7 Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Together While Tearing Your House Apart

Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professionals, renovating can be a major cause of relationship stress.

From the overwhelming number of decisions that have to made, to the high – and sometimes unpredictable — cost of many reno projects, couples undertaking a major renovation together have their work cut out for them. Continue reading 7 Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Together While Tearing Your House Apart

Caesarstone Adds 7 Fresh New Quartz Countertop Designs for 2018

Just in time for your summer kitchen or bath renovation, Caesarstone has added seven new countertop designs to their quartz countertop collection.

The new 2018 additions to the Metropolitan collection are Excava, Topus Concrete, Airy Concrete, Cloudburst Concrete and Frozen Terra. These five designs achieve the authentic textures of manufacturing such as oxidized steel, poured plaster and raw concrete that are inspired by factories and lofts and translated into residential and commercial interiors with inspiring, organic colours.  Continue reading Caesarstone Adds 7 Fresh New Quartz Countertop Designs for 2018

Five New Bold Countertop Designs from Cambria

Cambria adds four new designs to their Luxury Series and one stunning addition to the Marble Collection, providing classic everyday elegance without worry or high maintenance.

Offering both beauty and function, Cambria’s natural quartz surfaces are durable, stain-resistant, stronger than granite and non-porous (NSF 51 Certified), making them as safe as stainless steel for food preparation. Continue reading Five New Bold Countertop Designs from Cambria

How Real-Life Renos Differ from Home Improvement Reality TV

Whether you’ve seen one or two episodes of Fixer Upper or are a diehard home makeover reality TV junkie, it’s easy to understand the appeal of watching a complete home makeover. After all, who wouldn’t want their home reno — from the messy teardown to the stunning reveal — to happen in just under an hour?

We all know that what we see on reality TV isn’t always an accurate portrayal of everyday life. However, watching these programs has undoubtedly changed your expectations, leaving you feeling more knowledgeable about the design and renovation process.

If you want to avoid frustration and disappointment while hiring contractors to do your own home improvements, it’s important to understand how TV reality shows differ from real life. Continue reading How Real-Life Renos Differ from Home Improvement Reality TV