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Kitchen Countertop Materials From Classic to Natural

Before making your countertop selections, ask yourself: “Does my choice in kitchen countertop accommodate my meal prep demands, as well as reflect my personal style?” There are so many options  available that trying to make this one decision can leave you perplexed, taking the fun out of designing your beautiful new kitchen! We’ve narrowed down … Continued

Black & White Bathroom Trends

Historic homes are found throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina. Are you looking to restore your historic home’s master or guest bath to its full glory? Want to modernize your bathrooms while keeping a classic and timeless historic feel? A design in black and white will do just that! It makes a daring statement … Continued

Chic Shower Bliss on a Budget

We’ve all seen those ultra luxurious shower commercials with the oh-so costly looking shower heads, right? We watch, thinking to ourselves… “It would be nice to enjoy a spa-like experience everyday. If only I could afford it!” Guess what? Your shower head prayers have been answered. We have the highlights of a showering fixture that … Continued

The Grout Divide

The type of grout you chose may be at the bottom of your list, but here’s why it should be at the top. The obvious reason is that grout is what bonds your floor or wall together. Let’s think beyond that. Quick — what are the two areas in your home that get exposed to lots … Continued

A Vision in White (on White)

The last thing you want is a kitchen that quickly becomes outdated simply because you researched and based your remodeling decisions on a trend that was on the rise. When you begin to think of remodeling your kitchen, it’s best to keep two words in mind — timeless and transitional. Let’s highlight a fast-growing kitchen … Continued

Pendant Lighting Illuminates the Heart of Your Home

When entertaining it seems inevitable that the guests always end up congregating in the kitchen. Just when you thought you’d have ample opportunity at Thanksgiving dinner to brag on your exquisite new white oak floors, you’re instead excusing yourself past guests chatting and chuckling in the kitchen  – as you refresh drinks. So why not … Continued

Gutter Guards: Less Work for You, More Protection for Your Home

Although most of us tend to cringe at the mention of gutters, those shallow troughs fixed beneath the edge of your roof are crucial to have and maintain. Mold remediation, termite damage and deteriorating structure supports are some of the repairs you are potentially facing if you don’t. And all of these repair services sound uber … Continued

Summer is Here: How to Stay Cool and Safe

Here in North Carolina, we’re already experiencing hot, humid days where the thermometer reads above 90 degrees. It’s only going to get hotter as the summer wears on, so we asked CQC Home’s Safety Manager, Justin Walker, for some tips on how he helps CQC staff keep their cool. He told us it’s important not only … Continued

The CQC Process


For most people, the thought of home remodeling brings two emotions: 1) joy at having your dream realized; 2) and anxiety about how painful the process might be with some remodeling contractors. We have all heard the horror stories that have indeed been painful. But at CQC, we have honed our process over nearly 17 … Continued