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Patio Rooms vs Patio Enclosures: Designing an Outdoor Oasis

Want to escape the hubbub of the house while also keeping a certain distance between yourself and the elements (and those pesky insects)? Join the millions who are bringing the comfort and amenities of the indoors outdoors through the implementation of a patio room (aka outdoor room). One of the bigger design considerations of a […]

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The Biggest Home Remodeling Mistake to Avoid

What do homeowners really think about contractors? Each year, Lowe’s attempts to answer this question with its annual State of the Pro report, a collection of insights gleaned from a survey of 1,000 homeowners and 1,000 contracting professionals. From our side of things, it really helps crystallize how we might improve home improvement — and […]

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Turning On to Finished Basement Lighting Ideas

At roughly one-third to half the cost of a comparably sized aboveground addition, finished basements are one of the best ways to add functional space to your home. However, there are a few important caveats that come with being partially or fully underground. One is that they are more susceptible to moisture. Another is that […]

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4 Reasons to Choose Ayars as Your South Jersey Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

Year after year, the bathroom remodel tends to show up at or near the top of Americans’ home improvement wishlists. Obviously, these projects are a little more involved than a fresh coat of paint or laying down a new floor, and thus not nearly as DIY-friendly. Bathrooms are so integrated into day-to-day regimens and routines […]

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Folding Creativity Into Laundry Room Design Ideas

The laundry — few of us enjoy surrendering our time to it, and few of us like ceding our space to it either. But given its place in the housekeeping trinity next to cooking and cleaning, all homeowners must sacrifice at least some square footage to a laundry area, whether it is confined to its […]

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New Bathroom Trends for 2022: Time to Freshen Up?

Many new bathroom trends are like bathwater — hot at first but becoming lukewarm over time. Whereas we blushed over pink bathrooms in the 1960s, we were scoffing at them by the time the ’90s rolled around, when big and bold geometric patterns bowled us over. As we entered the new millennium, jacuzzis and subway […]