Are Granite Countertops Still Popular?
Nov11

Are Granite Countertops Still Popular?

The simple answer is yes. According to a 2016 Houzz survey, among homeowners updating their kitchen countertops (71%), two in five choose granite or engineered quartz (41% and 40%, respectively). So while granite is still extremely popular, you can’t ignore the new trend toward quartz. Granite and quartz are basically neck and neck when it comes to current homeowner preferences. Still Plenty of Countertop Choices for the...

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13 Tips to Make Holiday Entertaining Easy
Nov02

13 Tips to Make Holiday Entertaining Easy

Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful. If you’re thinking you’ll need more Scotch than Scotch tape this holiday season, use these tips from the folks at Kansas City NARI to keep your holidays as stress-free as possible. 1. Change Your Mindset Everything doesn’t have to be perfect! Cool your jets and just enjoy. If something goes wrong, the buns burn, a drink gets spilled, or someone brings up politics, just take a deep breath...

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5 Tips for Hanging Holiday Decorations
Oct23

5 Tips for Hanging Holiday Decorations

It may not be Christmas just yet, but the decorating will start before you know it! Before you break out the tinsel and hang the mistletoe, check out these tips to protect your home from holiday decorating mishaps. Don’t Damage Your Bricks Be careful when hanging wreaths, signs, or other decorations on your brick facade. Try these brick clips designed especially for hanging things on brick walls without drilling. They are great for...

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Kansas City Hardwood Flooring Trends
Oct15

Kansas City Hardwood Flooring Trends

Hardwood floors are still the reigning champions of the flooring world in terms of desirability here in the Kansas City area. Everybody loves them because of their warmth and richness, and the fact that, with proper attention, they can last for upwards of a century doesn’t hurt their reputation either! Best of all, because of different finishing techniques, you can alter their look if you ever get tired of them just by sanding...

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It’s Time to Lower Yourself to That Level – 10 Totally Doable Basement Ideas
Oct08

It’s Time to Lower Yourself to That Level – 10 Totally Doable Basement Ideas

Did you ever wish you had a private space just for you? Maybe a home gym, a writing or reading nook, a home office, or a home theatre? Or maybe you’re sick and tired of the constant clutter or kids toys and you just wish you had a space to put it all and get organized for once in your life. Well, we’ve got good news for you. If you have an unfinished basement, you have exactly what you need for any of these dreams to come true! Finish...

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Planning a Remodel? Please Budget More Time!
Sep30

Planning a Remodel? Please Budget More Time!

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a labor shortage in the construction industry – a severe shortage. So if you’re planning to remodel your home, plan on waiting – waiting longer for supplies, longer for contractors to fit you in their schedule, and longer for the project to be completed. According to a recent NARI Workforce Development Study, the biggest impact in remodeling will be extended timelines on projects. Of the...

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