Kitchen

Proper Power for Over Range Microwaves

Proper Power for Over Range Microwaves

One of the more popular space saving ideas in a kitchen is installing an over-range microwave. It will open up countertop space and provide an exhaust fan for your range if you don’t already have one. The drawbacks are depending on height they can be difficult to reach and lifting […]

Last Call for Kitchen Countertop Help

Last Call for Kitchen Countertop Help

We’ve received some great reader feedback for help in deciding what to do with this kitchen countertop but we’d love a few more folks to weigh in with their opinions on both design, materials and construction for this kitchen.

What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

A reader of ours lives in a Venice, CA bungalow and recently asked for help in selecting new kitchen countertops or possibly repairing the current ones. From the looks of these photos the tops are too damaged to repair and not of the best quality to retain. We do like […]

Remove Black Mold Forever

Hewn and Hammered has posted a follow-up to their original article about common hiding places for black mold. They’ve now uncovered the task of removing and preventing black mold from gaining a foothold in your home.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

It’s one of the least glamorous yet more hard-working parts of your kitchen–and when your garbage disposal isn’t working properly, it can wreak havoc on your plumbing and even leave behind a pungent odor that pollutes even the cleanest of kitchens. To ensure your small yet mighty garbage grinder runs […]

Interior Design Room Visualizer

Interior Design Room Visualizer

One of the best virtual interior design applications we’ve seen was recently launched by Autodesk Labs Project Showroom. Their virtual showroom has a photo-like quality to it and it renders changes in color and product quickly.

Scandinavian Kitchen Designs and Inspiration

Scandinavian Kitchen Designs and Inspiration

The Kitchen Designer is our go to resource for inspirational kitchens and most often they are from Scandinavian households. As Susan Serra puts it “The look varies, but the common thread is usually “eclectic” and “modern”.

Choosing a Garbage Disposal

Choosing a Garbage Disposal

TheHome has compiled a great guide with tons of reviews for helping you select a garbage disposal. Consider your kitchen use and frequency before buying just any disposal.

Kitchens of Mad Men

Kitchens of Mad Men

Betty Draper struggles to fit into the life of a 50’s housewife on AMC’s Mad Men, and she’s often seen wearing an apron in the kitchen and cooking meals, taking care of the kids, and gossiping with friends.

Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

Flagstone is typically used in outdoor applications to create pathways or sometimes patios but this family is using them to tile their kitchen. But what is even more interesting is the fact that they sourced the flagstone from a nearby creek on their property.

Remove White Caulk from Kitchen

Remove White Caulk from Kitchen

This homeowner just had a new granite countertop installed but unfortunately the contractors used white caulk instead of clear to seal the countertop to the back wall of the kitchen. The caulk has already cured so they’ve decided to take a razor blade to the white caulk to remove it […]

Build It Yourself: Plate Rack

Build It Yourself: Plate Rack

Sometimes the best accent pieces for your home are the items you use on a daily basis. Pull those plates you spent a fortune on out of the cabinet and display them on this DIY wooden plate rack.

Reader Question: Refrigerator Seal Leak

Reader Question: Refrigerator Seal Leak

A reader recently submitted the following question regarding their refrigerator seal not functioning properly. We’ve encountered this issue a lot and in times of saving energy, making sure our appliances are as efficient as possible is paramount. We’ve tackled this issue before in this post, Refrigerator Gasket Replacement, but hopefully […]

10 Tips for Staging Your Kitchen for an Open House

10 Tips for Staging Your Kitchen for an Open House

It takes more than just wiping down the counters and clearing the sink to stage your kitchen.

Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

Besides the ubiquitous nature of granite countertops and almost boring combination of granite and stainless seen in kitchens everywhere, there’s another reason you may wish to reconsider granite countertops.

House Beautiful: Kitchen of The Year

Christopher Peacock worked with House Beautiful to design their dream kitchen. Al Roker is impressed and so are we. The Caesar Stone countertops and “french door” refrigerator were very cool.

House Obsession reveals their Kitchen Remodel

House Obsession reveals their Kitchen Remodel

We’ve got to hand it to the House Obsession, their kitchen remodel is spectacular! We particularly like the wide-plank wood flooring and the tile walls.

Granite Kitchen Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances

Granite Kitchen Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances

Are granite kitchen countertops and stainless steel appliances truly the standard when it comes to kitchen remodels? We see this everywhere! All model homes, tv show renovations, real estate flips, upgraded apartments, the granite and stainless is never ending.

Plywood Kitchen Countertops

Plywood Kitchen Countertops

One of the least-expensive kitchen countertop options is wood. You don’t have to go the way of pricey foreign wood grains that claim to be eco-friendly. You can outfit your kitchen in furniture grade, veneer plywood that’s mounted onto your existing counter.

Refrigerator Gasket Replacement

Refrigerator Gasket Replacement

With energy consumption up during the summer, of course it’s in our best interest to save it where we can. Some of the easiest ways, as you’ve seen here, are to clean and fix appliances—refrigerators included. If your refrigerator door doesn’t seal tight when closed, that’s wasted energy. Not only […]

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops

Considering a kitchen facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect, provided your budget isn’t on life support. If you haven’t yet found inspiration do a search on our website for countertops where you’ll find all of our recycled glass countertop articles.