Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sometimes a cabinet just needs replacing

It can prove to be expensive, but kitchen cabinets can break or corrode just like any other furniture piece, so a replacement might be necessary at some point during your kitchen’s lifetime. The kitchen is the last place that you … Continue reading

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Pendant Lights Provide Many Lighting Options

What is a pendant light?  That’s the term for a light that hangs from the ceiling, and it’s made of several distinct parts.  The lightbulb itself is encased in a lampshade attached to a device called a holder.  The holder … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Kitchen Backsplash

A backsplash is the protective covering on the wall behind a sink, countertop, or stove.  Its purpose is to prevent damage to the wall area from liquids, moisture, and similar kitchen hazards.  Backsplashes can be found in a wide variety … Continue reading

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Common Types of Cabinet Hinges

Kitchen cabinets sustain a great deal of use and abuse, and eventually it becomes necessary to have them repaired.  In many instances, the process involves replacing the cabinet’s hinges.  There can be a lot of confusion about terminology when discussing … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Need a Cabinet Tearout

If you’re thinking of making major upgrades to your cabinet area, you’re not alone.  Nearly anyone can imagine ways to improve their kitchen, and if you have some extra money to spare, the temptation can be tough to resist.  But … Continue reading

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What Is a Peninsula Kitchen?

One of the more common kitchen layouts is the peninsula.  This is a rectangular section of cabinet that protrudes from a wall, allowing for space on the other three sides, to prepare food and maneuver around; in many cases it … Continue reading

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What Is a Parallel Kitchen?

Often found in condos and older homes, a parallel kitchen—also called a galley kitchen—features two rows of counters with a walkway down the middle.  Kitchens with this design are small and efficient, containing all essential items and appliances in a … Continue reading

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What Are Rigid Thermofoil Doors?

Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) doors can provide stylish, yet affordable, additions to your kitchen area, particularly the cabinets.  Sometimes called 3D laminate, RTF doors are created by using heat and pressure to attach vinyl coating to a fiberboard.  The door can … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Kitchen Work Triangle

The concept of the “work triangle” was originated back in the late ‘40s by researchers at the University of Illinois, who investigated methods of maximizing efficiency in the kitchen.  Despite advancements in food storage and preparation technology, the idea has … Continue reading

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