Choosing Your Bathroom Lighting

The bathroom is usually the place that gets the least concern when it comes to lighting. Any old fixture should do, right? Wrong! Proper placement of the lighting in your bathroom will take your bathroom from a simple utility to a relaxing retreat. Vanity Mirror Lighting The best way to see what you are doing in front of the vanity mirror is with two light fixtures hung on both sides of the mirror, approximately at eye level. This will cast an even glowRead More

Designing Your Kitchen Backsplash

Your kitchen backsplash is a little way to express your personality. Do you love loud colors? Do you like geometric patterns? Are you contemporary or traditional? All of these things can be portrayed in your backsplash. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Test Out Your Tile Did you find a tile that you love? Take home a sample and tape it to the wall in your kitchen where it is going to go. Check it out at different times duringRead More

Keeping Your Kitchen Plumbing Healthy

Plumbing is an essential part of any kitchen. You can’t wash dishes, use a dishwasher, or even get water to cook with if you don’t have healthy pipes. There are a few things you can do to make sure that your pipes stay in working condition. Let’s talk about a few. Grease Disposal Do NOT pour grease down the kitchen drains. This is a big no-no. Grease will clog up your kitchen sink in no time and can cause numerous expensive problems. Instead,Read More

Kitchens and Kids

If you have kids (or think you may want kids) and are planning a remodel, be sure to think about them when planning out your design. Children under the age of four are the most likely to get injured in the kitchen, according to statistics collected by the New York Department of Health. A little planning can prevent unnecessary injuries to you and your entire family. Cooking Space Keep the oven and cooktop out of the main path of travel to avoid anyRead More

Proper Storage In The Bathroom

One of the biggest reasons for planning a remodel of a space is a lack of storage. People often purchase a home without realizing their storage needs, and then once they are living in a space, they realize that their needs are not being met. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to fix that. 1. Use a combination of open spaces and drawers. Drawers are great for throwing in little things like makeup and toiletries, but open spaces allow for more easily accessibleRead More

Choosing Your Kitchen Cabinets

When remodeling your kitchen, there are a lot of things to think about. One of the main points of focus is your cabinets. It can be hard to choose with so many options available, but they should offer you the storage options you are looking for in the style that matches your design. Let’s take a look at some of the points to consider when you are planning out your kitchen cabinet choices. Materials What type of look are your going for inRead More

Top Three Ways To Clean Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal sees a lot of waste during its lifespan. Sometimes debris and garbage can get stuck inside the blades, making a nasty smell arise from your sink. Cleaning a garbage disposal can be a little tricky because you can’t just reach your hand down inside and scrub out the problem. Let’s take a look at the top 3 ways to clean your garbage disposal without the use of harsh chemicals. Baking Soda And Vinegar Sprinkly ½ a cup of baking sodaRead More