Cheap Kitchen Countertops

There’s no doubt that a kitchen overhaul can be pricey. From cabinets to flooring to accessories, the final cost of a remodel can be rather large, especially if you aren’t careful with your budget.

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Tips for Taking Closest Measurements

Ready to upgrade your closets and looking at a closet system? First things are first, knowing how much space you have to work with. Exact measurements are very important for all wood closet systems when you need to cut them, if you are off by a 1/2 inch it can mean whether your system will fit or not fit. If you are working with a closet in your kitchen or bathroom allowing room for things like the appliances, entry doors and cabinets it is essential to get it right the first time.

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The Rules of Bathroom Storage

Spartan or spacious, all bathrooms have one thing in common: there’s never enough storage space. Plumbing fixtures take center stage, leaving precious little room for lotions and potions. Factor in turf wars between family members competing for the same sink-and-mirror space, and you’ve got an organizational challenge.

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Bathroom Sinks 101

Bathroom sinks come in a range of possibilities, from simple, functional bowls to complete ensembles with integrated cabinets and countertops. Sometimes called “lavatories,” bathroom sinks are a designer’s dream, with styles that are quietly practical or wildly artistic, with prices to match.

Sinks come pre-drilled to fit various faucet configurations or undrilled for custom faucet installations.

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Repainting Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re embarking on a kitchen redesign project, one of the most efficient ways to update the look of your kitchen is by repainting kitchen cabinets. This fairly simple DIY project can add color and life to your kitchen and make cabinets of just about any age and condition seem new. Continue reading

Choosing Bathroom Countertops

Vanity tops must play the dual role of being durable and capable of standing up to water, soap, cosmetics while serving as an ample work surface for morning rush hour in the bathroom. This is no place for delicate, porous (read: easy-to-stain) surfaces. At the same time, the vanity top can be a focal point and a connecting point, where wood cabinets below meet tile wall above, for instance. 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

Matte Black Is The New Black!

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When we design, or redesign our homes we always look for what the latest trend may be. There have been white, modern designs and everyone has heard of orange is the new black. We black is back and making a dramatic appearance. Matte black is luxurious on its own but now it’s even more luxurious when combined with another matte finish or contrast metal finish. You may think you must add matte black everywhere to keep up with the trend. However, that is not true! It does not take much of this finish to create a dramatic detail in any interior space. Continue reading

Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

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You can modernize your kitchen without having to remodel the entire space. Some people think that they have to rip out walls and change the complete layout of their kitchen in order to bring it into the next century. That is not the case, with Plumbtile you can make some simple changes and completely update the look. Continue reading

Choosing the Perfect Hardware

 

Whether you are updating your kitchen or your bath, choosing the right cabinet hardware is big decision. Consider which style, shape, and material will look best in your space before you buy.

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Knobs

The most popular type of cabinet hardware is the knob.  Decorative or simple in style, a cabinet knob is attached to a cabinet door or drawer with a single screw.

 

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Often referred to as handles, cabinet pulls serve the same function as a knob but are larger.  Unlike knobs, pulls are attached to the cabinet door with two or more screws.

Cup Pulls

Cup pulls are a popular choice for giving a space a minimalist, vintage feel. The semi-circular shape provides an easy-to-open handle for drawers.

Bail Pulls

Unlike other types of pulls, bail pulls feature a hanging handle.  The hanging handle is easily grasped and allows opening drawers with ease.

Regardless of the type of hardware you choose, they are all available in a variety of styles and finishes.  You are sure to find the perfect ones to accent your space.