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I've seen firsthand how they turn granite slabs into granite kitchen countertops. Trust me, you'll never look at granite countertops the same way again!

Roll roofing is the perfect material for a DIYer tackling small roof projects. Here are my easy step-by-step instructions for DIY rolled roofing installation.

As an interior designer, one of my favorite materials to use is cork. Cork flooring has many advantages, but here's what you should know before installing cork flooring.

Toilet flush ratings are no laughing matter. You want a toilet with a good MaP rating, is energy-efficient, and flushes (your business) like nobody's business!

Live by the coast? In a hurricane area? Impact resistant windows could be a lifesaver! What you need to know before you begin installing hurricane windows.

The flooring debate continues between laminate wood flooring and real hardwood. A homeowner shares the good things & bad things about laminate that looks like wood vs real wood.

See if there are appliance rebates on the products you already own or plan to buy. I'll help you find savings, rebates, and tax incentives on home appliances with the Energy Star rating... and more!

To find cheap building materials for your new home or remodel, use these tips! See how to get a contractor discount when you're not a contractor, and where to look - locally & online.

Carpet vs hardwood. I'm in the middle of making that decision for my home. Here are some pros & cons to consider before choosing carpet or hardwood for your home.