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How to Choose a Carpet Installer

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

Knowing how to choose a carpet installer can save you a great deal of time and money, which is why choosing a carpet installer is a big decision for so many homeowners. If you pick the wrong contractor, and the installer botches the job, you may lack any form of recourse.

To spare you from enduring unnecessary headaches, we put together this short list of what you should watch out for when narrowing your list of prospective candidates. (more…)

How to Win Big on Valentine’s Day, without Going Broke

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

valentines day gift ideas

Every year, restaurateurs, jewelers, and owners of florists all begin to salivate as they watch February 14th drawing nearer on the calendar. Not coincidentally, springing for a fancy dinner, a diamond necklace, and two dozen long-stem roses will make your wallet shrivel faster than a raisin left to bake in the Saharan sun.

Let’s face it; whether you are a man or a woman, if you’re in a relationship, there is an unwritten law that says each year on February 14, you must make your significant other feel . . . well, significant. (more…)

Creative Renovations: Interior Design Dreams made a Reality

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

creative renovation interior design

Have you heard about our friends at Creative Renovations?

Creative Renovations is a turnkey interior design, project management, remodeling, and building company, specializing in making dreams come true before your eyes. (more…)

Seven Home Décor Trends to Experiment With in 2018

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

2018 home interior color trends

Homeowners seem to have tired of playing things safe when re-decorating. 2018’s home décor trends favor the bold—bold colors, bold prints, and bold statement pieces, that is. That doesn’t mean you have to ditch your La-Z-Boy in favor of a fuzzy pink chaise lounge, of course, but keeping in-step with today’s trends will keep your décor fresh and inviting. (more…)

How to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

when do you get tax returns 2018

Most Americans receive their tax refund three weeks after they send their return to Uncle Sam’s bean counters. Three weeks is ample time to think of a few ways you’d like to spend that money (73% of Americans have their refund check spent long before the government releases the funds), but the way you would like to spend your tax refund may not be the most financially savvy use of your resources.

If you feel you absolutely must have that new 75” 4K Ultra HD flat screen, we’re in no position to argue. Nevertheless, here are a few ways you can put that money to work so it pays greater dividends over the long haul. (more…)

How to Winterize Your Car

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

how do i prepare my car for winter

There isn’t any better way to spend a cold, snowy night than by curling up with a good book under a nice soft blanket while the fireplace crackles in the background as you sip hot cocoa. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

What doesn’t sound great, however, is finding yourself stranded on the side of the interstate on a cold, snowy night because your car conked out on you fifty miles from civilization. Knowing how to winterize your vehicle saves time and money, and it just may prevent you from acquiring a nasty case of frostbite. (more…)

How to Maintain a Healthy Home during Cold and Flu Season

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season

‘Tis the season that pathogens look forward to all year round—microscopic marauders known as viruses and bacteria run rampant, passing from host-to-host on door handles, handshakes, and the sneezes and coughs of sick persons.

Nobody wants to spend a week or two lying in bed, hacking, wheezing, and shivering their way back to good health. Unfortunately, unless you are willing to lock yourself inside an airtight spacesuit until the spring thaw, you simply can’t hide from other people’s cooties. (more…)

The Benefits of COREtec Vinyl Plank

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

coretec plus flooring

Builders across America gravitated toward vinyl flooring during the late ‘80s because it was cost-efficient, easy to match with neutral color palettes, and easy to install. Unfortunately, many of the vinyl products manufactured during that era were easy to damage, bland, and unremarkable.

Improvements in manufacturing processes have given vinyl flooring a new lease on life, though; the vinyl flooring available in today’s marketplace is durable, beautiful, and functional. With annual sales increasing at an average rate of 26%, luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is now the fastest-growing segment of the flooring industry. (more…)

Why Alexandria Windows & Doors Is a Step Ahead of the Competition

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

cost of new windows

Southfield-based Alexandria Windows & Doors provides new windows and doors to homeowners throughout Metro Detroit, while simultaneously educating them on the potential dangers lurking just beneath the trim moldings of their old windows and doors. Think of Alexandria as a Doctor of Windows, operating with the precision of a highly skilled surgeon. (more…)

Hardwood Flooring FAQ

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by The Carpet Guys

hardwood flooring questions

Hardwood flooring is timeless, beautiful, and adds an unparalleled sense of elegance and class to any residential setting. And, according to a poll by the National Association of Realtors, homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell, spend less time on the market, and sell at an average of five-to-ten percent more money than homes with other types of flooring.

Many homeowners still harbor misconceptions about the cost of installing hardwood floors, the amount of time and effort required to maintain and clean hardwood flooring, as well as how to prevent scratching and denting of hardwood floors. To debunk the myths around hardwood flooring, we put together a list of the questions we hear most often from homeowners interested in purchasing hardwood flooring. (more…)

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