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The 5 Most Important Factors That Affect the Cost of Custom Cabinetry

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The best custom wood cabinets cost quite a chunk of change; there’s simply no way around that. However, there are many benefits that can make custom wood kitchen cabinets, in particular, worth the extra expense. The kitchen is the center of a home. You’re likely to spend lots of time there, and these rooms are increasingly being seen as showplaces, rather than purely functional spaces. So why can custom wood cabinets cost so much? Here are a few of the factors that go into determining pricing on custom cabinetry:

  1. The Size of Your Kitchen

    The larger your kitchen is, presumably the more cabinets you’ll need. For obvious reasons, this increases the price of the quotes you’re likely to see.

  2. The Types of Units You Want

    One of the g

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Why Everyone is Getting a Whirlpool Bath and You Should Too

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As the economy beings to get back on its feet, several Americans are remodeling or renovating their homes, with many opting to do the renovations themselves. Several homeowners and landlords alike are adding a touch of luxury and elegance to their renovations by installing large whirlpool baths. Not only are they a pleasure to bath in, they add a sense of sophisticated style and bathroom design.

Even if a the bathroom sink cabinets and bathroom sinks and faucets are not replaced during a renovation, simply adding a large whirlpool bath is enough to give a bathroom a whole new look and feel. Not do whirlpool baths look good, they feel even better.

Bathing in large whirlpool baths has several therapeutic benefits, which is why they are so popular at chic, day spas and used in rehabilitative therapies. Th

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How to Bring Your Garden Back to Life After a Long, Cold Winter

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After a long, cold winter, your yard may look like it has little hope of returning to its healthy and colorful spring state. The winter can take a toll on grass, flowers and trees, but with a little help they can come back to life and make your yard look beautiful once again. Early spring gardening is the key to bringing garden landscaping back to life after months of cold and snow. By starting early, you can ensure that your lawn, garden and trees will be back to normal sooner and that they will stay healthy all season. Here are some of the ways you can help your yard along come spring:


The first thing you’ll want to do when the snow finally melts away is to clear your lawn of any debris that may be left over from the fall and winter. Grass that is covered in leaves and twigs h

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Four Ways to Spice Up Your Home Decor for Fall

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There are many ways residential interior design can shift to reflect the changing season as we move into fall, from updating modern wallcoverings to switching out window drapes and blankets. Here are a few ways you can make sure your home looks as beautiful as the season itself:

    Update Your Throw Pillows

    Throw pillows are a great way to bring seasonal color and energy to a room, and they’re easy to switch out when the seasons change again. You can even invest in seasonal covers and use the same pillows for every season. For autumn, you’ll usually want warm colors like gold, red and orange. Red can also double over as a winter or holiday color. But stay away from gaudy seasonal designs. They draw too much attention to themselves and detract from the elegance of a room.

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Make Sure You’re Cleaning Your Tile Floors Properly

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Floor care cleaning and maintenance are very important to maintaining the look and quality of your floors. No matter what type of flooring it is, it’s important to take care off it. And proper maintenance is more than the occasional sweeping, and mopping once a year. Floors require regular, if not daily maintenance, in order to maintain their quality and sheen.

Marble cleaning, terrazzo cleaning and travertine cleaning are all very important to the prime condition of these types of floors. Conveniently, however, the same cleaning methods work for all three types of flooring, so if y

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