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Picking the Perfect Bathroom Vanity

From sizing to installation; here is what you need to know before you buy. If you are ready to make the big plunge and purchase a new bathroom vanity, knowing the answers to these questions will help you be more prepared. Finding the right size – width: this will be determined by some existing factors, … Continued

How to Choose a Bathroom Faucet

There are a few things to remember when trying to decide what is going to best for your bathroom space. 1. Does your bathroom see heavy traffic? If it’s your only bathroom, opt for a function-first faucet. 2. Who uses the bathroom faucet in your home? You’ll want a faucet that’s easy to turn on … Continued

Bathroom Shower Niche

By definition, a niche, is a hollow space in a wall. In the first step of our design phase, we focus on getting a good sense for what your project will look like. We will ask a lot of questions and have resources for you to review in order help us answer those questions. Typically, when we … Continued

Finding You Design Style: Kitchen Trends of 2017

Whether you’re designing your kitchen to match the decor of other rooms, or planning your whole home’s look around the kitchen, you can make it a beautiful reflection of your personal style. Even if you aren’t interested in gutting your kitchen and starting from scratch with a new design and layout, there are a few … Continued

How Can a Design-Build Remodeling Company Help with My Kitchen?

Sometimes, when something seems too good to be true, it is. But, NOT in this case. At CQC Home it’s simple – we design it… and then… we build it. But why? As one of the top home remodelers and kitchen remodeling companies in Durham, NC, have come across several things over the past decade … Continued

Beast Mode – Houzz 5 Star Review for CQC Home

We are a company that thrives on creativity, on sharing of skill sets, on being leaders when necessary and followers when the time calls for it. It’s an awesome thing to witness when a client recognizes not one or two members of the team, but when 8+ people are mentioned. What a true testament to … Continued

Retro Renovations – Antique Vintage Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

It’s not uncommon to hear “Modern Farmhouse” these days. Thanks to shows like “Fixer Upper” with Joanna Gaines, we all want shabby chic, farmhouse, shiplap everywhere! A vintage farmhouse sink — it needed some love, but had great lines and was such a statement piece for the time period of this home from the 1920’s. … Continued

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…. Who is the Fairest of Them All?

Choosing a bathroom vanity mirror can be a daunting task. After all, you have already picked out the vanity cabinets, hardware, faucets, shower head, lighting, toilet, towel bars, tile on the floors and walls… and now mirrors! Bathroom mirrors come in all shapes, sizes, frames (or with no frames), can be beveled or tilting. Who has … Continued

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

Granite or Quartz? Get tips on how to find the right countertop for your kitchen remodel. At CQC Home, our designers have noticed that about half our clients select a granite countertop, while the other half chooses a quartz countertop. Counters are one of the most hotly debated selection items. Don’t believe us? Just watch … Continued

CQC Home Earns “Best of Durham” Award

The 7th Annual “Best of Durham” was recently announced, and we are honored to share that CQC Home won the top spot in not one but two categories – Best Kitchen Designer and Best Builder! If you are new to the area, Durham Magazine is a great publication that highlights some great local spots that … Continued

Year-Round Sunroom Oasis

Love the outdoors but not the North Carolina humidity? If so, then adding a sunroom to your home will be perfect! Decor When furnishing your sunroom keep in mind that the sun will be beaming down on your brand new furniture. This can result in your furniture being damaged. To avoid this, consider purchasing outdoor … Continued

Epic Backyard Cookout and Party Decks

It’s about that time of the year when we start throwing epic backyard parties and cookouts again. But before you do any party throwing, you’ll need one important thing — a deck! Instead of having your guests sit or stand on the grass, have them sit on the beautiful outdoor furniture you purchased for your … Continued