10 Things Decorators Want You to Know About What They Do

10 Things Decorators Want You to Know About What They Do Are you curious about what decorators do? Ever wonder where those fees go, what they do all day or how they come up with fresh ideas? Read on for answers from three professional interior…

Picking the Perfect Tile Floor – Which One is Best for You?

Like any home improvement project, every decision you make must be weighed between three things: personal preference, practicality, and cost. When we ignore one of those over another, it is the precursor to design disaster. If you love the look of your floor choice, but…

A Contractor’s Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor

Whether you’re looking for a spot to put up your Christmas wreath for a week or need something more permanent, hanging decor on the exterior or interior of your home can be tricky sometimes. Where you’re hanging it makes all the difference. Here are a…

Pick the Right Carpet Material

One of the most important parts in selecting carpet is understanding what it’s made of, because different carpet fibers have different characteristics. Before you head to the showroom, figure out which type is right for your room’s style and traffic pattern with this handy guide.…

The Case for Linoleum and Vinyl Floors

So far in this flooring series, I’ve discussed a variety of ceramic tile, plank wood, engineered wood and laminate floors. Rounding out but by no means completing this series are linoleum and vinyl — also called resilient flooring, or sheet goods. Resilient flooring’s a better…

Kitchen Counters: Granite for Incredible Longevity

Granite, the same stone that portions of ancient Egyptian pyramids are composed of, is ubiquitous in the kitchen for good reason. This stout stone that can weather millennia easily stands up to kitchen use and abuse. Is granite right for your kitchen? Have a look. The…

Ready to Try a Larger Tile?

One of my favorite size tiles to use on floors and walls is large-format rectangular 12″x24″ tile. Think really big subway tile. It is an ideal size to try if you are considering going larger but want to ease into it. It may appear large…

Take Your Shower Tile to the Ceiling

Creating illusions for the eye can do great things for design. In this case, a simple trick can make your bathroom feel larger. Most of us don’t have the grand bathrooms shown to us in magazines or in this idea-book. But that’s the great thing…

Top 10 Tips for Choosing Shower Tile

Many factors come into play in choosing the perfect shower tile, and often the shower’s design will dictate the type of tile that can or should be used. For example, if you love a curved shower bench, you will need to use a smaller tile.…