Entries by Epic Webstaff

How to Choose a Home Remodeling Contractor

As much as we’d like to believe in ourselves as a nation of DIYers, the fact of the matter is that most Americans are not handy — more than 80 percent enlist outside help for home improvement projects on an annual basis. Although many prioritize essential utilities like HVAC, electrical, and plumbing in their budgets […]

Set Your Interior Style with Moulding Profiles

Do your interior spaces seem flat and characterless? If so, interior trim — aka interior moulding or millwork — can inject some much-needed personality and depth. Trim helps outline and frame key visual and functional elements within a room, making them pop and stand out.  When shopping for interior trim, you’ll often be presented with […]

Kitchen Countertop Ideas You Can Count On

Homeowners these days are overflowing with kitchen countertop ideas, and that’s because the palette of options is broader than ever. The types of materials available to build kitchen countertops are constantly being added to and evolving, and the conscientious ways we are using them to define spaces are changing with the times too. The kitchen […]

How to Increase Home Value in 2021

People often fantasize about finding their “forever home,” but what they should be daydreaming about is ways to increase home value — particularly those with a high return on investment (ROI). A National Association of Realtors study showed that the median time span between a home purchase and a home sale was around 9 years […]

Interior Remodel or Home Addition? Ideas for Consideration

Home addition ideas are highly sought-after every calendar year, but 2020 has people seeking them out more than most. With offices closed, events canceled, venues shut down, and vacations postponed, we’ve had plenty of time to get brutally acquainted with our homes’ flaws, especially lack of space. How tantalizing it is to think about what […]

5 Creative Ways to Use Eze Breeze Enclosure Systems

Forty years after its introduction, the popularity of PGT Eze Breeze has yet to blow over. This incredibly versatile line of products was spawned from the Progressive Glass Technologies division of VinylTech in the 1980s, first offering vinyl porch enclosures. Later that decade, the Florida-based company began manufacturing Eze Breeze windows, opening up even more […]

Planning and Focusing Your Kitchen Lighting Layout

As the home’s cooking, communication, and entertaining hub, it’s really not all that difficult to spend too much time in the kitchen. It’s the place where we most often eat and socialize, and as such perhaps the most “human” room in the house. Because kitchens play such an integral role in day-to-day life, they’re also […]

Deck Replacement vs. Deck Repair: Which Is Better When?

You’ve heard of aging in dog years, but have you heard of aging in deck years? The average medium-sized dog has a lifespan of about 11 years, whereas the typical pressure-treated wooden deck lasts only about a decade with regular maintenance. Parting with an old deck may be difficult, but oftentimes there is no alternative. […]

Window Ratings Explained

The very first thing to remember as you’re starting to sort through window ratings is that just about every aspect of a window’s performance can be relatively easily measured. Don’t let yourself get all distracted by a 0.02 difference in one rating or another. Instead, focus on the overall rating of the window, the manufacturer’s […]

Kitchen Backsplash Ideas: Design You Can Get Behind

Many homeowners consider their kitchen the heart and soul of their homes — a place for friends and family to gather, for meals and hospitality to be shared. Given its importance in both entertaining and day-to-day living, it is one of the more eligible and popular candidates for a remodel. Much attention and care are […]