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Kitchen upgrades to spruce up your home

Crown molding on upper cabinets add style to a kitchen, and backsplash tile are not only a great focal point, but are easier to clean than painted walls, and keep the drywall, well, dry! If a read more...
Kitchen upgrades to spruce up your home

Is your kitchen ready for Prime-Time holiday entertaining?

Uh-oh, Thanksgiving is not far away, and right on it's heels is Christmas! If you've been putting off the kitchen remodel you need, and now it's too late for the full-meal deal. But what can you do? read more...
Is your kitchen ready for Prime-Time holiday entertaining?

What about kitchen faucets?

If you like the look of something different, then you may be on the front of the trend to oil-rubbed bronze and yes, even black kitchen faucets. Why are so many faucets chrome? Well, they just are; read more...
What about kitchen faucets?

Happy kitchens!

An open, airy kitchen provides a cheery space for family and guests to congregate before and after meals. Generally, kitchens are becoming less formal and much simpler than in years past. Clean read more...
Happy kitchens!

If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Studies are showing that more and more Americans are opting to eat at home instead of dining out. This means that the kitchen is taking on a more important role for the family. Convenient read more...
If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Unless, of course, you just had yours done! Color, style and built-in conveniences are what make the cabinets, and with constant use, they can begin to show their wear. New cabinets will read more...
Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Should you open up your kitchen?

After reading numerous articles on the joys of removing a wall or portion therof, to make a kitchen brighter and open to family, along comes an article telling us the opposite. Isn't that just like read more...
Should you open up your kitchen?

Countertops for kitchen and bath

Ah, there's nothing like a beautiful countertop to set off a new kitchen or bath! They don't have to be expensive, but the upside of paying more for a more durable (and let's face it - gorgeous) read more...
Countertops for kitchen and bath

Upgrades for the parts of your home you will appreciate the most

Painting the bedroom is nice, but you mostly sleep there. The room that gets the most time-spent points is the kitchen. The largest areas you see when walking into the kitchen is the floor, read more...
Upgrades for the parts of your home you will appreciate the most

How to select the best kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen

The basic types are Stock cabinets, Semi-custom, and custom cabinets. Stock are the basic cabinets that every major hardware store carries. These cannot be customized and must be purchased to fit the read more...
How to select the best kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen

How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Every kitchen has cabinets, but not every kitchen has useful cabinets. Think about it; how many pans do you have to sort through to get the one you want? Is the bowl you need to make cookies in the read more...
How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

Whatever your budget, an outdoor kitchen can be built to fit. Sometimes, it's a simple deck with a roof and portable barbecue; for others, it can be nearly as elaborate as the indoor kitchen, read more...
Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

What every dining room needs

Easy access to the kitchen! And a great dining set, of course. Because of the fast-paced lifestyle of so many families, dining rooms have become a virtual extension of the kitchen. This allows the read more...
What every dining room needs

Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

This homeowner wanted to modernize their outdated kitchen cabinets and countertops. The orginal cabinet doors were a plain white with the method of opening consisted of hooking the fingers under the read more...
Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

How to get more counterspace in your kitchen

You know that old saying "You can never be too rich or too thin"? OK, you can be too thin, but it's just a saying, don't analyze it. The analogy for your home is, you can't have too much counter read more...
How to get more counterspace in your kitchen

What kitchen design elements can improve space & efficiency?

Moving a doorway or removing a wall to improve layout is always a better investment than splurging on high end appliances or even custom cabinets. While your kitchen serves various purposes, it's read more...
What kitchen design elements can improve space & efficiency?

Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Sometimes you just have to have a room gutted to the walls and completely re-done. Either it is seriously outdated, or designed in a period style you just can't live with  . . . or the layout just read more...
Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Smart kitchen renovations

Any room can get old, and although it's parts and pieces may not be worn out, so you don't feel justified to really renovate the space, here are some things you can have your contrator do in the read more...
Smart kitchen renovations

Kitchen remodel ideas

The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in your home. Sooner or later, depending on usage, your kitchen will need a refresh or remodel for repairs and to keep it up to date. Even in if you are read more...
Kitchen remodel ideas

How to get a clutter-free kitchen

Shelves and cabinets are the ultimate answer to clearing up your countertops, but then you probably knew that already, right? The solution really is to know how and where to implement storage read more...
How to get a clutter-free kitchen

Opening up the kitchen to the dining and living spaces

Create an open floor plan with good flow by opening up the kitchen to the dining and living areas. This not only makes moving from one area to another easier, but makes the rooms feel much larger - read more...
Opening up the kitchen to the dining and living spaces

Kitchen lighting fixtures – do it right!

When updating your kitchen, you probably want new lighting fixtures - maybe even a complete change in the way the room is lighted. Older kitchens often only have a ceiling light, which too often read more...
Kitchen lighting fixtures – do it right!

Countertop materials and styles

So, you love the look of marble or stone, but your bank account loves laminate. Are you doomed to have countertops you hate? Definitely not! Modern laminate colors and patterns come in an infinite read more...
Countertop materials and styles

Kitchen faucets are where it’s at

Kitchen faucets are a stylish and functional focal point in for the kitchen. With the many stylish options available today, they can draw the eye. With a wide range of finish options and accessories, read more...
Kitchen faucets are where it’s at

What you wish you knew about kitchen sinks and faucets

The faucet should be tall enough to fit everything you need it to! It's aggravating to have to fill a small container and pour into the tall container. Make sure your faucet is tall enough for your read more...
What you wish you knew about kitchen sinks and faucets