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How To Upgrade Your Kitchen On A Budget

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s true! An updated kitchen can make a huge difference in the look of the home as well as the real estate value. And don’t be caught up in the dollar signs, affordable kitchen renovations aren’t just a myth! You definitely can get a gorgeous kitchen in $500, it’s just about being creative and willing to getting your hands dirty. So if you’re tired of your lack-luster kitchen, be assured that investing in your kitchen is a wise decision.

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A Guide to DIY Natural Cleaning Products

With so many cleaning products available in the market, is it possible to keep your family and yourself safe from harsh chemicals? It certainly is. You can clean your house just as effectively with homemade natural cleaning products using ingredients readily available at home! They’re cheaper, improve indoor air quality and are much much safer, especially for children. Everyday products like baking soda (helps break down stains by loosening grime), vinegar (deodorizes, disinfects, and whisks away dirt and grime) , and alcohol (germ eliminator) make for great cleaners. So the next time you want to clean your home, try these simple DIY cleaning products.

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Exterior Siding Options For Your Home

Sick of the plain, old siding on the exterior of your home and looking for ideas? You’re in for a treat! There are plenty of siding options available these days, each offering different levels of durability, ease of installation, and resistance to water. And best of all, you can definitely find something beautiful that falls in your budget!

 

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Why wood grain tile is better than hardwood flooring

Do you love the look of hardwood floors, but hate how easily it scratches and gets damaged? Well, there’s another option out there for you. Wood grain tiles! Advances in the tile industry have made it possible to produce tiles that look exactly like wood but give all the benefits of tile. Tile Solutions has a huge variety of wood tile lines that offer you the beauty and comfort of hardwood but come the high performance qualities of tile.

Here’s why wood look flooring is gaining popularity over traditional hardwood.
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Ideas For Your Bathroom Layout

 

Designing a bathroom can be challenging and quite possibly the reason for a massive headache. Our guide to designing a functional and beautiful bathroom layout will help you achieve the space your family desperately needs.
Whether it’s a remodeling job or a new building, designing the bathroom is one of the most important tasks and requires thorough planning. Think about your needs. How many people will be using the bathroom? Do you need seating space for your daily makeup routine in the bathroom? Do you want a separate shower and bath area? What kind of items will you need to store in the bathroom? There’s a lot you need to think about!

Once you know what you want from your bathroom, you’ve got a better idea about the space, number of sinks and size of tub needed.

With this information in mind, you can begin placing key elements in this room – the tub, shower, toilet, sink. We’ve included three popular bathroom designs below to give you inspiration.

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Top 5 Tile Trends For 2016!

It’s reno time! Looking to bring a new look into your home, but you aren’t sure what’s in and what’s not? We’ve got you covered.  Figuring out the right style and design for your home is tough and it doesn’t get any easier with all the products available out there! That’s why we’ve rounded up the top tile trends that are going to take 2016 by storm, with strong emphasis on textures and patterns.

Creative Tile Patterns

Patterns have been popular in the past and they’re making a comeback this year too. Not sure which pattern to go for? A classic herringbone design will add drama to any room. Chevron, basketweave and windmill patterns are some other designs you might want to consider.

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How to pick the grout colour for your tiles?

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When preparing for a kitchen or bathroom renovation many people can spend days picking the right tile. After you’ve picked the right floor or wall tile, it’s important you pick the perfect grout colour to complement your choice in tile.

Why do we use grout?

Grout is an essential part of installing tiles. Grout help ensure the bond together tiles and it prevents the corners of tiles from chipping. For more information about the technical details of grout visit our education centre. Alongside to the practical uses of tiles, grout can also add aesthetics to your home. The colour of grout you choose can help highlight the beautiful tiles in your home.

Choosing the Grout Colour for Your Tiles
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Classic Trends: Stone Veneer

Who doesn’t love a rustic, warm living room with the perfect stone veneer to complement their fireplace? This decorative, earthy covering accents many interior and exterior wall coverings.

What is stone veneer you may ask? Well it is simply a synthetic cladding product that replicates the appearance of natural stone. Stone veneers are low-cost, easy to install and durable, which makes them the perfect candidate to complement your fireplace or any appropriate wall space inside or outside of your home.

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Pencil Rails and Chair Rails in the Home

Pencil and chair rails add a sense of proportion and a refined impression to your home. These pieces are used for both adding another dimension of decoration to your walls as well as protecting them from dings and scratches. They work well in the kitchen, dining room, bathroom or any room you would like to decorate.

Pencil rails are thin strips of material that are generally used to transition between different sizes of tiles or textures. They are also an excellent option for bordering mosaic tiles and other decorative wall pieces. Continue reading “Pencil Rails and Chair Rails in the Home” »