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Decora cabinetry with Coriander Espresso Stain and Chantille paint finish with Autore Metal Ring Pulls by Richelieu and Contemporary Metal Handle Pulls from Richelieu. Macaubus Quartz with mitered edge and custom stainless countertops.

Care and Maintenance of Marble Countertops

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Marble is a natural stone, which means each countertop is unique—a quality many of our homeowners like. But before selecting marble for your countertops, be aware of the care and maintenance required when using a natural stone. Because of its porous nature, marble is prone to etching and staining which should be taken into consideration when making your countertop selections. Sealing Your Marble Countertops Sealing repels staining agents but doesn’t make marble stain-proof. Talk with your countertop fabricator to determine…

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Kitchen Remodel Planning

Getting Your Kitchen Remodeling Project Started: It’s Not as Scary as You Might Think

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Remodeling your kitchen can be a very scary endeavor, even similar to going on your first blind date. You might be asking yourself, “What should I wear? Where are we going? Will they show up on time?” The only thing scarier is that this blind date will be at your home and in your kitchen! Let me help dispel some of your fears when you remodel your kitchen with Corinthian. Before we ever swing a hammer or pick out tile…

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Seasonal Home Inspections Can Save Water Leaks & Water Damage

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If homeowners knew the risks for water damage they were taking when not seasonally inspecting their homes, they would be shocked. A few statistics that might change your mind relative to home inspections: According to Water Damage Defense, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day. 98% of basements in the US will experience some type of water damage during their lifespan. 80% of homeowners overlook the threat of water leaks while…

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Bathroom linear drain

Beautify Your Bath with a Linear Drain

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When considering a bathroom remodel, it can be the seemingly little things that make all the difference and linear drains are one of those little big things. You may be asking, “what is a linear drain?” A linear drain is a long, narrow rectangular drain that maximizes the water flow towards a single exit allowing for improved drainage with a minimalistic design. They are a stylish architectural focal point and really enhance the aesthetic of a space. We are using…

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Chicken or the egg?

Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg? Making Your Remodeling Selections.

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Selecting all of the products for a renovation project can be very overwhelming. At Corinthian, our goal is to make the selection process as simple and enjoyable as possible by sharing our knowledge of various materials and styles to the best of our ability. Our clients have told us they are grateful to have someone designated to help them wade through the myriad of decisions so they can make informed choices while staying on budget. I am often asked, “what…

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Indianapolis Jack and Jill Remodel

The Prescription on Medicine Cabinets

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When renovating your bathroom there are a lot of decisions and choices to make, from the room layout to fixtures. And you may not think much about it, but your fixtures also includes your vanity mirror. Many of our homeowner’s request modern-looking, convenient storage for frequently used items but have limited space in their bathroom.  A current trend we are seeing is the use of medicine cabinets, but they don’t look like Grandma’s old mirrors anymore! There are several things…

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3 Hamburgers: A Home Remodeling Fable

Three Hamburgers: A Remodeling Project Fable

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Usually a fable is a story told with animals as the main characters, but at Corinthian we like to eat. So, this fable features hamburgers. I bet you’re wondering what three hamburgers have to do with the remodeling industry. More than you might think when it comes to understanding you get what you pay for. We’ll start from the idea that there is no right or wrong hamburger. I mean, how can you go wrong with a delicious beef patty…

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Can I Provide My Own...

Common Remodeling Project Questions: Can I provide my own [light fixture, counters, etc]?

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We have been doing remodeling for a long time now and one question that comes up from time to time is “Can I provide my own…” You fill in the blank. It could be something as simple as a light fixture or something more complicated like a Jacuzzi hot tub for your master bathroom. Our standard answer to this question is maybe. Please let me explain why. There is a lot of thought and planning that goes into creating a…

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Remodeling Site Prep

What is Remodeling Site Prep and Why is it Important?

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Before we start talking about the importance of site prep, let’s define what it is. Site prep involves planning the best route for the various trades to get in and out of your house with the least amount of disruption and providing the necessary protection for your home during the process. While most remodeling projects don’t require the homeowner to move out of their home, some projects involve considerable square footage or a critical area of the home such as…

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remodeling construction schedule

Why a Construction Schedule is Critical to a Successful Remodeling Project

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If you’ve read my blog about having a Scope of Work, you know how strongly feel about having good project documents in place to ensure the success of your remodeling project. Well, another document that is just as important as the Scope of Work is your Construction Schedule. Where the Scope of Work defines all of the work that is included in your project, the Construction Schedule spells out how and when of all of the activities of your remodeling…

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