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May 12, 2017

Building a Brunch Nook Part 2: Building and Accessorizing

Once you’ve chosen a space for your new brunch nook, it’s time to plan the building process. You’ll want to think about the functionality you want from this new addition to your home. Below are the main points you’ll need to consider.

Creating a Mood

Think about why you want a new space in your home in the first place. Likely, it’s because you want an attractive space to feed and entertain guests. Maybe you want a quiet, pleasant area to drink your coffee and wake up in the mornings. Think about when you’ll get the most use out of your new brunch nook and design it accordingly.

Maybe you want an old-fashioned, rustic feel. In [...]

 
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May 10, 2017

Building a Brunch Nook Part 1: Picking the Perfect Place

If you’re looking to make some home renovations to add some ambiance and function to your home, a brunch nook is a great addition. You’ll be adding style in decor, as well as a functional entertainment and meal location. The first step to adding a brunch nook to your home is picking the perfect spot. Below are some considerations to keep in mind.

Space Measurements

Before you can decide where in your home to build your new brunch nook, you need to think about what you want out of the space. Here are some guiding questions:

How many people do you want to be able to seat? Do you want to keep beverages and common utensils in the area? Do you want a [...]
 
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November 25, 2016

How to Find the Right Cooking Range for Your Small Kitchen

While range style is mostly a matter of personal taste, finding the right range, especially for a smaller kitchen, is extremely important to your space’s balance and aesthetic. A range can be the focal point of a kitchen or blend seamlessly into the rest of the space’s overall style, depending on the look you’re going for. These decisions beg the overall question: Which style do you choose? Don’t worry—we’ve selected our top picks for small kitchen ranges, from cool and modern to traditional and approachable.

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The largest selection of ranges falls under the [...]

 
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November 18, 2016

Thinking Outside the Box… The Countertop Box…

The kitchen is without a doubt the heart of the home. Think about it - anytime you have a party, the kitchen is where everyone ends up hanging out. When designing the most important room in your house, there are so many decisions. From the flooring to the cabinetry to the paint color, you could spend years agonizing over these design decisions! One of the most important aspects of any drool-worthy kitchen is countertop choices. Countertops need to be functional, easy to clean and pretty to look at - that's a tall order! Here are some outside of the box countertop finishes that will wow any visitor
 
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November 1, 2016

Transform Your Kitchen with Cabinet Refacing

How to Get Today’s Hottest Designs, From Material Selection to Final Installation Popular Cabinet Styles | Understanding Kitchen Cabinets | Door and Drawer Face Possibilities More Bells and Whistles | Material Possibilities Hiring a Cabinet Refacing Contractor (and Living Through the Process)

Cabinet refacing can dramatically change the appearance of kitchen cabinets for a modest price. If your kitchen cabinet backs, sides, and shelves are solid, and if you are happy with the basic sizes and arrangement but just don’t like the way they look, cabinet refacing may be for you.

According to Michael Chotiner, a former cabinet maker, “When a kitchen needs upgrading and there’s no [...]

 
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April 27, 2016

Buyer’s Guide to Knowing When It’s the Right Time to Purchase New Appliances

Thinking about updating your old appliances? This buyer’s guide will help you learn when it’s the right time to purchase new appliances for your home.
 
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April 20, 2016

4 Easy DIY Kitchen Projects

I live in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse that will be turning 100 years old in two years. It came with vintage pine floors, big windows, tall ceilings, and brick fireplaces. But architectural details? Not so much… Not to worry, though, we just added them in! If you have a kitchen that needs a little personalization, these are the projects for you. Here’s some suggestions to DIY a little character into your kitchen space.

1. Plate rack with recipe

To make this project, start with a blank wall. We chose this space in a hallway area between the kitchen and living room. It needed a little character without using up a lot of space. Next, we framed out the area between the [...]

 
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April 11, 2016

15 Ridiculously Easy DIY Tips for Improving Your Kitchen

Discover 15 super easy DIY ways to spruce up your kitchen on a tight budget. From lighting to cabinet hardware and more, get the job done fast and cheap.
 
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March 21, 2016

5 Easy Steps to Fix a Dripping or Leaking Faucet

Is a leaky faucet driving you crazy? Learn how to fix it in just five simple steps. Just follow the steps in this guide to how to fix a leaky faucet.
 
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February 10, 2016

9 Easy Tips for Remodeling the Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen can be expensive and stressful; here are 9 tips to help you plan and execute so you can pull off this remodel in style!
 
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May 15, 2015

6 Easy Steps to a More Energy Efficient Kitchen in Your Home

Green Kitchens Save Money and Help the Environment

We all want to save money, and most of us would like to do our part to preserve environmental quality for the future generations that will come after us. Fortunately, there are ways to make every room in our homes more environmentally friendly, kitchen included. Here are six easy steps to make your kitchen more energy efficient.

1. Efficient Lighting

Our kitchen light fixtures are some of the most often used lights in our homes. After all, it’s hard to cook a wonderful meal when you can’t see what you’re doing. So, it pays to put a little extra thought into how you light up your kitchen.

Energy-efficient bulbs can go a [...]

 
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April 20, 2015

How to Customize Your Builder Basic Kitchen

When we moved into our two-story single family home nine years ago, one of the things I liked most about it was that it was a blank slate, ready and willing for us to add personal touches to make it our own. Our kitchen has been one of the biggest transformations in our home. It started out as “builder basic,” but with a few upgrades and some elbow grease, we’ve been able to give it the look of a custom home.

Here’s a look at our kitchen when we first moved in.

My favorite features of the kitchen were the light maple cabinets and hickory hardwood floors. Our previous home had a lot of golden oak, so these lighter wood tones were a welcome change. My least favorite [...]

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