As the hub of the home, the kitchen is the room with all the action. It’s not just the place to prepare and cook food — it’s also used for entertaining guests, storing gadgets and eating family meals. Your modern design needs to accommodate all these activities, which is why kitchen remodels are more popular than ever. If you don’t want to do a total overhaul of your kitchen, these steps can help you update your kitchen within your means.
Whether cozy, sleek or luxurious, hotel baths are the perfect getaway. Now you can transform your bathroom into just such an escape. While you may not want to clean your entire bathroom every day, doing small things such as wiping down the counters, faucet and sink, and spot-cleaning the mirror can give your bathroom a daily perk-up. The rest is all in the weekly routine.
A clog in your kitchen sink drain could cause dirty water to back-flow into the dishwasher and contaminate the inside of the washer tub. Some municipalities require you install an air gap between your dishwasher and garbage disposal or sink drain to avoid such an occurrence. You can install an air gap in a single afternoon without the help of a plumber. Dishwasher air gap kits are available with everything needed for the air gap, but not the additional hose required to attach the gap to either the sink drain or the disposal.
New mirrors are a great way to change a fundamental part of your bathroom. Other than utility, mirrors can also make a room seem larger, which is great if you live in a small apartment or condo. However, how these things are attached to the wall eludes most people, and since they’re very delicate and heavy, it’s mandatory to do it right the first time. That being said, it’s very possible to do it yourself, so let’s get down to it.
Sometimes our favorite furniture starts to look a little worn down, or we find a great piece at a thrift store or garage sale but it needs a little sprucing up. There are so many different ways to give that old table or night stand a fresh new attitude. The coolest way to give your furniture a new look would be to create a tabletop tile mosaic. Not only is it simple, but the pattern possibilities are endless.
Now that the hard part is done; laying out the lines, choosing the tiles, creating the patterns and making the tool now it is time to roll up your sleeves and have some fun! Time to install all that beautiful tile and make your kitchen a show place everyone will want to be in. Continue reading →
Cabinet knobs and pulls are among the last components installed in a new kitchen. They are both decorative and functional, and their placement can affect the way the kitchen looks and the way the doors and drawers open. A knob or pull placed too close to the hinges on a cabinet door can make it more difficult to open. Likewise, a knob or pull placed in an unusual place may affect how the cabinet looks. Installed properly, however, new knobs and pulls can help enhance the entire kitchen. Here we show you how to install your own kitchen knob or handle.
Save yourself a visit from the electrician and a hefty bill for 5 to 10 minutes of work. We know that everyone is not naturally confident about performing home repairs. Installing a light fixture is one of them. It can be hard to find an electrician who will come to your house for a 5- to 10-minute job — and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay an arm and a leg. In the long run, you’re better off learning to install a light fixture (or replace one) on your own. We will show you step-by step on how to install your own light fixture.