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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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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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Getting the Best from your Contractor

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When you’re investing in a remodeling project, you want things to go as smoothly as possible. The relationship between you and your design and construction team is the cornerstone for a successful project. Here are some of our favorite tips for getting the best from your contractor. Pick a point person – There are many conversations and decisions as part of a remodeling project. Keep things simple and clear for your family and your contractor by designating a point person to work directly…

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Dust & Dust Control: Why During Your Remodel is as Important as After

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When you are looking to hire a remodeler, you’re usually drawn in by the before-and-after pictures and by the potential of your new space. While those photos are attractive and grab your attention, BEWARE — they don’t tell the whole story. What happens in the time between those before-and-after photos is just as important as the end result. Your livability is our top concern during a remodeling project. We take pride in limiting the biggest threat to livability during a remodeling…

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greenery pantone color of the year 2017

Greenery 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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The turning of the year signals a time for new beginnings. A time to start again whether it’s revitalizing health, reconnecting with family or rejuvenating your physical environment. We always enjoy seeing what color Pantone picks as the color of the year. For 2017, the color is Greenery and was picked because it is “a life-affirming shade” and “is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” Greenery Pantone Color + Complementary Palettes To read more about the color…

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