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Adding Natural Lighting in Your Kitchen

Your kitchen windows are important sources of light. If you are remodeling a kitchen with a blank exterior wall, then you have the perfect opportunity to add windows. More windows mean more natural light [more…]

How to Choose Paint for the Kitchen

After you select the colors for your kitchen, you need to select the right type of paint. If you don’t pick the right kind of paint, the colors won’t look how you expect them to, and performance [more…]

Options for Financing a Kitchen Remodel

Finding the money to pay for a kitchen remodeling project may be the most important step in your project. After all, getting good prices on materials and labor doesn’t do any good if you can’t pay for [more…]

Using a Computer Program to Design Your Bathroom

The best way to help you visualize remodeling possibilities for your bathroom is to do what the professionals do: Make a scale drawing of the space. The process of creating a scale drawing forces you to [more…]

How to Draw a Floor Plan for Your Bathroom

The process of remodeling your bathroom begins with drawing a floor plan. The pencil-and-paper approach is less expensive than computer-based design and will certainly get the job done. To make a scaled [more…]

How to Hang Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-fold doors are frequently used in bathroom storage closets or as a way to conceal a clothes washer and dryer when the bathroom does double duty as the laundry room. The trouble with the track hardware [more…]

Ten Easy Ways to Increase Your Bathroom Storage Space

For being one of the smallest rooms in the house, a bathroom is expected to have a whole lot of stuff. It’s no wonder storage is always at a premium. Consider using these ideas to help declutter and take [more…]

Measuring Accurately to Plan Your New Kitchen

The planning phase of your kitchen remodel is the time to consider your wishes, wants, and needs and get them written or drawn out. If you want your kitchen remodel to be a success, then be meticulous [more…]

Choosing a Layout for Your Kitchen

When you are planning your kitchen remodel you need to choose a kitchen shape that meets your needs and fits with your home’s design and flow. Traditionally, kitchens come in various shapes, the most popular [more…]

Exploring Kitchen Design Options

Don’t think that every kitchen remodel involves tearing out cabinets or ripping things back to the bare wall studs. Attractive and affordable kitchen makeovers can be accomplished with as little effort [more…]

How to Rid Your Kitchen of Germs

There are certain areas in your kitchen which are the most likely to have harmful micro-organisms and you need to take special care with these items.

Because germs love water, [more…]

How to Cut the Clutter to Cut the Work in Kitchen Cleaning

Kitchens are so satisfying to clean because a good deal of the work is actually restoring order to chaos, that is, cutting out the clutter that seems to grow in every kitchen as it’s used. It’s not really [more…]

How to Clean Your Kitchen Surfaces

Kitchen surfaces serve as worktops and need regular cleaning. Hopefully, your kitchen worktops (countertops) and units are the ultimate in hard-wearing, able to withstand strong and effective cleaning. [more…]

How to Wash Dishes By Hand

Every meal generates dirty plates and cups which need to be cleaned quickly and efficiently. Being organised can save you a lot of time and trouble.

Clear the plate rack [more…]

How to Load a Dishwasher to Wash Dishes

The secret of using a dishwasher to wash dishes is in the stacking. Dishwashers aren’t miracle machines. Unless the jet spray of water is able to reach every portion of the plate, spoon, glass, or whatever [more…]

How to Maintain and Troubleshoot Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher, like all tools, needs to be maintained to continue to do its job in the kitchen. If the dishes aren’t coming out clean it’s probably because it hasn’t been cleaned itself. [more…]

How to Keep Your Refrigerator Clean, Cool and Defrosted

The single most important appliance in your kitchen is the refrigerator and keeping it clean, cool and defrosted is very important. It’s rare to find a fridge that needs manual defrosting these days. Still [more…]

How to Clean the Oven and Other Heating Elements in the Kitchen

It’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning your oven or other heating elements. In particular, you need to know whether your oven has a self-cleaning lining that cleans without [more…]

How to Wash Toasters and Sandwich-makers

Toasters and sandwich-makers aren’t tricky to clean, just remember to unplug them before you do and never immerse either one in water. If the toaster has a removable crumb tray, chances are you can wash [more…]

How to Clean the Rubbish Bin

Every day the rubbish bin comes in contact with what you don’t want in the kitchen so keeping it clean is essential to keeping a clean, healthy kitchen. [more…]

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