Author: Solomon

Let out-of-the-box thinking turn your backsplash into a unique work of art “Is this all there is?” you ask, when shopping for backsplash tile. You’re discouraged by the generic look of white porcelain squares or the gaudiness of the large colorfully designed tiles “isn’t there anything better?”Of course, the concept of “better” may be entirely subjective, but there are tiles that are not only considered as such, they tend to be more personally fulfilling as well. Look no further than the realm of DIY (Do It Yourself) for a world of options designed to capitalize on your very own imagination and...

Different price ranges and what to expect from each… There are plenty of reasons and many potentially motivating factors to update a bathroom. Perhaps enhancing resale value is the priority, or there’s a desire to add capabilities, luxuries, or storage. Perhaps your ambition lies among ‘all of the above’.This type of practical indulgence requires a number of aspects be considered. Obviously the most important is the same factor each one of us deals with every day in one capacity or another – budget. Determining your price range, naturally, is your first step.The size of your project demands careful consideration, as well....

The best of both in the world of cabinets You want beautiful cabinets that look great and are fully functional. You could say that cabinets are that tricky piece of the puzzle that needs to fit just right. Not only will they complement or even set the tone for a room, they provide organization and storage for items ranging from kitchenware to video games. Naturally, poorly-designed cabinets are more trouble than they’re worth, and do not project the elegant or modern appearance preferred. They should be avoided. But how do you determine which cabinets are right for you? What style best...

How to tell the difference between the popular countertop surfaces We’re not all geologists. Very few people can identify a quartz surface from a granite one. In the world of countertops the questions of the benefits of each and how to choose between the two are asked often. Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing one, you’ll want to be educated about the details pertaining to each. This will help you make smarter distinctions.When it comes to deciding on what countertop is right for your bathroom or kitchen, you may find conflicting opinions online. Is it really that...

From Glass to Green - A guide to the most prominent cabinet stylesThe choices you make for your kitchen are important, and you have to be able to live with them. They will not only establish the style that will be prevalent for all to see, they will determine how efficiently the kitchen functions as well.In this in-depth directory, we take a detailed look at all of the types and styles of kitchen cabinets that are available. Most of what you need to know is right here (and anything else is surely within the pages of this site!). DOOR...

5 cost-saving tips for choosing cabinets You never really thought twice about your kitchen ‘till someone mentioned that it looked, “vintage”. That could be cool, if it were intentional. The fact is, it’s just old. The kitchen cabinets are chipped, dirty, and there’s that one in particular you always have to slam to make sure it stays shut… what if you replace the cabinets only? You’ve got a little extra cash right now and it’s probably a good investment, why don’t you check online to see?Yup, just as you thought, new cabinets can make the kitchen look all-new and increase the...

Ingenious solutions for maximizing kitchen drawer efficiency Is everything a mess in your kitchen - to your sensibilities anyway? Maybe you have lids separated from their plastic ware, appliance manuals mingling with pot holders, and spatulas sharing the same drawer as phone chargers. Sure, it’s a mess, but it’s your mess – and that means it can be resolved as much as you are willing.Sure, you’re aware the philosophy of putting everything back where it belongs is a good one. It’s the basic drawer strategy. Unfortunately it does not establish a complete safeguard from the disarray that follows most of us...

Regardless of kitchen style, there’s a cabinet that’s perfect You can’t just throw caution to the wind, cabinet doors are too important to make an uneducated choice about. They can be the identifying factor of your kitchen’s design. They are certainly considered the most visible. If you’re not careful, they may also be the most expensive. Whether you have the budget for the elaborate, or simply prefer the simple route, there is a door designed to be the right fit in any scenario.Among the most well-known cabinet styles is the Shaker-style door. It is in fact, the most common in use...

Understanding the benefits of that thing above the oven It seems like there’s not much talk about range hoods. In homes that feature one, it’s just sort of there. Not much thought is given to it or the function it serves. But when it comes to designing or remodeling a home, the question of range hoods inevitably pop up. That’s when it’s necessary to know a thing or two about them. You’re about to learn that they are, in fact, among the more important appliances in your home. {Picture reference to Homebunch} Also known as an extractor or ventilation hood, the range hood’s...

Working the Galley to make it work for you A central corridor that is sandwiched between parallel rows of cabinets is called a “galley”. Such a layout works inherently well in a kitchen. Many seasoned chefs embrace it, and prefer to work within a galley setup. They believe the design contributes to greater safety and efficiency.Named after the food preparation area of a multitude of transportation vessels such as ships, the galley is traditionally a compact area that maximizes use of its limited size by cramming in as much storage and work space as possible. This is why the concept is...