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Why Choose An Oil Finish?Green Watcher / Jun 18, 2012

A natural oil finish cannot be compared with today's more popular acrylic, polyurethane, and aluminumoxide finishes. These finishes protect the floor by forming a wear layer, in fact a plastic film on the surface of the floor. They scratch and get dull over time and cannot be spot repaired. Only a costly recoating of the entire floor is necessary every so often for complete rejuvenation. An oil finish penetrates the wood fibers to harden them while not altering the natural beauty of the wood. With no visual film on the surface, oiled floors are distinguishable by their elegant patina. They are easy to care for and are repairable. An oiled floor never need to be sanded, only regular applications of a Maintenance Oil are necessary to nourish the wood and bring the luster back.

Accent Your Ceramic or Porcelain TileGreen Watcher / Aug 25, 2011

At a loss for how to jazz up your upcoming ceramic or porcelain tile project?  Not happy with the few flower or fruit listello and liner choices available with the ceramic tile you have chosen for your kitchen or bathroom project? Look no further than the wonderful possibilities available with glass mosaic tile.

How to Make a Small Space Seem BiggerGreen Watcher / Aug 12, 2011

Small spaces don't have to feel dark, dingy or cramped. There are simple ways to make small spaces feel brighter and roomier--from top to bottom! Follow these tips for "enlarging" your small spaces.

Budgeting Your Kitchen RemodelGreen Watcher / Jun 17, 2011

With so many options and just as many price points, it can be challenging to determine the amount you should reasonably be spending on your kitchen remodel. Here’s one way to establish a basic budget. Once you’ve had a chance to review the information in this section, contact our design department for personalized assistance and get your project started!

Sensible Style: The 7 Most Overrated Kitchen ProductsGreen Watcher / Jun 12, 2011

You see them everywhere: on TV, newsstand magazines and model homes. These are the must-have kitchen products du jour. Some, like stainless steel appliances, have shown lasting appeal. Most of the others come and go, dating your home in the process. Why do some last? Because they embody Sensible Style. In other words, they work well and look great. The ones that fade away most often look good for a while, but ultimately their lack of practicality or comfort or durability or even just their sheer overexposure doom them to passing status. Here are seven of the most overrated kitchen products today. Have I slammed one of your favorites? Give it your best defense.