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Shed Some Light On It: How The Right Lighting Can Make Your Kitchen Come Alive

It used to be that kitchens were places reserved solely for food preparation, off limits to guests and family members alike. Food was served at a set time in a separate room; whatever magic went into making it was a mystery to the people eating it. But the modern American kitchen is a very different one. With […]

Cook In Cleaner Air: Making A Case For Range Hoods

Elica 36 Inch Wall Mounted Range Hood from the Atlantis Collection

I never understood range hoods. It’s that one appliance in the kitchen that’s always sort of there, but unlike a lot of other kitchen fixtures, I never really questioned why. Especially since a lot of the ones I’ve had have been pretty old and ratty, to me they’ve always been those things you turn on […]

Hard Water Ruining Your Shower Head? Invest In Touch Clean Tech!

If you live in a place that has very hard water – especially if you aren’t able to install a whole-house water filter – you probably have a problem with limescale residue and unsightly buildup forming on your faucets and in your shower. As the water dries or evaporates, minerals are deposited on the surface […]

Dirty Hands? Clean Up With A Touch-Activated Faucet

Delta 9178-DST Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Out Spray, Diamond Seal Technology and Magnatite Docking from the Leland Collection

Have you ever been in the kitchen, making dough or cookies or cutting raw chicken, and been stuck needing to wash your hands but not wanting to put your gross gross hands on your nice clean faucet? Especially with things like raw meat or eggs, you want to be careful not to contaminate the very […]

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. […]

The New And Easy Way To Build Your Own Tile Backsplash, No Contractor Needed

Laying tile used to be arduous and time consuming – something that took quite a lot of skill and effort as well as time to produce something beautiful, to say nothing of cost. Admittedly, installing tile flooring is probably still best left in the hands of a pro. But modern materials and techniques have moved […]

Soup’s On: How A Pot Filler Faucet Can Save Your Back And Put The Joy Back In Cooking For A Crowd

For anyone out there that’s ever had to feed a crowd, or makes big batches of stock from scratch, you know – probably too well! – how heavy a big, huge pot full of water can be. You probably also have that one pot that’s just big enough that it doesn’t quite fit in your […]

Details of a French Country Kitchen Design

You can capture the beauty of Aix-en-Provence in a single room, feel connected to nature and civility all at once, and sense the nostalgia for the past that still lingers in France. But how can you really know where to begin when remodeling a kitchen to be French Country?  I will aim to answer the […]

Strong and Sturdy Soap Dispensers Earn Their Keep

Debating whether or not to cut that additional hole into your granite? Deck mounted soap dispensers have their lists of pros and cons, but for the right person they can significantly improve the kitchen experience. No more sticky slippery soap bottles around the kitchen sink. No more brightly colored eyesores. The quick pump dispensers revolutionize […]

Knobs and Pulls, A Quick and Easy Kitchen Makeover

Once you have the right tools, installing knobs and pulls in the kitchen is a breeze. Drawers and cabinets achieve a brand new look with only a couple hours of work. Its much less expensive than replacing the counter tops or building an island. However, unless you are just replacing old knobs with new ones, […]