What is a Vessel Bowl Sink?

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What is a Vessel Bowl Sink?

Vessel Bowl sinks for bathroom remodeling - Design Build Pros (2)The bathroom is a very important room in your home and you may find that you really enjoy decorating or remodeling it. If you are planning to remodel in the near future, you may be wondering what you can do to make your bathroom look more modern or classy. While there are many things that you can do, one thing that often gets over looked, but used, possibly more than anything else, is the sink. There are many different types of sinks available for your bathroom and some are actually quite beautiful. One of the most popular types of sink is a vessel bowl sink. These sinks are elegant and can make a huge improvement in your bathroom.

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What is a Back Lit Vanity Mirror?

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What is a Back Lit Vanity Mirror?

back lit vanity mirror - Design Build Pros (3)Bathrooms should be more than just a place you go when you need to use the toilet. In fact, the bathroom should be a place where you can relax in your bathtub after a long day at work. If you are looking to create an almost spa like experience in your own, personal bathroom, you should consider getting an illuminated bathroom mirror. It will help to provide the room with a stunning ambiance, both day and night. A back lit vanity mirror is nothing more than a traditional glass mirror that will combine a sleek design with functionality, using powerful, yet low energy lights behind the mirror. If you have always wanted one of these mirrors, here are some things to consider before remodeling your bathroom.

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Sound Proof Options in Remodeling

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Sound Proof Options in Remodeling

sound proofing for a home theater - Design Build ProsWhen you own your own home, there are many upgrades that you may want to make. Perhaps you have a room that you want to turn into a home studio, where you can play music and not bother anyone else in the house. Perhaps you want to set up a home movie theater where you can hear the movie you are watching just like you would in an actual theater. There are many reasons why you would want to sound proof a room and if you are planning to remodel, there are many sound proofing options available, from acoustic tiles to dense insulation. The choice is up to you and should be based on your personal wants and needs, but here are some things for you to consider.

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What is a Pot Filler?

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What is a Pot Filler?

Pot Filler for kitchen remodeling - Design Build ProsThe kitchen is easily one of the most important rooms in your home so it should be remodeled somewhat frequently in order to keep up to date. You want to be sure that you are always getting the best appliances and that everything is up to date, especially if you love to cook. One thing you will want to consider getting in your home is a pot filler. These can also be known as a pasta arm and are very effective for filling large pots that may not fit under the faucet. These are extremely beneficial kitchen additions. Here is some information you may need to know when deciding if you want to install your very own pot filler in your home.

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6 Clever Ideas for Small Living Rooms

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6 Clever Ideas for Small Living Rooms

interiors (2)If you are like most homeowners, chances are you are always in the lookout for ways and means to make your living room as inviting and as cozy as possible.

While there is no shortage of ways to turn your space into everything you have always envisioned it to be, it can get quite challenging especially if you only have a limited space to work with.

Fortunately, there are a million and one ways you can employ to turn whatever limited space you have into the stunning and snug area you have always envisioned.

Whether it’s the conventional or the modern look you are after, below are some clever ideas you can look into.

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How Do Pocket Doors Work?

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How Does a Pocket Door Work?

pocket doors - Design Build Pros (1)Pocket doors are actually quite unique and have been around for years, sliding into their metal and wood cages, installed when the walls are framed. They are prominent in older homes and are most commonly used for privacy or to separate a living room from a parlor or even a dining room. When these doors weren’t in use, they could disappear into the wall, but they were easy to pull out again when they were needed. These doors continue to be a great space saving solution even today, especially in bathrooms where a traditional door would take up too much space.

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The Case of Formaldehyde and Lumber Liquidators

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wood flooring - Design Build ProsRecently, formaldehyde and Lumber Liquidators have made headlines, after an airing of CBS’ 60 Minutes. This post will look at both sides of the case. If you are interested in reading more about formaldehyde, a post can be found here.

The claim from the 60 Minutes investigations was damning. Lumber Liquidators, a major flooring retailer, was using products that contained an unsafe level of formaldehyde; which is a carcinogen. Unsurprisingly, Lumber Liquidator’s stock went into a free fall. If the testing wasn’t enough, 60 Minutes pushed the envelope even further. On the 60 Minutes special, they aired hidden camera footage from Chinese flooring factories in which workers admitted to falsifying formaldehyde levels in Lumber Liquidators’ products.

As one would expect, Lumber Liquidators came firing back. Their CEO, Rob Lynch insists that the whole thing is being overblown by short sellers on Wall Street. Lynch also took issues with the testing done to the products; stating that what is done in testing does not at all simulate the day to day exposure a person would get to the formaldehyde.

To demonstrate their confidence, and hopefully repair their image, Lumber Liquidators is willing to pay for their own safety testing for those who want it.

There are two more things to consider. First, Lumber Liquidators has been involved in an ongoing class action lawsuit for this issue prior to the 60 Minutes investigator. Secondly, California safety officials have stated that proper ventilation is probably enough

What do you think about this issue?

History of St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 and is a religious and cultural holiday originating in Ireland to recognize the country’s patron saint, Saint Patrick, who lived from 385 to 461 CE. The day became an official Christian feast day in the early 1600s and is observed primarily among the Catholic Church, particularly the Church of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known for bringing Christianity into Ireland, with over 60 churches in the country dedicated to him, and the holiday celebrates this as well as Irish culture and heritage.

Parades and festivals are common, and people wear green clothing, as well as the Irish Celtic Cross and shamrock imagery. It is said that Saint Patrick used the shamrock, also known as a clover or trefoil, to explain the Holy Trinity to the native pagans when he came to Ireland. Three was a sacred number in the pagan religion, and this helped Patrick in his effort to convert them. Leprechauns are also common symbols of the day, which are a type mythological creatures from Irish folklore that are known for hoarding gold and storing it at the end of rainbows. The holiday falls during Lent, but the church lifts the restrictions of the Lent season on St. Patrick’s Day for people to partake in drinking and eating otherwise banned foods. Because of this exception to the rule, alcohol has become a staple of every St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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What is Glazing in Cabinets?

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What is Glazing in Cabinets?

Glazing on kitchen cabinets - Design Build Pros (1)The kitchen is easily one of the most important rooms in your home, however, when it looks outdated with drab looking cabinets, it can be really unappealing and not somewhere you enjoy spending your time. Fortunately for you, however, you can easily improve the looks of your cabinets and brighten up the kitchen with some old school charm. One of the best ways for you to go about doing this is to use cream paint and glaze and what makes this an even better option is that it is an affordable option for any budget and it is an easy to do DIY project.

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Formaldehyde in Flooring and Cabinets

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Formaldehyde in Flooring and Cabinets

Formaldehyde free cabinets for kitchen remodeling - Design Build ProsWe all have desks, bookshelves, kitchen cabinets and flooring in our homes but do you really know what your furniture and flooring contains? Many people, probably just like yourself, think that your home is completely safe but your furniture and flooring contains a toxic chemical, known as formaldehyde that can be very dangerous to your health. Formaldehyde is a high volume chemical that is used as the adhesive resin to hold composite woods, including particleboard, plywood and fiberboard together. It can also be used as a common disinfectant, but is most commonly found in the home in your furniture, flooring, cabinets, some fabrics and even makeup. There are some things you should know about formaldehyde to know how safe you are from its effects and whether you should consider green remodeling.

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