Posts Tagged 'kitchen'

Remodeling Goes to the Dogs

It happened early in August. The venerable New York Times ran an article by Sonia Zjawinski noting that homeowners were "remodeling with their pets in mind." That's like the tail [...]

Shop Wisely for New Appliances

So many reasons today can contribute to your desire to buy new cooking appliances. You may be remodeling a kitchen because it's too small. Or perhaps your energy bills are [...]

Make the Most Out of a Cramped Kitchen

When faced with a small kitchen, too many people settle. They stuff plates and cookware into tiny cabinets. They suck in their bellies when other family members try to squeeze [...]

Little Consumer Love of Cash for Clunker Appliances Programs

Despite the offer of $300 million in rebates from the states under the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) cash-back program, consumers seem less than interested. Some 36 states and territories [...]

Presale Home Improvements: The Good and the Bad

If you're still considering putting a home on the market in the near future, your best home-improvement tools right now may just be a broom and dustpan. That's what the [...]

Measuring the Fittings for Your Kitchen Sink

Configuring space for your new kitchen sink is one of the most-important chores when you begin a remodeling project. If you measure wrong, you may not only have to start [...]

Considering Solar Water Heaters

A lot of the world is already plugged into the sun for heating its water. I first saw entire communities with solar panels on the roof when I toured Israel. [...]

What's on Your Kitchen Must-Have List?

Much like they have opinions on movies and restaurants, everyone has their own view of must-have features to put in a new kitchen. I tend to think that the scope [...]

Installing a Laminate Kitchen Floor

I've seen so many laminate floors in kitchens and baths lately that it seems an obvious choice for many people. Putting down laminate flooring is so much easier than a [...]

Creating an Attractive Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash should not only protect your walls from flying liquids, it should complement your decor. Tile backsplashes are my personal favorite, although you can find attractive materials made [...]