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  • How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

    We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve…

  • Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

    To design your own sleek modern kitchen there are more options than IKEA or spending big bucks on a designer. Henrybuilt from Seattle has launched a new line of modular kitchens…

  • Low Water Pressure Sucks!

    American’s have become used to expecting a strong stream of water from our faucets and shower heads. Thanks to larger diameter plumbing and high-pressure water pumps, the stream that flows into…

  • Not Cheap but Cheaper Kitchen Remodel

    Just because your kitchen was built in the 80’s doesn’t mean you’re regulated to ugly cabinets and formica countertops. And you also don’t have to spend a fortune to modernize it.…

  • Built-Ins for Small Spaces

    When space is tight and you don’t have the luxury to acquire great furniture but you also need storage options then consider built-ins. These open cabinets get a bad rap sometimes…

  • The Tiniest Kitchen Remodel Ever

    Katie of Making This Home houseblog has shared with us a kitchen remodel unlike any we’ve seen. She and her husband are Americans who recently moved to Berlin and are making…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…