How to Add Space to Your Kitchen

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Maximizing space in your kitchen is one of the most important chores we face, but it’s also one of the more difficult!  Let’s face it, we have way to much stuff!  Of course, we need all of it!  So, we need to find ways to store all of it.  There are several ways to estimate your storage needs when designing your new or remodeled kitchen. With a little bit of creativity, you can follow an easy set of guidelines to add some necessary space to your kitchen!  Continue reading →

How To Get Ready To Install Cabinets

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Ready to update your kitchen or bathroom? Adding some new cabinets is a great place to start. You will be amazed at what a new set of cabinets can do to freshen up the vibe in your home!

1. Remove Everything from Kitchen. Begin the remodeling process by removing all existing appliances, cabinets, countertops, and moldings from the space where the cabinets are to be installed. Moving these out of the way will allow for easier access to install the new cabinets. Also make sure to shut off the water, power, and utility lines before beginning to remodel as these may present a hazard during the remodeling stage.     Continue reading →

Brighten Your Kitchen with Blue

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Are you looking for a way to brighten your kitchen? Bored with your color or theme of your kitchen? Then update to blue! The new trend for a bright kitchen is the use of using different shades blue. You can go traditional with blue and white, or vibrant with other primary colors like yellow and red as accents with your blue kitchen.  There are many styles you can choose to upgrade your new blue kitchen too.  Continue reading →

Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop Tile

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Kitchen countertops are the pride and joy of any great kitchen, which means picking the right countertop material, is an important task.  Asking yourself (or the cook of the family) some important questions will help in the search for the perfect countertop.   What is the priority in the kitchen; style, durability, usability, green factor or maintenance.  All of these items should go into choosing the correct countertop for your new kitchen.  Continue reading →

Celebrate Earth Day!

ImageEarth Day has been celebrated since 1970 and has grown in popularity from an environmental movement that only hippies cared about to a global movement to save and clean up the Earth.  Trees are planted, parks cleaned up, green is made “cool” for one specific day.  Citizens of the world give up time and energy to help make the Earth a little more beautiful.

Globally the green movement is taking effect and at Plumbtile.com we are making an effort to offer products that are not only stylish and durable, but also greenContinue reading →

Casual Dining Style: Eat-in Kitchens

Need a casual and easy going eating experience?  An eat-in kitchen might be the answer to all of your problems.  In today’s fast pace and busy families, an eat-in kitchen can allow for a busy family to still eat together without the need for formal dining.  There are really three options for an eat-in kitchen; counter dining, breakfast nooks or a tradition eat in kitchen with table.  Convenience is a driving factor for most families who are looking for a more modern take on the family dinner concept.

COUNTER DINING

This is the most popular option of the three and can accommodate almost all families.  If there is already a bar or peninsula in your Counter Diningkitchen, simply adding stools or chairs to the area will turn it into an instant eat-in kitchen.  However, this is not always convenient or safe with families with young children or older members of the family, due to the bar stools that usually needs to accommodate a bar setting.  This kitchen is a great example of how easy it is to convert an island into an eat at counter.  Most people are looking for space in the kitchen and may not relish giving up space for eating; however, unless someone is currently sitting at the island, you lose no space.  This is a great compromise of using the space for more than one purpose; it is house multi-tasking at its best!  Continue reading →

How to Repair a Tile Backsplash

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After months and months of searching, you have finally found your dream home. You’re walking through the kitchen, and you’re thinking of all the wonderful dinner parties you will have, in your new, beautiful kitchen.

As you’re walking around the kitchen you see three broken tiles near the base of the wall. You think to yourself, “I can fix that”, nothing is going to stand between you and your dream home.

The first thing on your ‘to do’ list, after you purchase your home, is to fix those three broken tiles. Now where to start, how to get them out, without breaking any other tile? Follow these simple steps, and before long you will be having your first dinner party.  Continue reading →

How to install A Tile Backsplash

For a homeowner, there is nothing more satisfying then to walk in to a room, and see a beautiful finished home improvement project. A project, that you, the homeowner, completed yourself.

Fed up with looking at that same old tired paint on the wall? Want something beautiful; elegant that’s also easy to clean? Install a tile backsplash, a backsplash that makes your kitchen or bathroom look fresh and new.

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From Galley to Gourmet: Efficient Galley Kitchens

Having a galley kitchen does not mean that you need to sacrifice style, efficiency or dreams of gourmet bliss.  While a galley kitchen can be short on space, when laid out correctly it can meet all of your needs and exceed expectations.  Because a galley kitchen is small on space, using high end products can be accomplished at a smaller price than a larger kitchen.  Always dreamt of a farm style sink but never thought it was something you could fit into your budget?? Having a galley kitchen with a smaller space to update might be the key to your dream sink, backsplash and tiles.

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USING THE TRIANGLE

The triangle (fridge, sink and range) is the most important factor in any kitchen, but more so in the galley style.  To maximize space a great trick is to use a microwave on top of the range instead of the typical hood which can be aesthetically pleasing but not a necessity when a microwave can double as a hood.  The ideal triangle will place the range and fridge on one wall with the sink being on the opposite wall.  Another way to “add” space is to choose a full range instead of a cooktop and wall ovens.  Continue reading →