Renovation Reality: A Series about Transforming an Older Home

There is nothing I love more than the opportunity to breathe new life into an older home. The suburban area just north of Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan, is filled with homes built in the early 1900’s. Many of these homes have architectural details and charm that are very hard to find in today’s newer homes.  MORE

Filed under: carpet, home, new, old, renovation, shutters, windows

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Kitchen Floor

Sep 14
Frank Worth

It's not just about the kitchen floor. It's about the whole kitchen and how you use it. The flooring you choose should showcase your style and coordinate with the rest of your house, yet it should be practical. MORE

Filed under: ceramic, flooring, floors, hardwood, laminate

We’re Finally Blogging!

Sep 13
Gina Cielocha
Welcome to the new Empire Today Blog! We are excited to become a valuable resource for homeowners interested in home improvement, decorating ideas, product trends and much more.  MORE

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Ask the Expert: Top 3 Picks for Durable Carpet

Sep 13
Todd Johnson
Finding Carpet that lasts a long time, stands up to wear and tear, and keeps looking great is a must have for today's busy family. Here are my top three picks for durable Carpet. MORE

Filed under: carpet, durable, flooring, frieze, plush, selection, texture

The Latest Flooring Trends for Every Room in Your Home

As with any home décor, flooring is subject to stylistic shifts that are often a result of changes in the way people live. That’s not to say you have to change your flooring every couple of years to stay on trend. With some foresight, you can choose fashionable flooring that you will love for many years. MORE

Filed under: carpet, carpeting, ceramic, flooring, Hardwood, loop, plush, porcelain, texture, tile, trends
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