Easy Ways To Add Storage To A Small Kitchen (Part 1): Making Use Of Wasted Space

Having  a small kitchen can be a big hassle, especially if you don’t have a major remodel on the horizon. But even in the smallest kitchens, there’s probably a lot more unused space than you realize: areas that are left empty that you probably don’t even notice. The trick is finding those spots and choosing […]

Building A Custom Kitchen Island To Enhance Your Kitchen

In recent years, kitchen islands have become something of a trendy statement piece, emblematic of the trend towards larger, more open kitchens. But a good island isn’t just a fancy centerpiece, it’s an opportunity to make up for any of your kitchen’s shortcomings. Kitchen islands can act as pure surface space, sure, but they can […]

Seven Simple Ways To Update Your Kitchen On A Budget

Right now, having an up-to-date kitchen is one of the most desirable features in a home. But getting an open floor plan and all the modern conveniences doesn’t come cheap – to say nothing of some of the high end, luxury items you’ve probably seen on TV. But just because you’re on a strict budget […]

Five Simple Kitchen Gadgets That Will Streamline Your Kitchen Sink

Usually when you talk about upgrading your kitchen, you’re talking about big ticket items: a new refrigerator, range, cabinets, or floors. But sometimes it’s the little changes that add up to a big difference in the way you use your kitchen. Especially in a smaller kitchen, simple functionality-adding features are the best upgrades you can […]

Kitchen Backsplash Trends – Great New Looks In Kitchen Tile

Tile backsplashes have been steadily gaining popularity in recent years, both in the bathroom and in the kitchen. But while having a backsplash in the first place is trendy all on its own, the size, shape, color, and even type of tile used is constantly evolving. In fact, many of the most popular tiles are […]

Top Five Home Improvements For The Holiday Season

The time between Halloween and New Years is probably the single worst time of year to do any kind of major home remodeling. Between guests, celebrations, tight budgets from gift-giving, and just good old fashioned bad weather, there’s a lot stacked against end-of-the-year renovations. But this is also the time of year where people that […]

Hot Water Dispensers – A Dream Come True For Coffee And Tea Drinkers

Breaking news, guys! Okay, maybe just for me – but! I just found something really cool: built-in hot water dispensers. No, not like those big Sparklets jugs and not like every other faucet that you can turn to hot – these babies are beautiful, compact faucets that spit out perfect 190 degree (F) water with […]

Wine Coolers – The New Must-Have Kitchen Appliance For Entertainers

The days of the formal dining room are, for better or for worse, in the rear-view mirror. These days, if you do a lot of entertaining, chances are it’s in your kitchen, not in a separate room. The kitchen is becoming a larger and more open space, not one where one person cooks in isolation […]

How To Pick The Right Mosaic Tiles For Your Bathroom Tiling Project

It’s fairly common knowledge that one of the fastest, easiest, and least expensive ways to enhance the appearance and value of your bathroom is to add new bathroom tiling, or replace your existing tile. But picking just the right bathroom tiles – the style, color, material, size, and installation type – can be a little […]

Rack It Up: Why To Hand Wash (And Air Dry) Instead Of Using The Dishwasher

Blanco Stainless Steel Sink Grid

I’ll admit, I was thrilled beyond belief the first time I moved into an apartment that had a dishwasher. After years of hand drying and bickering over dish duty with numerous roommates, that one slightly undersized appliance seemed like a godsend. But having lived in several dishwasher-free places since, I realize I haven’t missed it. […]