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Why Your Grout Choice Is Just As Important As Your Floor Tile

After some serious contemplation, you’ve finally picked out the tile you want for your bath or kitchen—but what about the grout? The paste that fills the spaces between each tile hardly seems like the most significant design element, but the grout you choose—especially the color—can completely transform the look of the room. Here, Jesse Walker, Exquisite Surfaces’ Chicago showroom manager,…

How to Remove Cigarette Smoke Odor from Air Ducts

Removing smoke odor from air ducts becomes an essential do-it-yourself job which, though moderately easy, still requires guidance to ensure the objective has been achieved completely. Step 1 – Identify the Smoker’s Room to Plan Identify the smoker’s room in the house, or where the odor is most concentrated, and begin work from there. Determine the…

Increase Your Home Value on Any Budget

Home Improvements: $100 or Less Tip 1: Spend an hour with a pro. Invite a Realtor or interior designer over to check out your home. Many Realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer. Check with several designers in your area — a…