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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...

A bathroom and water go hand in hand. Unfortunately, leaks and water also go hand in hand. A simple leaky pipe could be exactly what it seems to be—a leaky pipe. Maybe you’ll need to break out the wrench and tighten something back down or get some plumbing tape to keep the threads from leaking.However, that leaky pipe could actually be a much bigger problem. The vanity is stained and warped. The floor is ruined. The wallboard has gotten soft and started to mold. A simple repair has escalated into...

You’re thinking about tile for your backsplash. Here are several types you MUST check out! One element of a kitchen that can establish a commanding look is that of the backsplash. Depending on the style chosen, you can have an inconspicuous backsplash or a bold one that screams, “look at me!”The backsplash concept has developed wildly over the last few years, and there’s an abundance of ideas for what’s to be done with it. Even so, it’s the classic standard that remains the most popular – tile. Why does tile remain so favored? It’s certainly flexible style-wise, and its budget and application...

Know the distinctive traits common in the world of traditional kitchens Traditional kitchens flourish in a wealth of exquisite features. It doesn’t matter what worldly style is used to influence the setup, it will always share a number of certain combined elements affiliated with its popular arrangement.For instance, pay attention to the architectural details. They’re everywhere, rarely is an area missed. It seems as if even the most finite components are embellished. But the best related design assemblies aren’t overbearing or gaudy, they’re a tasteful potpourri of arches, carvings, moldings, and raised panel cabinets.Speaking of cabinets, their construction type has a...

How to make your same-old cabinets appear all-new You’ve had your eye on new kitchen cabinets for some time now. You’re just waiting for that small cash windfall to enable you in the endeavor. Unfortunately it’s only more time that comes to pass. Your budget never expands, but fret not. There are options to updating those cabinets without replacing them. The best solution - you are going to re-face your cabinets!What does re-facing involve? Naturally there are a number of aspects to consider. Ideally, your cabinets should be healthy enough to last another ten years. If so, they will be able...

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