How To – Painting Laminate Countertop

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    In a recent conversation with a friend they told me of a laminate countertop that they were unhappy with due to discoloration over many years. Although the countertop was in relatively decent physical condition it seems stains, scuffs and scratches were making the countertop look unappealing. They then asked my opinion on painting the countertop and told me of a few websites that had suggested painting could restore the countertop to new condition.

    After hearing …

    How To – Pullout Sliding Kitchen Shelves For Easy Access & Storage

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      Lets face it one of the most difficult tasks of making dinner is searching through your bottom cabinets for pots or pans that are hidden from view.¬† You end up crawling on your knees for that pan you can’t find and arranging things so they fit well takes all the fun out of the kitchen.

      Well you have two choices you can order out every night which might sound fun until you get your credit …

      How To – Painting Or Refinishing Hardwood Cabinets

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        There comes a time in the life of any kitchen when upgrades or repairs are necessary. Just like the furniture in the rest of your home you may find that hardware or door faces don’t match your style or are in need of replacing but instead of throwing away thousands of dollars what is the best way you can make your kitchen function and look like new again?

        The original grade of cabinet will dictate …

        How To – Design Ideas For Green Kitchen Makeovers

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          Search : SLH9-448SS Vent-A-Hood Emerald Series 9" x 48" x 21" Under Cabinet Hood (1200 CFM) - Stainless SteelThe amount of time that we spend in our kitchens seems to ever be growing so improving one of the most important parts of our home is something we all can benefit from.

          When choosing green products for our kitchens it is always important to take a close look at the cost vs the benefit. If you find …

          How To – Installing An Electric Range Or Stove

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            Search : Bosch : HES7052U Evolution 700 Series 30in Freestanding Electric Range - Stainless SteelInstalling a new electric range is something that most home owners can do themselves with just a few simple tools and depending on where you purchased your range it may save you upwards of $150 on labor costs.

            The hardest part physically will be moving the new range into position and removing the old one. Many appliance centers will have a free …

            How To – Replacing A Clothes Washing Machine Water Pump

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              large imageClothes Washing Machines use the use the water pressure in your home’s water lines to fill the drum but to get the dirty water out of the machine they need to use a water¬† pump.

              When the pump begins to go bad you will probably hear a screeching type noise telling you that the bearings are going bad. This to the untrained ear can often be mistaken for a bad accessory belt and some …

              How To – Kitchen Under Cabinet Countertop Lighting

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                When you are preparing food in your kitchen ambient light from ceiling fixtures is often obscured by upper cabinets. In this case you can find yourself cutting vegetables or doing other tasks in a shadow which can often be frustrating or dangerous.

                Adding under cabinet lighting is a relatively easy process if you have access to electric but even if you don’t there are some lights that run off of battery voltage.

                Most kitchens will have …

                How To – Inside Winter Vegetable Garden How About Sprouts

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                  Many gardeners hate the end of the growing season because it means an end to a fresh supply of home grown vegetables.

                  To get around this you can setup some very nice indoor gardens if you are willing to set aside a portion of your home and provide extra light and heat for the plants in the very cool months of winter but is there an easier way to get some greens on your plate?

                  Bean …

                  How To – Picking And Installing A Home Beer Dispenser

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                    If you like to drink a lot then maybe you shouldn’t be reading this … heh …

                    Beer dispensers are the primary way to get beverages into customers hands at restaurants and bars but what if you like to entertain at home?

                    By installing your own Keg of beer in a custom refrigerator dispenser you will always have beer on tap and you should save a lot of money.

                    Picking the right Unit…

                    Buying Guide – Cast Stone

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                      Cast Stone was first developed about 800 years ago but it did not get widespread use in residences until the 1920’s.

                      The main benefits of cast stone is the ability to provide a natural stone feel with intricate details as found on fireplace mantles while keeping the cost down.

                      Castings can be made for everything from decorative lamps, Countertops, and Architectural Details used both inside and outside but the pieces themselves can not be made as …