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Marble vs. Granite Countertops

Left/Top: © RonFullHD/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images. Bottom/Right: © R.Tsubin/Moment/Getty Images. Marble and granite are both popular home renovation materials that add elegance and value to your property. Whether you’re installing a new bathroom floor or replacing your kitchen countertops, these natural stones are both great choices. Marble, with its distinctive appearance, is considered…

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Cheap Kitchen Backsplash Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Kitchen Backsplashes Backsplashes in your kitchen offer your kitchen walls the needed protection while enhancing the room’s aesthetics. While there are many materials to choose from, budget-friendly options like marble, tile, glass and brick will keep costs low without compromising on aesthetic value. Find out more…

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Increase Home Value?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most exciting projects to start as a homeowner. Considered the second most common renovation by the National Association of Realtors, a kitchen upgrade can transform the heart of a home. Revamping your kitchen almost always increases your house’s value, but that doesn’t always guarantee a solid return on…

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Planning Your Kitchen Design

Before you can start a kitchen remodel, you need to have a firm grasp of what you’re shooting for, not only in terms of specific countertop and cabinet installations but your new kitchen’s design and layout. You may want to retain the layout of your old kitchen or you want to reorganize the three main…

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500 years of kitchen design

The kitchen is the engine room of modern life. This is the room where families are fueled, stories are shared, homework is done and meals are made. But the design, usage and social meaning of the western kitchen has changed profoundly in modern times. So, we researched five centuries of kitchen design to see what…

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7 Most Popular Types of Kitchen Flooring

Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor. When you’re shelling out up to $4,500 for kitchen flooring, you want to choose the one that will look great and last the longest–even in a high-traffic kitchen. You’ve got a lot of options: tile, hardwood and more. Compare these seven types of kitchen floors…

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7 All-Time Best Movie Kitchens

The most addictive movies tend to have a pinch of wish-fulfillment in them. Not wish-fulfillment of the heroine or hero – but of the viewer, who gets to live vicariously through the characters. Sometimes it’s a fast car you’d love to race, a romance you’d want to experience, or a dream destination you long to…

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Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring: Pros, Cons & Differences

Left/Top: © Jena Ardell/ Moment /Getty Images. Right/Bottom: © SMedia / iStock / Getty Images Plus /Getty Images. Laminate and vinyl flooring are budget-friendly choices for any remodeling project. People often confuse these similar products, but they do have some important differences. Luxury vinyl products are waterproof and reasonably tough, while laminate planks are slightly…

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