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Remodeling Tips for Holiday Lighting

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As the holiday season approaches us I thought I would take a break from my usual insightfully, well-written, educational blogs (did I really write that?) to a more fun, light hearted topic…. holiday lighting. Or at least ideas to keep in mind for future Holiday lighting. I’m not just talking about where and how to hang holiday lights this year. What I am talking about, is when you are considering your next remodeling project there are some strategic places to…

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Mid Century Modern Master Bathroom

Faucet Finish Affects More Than Just the Look

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With multiple decisions to be made during the design process of your renovation, choosing your faucet fixture finish requires consideration. Not only will the finish impact the overall look of your space, but it can also greatly affect your cost, sometimes by 25-45%. The following are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing your faucet finish: Faucet Fixture Finishes Silver Hues Polished Chrome is one of the most economical options. It is making a comeback in preference due to…

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Pot Filler Placement above Stove

Considerations for Pot Filler Faucet Placement

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We like Wolf / Sub Zero appliances and they have helpful information on their website. Homeowners who are undertaking a kitchen remodel often ask us about pot filler faucets. While Wolf doesn’t have specific location recommendations, here are some of the considerations we feel are important: Place the pot filler to the left or right of the cooking surface so you don’t have to reach over the cooking surface to use the faucet. If you place it above the cooking…

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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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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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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

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Spring is officially here! During the winter months our homes take a beating, so it’s important to perform seasonal maintenance to keep your home in tip-top shape. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this list of spring home maintenance tips. Exterior Brick and Stucco – Inspect for chipping or white water deposits. Water spots can indicate a problem with your gutters. Siding – Pressure wash to prevent mold. Replace rotted pieces. Windows and Doors – Inspect and repair caulk and…

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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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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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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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6 Questions to Ask Your Friends About Remodeling

6 Questions to Ask Your Friends About Their Remodeling Project When Planning Yours

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What do you do when you want to start a remodeling project on your home and you don’t know where to begin? One of my first recommendations is to ask your friends and family who has recently had a project similar to yours. Here are 6 questions you can ask to determine if their remodeling contractor is right for you.   1. Were they happy with the experience AND the results? If they can’t answer an unequivocal “YES” then the…

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