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Maintaining efficiency despite constraints Most homeowners who have done a minimum of kitchen research know what the kitchen work triangle is. It’s a system that has been proven efficient, recognized as a standard method of working in the kitchen for over a hundred years. It was conceived first in Europe. But it wasn’t until the mid - 1900’s when kitchens were reimagined as one-person rooms removed from the rest of the home that the triangle was refined into the general layout that would go on to set the groundwork for future generations. Typically the framework contained only a range, sink and fridge....

This once undervalued material has emerged in prominence With popular woods like Mahogany becoming ever more scarce, coincidentally as forests are being destroyed, the cost of such preferred materials has skyrocketed (you may question what the real cost is). Is it finally time to look to materials that are sustainable? Should we at last make a major push to be environmentally conscious? And if so, where do we start when it comes to the needs of wood for the construction and furniture industries? After all, preserving our forests is a priority, but what of the countless jobs at stake?You may not...

A look at the science of Melamine kitchen cabinets For the budget conscious they’re a lucky find. For the stylish eye they’re a sly choice. They are typically used for European style cabinets where synthetic substances are typically preferred over real or hard wood. I am speaking of the man-made material known as “Melamine”. Hang on folks, it’s about to get a little technical…A substrate of pressed wood, medium density fiberboard (aka “MDF”) or plywood is heat-sealed between paper that is covered in a special resin. Thermally fused melamine combines with formaldehyde in a chemical melding process, thus serving to create...

An overview of these special constructsIf you’ve been doing a little research into cabinets, by now you are possibly aware of the general differences between Euro-style cabinets and the common American “Shaker” design. As amazing as it sounds, together they make up the majority of cabinet types used worldwide. In fact, they’ve been the primary models used in kitchens for years.A "Shaker" style cabinet is also known as “framed”. The door is literally a 4 piece frame that surrounds a middle recessed panel. The doors are hinged to, and lie on top of, its wooden box “face frame”. Euro style...

Use these ideas for a hassle-free bathroom project You’ve been pining for a bathroom remodel for years and now you are finally able to map out the details. There are several things you’ll need to do to facilitate a smooth ride and prevent any potential headaches. Educa5te yourself about the processes involved as much as possible. Being informed is invaluable and will greater protect you from surprises. You’ll want to know a number of details, like how much space is needed for each bathroom accessory, what type of vanity works with the space best, etc...

Unlock hidden kitchen solutions No, it’s not some new innovation. It’s not a scientific breakthrough. It’s more like a much overlooked old reliable standard. It’s a system everybody has used because it’s practical. It’s neither trendy nor fashionable. We are speaking, of course, about open shelves.Yes open shelving has been around for years. Most people don’t think twice about it, it is taken for granted for the most part. Despite not being in the forefront, it’s not going anywhere either. It’s a storage solution that has proven itself and it is here to stay.The rustic look isn’t necessarily of mass appeal,...