Hardwood Floors: A History

As most homeowners will tell you, hardwood flooring is highly desirable. In fact, data gathered by the National Association of Realtors reveals that 54% of people buying homes are willing to pay more for a house if it has hardwood floors. Now, there are many advantages of hardwood flooring, but why exactly are they so highly coveted? Hardwood Floors Through History Although hardwood floors came onto the scene in the very beginning of the 17th century, it wasn’t until 1625 that they started to integrate common aesthetic concepts that you might find today. Geometric patterns and veneer pieced designs were handcrafted in French styles, then installed in the richest European […]

5 Ways to Cozy Up Your Living Room

Did you know that a HomeGoods Survey found that only 20% of Americans feel happy about their home decor? If you are bored with or even dislike your home decor, it might be time to get new furniture. Feeling uncomfortable in your own home due to outdated furnishing is a problem no one should have to face. Here are some modern living room furniture and decor suggestions that can make your living space cozy again. Chairs and Ottomans If you have a love for all things comfortable, pick up a cushy armchair and plush ottoman to go with it. Kicking back with a nice book or TV show with your […]

3 Fantastic Hardwood Flooring Alternatives For The Kitchen

A 2017 Houzz survey showed that 71% of homeowners renovating their kitchens are upgrading their flooring as well. New floors can change the entire look and feel of a room, so it’s important to take your time on this decision. Whether you want laminate floors, tile, or something different altogether, it helps to know the benefits of each type first. Ceramic Tile This flooring solution is among the best in terms of value for the quality. Ceramic tiles are elegant, crisp, and easy to clean, and they won’t break the bank like hardwood or marble. There are plentiful patterns and sizes to choose from, making tile one of the most […]

4 Interesting Ways To Rekindle The Love For Your Home

According to a HomeGoods survey, 14% of respondents feel gloomy and stressed as a result of their home furnishings. This is upsetting since everybody deserves an environment in which they can feel comfortable. If you are in need of new furniture to get away from the gloom of your current household interior, you should consider these fresh furniture options to make your house feel like a home again: Sectional Sofa Nothing says ‘lap of luxury’ quite like a sectional. These giant couches can accommodate you and your whole family while inspiring in you a sense of opulence and comfort. As far as living room furniture is concerned, a sectional is […]

Hardwood or Tile? The Age Old Kitchen Floor Question

Did you know that 90% of homeowners would rather have tile or hardwood floors in their kitchen? It makes sense because when you cook, let’s face it, you make a mess. Everybody does. Tile and hardwood both offer an easy to clean surface while maintaining a classy appearance. The question is, which one should you choose? Hardwood Pro: Hardwood is slightly springy on your feet, at least when compared to ceramic tiles. For the kitchen, having a comfortable standing surface matters a lot when you’re on your feet all the time. Pro: Walking barefoot on hardwood flooring in the winter is not an unpleasant experience, but walking on tile certainly is. Hardwood […]