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March 15, 2021

Refinish Your Cabinets - No Stripping!

If the kitchen is the most-used room in the house, then you can probably say that the kitchen cabinet is the most-used thing in that room. With time and repeated cleanings, they can end up looking pretty shabby. Here is an easy way to refinish your cabinets. 

March 15, 2021

Create Slide Out Shelves

Ready to organize your kitchen? Install sliding-shelf kits that you purchase, cut to size, and install in your kitchen cabinets for extra storage and easy access to items at the back. The kits join with dove-tailed sides and a tray bottom that is secured with screws.

November 13, 2018

How to Seal Sinks, Bathtubs, Backsplashes and More Using 100% Silicone Sealant

How to remove old, discolored, moldy sealant around sinks, tubs, backsplashes and replace with 100% silicone. Application tips and techniques.

February 20, 2016

Easy, Inexpensive Cove Lighting Uses Foam Crown Molding and LED Light Tape

An inexpensive, simple-to-do LED room lighting treatment that adds a sense of elegance to any bedroom, dining room or living room

May 30, 2015

Kitchen and Bath Innovations from the International Builders’ Show

Five innovative new products uncovered at this year's International Home Builders' Show

October 28, 2014

11 Facts and Falsehoods about Kitchen Knife Sharpening

Myths an falsehoods abound when it comes to knife sharpening.  Here are some of the more popular beliefs -- some true, some false.

September 06, 2014

Stunning Kitchen Cabinet Storage Solutions from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Modern cabinet accessories and hardware bring a new dimension to kitchen storage

August 23, 2014

Glide-Out Rack Keeps Pots and Pans Close at Hand and Out of Sight

This glide-out rack offers compact cookware storage and eliminates the need for stacking

April 12, 2014

Ingenious LED Guide Light Built into Outlet.  Snaps on.  No Wires.

This innovative guidelight requires no wiring and installs in seconds leaving the receptacle free for other uses.

November 15, 2012

How to Get and Keep Your Kitchen Knives Super Sharp

The Dull Truth   The fact is, most kitchen knives are far from sharp.  Not only is a dull knife frustrating to use, it can actually be more dangerous than a well-honed blade since a dull cutting tool often invites the use of excessive pressure making it more likely to slip.

August 29, 2012

Firehouse Kitchen on Life Support Successfully Rescued

The most striking firehouse kitchen in the country.  Firefighters in Palos, IL win a $25,000 IKEA kichen in a nationwide competition co-sponsored by The Family Handyman magazine.

July 21, 2012

My Margarita—Simple, Deliciious and So Very Summery

A truly great margarita requires two things, fresh lime juice and the proper methodoloy.  Here, I cover both.


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