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FROM HARDWOOD TO CARPET TO TILE, WHAT’S NEW AND FABULOUS UNDERFOOT
A high-tech lifestyle, subculture movement and über conveniences are just some of the aspects of today’s lifestyle that are influencing the products that we are …

Before You Buy Hardwood Flooring Before You Buy Hardwood Flooring

SEVEN TIPS FOR SAVVY SHOPPING
You’ve decided to go both timeless and timely with a beautiful new hardwood floor for your home. Congratulations! But before you hand over that credit card or sign that check, you …

NKBA Top 10 Industry Trends for 2013 NKBA Top 10 Industry Trends for 2013

Major kitchen and bath trendsetters: gray color schemes, quartz surfaces and transitional style
A s we settle into a seemingly healthier national economy, some kitchen and bath design trends continue to flourish, while consumer budgets for these …

Survey Identifies Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013 Survey Identifies Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

Sustainable and low-maintenance design in demand
American homeowners increasingly are drawn to adding outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreation on their properties, according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society …

The New Rock of Ages The New Rock of Ages

Make a distinct design statement with stone veneer
By Angela Crissman
One of the latest design trends — for both interior and exterior projects — is the use of stone veneer. These innovative products, which combine art …

New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement

The Top 10 tips to add value to your investment
By Cheryl Alexander
New Year’s resolutions are usually packed with good intentions, but sometimes the intention lacks direction and we fall off track. Don’t let that happen …

Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting New Countertops Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting New Countertops

Find the right material for your space
—–By Angela C. Crissman
Looking for a countertop material that will take center stage and dramatically transform your space? Choosing a new countertop for your kitchen or bathroom is an important …

Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

Building a pool that fits your lifestyle is the key 
By Melanie Saxton
Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. …

The New Rock of AgesMake a distinct design statement with stone veneer The New Rock of AgesMake a distinct design statement with stone veneer

By Angela Crissman
One of the latest design trends — for both interior and exterior projects — is the use of stone veneer. These innovative products, which combine art and science to replicate natural stone, make …

Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting New Countertops Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting New Countertops

Find the right material for your space
By Angela C. Crissman
Looking for a countertop material that will take center stage and dramatically transform your space? Choosing a new countertop for your kitchen or bathroom is an …

Kitchens Still Top Most Common Remodel Projects Kitchens Still Top Most Common Remodel Projects

2011 NKBA winners prove design dreams are possible

Retreating to the Backyard Retreating to the Backyard

From a pergola to a fire pit to a new patio, create a paradise just outside your own door
By Jennifer Miko
Mother Nature invites you to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of springtime. …

Take The Plunge To Owning A Pool Take The Plunge To Owning A Pool

With the hot summer months almost upon us, the thought of rippling tides and sloshing water in the backyard certainly has a refreshing appeal. Pools add not only a higher resale value to the home, …

Top 10 Hardwood Flooring Trends Top 10 Hardwood Flooring Trends

The best flooring and hottest styles for every room
As homeowners search for new hardwood flooring, it’s clear what is uppermost in their minds — authenticity. An appealing look or style is not enough. While consumers …

Create a Beautiful & Functional Outdoor Room Create a Beautiful & Functional Outdoor Room

Expand your living space to the outdoors in summer
When the weather warms and the days grow longer, who doesn’t happily anticipate opening windows and doors to let the fresh air in? And once we think …

Organize Your Oasis Organize Your Oasis

De-cluttering at home may be easier than you think

By Cheryl Alexander
Many New Year’s resolutions include the intent to get organized on some level, and since your home is your oasis, shouldn’t a decision to enhance …

Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless Elegance for Your Home Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless Elegance for Your Home

Transform your living space with new flooring
By Christie Craig
Are you thinking maybe it’s time to launch that big home remodeling project you’ve been dreaming of? If the budget won’t allow for a complete room renovation, …

Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot

Exciting options for fashionable flooring
Are you choosing floor décor for a new house or renovating an existing one? As you figure out what you want underfoot, trying to decide among today’s vast array of …

The Sky’s the Limit with Sunroom Designs Today’s styles and materials offer a seamless transition from house to yard The Sky’s the Limit with Sunroom Designs Today’s styles and materials offer a seamless transition from house to yard

By Jennifer Miko
Just imagine lounging in your backyard without the threat of rain, heat or insects. Picture yourself cozy on a chilly evening looking at the stars, or sitting in the Texas sun without the …