Remodel

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

Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks

Farmhouse sinks are an amazing way to add a sort of rustic charm to any kitchen. Farmhouse sinks are deeper than typical stainless steel undermount or topmount sinks. This makes washing larger pots, bowls and cookware easier. There are also two different options when it comes to sectioning off your sink. You can have one … Continued

Ferguson Spotlight: Kitchen

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lightening Gallery is the place to get the newest, and most ground breaking products and features. Quite naturally, we at CQC Home have joined forces with them, making our selection process and jobs so much easier with the outstanding products available for our clients. Over the next few weeks, I will … Continued

Appliance Lifts Make Cooking and Baking a Breeze

Stand mixers are exceptionally useful in the kitchen. But how often have you given it a second thought when you remembered how much of a hassle it is to pull out your mixer? (Not to mention how heavy and how much space these heavy duty appliances take up.) Good news! There’s a mechanically-balanced contraption that … Continued

Stylishly Mismatched Cabinets

As a mom of a teenage daughter, I have to keep up with so many trends. One I have quickly learned of is the art of mismatching. My stylish daughter can somehow make a powder blue sock on one foot and a tangerine orange sock on the other look good! I no longer think twice … Continued

2017 Electrical Fixtures: USB Wall Charger Plate Covers

Looking for ways to declutter? Installing a USB wall plate is a swanky feature that can help you do just that. This small electrical fixture provides additional plug-in features while removing the need for multiple adapters dangling off your wall. If you are like me and have multiple devices, from cellphones, to iPads, laptops and … Continued

Sliding Barn Doors for Added Charm, Functionality and Value

Craftsmen meets farmhouse design. Sliding barn doors are being displayed in homes more and more, both for their distinctive look as well as their functionality. Based on a two year study, research showed that keywords like “barn door” highly affected the sale of a home — selling as many as fifty-seven days faster and at … Continued