Zone Open-Plan Spaces

By |August 8th, 2016|

Open-floor layout is currently a hot design feature in homes and offices across the globe, and it owes its popularity to several factors, such as functional flexibility, aesthetic unity, and sense of added space. Still, the open plan is not exactly a byword for privacy and it can look out of place if the space […]

Five Ways to Be More Energy-Efficient During Summer

By |July 21st, 2016|

Summer electric bills can sometimes come as a shock. The soaring temperatures often lead to an ever-running air conditioner, and in turn, those shocking bills show up in your mailbox.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many ways to cut back on your electricity usage and cut down on those enormous electric bills. As […]

How To Plan a Home Flooring Project

By |January 14th, 2016|

Planning a home flooring renovation will take more than just buying and installing the floors. Be sure you’re prepared at all stages of the process by following our guide to planning a home flooring project.

Measure Your Square Footage
Measure all rooms you are reflooring and calculate their areas. For a rectangular room, simply multiply the length […]

How to Create a Home Gym

By |January 13th, 2016|

Creating a home gym can seem like a daunting task, so let’s discuss preparation first. Determining space needed is of utmost importance. You will want to think about your basic equipment wants and needs. Many of the “experts” believe a Power Rack is one of the primary essentials to allow for your basic, but important, free weight lifting […]

Tips for Creating an Allergy Free Home

By |January 8th, 2016|

Facing allergy issues in your home?  Has there been increased sneezing, itchy throat, watery eyes, or shortness of breath?  There are some easy fixes depending on what you are allergic to.  Here are some tips for reducing allergies for the allergy-prone in the home.

Dust, mold, pollen, and pet dander are among the most common allergens.  […]

The Constant Hostess: How to Make Guests Feel at Home

By |December 23rd, 2015|

You’ve prepared for your guests arrivals, now it’s time to make sure they actually feel at home after they’ve arrived. You want them to feel the mi casa es su casa vibe and rule out any possibility that they might be walking on eggshells in a place not their own. There are a variety of […]

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

By |November 11th, 2015|

A floor is bound to get a little dust and dirt build-up with the foot traffic it experiences on a daily basis. This should not deter you, though. Maintaining a clean hardwood floor may seem like a daunting, complicated task. However, it’s really quite simple if you put some preventive measures in place and care […]

How to Install Tile

By |November 4th, 2015|

If you’re thinking about adding tile to one or more rooms in your home, we always recommend you consider how to install tile (or any floor, for that matter) before you begin the search for the perfect tile.

Tools Required

Tape measure
Framing square
Marking pencil / china marker
Chalk line
Paper
Carpenter’s triangle
Safety glasses
Rubber gloves
Knee pads
Buckets
Drill and mixing paddle
Spray bottle
Tile trowel
Rubber […]