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…Read More
Laminate Floor vs. Vinyl: Which Is Better for Your Home?
Photo: Train arrival / Adobe Stock Laminate and vinyl floors are both great options for homeowners looking for a stylish and affordable flooring alternative to luxurious and highly sought-after floor types like hardwood and natural stone. Their costs are roughly the same per square foot, both are easy to install, and they even have a…Read More
Engineered Wood Floors vs. Laminate Floors: What’s the Difference?
Left: © bradleyhebdon / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty images. Right: © Tuomas Lehtinen / Moment / Getty images. The biggest difference between engineered hardwood versus laminate floors is the materials they’re made of. Engineered hardwood floors have a top veneer made of real hardwood, so it looks like solid wood flooring. On…Read More
Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood: What’s the Difference?
Left/Top: ©Tuomas Lehtinen / Moment / Getty images. Bottom/Right: © Zephyr18 / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images. When it comes to laminate flooring versus hardwood, there are several key differences. Both are popular floor coverings, but each excels in different areas. Laminate is a good fit for basements, kids’ spaces, and moisture-prone rooms where hardwood will…Read More
Quartz vs. Granite Countertops
© Dmytro Synelnychenko/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images. © R.Tsubin/Moment/Getty Images. Quartz and granite are both excellent choices for bathroom or kitchen countertops. Granite has a more natural look but is often more expensive, while quartz is more budget-friendly and looks a little more artificial. Granite is more resistant to heat, while quartz is more…Read More
The Right Choice with Display Kitchens
The display kitchens that are in nearly every one of the mega-home stores are eye-catching, elegant, and unique. It’s hard not to want one for yourself. But the attractiveness of the displays begs the question: Are they good for your home? Display Kitchen Breakdown On a scale of 1-10, rank the display kitchens you’ve seen…Read More
The Heart of the (TV) Home: 8 Floor Plans from Famous Kitchens
Are you remodeling your kitchen and looking for inspiration? Since the advent of television, our favorite shows have both reflected and inspired interior design trends. Just like in real life, the TV kitchen is the heart of the home. We decided to recreate some of the most well-known and iconic television kitchens to give you…Read More
5 Smart Gadgets Under $100 That Make Holiday Cooking Easier
The holiday season is just around the corner, which means your kitchen is about to go into overdrive. But cooking for a crowd can be much less stressful with the latest smart appliances and gadgets. Here are five ways to take advantage of the smart technology to help keep your holiday kitchen under control. 1….Read More
The Best Smart Appliances for Your Kitchen
HomeAdvisor recently surveyed 1,500 US consumers about their experiences with smart home technology. When we asked about the smart products they’ve installed so far, kitchen appliances rose to the top, beating out smoke alarms, thermostats, and security systems. It makes sense: appliances are generally easy to install, so there’s no need to call in a…Read More