Easy Kitchen Updates

The kitchen may be the hardest-working room in the house, so it runs the risk of looking overworked. Give your kitchen fresh appeal with these quick and easy updates, including solutions for your windows, floor, pantry, and more!

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Freestanding Pantry Ideas

Short on storage and space? No worries. These stylish go-anywhere pantry designs house everything from baking pans and cooking staples to party supplies -- exactly where you need them most. As a bonus, many of these units are transportable so they can travel with you when you move.

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One-of-a-Kind Backsplashes

In a hardworking kitchen, a backsplash is an ideal opportunity to add a little personality. See how pretty materials and unique installations can bring a fresh face to your kitchen.

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Drab to Fab Makeover

See how a basic kitchen received a fresh face on an affordable remodeling budget.

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Guide to Cabinetry

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

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Countertop Ideas

Countertops are big part of your kitchen. Consider these up-and-coming materials to make a statement in your space.

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Subway Tile Backsplashes

When it comes to a classic backsplash, nothing beats the traditional subway tile. Subway tiles make cleaning up kitchen messes a quick and easy task, plus the variety to choose from seems almost infinite. One thing is for sure, subway tile will never go out of style.

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Top Grills to Buy in 2008

It's time to get out of the kitchen and onto the patio. Use these tips to find a hot new grill that's right for you.


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    • Control Freak

      Do your burgers burn on the left side of your grill and come out perfect on the right? Hot spots are a thing of the past with the KitchenAid KFRS271TSS gas grill. It has burners made especially for uniform cooking. The system also reduces flare-ups by channeling away grease.

      Price: $1,599

      Where to Find: kitchenaid.com

    • Can't Beat the Heat

      The party doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down. The Vermont Castings VCS 4037 gas grill's back-lit dials and pop-up light features keep you cooking from dusk until dawn. The grill also features cast-iron hood ends for better heat retention.

      Price: $1,489

      Where to Find: myownbbq.com

    • Balcony Beauty

      Worried there won't be enough room for you and your grill on the balcony this summer? Fret no more with the Fire Stone Legacy Cook Number electric grill. This small grill has a temperature probe that grills big-time meals.

      Price: $579 for grill

      Accessories: $449 for bistro cabinet with wood top and doors

      Where to Find: firestonehp.com

    • Enjoy a Midnight Snack

      Entertain all evening long with the Jenn-Air 720-0337 gas grill. The integrated lighting system and huge 40-burger capacity will keep you grilling well after dark.

      Price: $949

      Where to Find: Lowe's

    • Grilling Pretty

      Add some flavor to your barbecue this summer -- and not just with your sauce. The Weber Genesis E-320 gas grill's porcelain-enamel finish adds a dash of color to your backyard. This grill not only looks good, but the cast-iron gates ensure that it cooks as good as it looks.

      Price: $849

      Where to Find: weber.com

    • Cook's Choice

      Wish your grill had an ice bucket, a nonstick coated griddle, or a bamboo cutting board? Now it can. The Minden Master gas grill lets cooks build their own grill with barbecue accessories to match their unique cooking style.

      Price: $389 for grill

      Accessories: $24 for ice bucket; $28 for griddle; $19.95 for cutting board

      Where to Find: mindengrill.com

    • On the Rocks

      Your eyebrows are safe this summer with the Weber Performer charcoal grill. Enjoy the unbeatable taste of charcoal cooking without the danger of lighter fluid. This grill has a propane gas ignition, an ash cleanup system, and a charcoal hopper.

      Price: $349

      Where to Find: weber.com

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      Range Hood Ideas

      All range hoods ventilate cooking odors, but these do it with style. Find stylish range hood design ideas and clever ways to incorporate them into your kitchen.
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