Stainless Steel and Granite Still Reign Supreme

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Results from the 2016 Builder Practices Survey, the National Association of Home Builders’ Consumer Preference Survey, and a Houzz consumer survey show that granite countertops and stainless steel appliances still reign supreme when it comes to new construction. If you’ve been shopping for a new home (or have submitted yourself to hours of HGTV reruns like I did while on …

6 Unique Countertops

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Have you ever experienced the relaxing effects of water running over a rocky stream bed? It’s hard not to be mesmerized by the rippling motion and quiet whoosh of water. So much so, that it’s hard to ignore a moment that brings it forth so vividly. That’s exactly what I experienced when I first saw Golden Marinace Granite Countertops. Marinace …

Is the Garage Included in the Home’s Square-Feet?

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The total square-footage of a home is not always transparent to buyers when they’re searching online listings. That’s because the state real estate commission and the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) have their own set of guidelines for what can and cannot be included in the home’s total square-footage, and that sometimes conflicts with the visual appearance of the …

12 Breathtaking Fireplaces

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Fireplaces have long been a popular home feature. Over the years, electricity has reduced their primary role from main heat provider and cooker to a home upgrade, but they’re still trendy among homeowners who appreciate the feeling of a hot fire on a cold night. Fireplaces have also been transformed by architects who have found ways to elevate the character …