For most of us, jobs don’t quit at five. Meanwhile, the second shift is just beginning—making dinner for the family, helping with homework, walking the dog, and whisking everyone off to bed—so it’s no wonder we get caught in cursory cleaning routines that just barely pass muster. Just getting the dishes done regularly feels like a triumph! But every once Continue Reading
When it comes to choosing materials for your home, there’s the fun stuff, and then the necessary. Paint colors, light fixtures, and furnishings fall under the “exciting options” category since you get so much more freedom to play around with design. But picking out tile? That’s just about being practical, right? Wrong. There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Continue Reading
Did you know that remodeling your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home? It’s the most lived-in room of the home, so it’s important to keep it up to date, for your own satisfaction as well as for any potential buyers. The downside, however, is that kitchen remodeling can also be incredibly expensive. So Continue Reading
Range hoods can be a quick, affordable way to hip up a kitchen on a budget, but with so many models and styles, they’re not always easy to parse through. There are so many questions. What’s the best brand for your wallet? What’s a downdraft range hood? We heard your queries ringing across the internet and decided to create the Continue Reading
Sure, that antique kettle and lace curtain treatment add Victorian nuance, but if you really want to ratchet up the quaint factor in your kitchen, a beadboard backsplash is one of the fastest ways to get there. Plus, it’s so much more affordable than tile, and it’s super easy to install, to boot! So what is beadboard, you ask? It’s Continue Reading
Long gone are the days of gold-flecked Formica cabinets, butcher blocks and ceramic tile. Today, there are a dizzying number of choices when it comes to kitchen countertops. The old favorites are still around, but they’ve been pushed to the back burner by innovative, new materials (made out of old materials), like cement, recycled paper, granite, marble and glass. Glass Continue Reading
Choosing appliances for a new kitchen space or remodel can be overwhelming because there are just so many choices. As you scroll through endless Pinterest boards and websites, you may fall in love with a special range or with a look that includes a double wall oven. But which type of cooking appliances are right for your home? First things Continue Reading
Walnut is a classy wood that’s often used in carving projects, custom woodworking, and of course in high quality cabinets. It’s a dark colored medium-hardness wood that holds up well under standard use. It has deep swirls and interesting grain patterns that many people find absolutely charming and it’s the type of wood that you want to show through to Continue Reading
Mahogany was one of the most sought after types of wood in the mid 1700s and early 1800s and is found in many quality antiques today. It was prized because of its straight wood grain and because very wide mahogany boards can be produced. Mahogany trees can grow to over 150 feet in height and over six feet in width Continue Reading
Mills Pride is a ready-to-assemble cabinetry company founded in Ohio back in the 80’s. The company specializes in creating high quality cabinet sets as well as replacement cabinet doors. They offer products that are affordable but still have a quality look and construction designed to hold up well over time. While the company relies on more cost-effective materials than solid Continue Reading
Planning Your Perfect Kitchen
Granite countertops, natural stone backsplash, dark cabinets — the perfect kitchen is something different for everyone, but careful planning for your new or remodeled home will make all the difference in your enjoyment of the finished space. Consider all of the ways you use or want to use your kitchen, whether it be as a gathering place or wine serving spot when entertaining, or a homework spot for the kids. And the big question: to island or not to island? Kitchen islands can extend the functionality of the space and serve as storage for all those pots and pans and cookbooks you’d like to keep off the counter. Remodeling your kitchen with all this in mind will ensure you wind up with your perfect space.
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