The Best Mop For Wood Floors (+ some that do the work for you)

Best mop for wood floors

Want to see your hardwood shine and sparkle? Here are the best mops for wood floors including three powered options. Protecting and cleaning wood floors takes more than mopping. Sweep wood floors frequently (daily if possible) to remove large particles that can cause scratches. However, broom bristles don’t always pick up everything. A microfiber mop … Read more

The Best Mop For Vinyl Floors ( + What Not To Use)

With the introduction of luxury vinyl planks, vinyl flooring has never been more popular. It is attractive and one of the lowest maintenance flooring types. You still have to clean it though so here’s the best mop for vinyl floors. In addition to these suggestions, we recommend looking up the manufacturer recommended cleaning products if … Read more

The Best Wood For Smoking Ribs

The best wood for smoking ribs

Just like there are many smoked rib recipes, there are also many options for smoked rib woods. When smoking meat, different woods are chosen for the flavors they add. While you can use one type of wood, a mix of two or three woods will impart a subtle combination of smoke, fruit, and sweetness. The … Read more

7 Rustic Dining Tables

Whether you have a country kitchen or a more modern one, rustic style dining areas are beautiful and cozy places to gather for food and companionship. One of the appealing elements of rustic style is that it can go in so many directions. There is always some wood but it can also have industrial metal, … Read more

20 Country Kitchens

A country kitchen is one of those looks that never seems to go out of style. The traditional look is cozy, functional and the heart of the home. That being said, gingham curtains and ducks in bonnets have been replaced by more modern decor – metal accents, rustic wood and open shelving. It’s all about lots … Read more

25 Master Bedroom Design Ideas

The master bedroom is one of the most important places in the house because it’s the room you spend the most time in. Even while sleeping, the decor matters. It should be a calm space with a nightstand to hold the essentials and adequate closet space. For big bedrooms, there can be space for seating, a … Read more

Fireplace Ideas: From Traditional to Modern and More

A fireplace can do more than keep you warm on those cold winter nights. A beautifully designed hearth can be the centerpiece of a living room, something to gather around that is so much better than the tv. Although, a TV can be mounted over a fireplace as well. The word fireplace can conjure up … Read more

12 Modern Staircases and Railings

Stairs are more than a way of getting to another floor. The right design can make a statement at an entrance, float nearly invisibly or be a part of a room’s overall design. These modern staircases and railings feature minimalist style but are not lacking in impact. Whether the design features floats, curves around a … Read more

Bathroom Flooring Options

The choice of bathroom floor materials impacts not only the look but the durability and maintenance of the room. Some bathroom flooring options are more moisture resistant than others, ensuring a longer life span and easier upkeep. Another thing to consider is the feeling. Tile and stone are cool underfoot while wood, vinyl and cork … Read more

21 Bathroom Vanities and Storage Ideas

A vanity is about looks and functionality. The color and design needs to work with the overall style but also provides storage, counter space and a sink or two. For master bathrooms, dual sink vanities are popular because each person has their own space. This is also popular in main bathrooms with multiple kids. Some … Read more

15 Freestanding Tubs

If you love a long hot soak in the tub, this bathroom trend is for you. A freestanding tub is not only a spa-worthy feature but also a beautiful sculptural element. Stand alone tubs are available in a huge range of styles with from vintage clawfoot tubs to modern flat bottom units that sit directly on … Read more

12 Galley Kitchen Remodels

A galley kitchen is one of the most common layouts for smaller spaces like apartments as well as older homes. An update can brighten the room, add more storage or create an open plan with an island. Galley layouts are favored because the parallel walls create an efficient layout and functional work triangle. Open plan homes are … Read more

27 Kitchen Backsplash Designs

A kitchen backsplash is essential for protecting walls from all the messes cooking and cleaning can create. They don’t just have to be functional though. A backsplash can be a gorgeous design feature, adding a pop of color, texture or even sheen. There are a wide range of durable and beautiful backsplash materials to choose … Read more

15 Kitchen Storage Ideas

A common complaint in the kitchen is not enough storage. Sometimes what is needed is not more space but more organization. Check out these pictures for 15 kitchen storage ideas to make the most of the room you have. These ideas are not just for organized people that can’t stand to see clutter on the … Read more

45 Dream Kitchen Remodel Pictures

A dream kitchen is different for everyone. The ideal workspace depends on the layout as well as design style. Check out these 45 dream kitchen pictures to get inspired for your remodel. With everything from ultra modern to old world, and everything in between, one of these gorgeous kitchens could be the one for you. … Read more

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Bathroom renovations are about functionality, comfort and style. Here is a run down of the costs, materials and design options for every type of bathroom, from powder room to the master bath. There are two kinds of remodels. The first is a refresh of the current room while the second is a larger undertaking. If … Read more

Red Kitchen Cabinets: Dos and Don’ts

Color is a fantastic theme to build a design around. One way to incorporate color is in the kitchen cabinets. Red, for example, is an unexpected color in the kitchen that is fresh and lively. However, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Here are a few do and don’t to … Read more

Framed vs Frameless Cabinets

When it comes to the underlying structure, there are two types of cabinets, framed and frameless. Which style is better? Framed cabinets are most likely what are currently in your kitchen. The cabinet box has a frame at the front that the doors are attached to. With this type of cabinet, the doors are usually partial overlay … Read more

Kitchen Cabinet Guide

Cabinets are one of the most defining features of a kitchen, even more so than the countertops, flooring and paint. They are also the most expensive item. Here’s a rundown on what you need to know about updating kitchen cabinets on every budget.

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The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Layouts

Kitchens come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Layouts are a product of trends as well as making the most of space. For kitchen renovations, the arrangement can sometimes be changed, but not always.

Here are the most common types of kitchen layouts

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