5 Easy Ideas for Small Kitchens

Guest Blogger: Casey Makovich

Small kitchens present unique challenges for homeowners, but having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to resort to takeout every night. Here are 5 easy ideas for small kitchens that will help make your space look and feel larger.

 

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Add storage wherever possible.

Space-permitting, bring in any storage pieces that will fit in your small kitchen. A kitchen hutch, set of drawers, rolling island or hanging pot rack are all great ways to squeeze in extra kitchen storage. If you have free wall space, consider adding open shelving or wall organizers for storing smaller kitchen utensils. If your cabinets don’t reach all the way up to the ceiling, make use of above cabinet space with baskets and bins.

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Home Electronics that Blend into your Home

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As technology continues to play a role in the way our world grows, it is also playing a role in the way our homes operate. We have televisions, radios, online music, video cameras and gaming systems. We have garage door openers and security systems.  Now we have thermostats, carbon monoxide and security systems that can be controlled by our mobile phones. How can these home electronics blend with the design and function of our homes?

Monitors flip down from underneath a cabinet has been used in cabinets for a long time.  Having these Read More


Maintenance Tip: Inspect Washing Machine Hoses

Inspect Washing Machine Hoses Your washing machine has hoses that connect for both hot and cold water. During the years of use, these rubber hoses can wear out over time due to high water pressure and vibration.  To inspect washing machine hoses is a great maintenance tip to see if there is any bulging or softening in the hose. This is also a simple maintenance tip that can be done in a few minutes.

Because a broken washing machine hose can cause a lot of water damage given the volume and pressure of water in these hoses. A quick review of the hoses is simple, however to replace the hoses will take more time than a few minutes. There is also a drainage hose that should be

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6 Halloween Decorating Tips

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Goblins and Ghouls are on their way and maybe a super hero or two. Halloween brings all kinds out to show their costume inspiration and is a fun time of year to see all the different colors ready to showcase your home.  Fall, and in particular Halloween, offers some great concepts on decorating and can bring out your inner witch or demon. Here are some Halloween decorating tips to help you define how you want Read More


Everything’s Coming up Pink

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are highlighting how to incorporate pink decor into your home. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designed to bring more awareness to the effect of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month also brings awareness to early detection and treatment of the disease.

As we highlight the color pink, we showcase the reasons if makes great home decor. This color gives off a calming or sedating feel to a room and invites romance and love. Here are some great examples of incorporating shades of this color into your home. And with pink, you can still remain stylish. If you are not a huge pink fan, Read More