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Axminster Carpets LTD
...ink again. real axminster tm carpets range from stunning plains in everything from neutrals to high fashion colours, to fabulous textures and contemporary patterns, to the splendour of those newly modish antique style carpets in the grand french and persian traditions. axminster carpets is also the only manufacturer to spin its own yarn and manufacture axminster, wilton and tufted products for...
Kemper Cabinetry
...ith porcelain tops was added. in 1928 the first free-standing kitchen cabinets (known today as “hoosier cabinets” because of their indiana origins) were put into production followed quickly by dish cabinets and broom cabinets. after world war ii the single-family home building boom started; portable kitchen cabinets lost their popularity and in january of 1956 kemper bros. was one of th...
KitchenAid® Appliances
...ys stood for versatility, reliability and durability. from the classic stand mixer, to powerful convection ovens. . .from sleek built-in refrigerators, to almost silent stainless-steel interior dishwashers, kitchenaid® products are the choice for producing great results. kitchenaid people are continually working to improve our products and provide superior service and customer support...
Maytag Appliances
...une tl, a top-loading high-efficiency washing machine that completely does away with the traditional agitator that sits in the center of the washtub; the maytag® jetclean® ii, the world's first dishwasher with three full racks; the new maytag® range with 5.22-cu.-ft. capacity; the maytag® gemini® dual--oven range; and the maytag® wide-by-side(tm) refrigerator. maytag also is at the f...
Amana Appliances
...arange® — the first countertop microwave oven for the home. today, amana is one of the maytag family of brands and offers a complete line of major appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, cooktops, radarange® microwave ovens, washers and dryers and dehumidifiers. we continue to build on our heritage of quality craftsmanship in our manufacturing pl...
Estate® Appliances
...y-free operation year after year. wider door bins than before hold gallon containers and other large items to maximize space so everything fits and remains within easy reach. cleaning estate® brand® dishwashers offer a basic, affordable wash system for your family's needs, featuring durability and simplicity you can count on day after day!  the one-piece injection molded tub eliminates weak point...
GE® Appliances
...ropean styling, with choices and design options that let you customize your kitchen to make it your own. the collection includes exceptional cooking products, refrigerators, icemakers, wine chillers, dishwashers, compactors, and outdoor cooking centers. ge profile™the marriage of  style & innovation:  ge profile appliances offer the best in contemporary design matched with the latest kitchen tech...
Viking Appliances
...a range. it is a way of life – for our customers as well as our employees. we introduced professional cooking to the home in 1987, and gourmets the world over rejoiced. so we added a rangetop. then a dishwasher. a refrigerator. even an outdoor range. and along the way, we created our own culture of creativity and innovation. now we’re applying viking perfection to new categories like cookware, cut...
Bosch Home Appliances
...rown into a global leader through its dedication to innovation and quality engineering. bosch is one of the companies with the most patent applications worldwide. gas cooktops to create a variety of dishes, you need a cooktop with a variety of features. and that's exactly what you get with a bosch pgl, ngp or ngt gas cooktop. high btu output burners deliver a range of flame settings, while a sepa...
Electrolux ICON™
...fessional series appliances conspire to make you the culinary master of all you create. their bold look, expert design and exquisite details give you the confidence to display your gourmet artistry. dishwashers advanced dishwashing solutions with unmatched presentation. this is the kitchen that fits your life and the way you live it. this is an electrolux kitchen. gas cooktopscook with the prec...
Transolid® Solid Surfacing
... are available in both topmount and undermount styles, are designed for all types of counter tops and are available in 23 colors in multiple designs and sizes. offset drains create more room to stack dishes and glasses. steep, straight walls easily handle large pots and pans. like any transolid product, surfaces resist heat up to 365° and stains and marks are easily removed with simple cleaning. ...
Homecrest Cascade WPC Flooring
... not affected by spills or moisture, won’t swell or buckle. never worry about your pet’s water dish! 100% waterproof construction outperforms laminate flooring, which is susceptible to water damage. lifetime residential warranty, guarantees cascade is free from manufacturer defects. ...
Glitsa
...glitsa is always advancing, optimizing our techniques and formulas, while remaining true to classic swedish principles. our mastery lies in enhancing the natural beauty of wood with finishes of exceptional purity. we partner with key distributors throughout north america to bring this quality and performance to the contractors, architects and design professionals seeking only the finest-quality fl...
Jacqueline Adams Antiques
... jacqueline adams antiques has been a direct importer of fine european antiques for over 38 years, specializing in 17th, 18th, and 19th century french, italian, swedish and dutch antiques. our expansive showroom includes over 16,000 square feet and is located in the prestigious galleries of peachtree hills next door to adac atlanta decorative art center. our passion has always been,...
Appliances
...nes. the invention of earl richardson's small electric clothes iron in 1903 gave a small initial boost to the home appliance industry. in the post–world war ii economic expansion, the domestic use of dishwashers, and clothes dryers were part of a shift for convenience. increasing discretionary income was reflected by a rise in miscellaneous home appliances. in america during the 1980s, the indust...
Bath Accessories
...healthier all over, down to the essentials like harmonizing soap dispensers and  towels. among some of the bath accessories to choose are: toothbrush holders, robe hooks, paper holders, soap dishes, towel rings, paper holders, towel bars, handicap grab bars, shower rods, door knockers, door numbers, cabinet hardware and knobs. hopefully,  you can decide what bathroom accessories ...
Concrete Countertops
...oice if you want unusual shapes, as they're often molded right in your kitchen. the high cost may be beyond most consumers' budget. concrete counters tops look extraordinary and sometimes outlandish and can be color-tinted with additives that lessen porosity. they are abrasion and heat resistant and new treatments do away with cracking...
Floorcloth
...ragments preserved at calke abbey. american floorcloths survive not only in natchez but in colonial williamsburg. perhaps the oldest cloth surviving in situ is the charming floorcloth in the swedish royal palace of tullgarn, dating from 1800. this cloth is not factory manufactured but painted as a one-off. its existance suggests that perhaps other cloths were also painted for european pa...
Hardwood Strip Flooring
...er white or red. the color of white oak runs from a creamy white or light brown to medium brown. it's a bit harder than red oak, has smaller markings, and has a more uniform appearance. red oak is reddish brown, and its open grain makes it somewhat porous. maple strip flooring runs from pale white to light reddish brown. it has a uniform texture and closed grain and is very hard, harder than red o...
Kilims
...o. kilims were originally intended as a pliable warm carpet that could be placed on a sandy desert floor and easily packed on a came or horse. kilim designs represent different tribes and regions. kurdish kilims are brighter, sometimes mixed with embroidery, and generally cheaper. turkish kilims feature mediterranean colors of gold orange and turquoise. iranian kilims are grounded in burgundy, rus...
Laminate Flooring
...4.4 precludes the use of uf, but allows the use of mf. laminated flooring is commonly used in leed residential and commercial applications. historylaminate flooring was invented in 1977 by the swedish company perstorp (company) (sv), and sold under the brand name pergo. they had been making floor surfaces since 1923. the company first marketed its product to europe in 1984, and later to the un...
Rag Rugs
...take any abuse a family has to offer! those dirty shoes coming through the back door, to food spills in the kitchen. and just think of the comfort afforded you as you stand on a rag rug while washing dishes in front of the sink. just what the doctor ordered after a long day's work. and since they are machine washable, it makes them a no-hassle type of area rug. each rag rug can be coordinated to m...
Throw / Scatter Rugs
...pensive copies or valuable collector's items. let your tastes, needs, and budget direct you. throw rugs are a favorite in the kitchen. right in front of the sink, where you generally stand and clean dishes is a perfect place. especially when ceramic tile is used in the kitchen is this more important. tile is very slippery when wet. by having a rug directly in front of the sink area, any water wil...
7 On-Trend Kitchen Upgrades
...aintain. multiple appliances function is front and center in residential kitchen design this year, and homeowners' growing demands to go big on appliances is proof. from double ovens to extra dishwashers, homeowners are committing to more useful features. there are even some kitchens that boast two refrigerators, which may be a nod to the way grocery shopping habits shifted during the ...
Pet Friently PureColor Fiber
...our proprietary purecolor solution-dyed fiber is superior to traditional piece-dyed fibers. imagine the difference between a carrot and radish. the color on traditional carpet fibers sits on top like the red skin of a radish. with purecolor, the color penetrates the fiber like the orange of a carrot doesn’t fade from prolonged exposure to harsh sunlightwon't wear, even in high-traffic areas and...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...environmental protection agency, and kemikalieinspektionen, its chemicals inspectorate, have reviewed vinyl’s environmental performance in the areas of waste management and additives. in 1998, the swedish government gave approval for continuing the sustainable development of vinyl, focusing specifically on substitution for some additives and increased recycling. • in our own country, the u.s. epa...
Kitchen Flooring Guide
...the kitchen is the hub of your home, where you cook meals and gather for parties. kitchen floors must withstand frequent foot traffic, dropped dishes and utensils, and spills galore. but because it’s a room you'll likely spend a lot of time in, it must also indulge your craving for great style. what kind of flooring is best for kitchens? all of our flooring is suitable for use in kitchens and e...
Best Laminate Flooring for Your Kitchen
...aspects to think about when it comes to style. can it withstand your lifestyle?second, a major factor in choosing the right laminate floor for your kitchen is durability.between cooking meals, doing dishes, eating and drinking, and just simply living, you’re going to put a pretty good bit of wear and tear on your floor. spills, and more specifically moisture, are a kitchen floor’s worst enemy. no...
5 Steps to Incorporate Universal Design
...g well-lit rooms 4. kitchen updates for ease of use cabinets and counter heights, as well as the location of appliances, can improve the cooking experience. other checklist items include: * dishwashers in drawer units eliminate the need to bend over when loading or unloading * push button controls for dishwashers for easier use * refrigerators with drawer unit options or side-by-side...
Conn's HomePlus Helps Three Families Still Recovering from Hurricane Harvey
...re and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses; home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges; consumer electronics, including led, qled, oled, ultra hd, and internet-ready televisions, gaming consoles, home theater and portable audio equipment; and home office, in...
4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen
...y, these appliances have been designed to meet the culinary standards of nearly any home chef, and include a selection of customizable ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, wall ovens and matching dishwasher panels. to explore how this line can give your kitchen the perfect vintage feel, visit elmirastoveworks.com/antique/ranges. add accents with purpose once you've established the cen...
Living in Color
...king way for trending warmer tones featuring shades of gray, green and blue. a calming effect letting your personality show through with color in the kitchen doesn't have to mean going outlandishly bold. paint hues like aqua, mint and olive can all set the stage for a calm, inviting atmosphere. each of these shades provides a mild taste of colored cabinetry, imparting an effect that i...
Home Upgrades that Really Work/Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces
...o the next level, is a water filtration system. cleaner, clearer water can benefit your home in a number of ways. it eliminates the need for expensive bottled water, produces cleaner, spot-free dishes, lets you save on soap and detergents, results in less build-up on fixtures and helps increase the life of appliances that use water. flooring updating the floor of your kitchen is anot...
Living in Color
...ng way for trending warmer tones featuring shades of gray, green and blue. a calming effect letting your personality show through with color in the kitchen doesn't have to mean going outlandishly bold. paint hues like aqua, mint and olive can all set the stage for a calm, inviting atmosphere. each of these shades provides a mild taste of colored cabinetry, imparting an effect that i...
Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
... 1950s-inspired appliances from elmira stove works in beach blue, a hue that takes its cue from days spent lazing by the pool or at the seashore. from refrigerators and ranges to microwaves and dishwasher panels, retro appliances can bring a fun, welcoming vibe to kitchens. "color - whether bold or on the subtler side - can really make a kitchen come alive," said tony dowling, vice p...
6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen/Minor and major projects that can recreate your kitchen
...faucet features a flexible silicone hose that can be easily replaced in a variety of rainbow colors for an instant kitchen "perk-up." * explore sink options. whether it's for food preparation, dish washing or bathing a small child, families depend on the kitchen sink for a lot of things. the dxv hillside stainless steel sink exhibits the rich character of popular farmhouse sink stylin...
5 top trends for your kitchen in 2018
...alexa and google assistant. want to preheat the oven before you head home from work? done! need a fresh batch of ice before company arrives? you don't even have to get up. forget to turn on the dishwasher? no problem. choose a cycle and turn it on from virtually anywhere. smart home leaders like lg have also teamed with food and recipe services such as innit and sidechef to better assist...
Material Matters
...st often found in contemporary, professional-style kitchens. this classic, durable material lives up to its name. hot pans won't hurt it, and it's less likely than harder materials to damage delicate dishware that may slip from your grip. if you're looking to make a statement, an enameled cast iron sink may be the answer. these sinks withstand whatever your family dishes out, from heavy pots to...
Give Your KITCHEN a Facelift
...our kitchen, vacation home or real estate listing, the amana everyday value suite includes a side-by-side refrigerator with 3 gallon door storage bins, a free standing range with bake assist temps, a dishwasher with triple filter wash system and an over-the-range microwave. find more appliances at amana.com. aesthetically pleasing dining available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, heights, c...
A room-by-room guide to decluttering your home
...wer to one with built-in organization, like sterling store+ shower. the showers feature built-in recesses and tracks where you can snap in a variety of storage accessories and shelves, such as a soap dish, storage bin, towel bar or shower hook. the storage is fully customizable, and all accessories are removable and dishwasher safe. visit www.sterlingplumbing.com to learn more. kitchen basic...
Renovations for the Ages - Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath
...ammable cooking with an optional nickel or antique copper door frame. the complete line includes a customizable collection of ranges, wall ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and matching panels for dishwashers. to learn more, visit elmirastoveworks.com. ...
3 Steps for Growing Edible Herbs
...es, oregano, parsley and thyme are notorious for being fuss-free and perfect for those who may be new to gardening or growing herbs. you can also tailor your herb garden to your family's favorite dishes. if they love pasta and pizza, try growing basil, oregano, thyme and garlic chives. for mexican flavors, include cilantro, mexican tarragon, epazote and lime basil. to complement asian cooking,...
Add living space to your home with an easy patio makeover
... patio as an outdoor cooking station that’s ready to go whenever you’re ready to start cooking. set up a sturdy table for prepping veggies and meats and a selection of lightweight, outdoor serving dishes. the variety of colors and designs are endless and add to the space aesthetic. (just as you would indoors, make sure the surface is clean before you get started.) use colorful crates to keep gr...
Top 6 home decorating trends
...s and comfort, an outlook encapsulated by the danish term hygge (pronounced hoo-ga). now there’s an even more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle we’ll all be wanting in 2017: lagom. it’s a simple swedish philosophy on everyday life that means "just the right amount." the lagom home strikes the perfect balance between minimalism and cluttered, resulting in a clean, calm space that is also warm and...
Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
...design inspiration. let the details bring it all together. vibrant color is the signature of any retro kitchen, so don't forget to carry that design element through the space with accessories like dishes, cookbooks and vintage relics that celebrate bygone days. other details like hardware, small appliances and utensils that harken the past can bring a cohesive look to the kitchen for a seamless...
Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
...chnology. the living room, where you likely have a host of entertainment and audio equipment, offers plenty of obvious benefits, but also look at the kitchen, for example. did you forget to start the dishwasher on your way out the door? initiating a wash cycle remotely will let you come home to dishes clean and ready for dinner. prioritize what you install. when it's time to begin the actua...
Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
...ination. it is important to regularly sanitize any cutting boards that touch raw meat or eggs; don't just wipe them down. to make this chore do double duty, mix a bleach solution directly in your dishpan or sink after you've sanitized your cutting boards to disinfect and deodorize your sink. the same solution from your sink can be used to wipe down sealed or painted enamel cabinets, handle...
4 important tips for planning a kitchen remodel
...nd vegetables. conversely, those who love to entertain can use the island to add counter space for hors d'oeuvres and accommodate bar stools. faucet functionality few people enjoy rinsing messy dishes, but the proper faucet can make this chore easy and carefree. blending design and functionality, the delta mateo kitchen faucet with optional touch2o technology is an ideal choice for any kitch...
From stains to storage: Easy home cleaning solutions that open up time for fun
.... plus, you can find stylish designs that fit in well with your welcoming home. always put belongings back in their designated spot: it's easy to finish eating and say to yourself "i'll put these dishes in the dishwasher later," or, maybe you put off putting laundry away when you're in a rush. but in a few days, small clutter can turn into a big mess. pretty soon, you'll be overwhelmed by the ...
Smart storage ideas to squeeze extra space from your bathroom
...ose at hand. sturdy shelves and accessories are easily snapped into any of eight pre-molded locations within the shower - no tools necessary. a fully accessorized wall includes four rimmed shelf/soap dishes, two 4-inch deep storage bins, and soap dishes with towel bar and two shower hooks. plus, the back wall has molded foot ledges on either side, providing a safe, handy shaving ledge. to clean up...
The home design trend you need to know about
...n stand in stark contrast to polished stone. some of the hottest looks today, such as the blending of unfinished industrial materials with modern floors and cabinets, would have been considered outlandish only a few years ago. mixing materials gives you greater freedom to create a space that represents your style. style on a budget of all the rooms in a home, kitchens and bathrooms still get...
5 holiday entertaining tips for space and budget conscious hosts
... but not time, so create a menu of low-preparation recipes and lean on high-quality, already-prepared foods, like marie callender's frozen meals, pot pies and desserts. you can serve already-prepared dishes alone, or simplify a recipe by using an already-prepared dish, like this apple spice cupcake recipe featuring marie callender's dutch apple pie. simply repurpose the pie filling and turn one ...
5 tips to prepare the bath for winter
...sts feel right at home. consider installing robe hooks close to the shower door for easy access. for added flair, incorporate accessories such as towels in a festive pattern, splashes of gold in soap dishes, or hints of bronze in candle holders and picture frames. create candlelit luxury. a flame effect creates a soothing aesthetic to any room. if your bath is particularly chilly, consider a fre...
IKEA 'Let's Play for Change' Campaign begins November 20th - Children's Rights Day - to raise funds for six leading chil
...thailandpromotes, through sports and play, inclusion and development of children with intellectual disabilities. mary davis, chief executive officer, special olympics said.  "it is shocking and disheartening to note that the majority of children with intellectual disabilities have little to no access to valuable services and educational opportunities, which often entrenches them and their fa...
Superior design, superior functionality
...g in the kitchen ensures the most used items are within reach while simultaneously delivering an airy feel. customized to fit any space, these shelves effortlessly draw the eye to perfectly-organized dishes, cookware or dry goods. complemented by a sophisticated backsplash, unique shelving materials such as galvanized iron or reclaimed wood can transform the kitchen into an industrially-inspired s...
Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
...waiting to see who shows up and who doesn’t, send out rsvps via mail or email so that you have a precise idea of how many people to plan for. plan the menu ahead of time: from drinks to side dishes to dessert, with special storage spots and industry-first infinity slide shelves, whirlpool’s french door refrigerator allows you to store 30 percent more so you can buy all your grocerie...
6 holiday-friendly home design features
...tchen island — with the exception of galley kitchens, virtually every kitchen can benefit from an island. kitchen islands are the perfect spot for serving christmas morning breakfast, setting out dishes for a thanksgiving buffet, food prep for a new year’s celebration or a staging area for an all-night wrapping party after the kids are in bed. utilize generous under-island cabinet space ...
Upgrade Your Kitchen This New Year
...o your kitchen is a convection microwave, which, in addition to warming, can bake and roast foods for great meals in minutes. after preparing a meal in your new kitchen, clean up like a pro with a dishwasher featuring professional-grade details. for example, a spray arm in the kenmore pro 24-inch built-in dishwasher goes beyond the traditional circle with a full-coverage, spiral pattern that re...
Kitchen Trends 9 Ideas for your Redesign
... concepts of the lookmotion-activated lighting is a hit. or start small and try the motion-activated faucet. pick up digital read thermometers that alert your phone when the roast is done. start the dishwasher from your phone. that’s only the beginning. tile for a smart kitchentile is getting smarter too. ink-jet printing brings you realistic wood-look and stone-look tiles. stepwise brings you i...
5 DIY Kitchen Renovation Inspirations
...sting spaces so you can achieve a professional look and feel without doing a full kitchen remodel. the front-control freestanding range offers a variety of uses to conquer any holiday meal, while the dishwasher can wash dishes in as little as 30 minutes, making clean up a cinch. gray is the new white from fashion to film, everyone is embracing shades of gray. in the kitchen, gray creates a b...
Keep Clutter at Bay/Useful items to keep your home elegantly organized
...as summer gives way to a busy fall and schedules get a bit more hectic, things have a way of getting disheveled. you can get your home reorganized and looking great with just a little bit of tlc and some helpful storage solutions. from those stray groceries that haven't found a home in the pantry to shampoo bottles that linger on the bathtub ledge, these options can help you get reorganized and ma...
Home Design with Furry Friends in Mind/Redesign a pet-friendly place
...d in the kitchen or laundry room, but with a built-in system you can establish a functional and attractive dining destination in other rooms of the home. features such as wells to hold food and water dishes, a bin on rollers for dry food and shelving for cans and treats will put everything you need at your fingertips for mess-free chow time. do your pets a favor and keep them in mind when buil...
5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money
...ure you always have healthy, home-cooked meals on hand by taking a few hours once a week to prep and cook your meals. meals that you'll eat early in the week can be kept in the fridge until mealtime. dishes you plan to eat later in the week can be placed in storage containers and frozen until use. after some practice, you'll be able to work efficiently and prep meals that work best for your family...
How Green Is Your House?An eco-friendly approach to home care
...tronics when you leave the room. * set a programmable thermostat to adjust temperatures when you're away from home. * wash only full loads of laundry, and use cold water when possible. * air-dry dishes, rather than using the heated drying cycle of the dishwasher. buying green understanding just what makes a product green can be confusing. according to the u.s. environmental protection a...
Bathroom Upgrades to Impress Guests
... or stuffed mushrooms - that are visually enticing, but not intimidating. more importantly, rehearse the recipe beforehand. no host should spend the party in the kitchen experimenting on a first-time dish. * space is key. be mindful of how your home coincides with the theme of your party. game day? have plenty of seats in front of the screen and a "sideline lounge" for those who prefer to soci...
Easy Ways to Save This Halloween
...to complete the look. save on ghostly gatherings. there are many ways to celebrate without emptying your pocketbook. invite friends over for a halloween potluck and encourage each guest to bring a dish to share with a spooky name. rent or download classic horror films for an after-dinner movie marathon everyone will enjoy. make sure your home is adorned with the most fearsome decorations with l...
Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
... maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests. here are a few quick tips to clean and prep your home for a season of get-togethers - anytime day or night. load the dishwasher first. when you're throwing a get-together, the last thing you want is to open the dishwasher to find dirty dishes. make sure to run the dishwasher the day before your guests arrive to ensu...
Give Your Kitchen a Facelift - Easy Updates to Increase Your Home's Value & Save You Time
... and 40 percent are dissatisfied because their food does not cook evenly. a new trend to help alleviate these concerns is a double wall oven, which provides the timesaving benefit by cooking multiple dishes at once. the frigidaire gallery(r) double wall oven saves prep time and cook time with its quick preheat feature and true convection feature. once the food is out of the oven, the quick self-cl...
Safe, Green Ways to Protect Family & Home
...re 100 percent natural and are available in outdoor, indoor and all purpose use formulas. keep the indoors clean: * always keep kitchen thoroughly cleaned with no food, liquid or water residue on dishes, countertops or appliances. if you have pets, be sure to keep their food in a sealed container and regularly clean out their food and water bowls. by cutting off their food and water source, mo...
Create Your Dream Green Kitchen
...m kitchen. adding in a new laminate countertop, such as those made by wilsonart, will complete the look when combined with a beautiful new backsplash. wilsonart decorative metals are a great option. dishwasher according to the environmental protection agency, using an energy star labeled dishwasher is the most efficient use of energy and water, even more so than hand washing. when looking to upd...
Take Time to Tackle Home Maintenance
...prevent mold and mildew. mold spores need moisture to grow and thrive in warm, humid conditions. inspect your home for excess water and moisture build-up from leaky roofs, faucets, basement drains, dishwashers and washing machines, and fix them immediately. e exercise caution around appliances. before using appliances such as space heaters and toaster ovens, make sure they are working proper...
Get Your Home Ready for Outdoor Entertaining
... grease off the outside of the grill, and clean the interior racks, by scrubbing with a wire brush and a solution of three parts baking soda to one part warm water. rinse thoroughly. clear up cloudy dishes - now that you've cleaned up the space you're ready to entertain! in advance of guests arriving, pull out the summer dishes and glassware and make sure they are spotless. to get tableware spark...
Green Ways to Beautify Your Home
...700 gallons of water per year. replacing your showerhead could save 2,900 gallons of water per year, and a new toilet could save you 13,000 gallons of water per year. look for the energystar label on dishwashers and washing machines - they can use up to half as much water and 40 percent less energy. clean green - keep your home sparkling clean with eco-friendly cleaners and detergents. look for...
Kitchen trends for 2013: 'Revamping kits' offer high-end results
...the jump toward the most desired appliance look, stainless. new liquid stainless steel paint is made with 100 percent stainless steel; and kits are available for refrigerators as well as a ranges and dishwashers. the stainless "range and dishwasher" kit, gives a brushed stainless look for $24.95 and the liquid stainless "fridge" kit costs $69.95. each kit comes with a specialized application tool ...
Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Stylish, Functional Retreat
...d of big, bold art. "mirrors expand the space and fill the wall, but they don't add a lot of contrast or busyness. other ideas for stylish accents include:  a tray on the nightstand that holds a dish for jewelry, scented candle and lamp.  small throw rugs for either side of the bed. rugs add color, texture and a luxurious feel to a room.  a collection of small vases or frames in the sam...
Color tips from the pros: How to bring bold hues into the kitchen and bath
...t of the special edition kohler colors featuring jonathan adler. caption 2: color brings instant happiness to a space. and when color is on a kitchen sink, suddenly it’s not such a chore to do the dishes. these four bright hues from kohler colors featuring jonathan adler, pictured here on the kohler whitehaven kitchen sink. ...
Fresh Tips for Holiday Sparkle
...oking this time of year also means more cleaning around the kitchen. soak encrusted grease and food on roasting pans or enamel cookware by dampening with hot water and sprinkling baking soda into the dish detergent, let sit for an hour, and sponge clean. to deodorize your drains and disposal, and keep lingering odors from resurfacing, pour baking soda down the drain while running warm tap water. ...
Nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready
...most holiday traffic. these rooms - usually smaller than master baths - will benefit from a simple de-cluttering. quick updates like adding new cabinet hardware and coordinating accessories like soap dishes, lotion dispensers, toothbrush holders, shower curtains and towels are easy ways to refresh these small but important areas. the holidays are also a great time to update items you can enjoy ...
The surprising truth about carpet
...ion of america says live with respiratory ailments might be surprised to learn that the opposite appears to be true, according to multiple studies. allergy and asthma carpet studies a 15-year swedish study found no link between carpet and allergy and asthma attacks. in fact, when carpet usage in sweden decreased by 70 percent, allergy reactions in the general population increased by 30 percen...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday Ready
...stone cleaner. soap, abrasive cleaners or cleaners with citrus can damage granite. sink - a kitchen may look spic and span, but one stinky sponge can easily mask all your hard work. the new "dirty dishes dilemma" survey by palmolive(r) reveals that close to nine out of ten households (86 percent) have encountered a bad smelling sponge, and almost everyone surveyed (94 percent) said they felt th...
Kitchen Cleaning - Organize Your Approach
...ch will help to soften dried food particles to make cleanup easier. then, use a foaming all-purpose cleaner and a damp sponge to easily wipe away residue and grease and leave a fresh scent behind. dishwasher use a toothbrush and warm, soapy water to clean around the rubber seal on the door of your dishwasher. use a scrubbing brush or sponge to wipe away dirt and grime on the inside of the doo...
Cleaning Made Simple
...ticky residue inside. if your machine does not have a specific washer cleaning cycle, add liquid chlorine bleach to the dispenser and run a normal cycle with hot water. -check the drain area of your dishwasher and remove any bits of food or small items. place a bowl, right side up, in the top rack and fill it with one cup of white vinegar. with nothing else inside, run the dishwasher on its short...
Freshen Up Your Home, Naturally
...fresh home: kitchen refrigerator: remove foul odors and stains from leftovers in the fridge by cleaning the drawers and shelves with a homemade cleaning solution. simply add a few drops of natural dish soap to a bowl of baking soda and stir until it creates a thick paste. also, store an open box of baking soda inside the fridge to help eliminate odors before they start. replace it with a fresh ...
Pest Prevention Basics/What you need to know to keep pests out of your home
...nd pick up crumbs immediately. -keep stove vents and drip pans clean. -store food in air-tight and pest-proof containers, or in the refrigerator or freezer. -don't leave your pet's food and water dishes out overnight. -check for water leaks under the sink and refrigerator. -keep trash and recycling areas clean, and rinse out food containers and beverage cans before disposing of them. -bai...
Home organization for the busy household
... avery and available at staples and on staples.com." * teach your family to pitch in: if you're the main housekeeper, it's reasonable to ask family members to help with chores such as loading the dishwasher, picking up toys, taking out the trash and doing the laundry. delegating small chores throughout the year makes larger organization projects a much easier task. * stick to a schedule: t...
Time-Saving Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms
...er, and flush. * lastly, throw out the trash. five minutes to a clean kitchen * stow away bulky appliances, pots and pans. * recycle old newspapers and take out smelly trash. * stick dirty dishes in the dishwasher or fill the sink with soapy water and submerge dishes into hiding. * hit hot spots with an old t-shirt and all-purpose cleaner, wiping down fridge door, counter, stove top an...
Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Clean
... glass components of the refrigerator. sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge and clean counter tops, stainless steel sinks, the oven range, and within your microwave. to remove soap buildup in your dishwasher, pour a cup of white vinegar in an empty machine and run through the cycle. "most people are unaware that the kitchen sink is one spot with the most germs," says clay nichols of www.dadla...
Simple Tricks to Refresh Your Home
... is not a self-cleaning appliance, use the cleaning solution to wipe away baked on grease and grime. remember to make sure the oven is cool before applying the solution. * don't forget to clean your dishwasher, too. remove trapped food particles from the bottom and around any moving parts. pour a cup of vinegar into the empty dishwasher and run it to clean the inside. bedrooms * launder bed l...
Household Budgeting: To Save or to Spend?
...ave on everyday items, and shows families where extra spending can lead to long-term savings. saving on the everyday buy in bulk and store. basic household items such as paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap and laundry detergent can be purchased in large quantities and shelved for later use in order to save money over time. look to large retailer stores that offer buy-in-bulk options...
The Clean You Need, at a Fraction of the Cost
...k. keep it cool save on energy costs by using cold water whenever possible. most detergents are powerful enough to get a deep-down clean regardless of the water temperature. whether running the dish washer or loading the laundry machine, turn the dial to cold for savings. use, wash, repeat laundry rooms are often dubbed mud rooms. when cleaning these floors and surfaces, use reusable pr...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready
...tuck-on foods, so you can wipe the microwave clean. the lemon juice will provide a fresh scent. wooden cabinets * for stubborn dirt, wash around all handles and any other grease zones with hand dishwashing detergent. then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution, such as murphy oil soap. just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a...
Earth-Friendly Household Tips Made Easy
... water in the fridge instead of letting the tap run until water gets cold. refill one water glass or reusable bottle throughout the day so there will be fewer items to wash. after eating, don't rinse dishes with water - just scrape off the excess food and load directly into the dishwasher. tests by consumer reports showed that pre-rinsing usually isn't necessary and by skipping it you can save 20 ...
Warm up your kitchen with cozy colors
...ffordable styles from manufacturers of semi-custom cabinetry. "today's semi-custom cabinetry gives homeowners access to some of the most desired wood types including cherry, known for its deep reddish tones, and alder, which can lend a rustic or casual feel to a kitchen," says cathy hitz, brand manager for diamond cabinets. "it's easy to combine these woods with special cabinetry touches, such...
Tips for a Clean House During the Holidays
...ts you quickly remove pet hair from furniture and more. 3. consider mixing up a quick batch of homemade cleaner for an easy, green alternative to harsh chemical products. mix two tablespoons of mild dishwashing soap and two cups of water in a spray bottle. give it a shake and use anywhere you'd typically use a commercial all-purpose spray, like countertops, bathroom surfaces, and highchairs. 4. ...
Holiday Tidy-ings: How to Simplify Celebrations and Cut Costs This Season
... * plan ahead - as you plan for your party or holiday dinner, write down things that your guests can help prepare when they arrive. these might include taking coats, opening wine bottles, keeping nut dishes filled and arranging fruit, vegetable or cheese platters. so, when guests ask to help, it's easy to refer them to the list. * handy dandy tool kit - before you begin dusting and spraying, p...
Cleaning From Top to Bottom Tips and Secrets for a Cleaner, Healthier Home
...when it comes to the routine of cleaning, homeowners tend to be more concerned with stacks of dirty dishes (66 percent), piles of laundry (58 percent) and dust balls on their carpet (57 percent), according to a survey commissioned by 3m, maker of filtrete air cleaning filters. but they often forget about other areas of the home - such as bedding, shower doors and even stuffed animals - that can be...
Weekend Home Projects on a Budget / Easy Outdoor Improvements
...d. 5. pour water onto the dry mix and allow it to soak in. depending on soil conditions, you will need about 1 gallon of water for each 50 pound bag of concrete mix placed in the hole. dig larger, dish-shaped holes for posts set in loose or sandy soil. 6. fill the remainder of the hole with soil dug from the hole. 7. the concrete sets in 20 to 40 minutes. wait 4 hours before applying heav...
Laundry Room Redo
...ins the first time. the formula helps to eliminate a variety of stains, including grass, blood, soil, clay, grease, oil and food. find out more at armandhammer.com lost and found. keep an attractive dish or basket near the washing machine- you'll have a place to put all the miscellaneous items you find as you empty pockets. when you're done with the laundry, take the dish with you and return the ...
Greener Living - Simple steps toward a more natural home
...over. take small steps to make your home more energy efficient and natural. each one you take makes the next one easier. here are some simple steps to get you started: no running on empty. load the dishwasher after every meal, but only turn it on when it's totally full. running several smaller loads instead of a full load wastes both water and energy. foil spills. line the oven, broiler and bur...
bidjar
...The rug design named for the Bidjar region of Iranian Azerbaijan. Originally the design was Kurdish featuring hundreds of trees and was really responsible for earning the region its fine reputation. Commercial Bidjar are factory woven and feature a distinctive diamond shape medallion. Commercial Bidjar are thought to be the most durable carpets in history as most will last 300 years. This has earn...
kurd
...A tribal people who live in eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and the Kordistan region or Iran. They produce what are commonly thought to be the finest tribal style rugs in the world. Kurdish rugs are a passion among rug collectors and connoisseurs and bring the highest prices at market...
cherry
...add to its interest. Distinctive, unique figures and grains are brought out through quarter sawing. It has an exceptionally lustrous appearance that glows. The finish is satiny to the touch. Rich, reddish-brown. Cherry darkens considerably with age and exposure to sunlight. Grain: Straight-grained and satiny. Small gum pockets produce distinctive markings. Light, strong, stiff and rather hard. Che...
Birch
...A stiff wood with excellent shock resistance. Used in fine furniture. The sapwood is pale yellow, while the heartwood is light reddish brown. Yellow birch is a deciduous hardwood which grows principally in the upland, hilly terrain of the Northeastern and Lake States forests: There are nine species of birch native to North America, including the very distinctive and familiar white trunk paper b...
eucalyptus
...The eucalyptus genus represents more than 300 species. They have been successfully planted in South America, South Africa, Europe and the United States. It is pinkish-brown in color and turns to a reddish-brown with age and exposure to light. Its' resistance to decay is relative to teak. Eucalyptus is a heavy hardwood that earns high marks for strength. Eucalyptus is a renewable resource with...
hickory
... walnut family. Hickory is the hardest, heaviest and strongest American wood in common use. Westward trekking pioneers allegedly made hickory a prerequisite for their wagon wheels. White to tan to reddish-brown with inconspicuous fine brown lines. Fine grain. Characteristics: Extremely tough and resilient, even texture, quite hard and only moderately heavy. The grain pattern welcomes a full range ...
maple
...has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days. Hard maple is the standard wood for cutting boards because it imparts no taste to food and holds up well. Cream to light reddish-brown. Usually straight-grained and sometimes found with highly figured bird's-eye or burl grain. Bird's-eye resembles small circular or elliptical figures. Clusters of round curls are known as b...
white pine
...tate tree of Maine and Michigan. A very large tree with relatively few horizontal big limbs, the Eastern white pine is one of the tallest timber trees in the Northeast. white to pale yellow with a reddish tinge. It darkens with age and air exposure, eventually turning to a deep orange color. The wood is light, soft, straight grained and with very uniform texture. It works very well and is easily s...
American Cherry
...American Cherry is one favorite for cabinet and furniture woods, prized for its rich reddish color and fine grainin...

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