Category: Kitchen

Design 101: Mixing Materials

Creating a timeless kitchen space can be accomplished when incorporating and mixing different styles. You don’t need a massive budget to learn some key principles and apply them to your own kitchen. Here’s five ways you can leverage materials to create beautifully layered interiors. Contrast. Worry less about whether furniture should match and more on how different pieces can enrich each other when placed together. If you have straight lines

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5 Options for Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen floors go through a lot. A flooring space must endure spills, drips, heat and dropped utensils. When deciding on a kitchen floor material, you’ll need to consider style, function and comfort. Here’s five materials you should look into. Hardwood While hardwood flooring by nature is very durable, it has its limitations in areas susceptible to moisture. Modern sealers and polyurethane finishes can aid in preserving hardwood floors longer however.

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How to Solve 8 Common Kitchen Problems

Kitchen appliances may cause issues down the road. It’s useful to know the common problems you can easily fix before calling on a professional. Here’s 10 of the most common problems you can fix in your kitchen. A Warm Fridge or Freezer. If your appliance can’t stay cool, check the doors are closing completely and the seal is tight. Pay attention to any unusual heat, drips or noises. A refrigerator

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How to Clean a Tiled Backsplash

A subway tile backsplash is bound to build up grease. Follow this step by step guide on how to get those tiles shining again. What You’ll Need: Sponge Dish soap Dish cloths Lemons Vinegar Baking soda Toothbrush Grout sealer Instructions: Use a soapy sponge: With circular motions, clean the backsplash and group with the sponge. Wipe clean: Take a damp dish cloth and wipe the tiles from any soapy residue.

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6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Wasting food is one of the fastest ways to lose money while also negatively impacting the environment. Before going out on your next grocery store run, read up on these 6 ways to help reduce food waste in your kitchen. Look at Your Fridge This may seem obvious, but take a look at your pantry and fridge before heading to the grocery store. Do a quick inventory count to see

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The Oven Shopping Guide

A wall oven is a great alternative to a standard range oven. These ovens make it easier to place and remove heavy food items. Here’s everything you should know if you find yourself in the market for a wall oven. Price. The price of a wall oven can vary anywhere from $700 on an entry-level oven to $3,500 or more for a double wall oven with convection heating. Size. Wall

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Save Time Peeling Potatoes Like This

Peeling potatoes may not be a hassle when there’s just a few. Add a couple dozen and you may be in a time crunch trying to get through them all. Follow this one trick to speed the entire process along and make life a whole lot easier. You may be boiling your potatoes after washing and peeling, but try boiling them before (or par-boil if you’ll be cooking them later

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The Healthiest Low-Sugar Fruits You Should Eat

Skipping fruit may seem like the newest trend to cut out sugar, but some fruits actually contain valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants we need. On average only one in 10 adults get enough fruits and veggies needed in a balanced diet. This can increase risk for chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. If you’re looking to cut back on carbs and higher-sugar fruits, look to these fruits instead. Strawberries.

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A Reminder to Throw Out That Sponge

Sponges are a hotspot for bacteria and can make you sick if you’re not careful. You may think if something is dirty then you should clean it right? With sponges, that’s not the case. It’s best to replace your sponge instead of attempting to clean it. Here’s why. You might have heard the cleaning tip to microwave your sponge to kill off bacteria. However, this isn’t as effective as you

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The Pros and Cons of Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops have come a long way from the typical ones we often think of. These countertops are made from layers of plastic that are bonded to particleboard or kraft paper to create a strong solid countertop surface. The end result is a clean and finished surface that can imitate more expensive counters like granite or marble. The Pros Laminate counters are lightweight in nature making them easy to install.

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