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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Shopping Tips: Garbage Disposals

Peruse the features available for your next disposal.


Decide on a configuration.
  • Continuous-feed models, the most popular and the least expensive type, are controlled by a wall switch. Once it's operating, you can feed a continuous stream of waste into the unit through the open drain.
  • Batch-feed models dispose of waste in batches, usually 1-1/2 to 2 quarts at a time. They operate by replacing the drain lid, which activates the power switch.


Motor sizes vary.
  • Motor sizes range from 1/3 horsepower to 1 horsepower.
  • An overload protector shuts off the motor in case of jams.
  • Some models incorporate antijamming devices such as automatically reversing blades or an antijamming button. Others use a supplied wrench to manually turn the motor shaft and free jams.
  • Garbage disposals are noisy appliances; evaluate the amount of noise insulation in the models you're considering.
  • Also consider where you're going to install the disposal unit. For example, if you have a small bowl next to a bigger bowl for your sink choice, not every disposal unit will be able to fit.

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