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7 Proven Ways to Crush the Winter Blues
On February 23, 2018
Seasonal Affect Disorder (aptly abbreviated as SAD) is a form of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. It's believed to be related to loss of sunlight in the fall and winter.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

5 Tips to Help You Master the Art of Open Shelving
On February 9, 2018
Beautiful and consistently in style, open shelving is one kitchen design trend that's here to stay.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

A Quarry-to-Kitchen Journey
On February 2, 2018
Ever wonder how a dull chunk of mountain ends up in your kitchen as a glistening granite countertop? Me too!

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Does It Matter Whether My Kitchen Sink Drain is Centered or Offset?
On January 26, 2018
One of the last choices made when buying a new sink, and often considered somewhat irrelevant, is where the drain is set. It can be placed dead-center in the bowl, or offset to the back; either in a corner or in the center.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

The Ever-Broadening Options in Kitchen Flooring
On January 19, 2018
It may take a few decades, but eventually that once stunning floor in your kitchen is going to wear out. Today, replacement options are abundant.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

7 Household Items and Appliances You Might Forget to Clean
On January 12, 2018
Do you consider yourself a "neat freak?" Maybe you're typically tidy, but your home looks comfortably "lived in." Or maybe, you're the opposite and your house is delightfully disordered.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

KBIS: The Best Way to Stay Informed About the Industry
On January 8, 2018
If you keep close tabs on the home improvement industry, you'll be hearing a lot about KBIS in the coming weeks. MR Direct has attended KBIS for several years, and we are thrilled to return in 2018.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

How to Choose the Right Installation Method for Your Kitchen Sink
On January 4, 2018
When it comes to kitchen sinks, manufacturing advancements have expanded the installation possibilities.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Kitchen Design Trends Worth Consideration in 2018
On December 29, 2017
Each year, experts in the home d├ęcor industry offer their opinions on upcoming kitchen design trends.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

5 Tips to Turn an Ordinary Bathroom into an At-Home Spa
On December 22, 2017
The holidays are here! And despite being a festive time with our loved ones, the celebrations can leave us exhausted and overworked.

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer

Surprising Ways to Care for Chrome
On December 15, 2017
In the world of kitchen and bathroom faucets, numerous metallic finishes are rising in popularity; but chrome is still the superstar.

Walt T.

Resident Specialist/Writer

The Practicality of Porcelain
On December 11, 2017
If I asked you to close your eyes and envision a home bathroom, would you picture a vanity with a gleaming porcelain sink on top?

Jamie H.

Resident Specialist/Writer