Tips for Modernizing an Outdated Kitchen

Tips for Modernizing an Outdated Kitchen

Is it time to give your kitchen a face lift? We asked professionals to share ideas for revitalizing kitchen space without breaking the bank. Robyn Flint is an insurance specialist at HomeInsuranceRates.com, founding owner of a real estate rehab company, and licensed...

DIY Kitchen Cabinets, Why Not?

DIY Kitchen Cabinets, Why Not?

Updated kitchen cabinets may create a feeling of lift from the moment you walk into your kitchen. No amount of wiping, no strategic organizing of countertops, no bowl of colorful fruit or bouquet of flowers will compensate for a tired set of kitchen cabinets. You can...

How to Repair Cracked Tile

How to Repair Cracked Tile

Many Tacoma residents ask the same questions as a result of cracked tiles appearing in their walls and floors: Should I have bought more expensive tile when I remodeled my bathroom last year? Did I pay too much for my home in the first place? Are my kids somehow...

Inflatable Hot Tubs: What You Need to Know

Inflatable Hot Tubs: What You Need to Know

A couple of years ago, a video went viral that showed a man walking into his apartment when, much to his surprise, his wife and her friend had set up an inflatable hot tub in the middle of their living room. The video shows the entire process, from receiving the box...

Past New Year Home Improvements That You Still Love Years Later

Past New Year Home Improvements That You Still Love Years Later

Are you dying to improve your home but afraid to make the leap? As you’ll see from these crowd-sourced accounts of home improvements that delight throughout the years, an investment in your home can be one of the best you’ll make. Read on to learn more. Sarah Macklin...

What Does a Kitchen of a Royal Palace Look Like?

What Does a Kitchen of a Royal Palace Look Like?

Life as a royal is no doubt incredibly different than mine—and probably yours, unless of course you’re a royal yourself. But for most of us, there are significant variations, with most involving the things that come out of the kitchen. Let’s start with a little bit of...

Can a Walk-in Tub Really Make a Difference?

Can a Walk-in Tub Really Make a Difference?

Where did hydrotherapy come from? It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact time when people started to use hydrotherapy, or the use of both hot and cold water to ease health concerns, but the earliest documented use of hydrotherapy was in Ancient Greece. Ancient Romans,...

Easy (and Cheap!) Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Easy (and Cheap!) Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Let’s face it – there have been some unfortunate kitchen trends in the last 50 years that you may be well acquainted with in your own home. In fact, there may be so many things that you’d like to change that it feels overwhelming to try and narrow things down. If you...

Get Ready for Christmas Guests with These Simple Steps

Get Ready for Christmas Guests with These Simple Steps

It is truly the most wonderful time of the year! Twinkle lights, snow-covered pine trees, brightly-wrapped presents, friends and family gathered around the table, and the overall feeling of goodwill toward men – what more could you ask for? The only problem I can find...

Home improvement considerations/trends for the New Year?

Home improvement considerations/trends for the New Year?

The New Year provides a great excuse to update your home, but where do you begin? We asked experts in the industry to chime in with some ideas for home improvement projects that make a big difference to your quality of life, keep with current trends, and increase...

The 411 on Stone Flooring

The 411 on Stone Flooring

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time making decisions when there is potentially a lot of money on the line. I want to get the most bang for my buck, but I also want to keep as much as I can in the bank. One of the most helpful things I do when faced with a...

A Beginner’s Guide to Refinishing Solid Wood Furniture

A Beginner’s Guide to Refinishing Solid Wood Furniture

It’s no secret that giving your dining and living areas a facelift can get pricey very quickly if you’re not careful. Between new paint, construction costs, and updating furniture, you might feel too overwhelmed even to start a project, but it doesn’t have to be that...