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Small Bathroom? 9 Big Ideas to Improve It

Posted by Agentis on Jan 25, 2019 6:42:39 PM

There was a time when most bathrooms were simply functional. But, over the years, the bathroom has become a big selling point for a home. 

But expanding the footprint of your bathroom can get expensive. 

So it makes sense to take a look at how you can improve it simply by making a few changes that will make it look more functional, maximize storage space, and captivate the eye.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, bathroom, guest bathroom, bathroom addition, new bathroom

Kitchen Remodel: Get in the Zone

Posted by Agentis on Jan 16, 2019 8:39:39 PM

When planning a kitchen remodel, professionals talk a lot about “the work triangle.” 

This refers to the concept that – since the key activities in the kitchen revolve around the refrigerator, stove, and sink – these should be placed in the kitchen following the shape of a triangle. 

Essentially, the goal was to maximize space usage and create efficient traffic patterns for working smoothly in the kitchen. And it works great for most kitchens – especially those that were significantly smaller than today. 

While the concept of creating separate work areas within a space still holds up, with a larger kitchen, the idea has been expanded to creating “work zones.”

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Topics: Kitchen Island, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Remodeling, kitchen cabinets

Create a More Festive Bathroom for the Holidays

Posted by Agentis on Nov 20, 2018 3:39:54 PM

It’s holiday party season. Huddled in with family friends for meals or parties means visitors will be using the bathroom. 

So why not take it up a notch and add a few touches that will catch your guests eyes and make it look a little more special? 

Here are some easy ideas for decorating your bathroom for those holiday gatherings.

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Topics: holiday, bathroom

Kitchen Sinks: The Pros and Cons

Posted by Agentis on Nov 9, 2018 2:14:52 PM

Thinking about getting a new kitchen sink?

It’s something you’ll be using every day so it’s a good idea to think through the pros and cons of different materials and styles.

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Topics: Kitchen, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Sink, Sink

My Kitchen Is Soooooo Boring

Posted by Agentis on Oct 31, 2018 1:53:23 PM

Your best friend is taking interior design classes and offered to draw up the plans.

Okay, you’re tired of looking at the same kitchen space every day. Blah. Here are five things you can do to reignite your relationship with the kitchen.

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Topics: Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Layout

What Could Go Wrong? Your Path to a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Agentis on Oct 19, 2018 5:46:45 PM

Your best friend is taking interior design classes and offered to draw up the plans.

You’ve tackled home improvement projects before and are going to save money by doing some of the work yourself. You figure you’ll hire an electrician, master carpenter, or plumber to handle the bigger stuff.

You have a ballpark budget, but it’s flexible enough in case you need a few extras.

What could go wrong?

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Topics: Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Layout, Budget, Remodeling Mistakes

Granite Alternatives: A Guide to Kitchen Countertops

Posted by Agentis on Oct 8, 2018 10:27:34 PM

While granite will always be a popular choice for countertops because of its durability and uniqueness, before you jump in with the rest of the crowd, consider some alternatives.

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Topics: Kitchen, Countertops, Quartz, Granite

Find that Extra Space in your Kitchen

Posted by Agentis on Aug 30, 2018 8:18:49 PM

With the shift in seasons and the fall holidays on the horizon, wouldn’t it be nice to have more open space in the kitchen? 

Here are 8 ideas for opening up counter and kitchen cabinet space that will turn your kitchen traffic jam into a free-flowing area to prep and share meals with family and friends.

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Topics: Kitchen, Extra space

Three Ways to Make your Bathroom Easier to Clean

Posted by Agentis on Aug 22, 2018 2:29:42 PM

Okay, statistics don’t lie – people hate cleaning bathrooms. 

According to a recent survey reported in the New York Post, 42% of Americans reported that cleaning the toilet was their most disliked chore. 

Part of the reason so many of us hate cleaning toilets (and bathrooms, for that matter) is that they can be difficult to clean. 

Often, fixtures and appliances are close together, making it hard to reach the spots where the grime collects the most. 

Here are three things you can do to make your bathroom easier to clean.

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Topics: cleaning, bathroom, clean bathroom

Never underestimate the value of a half-bath

Posted by Agentis on Aug 15, 2018 5:05:36 PM

Real-estate bathroom classifications can be a bit confusing. There’s the half-bath. The three-quarter bath. The full bath. The master bath.

Today we’re going to help you understand these various classifications and focus on the half-bath and some of its big advantages.

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Topics: bathroom addition, Bathroom Remodeling, half bath