“We Need a New Logo” Contest: Help Us Choose!

The Empire Today “We Need a New Logo” crowdsourcing contest (announced here) is now down to the very end, and we’d love to get your thoughts on the top three designs. Go to this link, where you can rate the designs (out of five stars) and also provide comments on your thoughts about the designs. I promise that we will be reviewing all of the feedback we receive and will take it into careful consideration in our thinking about our logo. MORE

The Importance of Vacuuming Your Carpet

Oct 1
Larry Gantt
Frequent vacuuming is one of the most important factors to maintaining the appearance of any carpet. Without frequent carpet maintenance, home owners can expect the highly used areas to show heavy traffic patterns much sooner than expected or necessary.  MORE

Filed under: advice, care, carpet, carpeting, cleaning, maintenance, tips, vacuuming

Window Treatments Offer a World of Options

Sep 30
Tony Tuma
Along with painting, new window treatments are a relatively quick and economical way to refresh and enhance your décor. Window treatments are a wise investment, whether you plan on selling your home in the near future, or you plan to stay for the next several years. MORE

Add Distinction to Your Home with Wainscoting

As a trim carpenter, I have been asked to do many different types of trim work in the homes I have worked in over the years.  One of the best transformations I have been able to give a room has been wainscoting. Wainscoting can add an element to a room that gives it character and distinction. It can be very ornate or very simple. MORE

Today’s Polyester Carpets Won’t Give you Disco Fever

When people hear the term polyester the first thing that comes to mind is the 70’s with plaid and flowered patterns in bright neon colors. Others have visions of John Travolta in his polyester suits and Saturday Night Fever. Based on those concepts, most people won’t consider looking at polyester carpets.  MORE

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