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From Kitchens to Baths: What You Need to Know About Tile Materials

Whether you’re re-doing your kitchen or your bathroom, chances are that tile is in your plans. There are a variety of tile types available. Choosing the best one depends on where you plan to put it and the amount of care you are willing to provide to keep it looking its best. Stone Natural stone tiles are commonly made from slate, granite, travertine, marble or limestone. The wide range of colors and textures make these tiles a popular choice in the home, especially in bathrooms beca
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Why We Don’t Email Quotes or Leave Them in the Mailbox

About once a month we receive a call from someone asking us: “Can you please stop by my home, give me a roof quote, and then leave it in the mailbox?” The short answer is no. The long answer is, yes, we’d love to work with you to develop an accurate quote for replacing your roof. But just looking at your current roof is not going to give us all the information we need to develop that quote. There are many different types of roofs! What about insulation, gutters, etc? We need t
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$10,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes 2015

Congratulations to our Sweepstakes Winners for 2015! $10,000 Worth of Remodeling in Your Home Eddie Sander – Bloomfield Hills FoodSaver Vacuum Seal Storage Kit Susanne Hamilton – Troy KitchenAid Hand Blender Angela Knapp – Birmingham Three Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven Renee Williams – St. Clair Shores Kopke Promotional Prize Pack Cheryl McDonald – Warren

Metro Detroit Spring 2015 Home Improvement Shows

March 14-15 PONTIAC : ACS Spring Home Show March
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A Beautiful Kitchen Before & After in Milford

Last week, I was invited to this beautiful home in Milford, Michigan that Mr. & Mrs. Varilone had completely custom built for themselves. It was just gorgeous, every detail! We were lucky enough to get to work with them on designing their kitchen. Mr. Varilone had contacted us through the Custom Cupboards website. He had done some research, and knew these were the right cabinets for him. We designed the kitchen with him, using these beautiful grey cabinets as the starting point. Below
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The Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

After the Great Flood of 2014 left our basement filled with 2+ feet of water, our water heater no longer functioned.  We went over a week without hot water (I showered at friends and family’s houses, Grant braved the cold water) until finally the day came when my dad and uncle (Dave & Rob Kopke) had time to come over and install a new one.  Even though we knew the insurance wouldn’t cover the upgrade, we opted for a tankless water heater because of their many ben
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How to Compare Multiple Bids the Smart Way

You’ve surely heard the phrase “Comparing Apples with Oranges”. If you change your design every time you interview a contractor and ask them to bid, then comparing their bids will be a worthless exercise.  Each contractor will be bidding on a different thing. Avoiding this problem is obvious: have a clear detailed plan and give the same set of prints to each contractor you ask to bid. However, even if you give ten contractors the same plans, when you receive the bids you
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