Category Archives: Kitchen Tips

Cleaning Range Hood Filters

When it comes to range hood maintenance, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s best to keep range hood filters clean on a regular basis – a run through the dishwasher once a week or every 2 weeks is usually all that’s needed to keep the grease filter in top shape. To make maintenance easy, all Futuro Futuro range hood filters are dishwasher-safe, and the vast majority of our range hood models have an electronic control

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5 Unconventional Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen

5 Unconventional Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen   The kitchen is probably the most utilized space in the house after the living area. Kitchens are the bread basket and often the soul of any household. Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, from a kitchen nook to an old farm-style kitchen with an enormous table as its focal point. Cool, but what if you want to modernise your kitchen? You want something completely different, something that gives your kitchen a distinct

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Family-Friendly Kitchens

The kitchen isn’t just for cooking. Family members go in and out of the kitchen throughout the day. It’s a place where everyone can talk, relax, read, work, and play. With that in mind, here are some tips for making your kitchen family-friendly. Kitchen safety is always important, and this is especially true if you have young children. Children can  get hurt on kitchen tables with sharp, pointed corners, so opt for round tables or tables with rounded corners instead. Store

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Do You Make These Remodeling Mistakes?

We’ve all been there, coming home to a new magazine subscription with pictures that make your house feel inadequate to your own. Don’t fret but also don’t whip out your utility belt just yet, doing your homework before starting a project will greatly help you avoid any slip ups. Anytime you rush something out of impulse or urge results in regrets ranging from higher costs to project delays due to mistakes. Here are a few remodeling mistakes to avoid if you

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5 Things to Consider Before Starting to Remodel Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodeling project is definitely a plus, by giving you the most return on your investment, right? Let’s face it, when you bring your friends over, you usually get the high-fives on the nice TV and couch set up but it’s like a dramatic event when they enter the kitchen area. You get judged from appliances to how the space usage was utilized and even down to your faucets, utensils and decorative range hoods. I’ve been there, so before you think about remodeling,

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Holiday Gift Ideas: 10 Innovative Kitchen Gadgets Under $ 25

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start gift-shopping, and the earlier, the better! Whether you’re looking to treat that special someone, a favorite family member, or make your own kitchen experience a little better – here’s a list of cool and useful kitchen gadgets priced under $ 25 that will impress your favorite chef without breaking the bank.   Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with “Top 10 Lists” like these, as well as

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Kitchen Tips: Convenient Storage with Restaurant-Style Dish Rack

Via one of our favorite blogs TheKitchn, this cool idea for repurposing restaurant equipment into a new role in a residential kitchen makes a lot of sense. A commercial-style dish rack + several storage tubs = convenient, flexible, relocatable storage for… well, just about anything. The tubs can be easily moved up & down to accommodate different items, and the rack’s large casters make it easy to relocate if needed. Visit TheKitchn for more tips on kitchen design & decor,

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Cool Kitchen Hacks: transform a vase into a knife holder

via Ikea Hackers, this simple yet cool idea for transforming a glass vase into a knife holder caught our attention. 1 Ikea REKTANGEL glass vase + several packs of bamboo skewers or chopsticks = instant knife organization! Of course, any other heavy-bottomed vase or similar container can be used. Just make sure it’s tall enough to accommodate the blade length of your longest knife.  

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How To Work With An Architect

Anyone who’s gone through a major renovation or new construction project can tell you that having a great architect by your side is extremely important. But, finding the right expert is only half the battle. To get the most value from the collaboration, you need to know what to look for and what pitfalls to avoid. In the informative article “How To Work With An Architect“, Lisa Frederick offers insights on the timeline, cost, licensing, and other aspects of working

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Kitchen Tips: Microwave Cleaning (Part 2 of 2)

In the previous part of this article, we’ve covered general microwave cleaning advice and tips on removing stubborn burnt-in stains. Microwave Deodorizing Even with all the stains gone, there’s frequently an odor issue. Whether someone left the popcorn in for too long, or some marinara sauce boiled and splattered, the end result is the same – a lingering smell that just won’t go away. Luckily, there are several easy ways to banish that scent forever (or, at least, until the

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