Tips for Creating An Outdoor Kitchen Area

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Want to create an eye-catching outdoor kitchen that gathers a crowd? Many people are now taking the kitchen outdoors to enjoy nature while cooking. You can get the same options from your indoor kitchen for your outdoor kitchen. The largest difference between them is the exposure to the elements, so the best option is to go water-proof to avoid loss of durability and damage. An outdoor kitchen should complement the design of the home’s architecture and landscape. Here are some helpful tips in helping you make the best out of your outdoor space in the form of an eye-catching and crowd pleasing outdoor kitchen that is both functional and fun. Continue reading →

Designing Your New Tile Bathroom Wall

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Tiling bathroom walls has become a very popular trend in home remodeling right now- as it is a quick way to totally change the look and feel of your bathroom but also fairly simple for a homeowner to do themselves.  Continue reading →

Tile Flooring Buying Guide

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So, you’ve decided that you want to install new tile for your kitchen, bathroom or any room, now what?  The first thing to keep in mind before you purchase the tile, is that the options are virtually endless.  Simply put, there’s something for everyone, for every style.  So, do some research and pick a style before you head to the store.  This way, you can make a more informed decision, and not become inundated by the numerous choices. The different styles, textures and patterns can make purchasing tile a difficult decision.  Here are a few tips to follow that will make your purchase a success: Continue reading →

How To Shop For The Best Shower Head

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Which is the best for YOU?

Let’s face who doesn’t look forward to their shower? And who doesn’t rate the shower in someone else’s home, hotel or vacation spot? We all long for that perfect shower the one with just the right amount or pressure, maybe it has the added feature of a message spray or it is hand held. What type of shower head is for you? And who doesn’t walk into a hardware store go by the bath department and are captivated by all the LOVELY shower heads?  Everyone even small children love a good shower and to do that you must start with the shower head. Continue reading →

How to Install Tin Tile Backsplash

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The luster and shine of steel, brass, copper and chrome are not just for the ceiling anymore!  Metallics go with every design trend and are now fashionably showing up on walls, cabinets, backsplashes and more.   Adding a tin tile backsplash to your kitchen will add a whole new dimension to its style!  Let’s not forget that it’s also durable, lightweight, fireproof, and easy to clean.  Continue reading →

How to Install Your New Bathtub

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Are you looking to create an oasis in your bathroom? Plan on starting with a bathtub that you can relax in. The bathtub can be your relaxing and stress free zone to forget about the day. If you are planning on remodeling your bathroom which includes a new soaking tub, follow these simple steps for installing your new tub…and enjoy! Continue reading →

How to Repair that Leaky Faucet

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One of the most common household repairs involves leaky faucets. Not only can these be a major annoyance, but expensive as well. Learning how to repair that leaky faucet yourself can eliminate costs associated with hiring a plumber and waiting for help to arrive. Follows are some simple steps that anyone can use to troubleshoot and fix the problem.  Continue reading →

Powdering the Powder Room

Half bathrooms can be a challenge for any homeowner, how to add style and organization along with functionality!  Powder rooms typically will serve not only your family but also any guests that arrive to your home.  With a few simple tips and ideas you can take your powder room from boring to amazing!

ORGANIZATION

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A small space DEMANDS organization in order for it to function as the space it needs to be.  Organization comes in many forms, but in the powder room one of the most under-utilized space is above the toilet.  Use the vertical space for storage and you will be able to maintain organization in a small area. There are large variety of bathroom accessories such as towel racks, towel bars and rings, towel shelves and racks and even robe hooks that can make organization and functionality work in a powder room.   Continue 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 →

Kitchen Cabinets: Important Tips for Choosing New Cabinets

Oak kitchenWhen 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 →