The Best Kitchen Sink Brands You Should Know Before You Buy

A kitchen sink is an essential component in your kitchen and so is their quality. Many companies have emerged in the plumbing business and the competition is quite stiff. Therefore, it is upon you as the consumer, to ensure that you purchase only the best kitchen sink brands. Don’t fret, below are listed the top kitchen sink brands out there! Continue reading

Save money on a kitchen remodel! Part 2

Part 2 of Kitchen Remodels

Forget about those pricey accessories! Instead of roll-outs in every cabinet, just put one at the bottom of the most used boxes. Silverware drawers are often the most expensive from the manufacturer, but instead of paying the higher price think about using really nice inserts purchased online or at home stores (that are removable AND washable) for a fraction of the cost. Continue reading

Save money on a kitchen remodel! Part 1

Have you been putting off that kitchen remodeling project? Well join the club! Every home owner has a long list of changes and upgrades they want to make to their home. But the biggest obstacle is the lack of time and budget that stops them from making these upgrades. Continue reading

Give Your Kitchen the Blues

Costal Living

The kitchen is the center of the home. It is where daily meals are planned for our family. It is the place where families come together. Truly, kitchens are a place for sustenance of all kinds. That’s why featuring the color of blues and white will give your kitchen the feeling of cleanliness, which will result in your room having an uplifting feeling.

The Nautical. You can bring together cobalt blue glass tiles for the backsplash walls and for the floors, you can add stripes. This will bring that bold but beautiful nautical look. White cabinets and quartz countertops is an ideal contrast in creating this clean, fresh and organized kitchen.

Deep Blue. A deep blue kitchen is completely exquisite. Merging deep blues with the natural and light colored countertops is a splendid combination. Cork floors or light colored hard wood would wrap this color sequence together nicely as well.

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French Country. I love the grouping of warm buttery yellow walls with a backdrop of blue accents. Faux painted blue cupboards, French blue-and-white curtains will make your kitchen a cozy European kitchen.

Blue hues. Don’t just pick one hue of blue. Mix and match your blues!  You can achieve this by using  multi-colored blue tiles for not just your floors but also for your walls as well. Having two different blue focal walls would be a nice way to incorporate different colored blues.

The blue and white combination has been a long time favorite for many homeowners. Whether it is in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. There are so many different hues to choose from to accent your room. Blue tiles, cupboards, drapes, walls, backsplashes and counter tops can dress up your kitchen. Don’t forget to also bring in the blues with other accessories such as lamps, vases, picture frames and rugs.

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Newest and Coolest Inventions to Update Your Kitchen

Do you want to upgrade your kitchen without the hassle of remodeling? There are tons of smart gadgets on the market today that will help update your kitchen and will make cooking and clean-up so much easier.

Drop: A Wi-FI equipped food scale, Drop works with a recipe app to make baking simpler. If you’re short on an ingredient, it can adjust measurements, offer substitutions and give you screen-by-screen illustrated instructions as you cook.

Hiku: The ultimate fridge magnet, this smart device creates your grocery lists. Just use it to scan barcodes, or speak into it for things that don’t have them. It will add the items to an app that is always ready for when you are heading to the grocery store.

DaysAgo: This is perfect for those of us who never remember how long ago we made those leftovers. DaysAgo is a digital tracker with a suction cup. You can attach it to an item when you first open it, start the timer, and it will record how many days have passed. Simple and helpful.

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo: Do you ever experience those unexpected late nights at work and then your food overcooks in the crock-pot? Fret no more! Set this Crock-Pot in the morning, then check the temperature throughout the day on your phone. You can even turn it off from your desk. This will ensure that your dinner will be ready as soon as you are.

Range Thermometer: Do you struggle with using a regular meat thermometer? The Range aims to make roasting less intimidating. All you have to do is insert the Range into the deepest part of your cut of meat, set the ideal doneness temperature and its app will notify you when dinner is cooked to perfection.

Taylor Digital Measuring Cup: When baking, precision is critical. The Taylor Digital Measuring Cub goes by weight instead of volume. It can even automatically convert from ounces to grams, so you won’t even need to spend time trying to figure out how many ounces are in a gram.

CinniBird: Are you one of those people who love drawings or writings in your latte? If so then the CinniBird is the perfect way to go. You will be able to jazz up your drink with the “spice pen,” that lets you write, cake frosting-style, using a thin line of ground spices.

Cleaning Ceramic Floors

With its durability and visual appeal, it’s no wonder ceramic tile is the material of choice. There are ways to maintain it, and keep it looking its best.

Like everything, consistency is key. Taking a broom or vacuum to the ceramic tile weekly is important simply because any sand or dirt particles can take away the amazing shine that was attractive to begin with. Follow this routine by passing a mop using a solution created from detergent and hot water. Sponge mops are not ideal when cleaning a ceramic tile floor. This type of mop shoves the dirt left behind into the grout and darkens its color. Be sure to constantly change out the water being used to mop so as not to leave a dirty film over the tile. Should film end up on the floor, it can be removed by a soft all-purpose cleaner. Avoid extremely harsh chemical based products. Wherever possible, use homemade products to clean the surface. Continue reading

Kitchen Lighting That Fits Your Needs

Lighting is crucial to the ambiance and functionality of a room. Sadly, the room that we think of lighting the least is in the kitchen. As a result, it’s the least important item on a kitchen remodel budget. Without giving it a second thought, many just accept the lighting that is already there, not even realizing that it can completely transform the room if a slight change is made. There are various duties that light plays in a kitchen. Continue reading

Don’t Get Unhinged: Choosing the Right Hinge for your Project

While no one ever gets to see them, hinges are very vital to the functionality of the kitchen. There is definitely a right and wrong hinge to purchase for your project. So how do you know which hinge to choose? Here are a few things to add to your checklist when shopping for the right one. Continue reading

Beautiful Kitchen Without The Maintenance

Many have an idea of what their dream kitchen looks like. But before starting the remodel, they may come to a complete halt thinking about the amount of effort it takes to keep them looking breathtaking and clean. It’s obvious; who doesn’t want the gorgeous countertops without the effort? So how can you have your cake and eat it too? There are many other options besides granite that will make your kitchen the envy of the neighborhood. Continue reading

Love Your Kitchen Again with These 2017 Trends

Every year you look at your kitchen and think about the things you would like to change, update or replace in your kitchen; but you never get around to it. 2017 is the year that you will make it happen! This is the year you have the time and budget to really make a significant improvement to this space. Continue reading