Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz

  When we meet with homeowners to discuss a kitchen remodeling project, we are often asked our opinion about countertop options. Granite and quartz surfaces are always at the top of our list. Both are sleek, elegant, durable, and add significant value to your home; but they have some distinct differences. Here’s how they compare…

Kitchen Additions That Are Worth the Money

  Ultimately, your kitchen will reflect how you live. Because there are no hard and fast rules on where the budget should be spent in the kitchen, how you spend your money will depend on what’s most important to you. The gourmet cook can justify a large budget for appliances and splurge on a professional…

Multi-purpose Room Necessities

  It seems no matter where we live — whether in a single-family suburban home or a one-bedroom urban apartment — we all invariably need more space. Luckily, you don’t have to up-size to get the added utility you need; with smart space-planning and a little creativity you can pack a ton of function into…

Outdoor Living Essentials

  With longer days and warmer nights arriving, along with plenty to celebrate this year, your outdoor living space will become more important than ever. By focusing on the essentials, you can create an entertaining and relaxing extension of your home outdoors. Read on for our favorite elements: 1. Comfortable Outdoor Seating You wouldn’t select…

Does a Walk-In Shower Add Value to Your Home?

  If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably at least considered updating your bathroom by investing in a stylish walk-in shower. These barrier-free fixtures will extend the visual square footage of a bathroom, making it feel airier, while giving the space a sleek, modern edge. For a long time, however, conventional wisdom cautioned homeowners away…

Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home

  First impressions do matter, especially in real estate: It’s called curb appeal. Buyers might be less likely to check out the rest of a house if the outside is rundown or unattractive, or the porch decor is lacking. Even if the interiors are stunning, a house that lacks curb appeal will feel unwelcoming to…