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Laundry Room Appliances too Cute to Hide

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When Kristina Johnson and David Franke remodeled their California kitchen and laundry room, they did a surprising thing: left the door off the laundry room. Of course, I had [...]

A New Kitchen for an Older Woman

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Outside of Charlotte, N.C., Judy Hammill moved back to the farmhouse where she grew up and that her own father built. But the kitchen was dated and would not work as Judy [...]

A Wall of Windows in the Kitchen

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Here at Kathy’s Remodeling Blog, I may be destined to one day have a kitchen with a wall of windows because each time I see a kitchen like this, I feel a pull on my [...]

British Kitchens vs. American Kitchens

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Somehow I got onto the mailing list of a British kitchen shop called Magnet. As I live in the United States, there’s very little chance I’ll be hiring these folks [...]

1.5 Million Dishwashers Recalled

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Name of Product: Maytag Dishwashers Units: About 1.7 million in the United States Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich. [...]

Is Contemporary Out? Already?

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In 2008, I posed this question in a poll: Is contemporary style on its way out? My theory was that hard economic times would propel people into the comfort of traditional [...]

Where to Put the Microwave? 14 Tips

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Another winning piece by kitchen designer Susan Serra: Honestly? Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, finding a place for the microwave drives me crazy! It’s not [...]

The Drain That Never Clogs

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The last time my sink clogged up, I tried muscle power and the force of a plunger to unclog the drain. When that failed miserably, I switched to liquid drain cleaner, then [...]

Love, love, loving this green kitchen

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I'll tell a word that really annoys me: Neutral. Could there be anything more boring? Yet you'll see people walking through a boring house and remarking: "Love [...]

Top 10 projects that add home value

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From HGTV's Front Door: #10: The kitchen is one room where upgrades almost always bring a large return on investment. However, you don't have to gut your kitchen and [...]

Going Swedish – The Boston Globe

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Can a Cambridge architect pull off a complete renovation — including a new high-end range — for less than $20,000? Is a budget-minded kitchen renovation with a [...]

A winning kitchen

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By MEG McCONAHEY THE PRESS DEMOCRAT When Levi Leipheimer invited his new cycling pal Dan Boyle over for some expert advice about sprucing up his aging kitchen, his vision was [...]

Cool new French door wall ovens

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You know, new products were a lot more fun a few years ago when we were rolling in dough and using our homes as ATM machines to fix up our homes. Of course, the big new [...]

What’s your least favorite DIY task?

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When I visited Arnie and Lily Richards at home in Downey, California, they were naturally proud of the new dining room they added, and the adjacent kitchen they remodeled. [...]
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