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Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • So You Chose Hardwood Floors

    One of the most popular and attractive flooring options in the home is hardwood. Unlike some of its competitors, such as carpet or laminate, there are a plethora of hardwood flooring types to choose from, ranging from pine and oak to maple and cherry. Needless to say, each type offers a unique set of characteristics that separates itself from the heard.

    By Jill Scheer Jun 23, 2019
  • Video: Your First Home Episode 4

    Welcome back to Your First Home! Whether you've just moved in, or lived in your house for a few years, we're here to help you answer your toughest home improvement questions.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jun 20, 2019
  • NeoCon 2019 Recap

    Did you miss NeoCon 2019 in Chicago? Don't worry, we've recapped our favorite interior design trends here. Read what's hot right now.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jun 17, 2019
  • Video: Your First Home Episode 3

    The first few months of homeownership are both exciting and nervewracking. There's a clean slate for you to make a home your own, but at the same time, there might be a few surprise projects that come your way. From flooring repair to garbage disposal maintenance, these are things many new homeowners have to navigate for the first time.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jun 13, 2019
  • 2019 Pool Trends

    See the 2019 pool trends list with a few exciting features and styles that make the classic backyard centerpiece a place where everyone can come together, relax, and have some fun in the sun.

    By Krista Doyle Jun 9, 2019
  • 8 Soaker Tubs Designed For Small Bathrooms

    Soaker tubs are part of the dream home and owning a small bathroom doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the aroma, sensation and relaxation of a good soaker tub.

    By Jill Scheer Jun 4, 2019
  • Tips For A Successful Open Floor Plan

    So you’ve taken the leap and have decided to create an open floor plan in your home. But truly achieving an open floor plan doesn’t stop at the remodel. Everything between your rug selection, lighting choices, and furniture arrangement matters when it comes to creating airy, free-flowing spaces in your house.

    By Krista Doyle Jun 3, 2019
  • Living Room Ottoman Ideas

    Every living room needs a focal point. While many homeowners choose to make that focal point a coffee table, you have other options. If you're looking for an alternative, consider the ottoman.

    By Jaclyn Crawford May 30, 2019
  • How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets

    There are few areas of your home more exposed to dirt, grease and bacteria than your kitchen cabinets. Children closing and opening kitchen cabinets, grease from cooking or condensation from outside temperatures all affect your cabinets, requiring you to clean them on a weekly, if not daily, basis.

    By Jill Scheer May 26, 2019
  • Video: Gutter Tips & Tricks

    What do you know about gutters? Unless there's an issue, many homeowners don't give them a second thought. However, as an important feature of your exterior, it's time to brush up on a few gutter facts.

    By Jaclyn Crawford May 23, 2019
  • Turn Your Bedroom Into A Self-Care Sanctuary

    Over the past several years, more and more people have started to acknowledge the critical role that mental health plays in our everyday lives. With that has comes the realization of the importance of self-care. If you are unfamiliar with the term, self-care is simply any activity that we deliberately engage in to better our emotional, mental, and physical health.

    By Krista Doyle May 19, 2019
  • Video: Top Pool Tasks

    Summer is here and I'm sure you can't wait to take that first swim in your backyard pool. However, to keep it in great condition and, not to mention safe for all to swim, there are a few tasks that must be completed first.

    By Jaclyn Crawford May 16, 2019