How to lighten a basement that doesn't have windows

Basements: 17 Ways to Lighten and Brighten a Basement, even if you don’t have Windows

Most basements are notoriously on the darker side, so most homeowners are looking for solutions to lighten up the space – both to make it more inviting and also to make it look larger.  Most basements are below the ground or partially below grade so the limited natural light makes things extra challenging.  So I’ve …

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Oil vs water based polyurethane: Which is better for refinishing hardwood floors?

Which type of polyurethane is better for refinishing hardwood floors – oil-based or water-based polyurethane? We offer both options, but I usually recommend oil based polyurethane over water based for dark floors because: 1. It looks better 2. It lasts longer 3. It costs less. So, it seems like a no brainer, right? Well, usually …

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9 amazing warm grays and greiges from Sherwin Williams

9 Amazing Warm Gray Paint Shades from Sherwin Williams

What are the best warm grays and greiges when it comes to paint colors? Gray is currently the most popular paint color.  It’s soft, stylish and neutral…the perfect combo.  Gray also works so well with dark hardwood floors (the most popular) as well as light hardwood floor.  It just seems to work everywhere. But, many …

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which are the best brands of polyurethane?

Which are the best Polyurethane brands for floors? Which do I recommend?

Brands of Polyurethane that I highly recommend When it comes to sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors, there are 2 main components: 1) The quality of the workmanship and 2) the quality of the materials (i.e. the polyurethane). In this article, I’m going to discuss the highest grade polyurethanes. The polyurethane is the coating that …

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