Stone Countertop Repair

The naturally porous surface of stone needs to be regularly sealed to repel water-and oil-based stains. Soapstone is soft and most prone to chipping. Professionals can often polish small scratches and chips from your countertop. Cleaning and polishing can also restore the shine back to stone which has become dull and hazy. If a solid stone surface cracks, the entire countertop will need to be replaced.
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Hire a Kitchen Pro

Professional kitchen designers can help you maximize your new kitchen's functionality. Design pros can help you select materials, create a floor plan, and assist with managing the construction process.
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Kitchen Budget

Keep on budget by using luxury material sparingly. Reserve the island for an expensive granite countertop, for example, while using more affordable materials elsewhere. Don't overlook butcher block and stainless steel.
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Kitchen Layout

In kitchens with one primary chef, a U-shaped kitchen that keeps stovetop and sink in close proximity is often best. Over-scaled kitchens can make work in the kitchen more difficult. For kitchens with multiple cooks, create work centers dedicated to specific tasks: Dedicated prep stations, baking centers, cleanup, and cooking areas ease sharing.
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Kitchen Traffic

Arrange appliances so foot traffic does not interfere with the cook's work. Keep the refrigerator accessible to kids while steering them clear of the "hot zone."
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Vegetable Storage Techniques

Vegetable Storage Techniques

Treehugger.com issued some timely advice on storing those spring and summer vegetables. Harvesting tips from Ecology Center, the secondary benefit from following the tips is a reduction in plastic bags and containers often used for storage. Readers may be surprised…

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Visualize Your New Kitchen

Visualize Your New Kitchen

So you've determined your kitchen remodel budget. What next? It's time to visualize. For some this is an easy process. Blessed with an designer's brain and an active imagination, the final product is easy for certain people to see in…

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What’s Your Kitchen Profile?

What’s Your Kitchen Profile?

Is your New Years Resolution to finally remodel your kitchen? It's one of the biggest home improvement projects you'll ever take on, so you better get it right. To aid you in the dream/design process, Wolf brings their Kitchen Profiler…

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