How to Know When It’s Time For New Countertops

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?

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How to Choose The Right Countertop

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Your choice in countertops are drastically important to the look and feel of the room, whether it’s in the kitchen or bathroom. It pulls every other element in your room together from wall color to backsplashes. In addition, countertops have to be durable. They have to accommodate your needs, no matter what those are. It is important to be aware of when you need new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.

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How to add vibrance to your kitchen’s backsplash

The catch with renovating your backsplash is that it’s not the easiest project to take on. Sometimes they may be hard to remove, chipping one tile away at a time. It’s extremely tedious and time consuming. However, there are ways to make a daunting task a bit more approachable. For example, if your backsplash is still durable, and not yet garbage worthy, you can always simply install over it.

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How To Re-face Your Cabinet


Are you considering giving your kitchen a cabinet refacing? This type of renovation can be done within 3 or 4 days. The design choices are endless, and it is a very affordable option. Cabinet refacing will allow you to change the look and feel of your kitchen without even having to change the cabinets themselves.

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How to Begin a Home Control Project

A smart home uses technology to make your life easier by bringing different home systems together so that you can control them with one simple device. Security, lighting, audio, video, temperature, pool/spa and even appliances that are also considered “smart” can be connected via the control device in your home. This offers the ultimate in convenience, control and energy savings.

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How to Measure Your Kitchen

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Measuring your kitchen can seem a daunting task. Our handy step-by-step guide takes you through the process and identifies the various elements you’ll need to measure in order to get accurate dimensions.

NOTE: If you are remodeling, do not include in your measurements current cabinetry or other furniture that will not be kept, such as kitchen tables.

NOTE: All of your measurements should be in inches. For example, if you measure a wall that is 10 feet, write it as 120″

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How to Install a Level Countertop

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Installing a new countertop can be a challenge, and here’s how you can do it successfully.

Materials and Tools:

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Choose The Best Brands of Dishwashers

83b23477ff5b76278060149f59fdd994Dishwashers are a vital part of your kitchen. They help to complete the look of the kitchen, but most importantly, they help make the chore of washing dishes seem not so bad. Picking out a dishwasher is a big deal and there is a lot to consider. Would you rather have a low-cost dishwasher that may not be up to the standards that you have for a dishwasher or a high-end, expensive dishwasher that may break the bank? What is the best dishwasher for you? Keep reading to find out.

KitchenAid

KitchenAid has many good dishwashers that can help keep your dirty dishes clean. With almost 20 models to choose from, it is likely that you’ll find on that fits both your kitchen and your personal needs. While KitchenAid dishwashers are typically more expensive than other dishwashers, they are well worth the price given their high capacities, powerful cleaning cycles, energy efficiency and quiet running.

Bosch:

A German company that produces some of the best dishwashers available on the market today. They’re well designed, handsome, and get your dishes as clean as, or cleaner than, machines made by other manufacturers. They are also some of the quietest dishwashers you can buy. No matter if you have a small, large, or medium sized kitchen, Bosch likely manufactures a model that fits your family’s needs.

Frigidaire:

Frigidaire dishwashers are both economical and efficient machines. The company manufactures a variety of models that range in price from just over $1,000 to less than $400, which makes them some of the least expensive dishwashers. These dishwashers are also the most basic. If you don’t need a lot of extra features and want to save some cash while still getting your dishes clean, Frigidaire dishwashers are worth your consideration.

GE:

General Electric (GE) is the creator of hundreds of the electronics, appliances and other devices we use every day. It currently makes more than 80 dishwasher models ranging in price from nearly $1,700 on the high end to $299 on the low end. These dishwashers also come in a variety of sizes, capacities and styles. You can choose from a built-in, under-the-sink, and portable models. So, no matter what your needs are, you can likely find a GE dishwasher that meets them.

Samsung:

You may associate Samsung with consumer electronics like smartphones, tablets, televisions, and computers, but it also makes excellent household appliances, including some of the best dishwashers you can buy. Samsung dishwashers have several unique technologies that ensure your dishes are clean and sanitary. Each of the dishwashers are Energy Star certified to help protect the environment. Although the selection is slim, you can probably find a model that’s in your price range.

LG:

LG, best known for its high-tech electronic devices like smartphones and tablets, also manufacturers high-quality appliances. Like its smart TVs and surround sound speakers, LG dishwashers are among the best you can buy. They feature powerful cleaning technology and high load capacities. They are also quiet, LG’s selection of dishwashers is relatively slim-there are only 24 available- but you should still be able to find one that suits you and complements your kitchen.

Maytag:

Maytag has been a heavyweight brand name in household appliances for more than a century Unfortunately, there aren’t that many Maytag dishwashers to choose from anymore. They have powerful cleaning tools, easy-to-use control and high load capacities.

How To Choose The Right Cabinet Hardware And Drawer Pulls

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Cabinet hardware and pulls are like accessories, they are personal, show off our personality and can change the look and feel to any cabinet. Re-staining, painting or changing the cabinet facing can make a big difference to your kitchen upgrade but it isn’t complete without the perfect hardware. Continue reading →

How to Create the Perfect Cottage Kitchen

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Nothing says inviting like a cozy cottage kitchen. With these few easy tips, you can create the perfect space to make friends and family feel right at home.

 

Open and Airy

Do away with bulky cupboards.  Instead, consider placing open shelves where your upper cabinets would be.  Proudly display your dinnerware on these shelves.  If your dinnerware consists of mismatched items, that’s okay.  It only accentuates the cottage look.

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