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A new home featuring trending manufactured home kitchen remodel ideas.

As we’ve seen through our affiliation with Renovation Hunters, mobile home living for vacation properties can give you the home-away-from-home you’ve been searching for. In working on the recent Linesville, PA project, we bring new life to a double-wide mobile home with some major upgrades, including how the kitchen looks and feels. Afterall, it’s the […]

A split image of butcher block and plank countertop materials with the words “The Pros and Cons of Wooden Countertops” at the top.

Thinking of redoing your kitchen countertops, but not sure which countertop material to go with? There are plenty of options out there, but choosing one doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Before you get started on that kitchen remodel, write down a list of your needs and wants… and then, make sure you know the ins […]

Interior of small lake house located in Baldwin, MI.

It’s no secret that it’s difficult to maximize the usable area of a small living space. Apartment sizes are shrinking and tiny homes are on the rise (especially with the increased cost of building and renovating). If you live in a tiny space or have a small getaway property, it can feel like popular decorating […]

A split image of white and red oak flooring with the words “The Difference Between Red Oak and White Oak Flooring Explained” above it.

There are a lot of hardwood flooring options out there, but certain species beat the rest when it comes to wood flooring applications. White oak and red oak floors have been the standard for quite a while, but even though they both have oak in the name, they aren’t identical twins. There are some key […]

Image of fireplace with mantel surround in a home’s master bedroom.

A beautiful fireplace can be one of the most attractive focal points in a home, so it deserves a little extra attention! Wood fireplace mantels add warmth and coziness to a room, not to mention the fact that incorporating natural elements like solid wood and stone can make you feel happier and less stressed. But, […]