Vintage Eclectic Kitchen on a Budget

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I’ve been wanting to remodel the kitchen in our house for a few years now. I haven’t started yet for good reason…not enough money to finish the job! I can’t do just part of it. Kitchen’s are often all-or-nothing kind of remodels. As Master Yoda said, “When remodel kitchen you must, do or do not […]

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Granite Worktops {aka Countertops}

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Granite is an exceptional material for counter surfaces. It’s extremely durable, non-porous, available in colors to fit any design, and universally (and naturally) beautiful. I’ve always been partial to natural products because of the unique variations in each piece. Like a fingerprint, no two bits of natural materials are going to be identical. This goes […]

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Black Kitchen Cabinets or White Kitchen Cabinets?

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Trying to decide on a cabinet color? Maybe these pictures will help you make the call. It’s pretty darn uncommon to find the exact same kitchen layout in opposite colors, but these two pictures from polygonhomes on flickr are exactly that. So it begs the question, which is your favorite? Personally, I prefer the black. […]

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Three Slightly Rustic Kitchen Remodeling Ideas — Quick & Easy

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I’m a fan of rustic… to a point. Unless we’re talking log cabin, I like things to look finished. I also love color and bright spaces, which don’t usually go hand-in-hand with rustic. To me, rustic design elements are a lot like spices in a good recipe. Too little and you’re leaving good taste on […]

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6 Creative Ways to Add A Splash of Color To Your Kitchen

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Ask yourself, of all the kitchens you’ve ever graced with your presence, how many stand out in your memory as flat-out amazing? One, five? None!? The truth is that even beautiful, well-designed, and expertly crafted kitchens often aren’t outstanding enough to make them permanently memorable. Let’s put a stop to that right now! Here’s a […]

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Wilsonart HD – A New Level of Laminate Counter

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I often learn of new ads on RemodelingGuy the same way you do, I see them on the site. So I didn’t know an advertising campaign for Wilsonart HD was about to start. I just looked at the site one day, and saw a new ad in the background. Wilsonart HD I thought I’d take […]

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Delta Touch2O Faucet — Imperfectly Beautiful

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Why can’t something just be totally perfect? Must there always be a catch? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself in the days and weeks since I replaced my kitchen faucet with a new Touch2O faucet from Delta Faucet. You see, the faucet is perfect! Totally perfect. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever added […]

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When I was eleven years old, I spent my first full-time working week on a construction site. It was a fire job and I still remember that underneath the burned and soaked carpet, was a floor that looked to me like it was pretty nice. It was terrazzo flooring. And it was the first of […]

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Banquette Seating

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Banquettes are hot! I wrote a post about a year ago called “Banquette, Booth, or Built-In?” and I’ve been noticing these when I see them ever since. And I’m seeing them a good bit. I’ve collected a few more photos to share and discuss all about nice banquette seating. Banquette Bump-Out If I were building […]

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All These Years – Still In Love (Dream Kitchen)

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I’ve been in-love with this kitchen for so long: I just can’t get it out of my mind. And this weekend, my water heater went south. Doesn’t everyone, when faced with a water heater replacement, say “Well, I guess we might as well just rip the kitchen on out and re-do it.”? I know I […]

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Modern Small Space Design

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Are you ready for this: At first glance I said to myself, I’m not ready for that. I guess it was like a little introspective moment because the more I thought about, the more I thought… well maybe. Whoknew? I’ve known for quite some time that I could be converted to the dark side, er. […]

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Kitchen Design Ideas – Video

Happy New Year! One of my New Years Resolutions is to make more and better videos!  I’m starting with a picture of a really nice kitchen I found at the blog of a local kitchen remodeling contractor in Punta Gorda, FL. I hope you enjoy the video.  It’s about 4 minutes long and I’ll try […]

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How To Remodel A Kitchen – Step-By-Step

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A kitchen remodeling project can be a pretty extreme experience. It can be wonderful (it happens) or it can be a complete and total nightmare (it happens often). Sometimes a key to making it more of the former and less of the latter, is a matter of knowing the steps to getting the job done. […]

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Using Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen – Does it make sense?

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Do you think hardwood flooring is good for kitchens? A mystery reader with the initials TS left a comment on the last post asking if hardwood floors really worked in kitchens. NOT the first time I’ve heard that question! Some people might say it’s a matter of opinion. I say it’s not. To me… it’s […]

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