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How To Shine The Best Light On Your Kitchen

Not even the great Julia Child could cook in the dark. Without the proper lighting, no chef can cook at their best, and no kitchen can truly come alive.

“As the heart of a home, kitchens have different lighting needs than other rooms,” Deering Hall tells Forbes.Read the rest

2019’s Contemporary Kitchen Rooted in Tradition, Health & Multi-Purpose Simplicity

The Great American Kitchen is ever evolving, and 2019 promises to be an innovative, yet traditional year for the modern kitchen.

Kitchen trends can be stylistically fickle, but by and large, they are mostly spot-on blueprints and maps to designing a contemporary kitchen, that as My Domaine’s Gabrielle Savoie says, “will last at least a decade or two.”

“(Kitchen trends) are invaluable,” Savoie writes.Read the rest

The Essential Pre-Bathroom Renovation Check List

Experts warn: Don’t launch any remodel without doing due diligence and homework

Before you lift one piece of tile, make one hammer hit to a wall or even remove the bathroom mirror, make sure you’ve done your bathroom renovation homework.

For as many a renovator can tell you from hard experience, you don’t want to discover you missed something big after investing $10,000 or more into a remodel of your master bath.… Read the rest

A Hard Rule Of Life: No Appliance Lives Forever

Your workhorse microwave, a priceless gift from your beloved Aunt Edna from Christmas 2003.

Your trusty General Electric dryer, whose motto could be “getting your clothes comfy dry since 1997.”

Your reliable Whirpool refrigerator, running 24/7 whether it’s hot or cold, rain or shine, wet or dry since, well, “Hey, honey, how long have we had the refrigerator?”

Our dependable household appliances save us invaluable time and bring us remarkable convenience on a daily basis.… Read the rest

Perfect Paint Prep & Job Bring Kitchen Cabinets Back To Life

Even the most gorgeous cabinets need makeup. After all, how good do we look pre-face wash at 6 in the morning?

A vibrant paint job brings cabinets to vivid life, accenting a kitchen and brightening the heart of a home. Plus, a paint makeover is a heck of a lot cheaper than investing $3,000-plus into new cabinets.  Read the rest

Kitchen Disaster Files: History’s Worst Renovation Ideas

Some ideas sound better on paper than they are in reality.

An ice cream steak sandwich, polar plunging into the Mississippi River on New Year’s Day, running a marathon without really training, adopting a bear cub for your baby daughter, putting a flag pole in the middle of the driveway to salute Old Glory every time you pull out.Read the rest

Every Good Kitchen Remodel Starts With A Smart Budget Plan

If only every dream kitchen came at a dream price. We can dream, but the harsh reality is the average price of an American kitchen remodel this year will run $22,187 according to Home Advisor. Designing your dream kitchen at a price that doesn’t cripple your checkbook or max out your credit card is a Rubik’s Cube-like challenge for millions of American families.Read the rest