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How to Choose The Best Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

The market for farmhouse kitchen sinks is pretty crowded right now, so the choices can be overwhelming for many shoppers unless you know exactly what you want out of a kitchen sink. A popular kitchen sink option that can narrow down these choices is the farmhouse kitchen sink. Some call it the apron sink. But even if you are sure that this is the style of kitchen sink for you, there are a couple of things to keep in mind in order to make the best choice for your kitchen. First of all, th...
Tags: Kitchen, Fashion, Home Decor, In The Kitchen, Farmhouse, Sink, Kitchen Decor, Kitchen Renovation, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouse Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Sinks, Kitchen Update, Farmhouse Makeover


6 Hacks for a Quick Kitchen Renovation

Most homeowners are looking for ways to add luxury to their kitchen these days. With the current home design trends looking so attractive, it’s hard not to want to update your kitchen. Sure, you can just go ahead and call a kitchen renovation company to renovate the entire kitchen; but for many homeowners that is simply not in their budget. If you do not have the time or the money to tackle a full kitchen remodeling project, give one of these 6 ways a shot and rest assured of a styli...
Tags: Kitchen, Fashion, Home Decor, In The Kitchen, For The Home, Home Design, Kitchen Decor, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodel, Home Life, Remodeling, Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Remodeling, Renovating, Renovation Project


Refining my kitchen design

Do you ever change your mind? My problem is that every time I see another kitchen it gives me an idea for my current one. These drawings and scribblings were refinements I made with Chelsea Hing, my designer, to another option for my kitchen design. Basically it’s a minor variation on my current kitchen in that it moves the fridge from my free standing bench and puts it against the wall. The sink remains facing the outer wall and the stovetop moves to the central island. I guess it’s a layout ...
Tags: Travel, Ed, Kitchen Renovation, Chelsea Hing


First draft of the kitchen design

There’s been a lot of thinking about the new kitchen design. Chelsea Hing has visited my place and measured it up. But that hasn’t stopped me remeasuring it up every few days, pacing around and thinking up ideas. Oh, and boring friends silly on the them of my proposed new kitchen. I’ve passed a few ideas onto Chelsea and this is the amazing look she has come up with, which was a big surprise. First off she proposes we raise the floor by 10cm which will allow us to reroute the plumbing from an ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Chelsea, Ed, Kitchen Renovation, Chelsea Hing


I need a new kitchen

Need perhaps is a very strong word. My current kitchen is adequate but also has some serious failings as I like to cook and entertain. Lots. Naturally I’ve started boring my friends about this until finally my mate James introduced me to Chelsea Hing to come up with a new design. My plan I pitched to Chelsea is that I write about the process of designing, our inspiration, selecting appliances and finishes, and building a new kitchen in excruciating detail in exchange for a design. So here goes...
Tags: Travel, Chelsea, Ed, James, Miele, Kitchen Renovation, Chelsea Hing


How to Renovate a Kitchen on a Budget (darn it)

The kitchen is unquestionably the most important room in the house. That's where we keep the snacks. But fixing up an as-is kitchen on a budget requires compromise. Here's my story... The post How to Renovate a Kitchen on a Budget (darn it) appeared first on Your home, only better..
Tags: Books, Home Improvement, Kitchen & Dining, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovation, Fixer Upper, Before & After


4 Reasons For Renovating Your Kitchen

The kitchen often plays a central role in many houses and is one of the most common areas people think about improving. Renovating your kitchen to make it more efficient and eye-catching can have many benefits. Simple upgrades can increase functionality, save you time and make things look more appealing. Here are some of the main reasons why you should think about renovating your kitchen.   Improving Functionality There are tons of ways that you can improve your kitchen to make it more ...
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How Your Home Renovation Could Help Pay For Itself

It’s a rare homeowner who is completely satisfied with their whole house – who doesn’t have at least some small corner that they would like to renovate or redecorate?!  Renovations can be costly though: with the average kitchen remodel costing over $20,000, it can be difficult to budget for and raise the cash – especially if it’s a large-scale project, or if you’d like to extend the square footage.  With a little creative thinking, your home could help you to raise the money you need to make th...
Tags: Fashion, Mortgages, Home Renovation, Homeowner, Kitchen Remodel, Home Life, Kitchen Renovation


Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Building an Ikea Sektion Kitchen

After carefully planning out my kitchen layout, I placed my order with IKEA for a complete set of Sektion kitchen cabinets. In my planning post, I go into a lot of the details as to why I decided to go with Sektion (value, options, overall look), so I won’t go into that again here, but I do want to say a few words about the ordering process. After the planning phase, ordering all the parts was incredibly easy. The kitchen designer recommended getting a few extras here and there, all parts that ...
Tags: Ikea, Baking, Gear and Gadgets, Kitchen Renovation


What to Look for When Hiring a Tradesman for Home Projects

There is no shortage of plumbers, electricians, joiners and general builders out there, but reliable, honest tradesmen can sometimes be difficult to find. You can use the local press to find a tradesman, or you can go with a personal recommendation. Whichever route you take, it is important that you do some research first, or your kitchen renovation could turn into a total nightmare. So what should you look for in a quality tradesman? There are three main qualities to look for when researching...
Tags: Fashion, Jack, Interior Design, For The Home, Home Life, Electrician, Tradesman, Kitchen Renovation, Plumber


Friends give their kitchen a green makeover filled with fun upcycled touches

Tiffany had been planning to eventually overhaul her outdated kitchen anyway, but unexpected flooding caused by burst pipes fast-forwarded the need for renovation. She recruited actor Kat Tingum, a friend and fellow recycling aficionado, to come along on her green makeover adventure. "My job as Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle fully supports this mentality of reuse and upcycling," Tiffany told us. "And while my day job (and a lot of my hobbies, too) involve building furniture and accessories,...
Tags: Design, Gallery, Eco Design, Green Design, Carousel Showcase, Green Kitchen, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Green Interiors, Tiffany, KAT, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovation


Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Picking A New Oven

It has been a while since I added a new entry to my series about my kitchen renovation – but better late than never. There are a lot of topics to cover when it comes to a renovation, after all! After pulling out my old kitchen, I decided what types of appliances I was going to put into the new kitchen. While it is true that you an mix-and-match different appliance brands, not all appliances come in the same sizes and it is easier to plan your kitchen cabinets if you already know what is going t...
Tags: Los Angeles, Baking, Oven, Merrit, Keefe, Gear and Gadgets, Kitchen Renovation


Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – How to Have a Vintage Cooktop Refinished

When I bought my new place, it hadn’t been updated in decades. While previous residents had made small changes, such as replacing the carpet, installing some chair rail in one room and putting up new layers of wallpaper, not a single person had touched the kitchen and all the appliances were original to the time of construction in 1964. Appliances are important to me and they probably are to you, too. You want a refrigerator that keeps your food fresh and doesn’t cost a fortune to run. You want...
Tags: California, How-To's and Tips, Kitchen Renovation, Keefe Merrit


Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout

In my last update on my kitchen renovation, I documented the demolition of the out-of-date and seriously dirty kitchen in my new place. Pulling out those old cabinets made it look better than I had seen it – but a kitchen without cabinets, appliances and countertops isn’t that much use in the long run and I wanted to get the new stuff in there! Why I Went With IKEA I decided early on in my kitchen planning process that I would go with IKEA for my kitchen cabinets.  This decision was made for a ...
Tags: Ikea, Whirlpool, Gear and Gadgets, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovation, SEKTION