Living Spaces

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Why move when you can remodel?

A recent survey from the American Institute of Architects (AMA) of over 500 residential architecture firms found that an increasing number of American homeowners are electing to renovate their homes rather than find newer, bigger places to live. Since 2010, the number of homeowners making additions to their homes steadily rose from 3 percent to 26 percent.

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The Pros and Cons of Tile Flooring

Today’s homeowner faces a myriad of decisions when it comes to choosing decorative materials for their home. Today, our focus is on tile flooring.

Tile flooring is popular among homeowners and builders alike for a variety of reasons. It’s durable and water-resistant and tile can very quickly add beauty and uniqueness to the home. Used correctly, it can even help make small areas feel larger.  Most importantly, tile comes in an endless number of prices, styles, colors and sizes. Today’s options even include faux wood designs—providing home owners with a great option for achieving the wood floor look, without wood floor maintenance.

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Is it Time to Look at Your House Differently?

This winter has been daunting; with frigid temperatures and icy conditions for much of the nation. It is no wonder we are spending more time in our houses. As a result, we are looking at the same walls day in and day out. But when is the last time that you really looked at the inside of your house? We go to the kitchen cabinet for a cup of tea, head to the powder bath to blow our nose, or sit on the sofa in the family room watching television… but are we really seeing the inside of our homes?

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