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How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

Installing new countertops is an ambitious do-it-yourself project no matter what type of material you choose. These homeowners shared their journey to install stainless steel countertops which look great and are a huge upgrade to their previous formica. They used plywood as a base and purchased the stainless steel from […]

Matching Kitchen Countertops and Cabinets from Viola Park

Matching Kitchen Countertops and Cabinets from Viola Park

We’ve got news from Viola Park which is now offering countertop packages designed to work in tandem with its base units, that they hope helps simplify the process of buying a kitchen. This eliminates the need for templating or waiting for a third party to manufacture countertops after the rest […]

Hammered Copper Sinks and Range Hoods from Native Trails

Hammered Copper Sinks and Range Hoods from Native Trails

Kitchen and bath company Native Trails has a new line of hand crafted, artisan products made with FSC certified wood and recycled copper. Sustainability is a large part of the Native Trails philosophy and products are made with LEED certification in mind. Native Trails carries a variety of products that […]

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them on Facebook, has OODLES of quick and cheap little projects to help update or just reinvent your kitchen in […]

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

When my husband and I purchased our home, a major selling factor was the kitchen. It had been added onto our 110+ year old house within our lifetimes, was spacious, had lots of storage, and was definitely large enough for the two of us to be in the space simultaneously […]

How Do You Live Through a Remodel?

How Do You Live Through a Remodel?

Could you go two weeks without a toilet? That’s what many New Yorkers face when renovating their apartments and I’m sure you can feel their pain when your kitchen is wrapped or your hallways are torn up. We noticed a new reality show on the DIY Network that focuses on […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kitchens

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Paint…For Your Appliances?

Paint…For Your Appliances?

A while back I looked into countertop paint for a more inexpensive way to change an aspect of my redecorated kitchen. I found myself then perusing the Rustoleum site, looking at all the different kinds of products they had to offer. However, one stuck out to me in an odd […]

Introducing Our New Blogs

Introducing Our New Blogs

We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]

Easy Kitchen Upgrade with Countertop Paint

Easy Kitchen Upgrade with Countertop Paint

While perusing my friendly local DIY center mail insert a few weeks back, in a tiny corner of the back-most page which touted easy kitchen projects, I spotted something I’d never heard of before. Besides your usual paint for walls, I know of paint for tile, paint for floors, and […]

Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

Appliances are almost always upgraded during a kitchen remodel and rewiring requires careful planning that should be done during the kitchen design process. Here are the planning steps you should consider when modernizing your kitchen with new appliances. 1. Pick out appliances – As with all electrical wiring projects, the […]

When to Call-In the Kitchen Design Pros

When to Call-In the Kitchen Design Pros

How do you decide if you need a kitchen design professional? It really comes down to your skill and the risk level you are willing to take. The following scenarios usually require a design professional, which is a general term I use to encompass architects and engineers. Upon reading this […]

Hollywood Kitchens: Mad Men

Hollywood Kitchens: 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. TheKitchn has a great write up regarding the authenticity of these mid-century […]

Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

Keep to a Triangle When Designing a Kitchen

You’ll be most productive in your kitchen if your layout is in the shape of a triangle. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “kitchen work triangle”. * The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not exceed 26 feet, and each leg should […]

Benefits of Brick Flooring

Benefits of Brick Flooring

Brick flooring has been an appealing aesthetic for centuries, making up the roadways and walkways for cities. Modern times have brought bricks indoors, where they continue to give an appealing aesthetic sensibility, no matter what your mode of decor. Whether your home is elegantly furnished or, casual and comfy, brick […]

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

I love my finish nailer. Well, I don’t really love it, but I like it, I enjoy it, I find it useful for creating the world’s most perfect crown molding corner (a future blog post, for sure). But do I bring out the pancake compressor and finish nailer to drive […]

How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

If you want a dramatic change to your kitchen, consider adding a glass front to a few of your cabinet doors. Make sure the insides of the cabinet are painted properly and look good and the stemware and dishes in the cabinet are what you’d like to display. Transforming your […]

Removing Ants Naturally That’s Safe for You and Your Family

Removing Ants Naturally That’s Safe for You and Your Family

Ants, a common nuisance for homeowners, love kitchens for obvious reasons. Even if you keep your counters and cupboards clear of food, ants will find a way into your home and only need a few drops of spilled soda or bread crumbs to make them decide to stick around for […]

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

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 called Viola Park. The goal of the company is to simplify the process of buying a kitchen, making great […]

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

photo courtesy of Cambria Whether you’re the next aspiring Top Chef or a kitchen novice, selecting the best countertop material for your kitchen space can be a daunting task. Do you covet the sleek appearance of granite, or would you rather opt for Corian or a durable, long-lasting stone-synthetic composite, […]