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The Importance of Base Cabinets in Kitchen Remodeling

Deciding to put in new kitchen cabinets or replacing existing ones is a big decision. Kitchen cabinets tend to cost up to 50% of a kitchen remodeling or design budget, so choosing the right ones is obviously an important one. However, most people tend to think of kitchen cabinets as a pair of wall and base cabinets, and not separately. While this is true for most kitchens, base cabinets can

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Granite-bathroom

Facts about Top Materials for Bathroom Countertops

Bathroom countertops are often an afterthought for many homeowners, especially if they come into a house where the bathrooms do not have a vanity. Most people do not think of them as an essential part of the bathroom, but they really are. Given the restrictions of the bathrooms, where most of the features (toilet, shower, sink) are permanent, you want to include something in your design to hold and store

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A Comparison of Solid Surface and Granite Countertops

Most people believe that replacing kitchen countertops is a good way to improve the function and appeal of the kitchen, and by extension, the home. However, it can be difficult to decide on the material to pick for this. Many options are available, and two of them are granite and solid surfaces. Some people advocate for solid surface as the better option to granite countertops, while others hold by granite

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Tips for Keeping Granite Countertops in Top Condition

Most people choose granite almost by default when considering their options for kitchen countertops. It is easy to see why, as granite is not only super durable, it is also quite beautiful and distinctive, and works for most kitchen styles, so interior designers love it as well. Having granite countertops in the home ups its value, so it is a great choice all around. The thing is, while maintaining granite

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Back to the Future: Freestanding Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets today typically consist of fixed wall and base cabinets. These have finished fronts and sides, but any side that is not visible is often unfinished. This includes most of the sides, as the cabinets join end-to-end, leaving just one side on each end exposed. They also stand on their own legs, so they are seldom fixed to the floor. Freestanding cabinets are different, as all sides, including the

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Types of Lighting for Kitchen Upgrades

Upgrading a kitchen instead of a full remodel is a less expensive way to improve the home and its market value if budget is an issue. A good way to do that is to replace kitchen countertops with granite, marble, or quartz, or replace kitchen cabinets, or both. It might also pay to add new lights, which can dramatically change the look and character of the kitchen. Quite a few

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A Comparison of Particleboard and Plywood Kitchen Cabinets

The importance of kitchen cabinets cannot be overstated, and neither is the amount of thought you need to put into choosing the right one for your kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinets take up a lot of visual and physical space, so you can be sure they will have a big impact on the look and function of your kitchen. Aside from style and design, which takes up a lot of decision

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How to Accessorize Kitchen Cabinets to Maximize Space

Storage is usually a premium in most kitchens, so kitchen cabinets are essential. The fact that nice looking kitchen cabinets add to the esthetic value of the kitchen is an added bonus. Its main function is to keep the tools, implements, and supplies in the kitchen organized and out of sight. However, few homeowners can maximize the space provided in standard kitchen cabinets. The solution is to put in optional

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