90 Ingenious Stairway Design Ideas for Your Staircase Remodel

There is no shortage of stairway design ideas to make your stairway a charming part of your home. From grand staircases and warm traditional styles to contemporary and industrial. The most important thing to remember is that stairs are not just conduits between different areas of the house. They also play an important role in setting the feel and look of your home. A well-designed stairway can transport a contemporary living room back to the Victorian era or create a warm welcome at the entryway. So, as you focus on the functional parts, do not forget the décor [...]

12 Home Improvements and the Best Month for Each

Planning for the next big home improvement project even after you’ve recently completed a renovation, is normal. With home design, there’s always another project to tackle, new technologies to integrate and color schemes to change. To better organize your home improvement goals and increase your odds of project success, consider the best times to complete the following common home improvements. 1. January: Carpet Cleaning Winter creates a major mess both indoors and outdoors. Thanks to the harsh elements, carpeted floors hold significant amounts of grime (tracked in by shoes) throughout the snowy season. While it [...]

Hardwood Flooring Trends: Our Comprehensive Selection Guide

DARK HARDWOOD FLOORS Choosing the best hardwood floors for your home begins with a "hardwood hardness" (density) scale that translates into: the tighter the grain, the more damage-resistant the floor.  Now is a good time to check for use vs. density, when you choose your floor species, in order to fit in with the way your family lives. For several years now, we've seen dark hardwood floors gradually become the standard, rather than the exception.  However, it's good to discover ideas on how colors are being used today. Here are some tips about dark hardwood floors you'll want to consider [...]

6 Awesome Kitchen Remodeling Idea Trends You Need to Know

Whether you’re cooking, spending time with family, or simply eating breakfast at the counter before work, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen. In fact, a recent study by Houzz found that, on average, people spend 2-3 hours a day in their kitchens. With that much time spent in the kitchen, you deserve to transform it into a room you love! If you are just starting the process, take a look at KitchenMagic.com's "5 Steps to Your Dream Kitchen Remodel" for a list of steps to complete your kitchen remodeling design. If you’re wondering how you can [...]

The Comprehensive Guide To Kitchen Flooring Options

Whether you prefer natural stone, hardwoods, or ceramic tile, there is no lack of stylish options for today's kitchen flooring. While surface appeal, design, and color, are important considerations, you will also want kitchen flooring which can live up to your lifestyle and provide the durability and comfort you require. However, as much as we would like every type of floor to have superior longevity, exceptional durability, sky-high resale value and a low price-tag, it just is not realistic. If you are planning to renovate your kitchen floor, knowing the weaknesses and strengths of travertine, hardwood, tile, vinyl and [...]

Flooring Face-Off: Engineered Flooring vs. Hardwood Flooring

Can Engineered Flooring Stack Up Against True Hardwood? Over the last several years, hardwood floors have continued to escalate in popularity, becoming one of the most common (and sought after) flooring options available to homeowners. However, when deciding on hardwood flooring for your home, you’re often left to choose between the more cost-effectiveness of laminate wood floors versus the beauty and elegance of true hardwood floors. You may be surprised to learn there is there is a third option for wood flooring that not many homeowners like yourself are presented with engineered flooring. Engineered wood floors actually strike the perfect [...]