Kitchen Design Trends For 2021

By Kevin Wrynn -Kevin Wrynn Carpentry

Out with the old, in with something better for the New Year.  The challenges of COVID 19 has left its mark on the way we use our kitchen in our homes. The following are kitchen design trends based on the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA) Annual Design Trends Study.  This is a survey of…

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Adding Space to Your Home

By David Norman - Caliber Construction Group

By David Norman, Caliber Construction Group Published in the Houston Chronicle on Oct 8, 2017 Home additions and outdoor living spaces continue to gain popularity as our society continues to evolve. As the baby boomers continue to age, more and more elders are choosing to move back in with their children. In a study by…

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Remodeling Older Homes

By John Gillette - Craftsmanship By John, Inc.

The attraction of buying and living in an older home that has features from a particular era is hard for some to resist. If you have purchased an older home and love its character, you may have to make decisions on whether and how it should be restored or remodeled. Older homes often come with…

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Kitchen Islands 5 Reasons they are still popular today.

By Joanne Bechhoff - G.B. Construction

The number one reason we find still true today is to open up the area and create a light and airy space. A kitchen island provides an area for friends and family to sit or stand without being in the way of a busy cook. It is a great place to sit for a quick…

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What is Aging?

By Moe Toofan - TBR Construction

In the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 65 are anticipated to be double. In the next 30 years, the population of Americans ages 65-85 will swell to nearly 73 million. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), around 23 million Americans are caring for their elderly parents;…

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Girdling Roots -A Common Tree Problem

By Mike Sperber - Nature’s Guardian Inc

There are several types of trees including Maple and Oak trees that don’t disappoint when the landscape lights up with dazzling colors each fall. As we admire these majestic trees, many may have a common problem that can easily be unnoticed, girdling roots. A girdling root develops when a root begins to circle and coil…

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Choosing the Right Professional for Your Project

By Stacy Argo - A-Plus Glass Services

Whenever you are planning to remodel, it is important to search for a professional remodeler with good credentials. Depending on the type of contractor you are looking for, that may mean being members of industry trade organizations, having various certifications that demonstrate their expertise and any required licenses and insurances. Take some time to find a…

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Top Ten COVID-Driven Changes for Your Remodeling Project

By Dan Bawden - Legal Eagle Contractors

Suggested procedures for companies to follow when remodeling homes. No-touch electronic thermometers to regularly check the temperatures of both the trades working on the job and the owners, (with their consent). Reducing frequency of having more multiple trades working onsite at once to facilitate distancing.  This slows down production on the job, but we feel…

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Create A Landscape You Can Embrace

By Mike Sperber - Nature’s Guardian Inc

We have all been staying at home more often than we’ve wanted and many of us unfortunately are having stay-cations this year to stay safe.More than likely you’ve examined every inch of your indoor and outdoor spaces to see what improvements could be made for your enjoyment. Who wouldn’t want an ideal space to embrace, to…

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Is your lawn dying for water?

By Robert Boyle - RB Irrigation

What causes brown spots on lawns or turf?  Some reasons for lawn brown spots are; dull mower blades, disease, fungus, drought stress, soil compaction, insects or improper watering. To ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn, the installation and maintenance of an irrigation system is   important.  A proper watering schedule is required as too much or…

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