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Common Kitchen Layouts Explained

September 22, 2010
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Common Kitchen Layouts Explained

Attractive functional kitchens usually do not just ‘happen” they require planning, a good design and an installer who can put it all together. The concept to begin with is that there are three basic task areas to coordinate in the average kitchen; these are food storage (refrigerator), cooking (stove/microwave), and cleanup (sink/garbage disposal/dishwasher). For...
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Laminate Floors – How to Prevent That “Clicking Sound”

September 15, 2010
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Laminate Floors – How to Prevent That “Clicking Sound”

Laminate flooring is wonderful stuff and many people love it not only for its appearance but its durability and ease of maintenance as well. One complaint that some laminate floor owners do have however is that their laminate flooring makes a hollow clicking sound when walked on that can become rather annoying after a...
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Can the Colors in Your Home Really Change Your Mood?

September 9, 2010
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Can the Colors in Your Home Really Change Your Mood?

Is it possible that adding certain colors to a room, whether on the walls, the floors or in the form of new window treatments could actually alter a person’s mood when they walk into it? According to design experts the answer is a resounding yes. Color, like beauty, can be very much in the...
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Making Over a Guest Bedroom in Time for the Holidays

September 9, 2010
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Making Over a Guest Bedroom in Time for the Holidays

Summers over, the kids are back in school and before you know it the holidays will be here again. For many people that means houseguest of course and opening up the guest bedroom again. If your spare room is looking a little dowdy though don’t despair. There is still plenty of time to make...
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Solving a Flea Problem in Your Carpet

September 3, 2010
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Solving a Flea Problem in Your Carpet

Owning a cat or a dog can be a wonderful experience for anyone. They are great companions, they provide hours of amusement for their owners and in the case of certain dogs (and even a few cats we know) they are great at providing home security. One of the not-so-great aspects of owning a...
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The Importance of Cabinet Hardware

September 2, 2010
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The Importance of Cabinet Hardware

When it comes to choosing cabinet hardware for your new kitchen – or bathroom – cabinets you have a lot to choose from. However, just like your clothes or jewelry are a reflection of your own personal style so should your cabinet hardware be. They are a great way to add your own flair...
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Flooring Don’ts’s You Need to Know About

August 30, 2010
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Flooring Don’ts’s You Need to Know About

Along with all the flooring do’s there are also a number of flooring don’ts that have to be kept in mind when shopping for flooring of any kind. Here are some of the most important: Don’t have hardwood floors installed in rooms that are where a lot of water splashes are likely to occur...
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The Beauty of Glass Shower Doors

August 26, 2010
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The Beauty of Glass Shower Doors

The most attractive and functional modern bathrooms are all about great style blending perfectly with functionality. One of most homeowners pet peeves about their bathroom is how wet floors get after anyone has showered, however expensive or heavy the shower curtains are. The solution to that problem is to have glass shower doors professionally...
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Great Window Treatments for the Kitchen

August 23, 2010
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Great Window Treatments for the Kitchen

Finding the right window treatments for a kitchen can be tricky. You want something that looks good and matches the rest of your décor but it also has to be able to handle dirt, grease and cooking catastrophes. Here are a few tips for picking great kitchen window treatments: With all the mess that...
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Caring for Granite Kitchen Counter Tops

August 19, 2010
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Caring for Granite Kitchen Counter Tops

Granite kitchen counter tops are becoming more and more popular every day. The sheer beauty possess combined with their extreme durability is hard to beat and many people find that they are far more affordable than they imagined before they started shopping for new kitchen countertops. As durable as they are  (granite is formed...
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