Selecting Outdoor Kitchen Flooring

When you’re shooting high for a luxury outdoor kitchen, don’t forget to look down first — any stylish, long-lasting, comfortable outdoor room must start with an appropriate floor. Here are some factors to consider when selecting the right flooring material for your outdoor kitchen:

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Choose Countertops with Confidence

Your countertops play a starring role in your kitchen design, helping set the style and tone for the heart of your home. There are so many options, from granite to wood to glass. You’re afraid of making a bad decision — and who wouldn’t be? But choosing your kitchen countertops doesn’t have to be difficult. By determining your design profile, you’ll learn what works for you, making choosing countertops easy and fun.

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Green Kitchen Updates

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s also the resident energy hog. Plus, your kitchen contributes its share of indoor air pollution through cooking fumes and gases from flooring, paints and countertops.

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Painting Kitchen Floors

If you’re looking for an affordable and stylish way to spruce up your kitchen, try painting your hardwood floor. With just a few coats of paint, you can brighten up your cooking space and give it a shabby chic look.

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Kitchen Cabinet Door Accessories and Components

When planning a new kitchen or an update to an existing one, exploring the range of kitchen cabinet door accessories and components can be an exciting part of the project. The wide range of options can add great style to your kitchen cabinets.

The most common kitchen cabinet door accessory is the hardware—the door handles and drawer pulls on cabinets (usually made of metal). There are also many other options for spicing up your kitchen cabinet doors, starting with the door itself. With a little extra budget, you can explore custom cabinet doors with recessed or cutout designs, or, for an economical option, add molding to flat doors for a custom look that’s less expensive.

Antique hardware is a popular option—it can add a feeling of history to cabinets that might otherwise seem a bit staid. And “antique” doesn’t mean it has to come from the manor of a wealthy dowager—there are many faux-aged options offered by home improvement and design stores.

Another cabinet door accessory that adds style and “space” is glass. Glass or glass-paneled cabinet doors will open up your kitchen and allow you to display all your stylish cookware, dishware and kitchen collectibles. If you’re more interested in disguising clutter, try semi-transparent or leaded glass.

Your cabinet doors can be multifunctional, as well. Add a memo or chalk drawing board to one, and keep a household calendar or let the kids (and adults!) express their artistic side.

Lastly, to contrast the look of sleek, stainless steel appliances, consider gently distressing your cabinets or adding a textured paint or stain to connote history and create a cozy, welcoming kitchen.

Do you still have questions about kitchen cabinet door accessories? Simple, head over to PlumbTile, where our expert employees will be waiting to answer any and all questions, along with offer any advice. The kitchen is a vital part of your home and we want everything about your kitchen to be better than you’ve ever dreamed. Let us help you create the kitchen of your dreams, one kitchen cabinet door accessory at a time!

7 Things to Do Before Calling a Pro

You squint your eyes as you stare at your old kitchen, pretending you’re seeing white Shaker-style doors, stainless appliances and a walk-in pantry. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a new faucet with a sprayer that works, too? And how about a gorgeous, tile backsplash?

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Porcelain vs Ceramic: Do you know which is best to use?

When you look at tile most people don’t know the different benefits between porcelain and ceramic just that they are similar but the price can be significant.

The clay used in manufacturing are different, as well as, the temperatures used to bake them. One of the biggest difference is how much water they absorb, this can be very important when selecting which one to install and where. Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5% and ceramic 1 – 3% water.

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Faucets That Function

You’ve probably seen the commercial: A well-dressed couple meets with their architect. Without a word the woman reaches into her bag and pulls out a sleek, polished nickel faucet and says “Design a house … around this.”

While you might find the notion extreme, it may not be far from reality for someone creating their dream kitchen. Today’s faucets aren’t just a delivery system for water to the kitchen sink, they’re a style statement.

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7 Spring-Cleaning Tips

If spring is in the air, don’t let a musty house spoil it. Spring is already a time of year where our bodies are going through seasonal changes and adjusting to every plant blooming at once. Don’t have your home be another reason you’re feeling anything less than your best. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

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Black Mold Symptoms and Health Effects

Mold in homes can be a costly and dangerous problems, particularly when infestations of toxic black mold occur. The most common places to find mold it in your bathroom around your tubs and sinks or in your kitchens under the sinks and basements where it is usually wet. The symptoms and health effects of black mold exposure and black mold poisoning cover a wide range of health problems, but understanding the indicators can help keep you and your family safe.

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