When we think about the holidays we’re overwhelmed with thoughts of delicious feasts and the company of loved ones. With an abundance of people and food preparation, there is always the threat of germs and food-borne illness. Proper handwashing and sanitizing of surfaces goes a long way to keeping your family safe and healthy. However, there are even better ways to avoid the transfer of germs and bacteria…touch-free faucets and soap dispensers. Continue reading →
The knobs and pulls you see on your cabinets are discrete, out of the way, but say a certain something about your kitchen or bathroom. They are a necessary element of your room that is not only functional, but decorative. And due to their small size and ease of manufacture, the endless varieties of each can be overwhelming. So to help make one aspect to using decorative hardware easier, we’re going to show you how to install them properly.
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For a big impact with small investment for your bathroom or kitchen, consider changing the faucet! It’s a super easy, relatively low cost improvement, that in some cases, can totally change the look and feel of your space!
Faucets are available in a wide range of prices and styles from very inexpensive, mostly plastic models to high-quality brass units. You’re better off buying a brand-name faucet. Some of the better brand-name washerless faucets have lifetime warranties. Continue reading →
When it comes to adding value to your home, put your money where your mouths are. The 2 rooms that add or detract value most from a home are the kitchen and the bathroom. Right now stainless steel appliances are the trend but there is no sense investing in them only to put them next to shabby cabinets in an outdated kitchen. When renovating a kitchen, start with the cabinets first. An older refrigerator or stove will look better surrounded by new cabinets. Continue reading →
If your kitchen cabinets are looking old and outdated, you don’t need to purchase new ones. Just refinish them! This easy process will give your kitchen a new updated look.
The first thing you will want to do is remove all cabinet doors and shelves. Once that is done. If the screws have some old paint on them you will want to make sure they are cleaned off. Clean cabinets thoroughly making sure any grease remaining on the surfaces will interfere with refinishing. You can use Simple Green which is environmentally friendly to remove any deposits from yours hands or oils. Continue reading →
There is so much more to choosing a faucet than going to a store and grabbing one. There are a few rules to remember such as the holes and handles. If you are just replacing the existing faucet you will want to remember that your new faucet will require the same number of holes in the deck of the sink as your old one. This will include the spout and the handles. Continue reading →
If you are like most of us, you think decluttering your kitchen is clearing everything out and having nothing showing. That means shoving those bills in a drawer, or neatly lining them up on the counter, or even having a junk drawer. If you have to say you have a junk drawer, then that is exactly what it is, junk! Your countertops are filling with clutter, then you need to designate a proper space for it. Continue reading →
There are many reasons why families decide to renovate their homes. Often times it’s because they can’t afford a bigger purchase. It may also be that they already have a well established life in their community and can’t seem to leave a place they’ve known and loved for so long. Love your home and just can’t see living anywhere else, the kitchen or bathroom just needs a face lift or even the flooring needs to be replaced. Whatever the reason, there are ways to assess the home, see how your family has outgrown it and implement change to adapt to your growing family’s needs.
What areas of my home should I focus on renovating?
Countertops are extremely important to the functionality of your kitchen. It is after all, the most used room in your home. If your family has most of their meals at home, this is where they will be prepared. Whether it’s day to day functionality or holiday gatherings, this is the room that will offer up the most memories. For this reason, it should be the most maintained. If countertops begin to wear, it could slow down your average routines.
How can you tell when it’s time to replace your countertops?