Recent Kitchen Articles

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Best Features of Today's Compact Kitchens

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 09, 2015

How big is small? The typical American kitchen is pretty roomy these days, edging up toward 200 square feet. And 10 feet by 10 feet is considered to be on the modest side. But a new...

Kitchen Remodel Trends: Are They Easy to Keep Clean?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 26, 2015

Kitchen remodel time! You've probably been waiting years for the chance to update that most-used room of the American home, your kitchen. And right now your head is dancing with visions...

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Does a Kitchen Island Add Value to Your Home?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2015

"Go neutral if you want to sell your home fast," has long been the well-founded advice of expert real estate brokers. Yet at the same time, they recommend certain standout features...

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Disabled Access Remodel AKA Universal Design

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 01, 2015

Universal design is one of the most important trends in residential construction and home improvement today. Also known as disabled access or visitability, this type of design allows...


Kitchen Remodel in Progress! Where Do We Eat?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 18, 2015

Wow! You've made the decision to remodel your kitchen at last. That means you can look forward to a great-looking new kitchen setup, with more space and convenient cooking facilities...

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Butcher Block Countertops: How Do They Hold Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 10, 2014

Who else loves the look of brand new butcher block countertops? The natural wood gives a rich, cozy feel to a kitchen. But I've always wondered how these beauties hold up over time....

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11 Ways a Surface Remodel Can Save you Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 11, 2014

Surface "remodeling" is a great way to give your home a lift without investing a huge amount of time and cash. This type of work is really renovation, a cosmetic refinishing process,...

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The Homeowner's Guide to Tile Grout

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Today, trendy tile is used as an eye-catching decorative feature, covering walls, floors, countertops, and backsplashes in some of the most striking homes in town. But no matter how...