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Tips for Hiring a Contractor

We’ve all heard stories from homeowners about contractors who were absolute nightmares – they ended up charging far more than the original estimate, they took forever to get the job…

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IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Review – Are they Worth the Hype?

  IKEA kitchen cabinets are marketed as the budget-friendly and durable  alternative to custom cabinetry. If you’re on a strict budget for your kitchen  renovation these attributes can…

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Home Depot Kitchen Cabinets Review: What Are Customers Saying?

  Home Depot Kitchen Cabinets Review: What Are Customers  Saying?     A new kitchen means new cabinets. The problem is where to source these  cabinets? When considering the…

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Tips for Hiring a Contractor

We’ve all heard stories from homeowners about contractors who were absolute nightmares – they ended up charging far more than the original estimate, they took forever to get the job…

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Ways to Save on a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel can run you anywhere a few thousand dollars for essential improvements up to hundreds of thousands or more for a luxury, state-of-the art upgrade. The purpose of a remodel…

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RTA Cabinets Versus Custom: Are Custom Cabinets Worth the Extra Cost?

Having anything customized has a fancy sound to it, but how much of a difference does it really make when it comes to cabinets? There are several factors to consider, with quality being…

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How to Care for and Clean Your Cabinets

We all spend a lot of time in our kitchens and it’s important to keep them clean. While the dishes, floors, and stovetops probably get daily attention, it’s easy to overlook the…

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Top 10 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

We’ve all been there. Something makes sense in our imaginations and even on paper, but in real life it just doesn’t quite work. Redesigning a kitchen is a complex and rewarding…

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Choosing the Right Corner Base Cabinet: Lazy Susan or Blind Base Corner Cabinet

The lazy susan and the blind base cabinet both serve to make the most out of the corner areas where two cabinets meet. There are differences between the two, though, and it often just comes…

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5 Feng Shui Tips / Tricks / Suggestions for a Better Kitchen

In China, the principles of feng (“wind”) shui (“water”) are used to promote positive chi (“energy”) in human environments. It has gained popularity…

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Top 8 Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

It’s the start of a new decade, and it’s a great time to think about new beginnings in different facets of your life. Why not start with your kitchen? It’s where so many…

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Kitchen Features that Stand the Test of Time

Kitchen trends come and go. Many of us who grew up in the early 1980s have memories of avocado green appliances and possibly plaid wallpaper in colors like orange, yellow, and brown. When…

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How to Make a Kitchen Makeover Budget

So you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part. How much is it going to cost, and what kind of budget should you have? How Much Is It Going to…

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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

The amount you spend on a bathroom remodel depends on the size of the bathroom and what kinds of amenities you choose for the remodel. According to the Home Depot website, bathroom remodels…

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Tips for Finding Cabinets Online

The cabinetry is one of the most important components in bathroom and kitchen remodel designs, since it has such a visual impact and serves the starring role in organization. At first, it…

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy Cabinets Online

The Internet has changed the way that we shop, making it possible to access more products than ever from the comfort of home. If you’re looking into a kitchen or bathroom upgrade,…

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The Five Fundamental Kitchen Layouts

Determining what kind of kitchen layout you have is key in planning for your remodel. Does the current configuration work for how you cook, entertain, and clean? It’s possible that…

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What Are RTA Cabinets and what are their benefits?

Homeowners can choose ready-to-Assemble (RTA) cabinets for their kitchen or bathroom as a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to ordering from custom cabinetmakers. Everything you need…

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Learn the Language of Kitchen Cabinetry

Parlez-vous cabinetry? The language of cabinetry is relatively straightforward but the meanings behind the terms aren’t always immediately obvious. Below, find a quick reference for…

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Need to knows for kitchen cabinet remodel projects

Whether this is your first cabinet remodel project or you already have a few remodel projects under your belt, the following list is a great reference for finding out what the essentials of…

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Benefits of Updating a Kitchen for Personal Home, Investment, or Rental

The kitchen is the central point of activity in most homes, so it’s no wonder that it’s often one of the most important rooms when owners are giving their home a simple facelift…

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5 Pointers for Kitchen Islands

  Somewhere to relax and sip your cup of coffee in the morning... a place to whip up your latest dessert recipe... a cozy spot for doing crossword puzzles and winding down your…

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A History of Shaker Cabinetry

  Shaker cabinets have stood the test of time with their classic style and elegant functionality. One reason for their ongoing popularity is that they are so versatile. For a more…

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Advantages of Assembly Video Tutorials for RTA Cabinets

Although ready-to-assemble cabinets have redefined home kitchen design, not all manufacturers keep the end customer in mind either when designing their products or creating the assembly…

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Clever Ideas for Hiding Trash Cans in the Kitchen

  It's true that there are some very fancy trash cans out there. Ones with automatic "touchless" features, ones made of lovely brushed metal, ones with playful, curved designs. But it…

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Converting a Regular Sink Base into a Farmhouse or Apron Front Sink Base

  An apron front sink, which is also referred to as a farmhouse sink, is especially roomy. Since it rests closer to the counter's edge, it means everything is easier to reach and is…

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Design Ideas for Gray Cabinets

  There's something unmistakably modern and chic about gray cabinets. Being more muted than white, they draw attention to the other features of a room that are brighter in color such…

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Different Cabinet Sizes: Which is the Right One for You?

When looking at purchasing cabinets, you'll be determining which ones to get not only to fit in with the dimensions of your kitchen or bathroom, but also how they'll best suit your…

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DIY Kitchen Upgrades

  If you are finding yourself in search of a home improvement project to keep you busy, look no further than the kitchen for inspiration! There are plenty of renovation ideas, from the…

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Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry: Pros and Cons

Cabinets that rise up all the way to the ceiling are impressive and provide a welcome framing effect for a kitchen. In a sense, they create a new wall – though they're even better than a…

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How to Clean Your Kitchen for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  Now more than ever, it's important to keep our homes clean. There's a lot of conflicting information about the coronavirus associated with COVID-19, and it's crucial to stay…

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Ideas for a Baker’s Kitchen

  When it comes to kitchens, it's not just a matter of one size fits all. There are just as many different food preparation styles as there are people on this planet. Some like to…

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Ideas for Organizing Pantry Cabinets

  It's always useful to have storage space on hand, and traditionally in kitchen design it's the pantry that serves as the area for storing extra food supplies, housewares, dishes,…

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Painting Your RTA Cabinets

Let's say you've just purchased some quality white or gray Shaker kitchen cabinets and you're thinking you might want to play around with the color palette a little bit. You don't need to…

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Remote Resources for Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

  With many services remaining uncertain and with many of us having extra time on our hands, it's helpful to know what kinds of remote resources there are for kitchen and bathroom…

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Six Pointers for Making a Small Kitchen Look and Feel More Spacious

  Whether you live in a small apartment with limited square footage or a compact home that requires creative solutions to your spatial needs, keep the following pointers in mind for…

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Summertime Grilling Inside: How to Have BBQ with Your Stove

  Nothing says summertime like a cookout! Whether you're more of a hamburger, bratwurst, or veggie dog fan, everything tastes better when grilled. You can throw everything from…

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The Lazy Susan in Cabinetry: An Ingenious American Invention

  Americans are the masters of convenience and invention – often the two go hand-in-hand, as is the case with the Lazy Susan used in kitchen cabinetry.   When getting into the…

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