kitchen

  1. Urge to Purge? My 5 Easy Ways to Organize a Pantry

    Organized pantry
    5 Ways To Organize Your Pantry

    If you’re anything like me, the start of a new year brings the urge to purge. This year cleaning out the closets and organizing the pantry were at the top of my resolutions list. After all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, my home was starting t

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  2. Canned Goods Storage: Making the Most of My Pantry

    Organized pantry with canned goods

    We are in the process of upgrading our dated and not-so-functional pantry. The old, rusted wire shelving has been replaced with wooden shelves in a more user-friendly layout. Instead of wrapping the shelving around the entire pantry, we opted to leave

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  3. The Essential Guide to Home Fire Safety

    Family outside burning outside

    Home is where we feel safe, secure and comfortable. But even at home, accidents and unforeseen incidents can happen when we least expect them. Get some peace of mind by following these home safety tips and taking the necessary steps to decrease the chance

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  4. How I Canned My Own Peach Jam

    Homemade canned jam with English muffin

    It’s summertime! One of my favorite things about this time of year is the abundance of fresh fruits in our local grocery stores and farmers' markets. Here in Georgia, the “peach state” sweet, plump peaches are readily available this time of year. It’s

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  5. How to Install a Kitchen or Bathroom Faucet

    New kitchen faucet pouring water

    Thinking about redecorating or modernizing your kitchen or bath? A brand new faucet adds instant pizzazz to the two most popular rooms in your home. If it's been a while since you replaced your faucets, you're in for a pleasant surprise — today's versions a

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  6. How to Organize Your Pantry

    Dried food jars in clean organized pantry

    The kitchen pantry is where you store food and other cooking essentials, so if it’s not organized properly, it isn’t being as useful as it could be. An organized pantry makes finding what you need to cook and eat much easier, and creates additional nee

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  7. How to Can Fruits & Vegetables

    Canning tomatoes, onion, and basil from garden

    If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably found that each season you have an excess of produce that your family can’t possibly eat before it goes bad. Have you tried home canning your harvest? Canning fruits and vegetables can cut down on waste and provi

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  8. How to Unclog a Drain & Keep It Clear

    Faucet water splashing in repaired drain

    Regular maintenance and minor repairs to your drains are essential to keeping them clean and clear. Doing it yourself also can save you from an expensive visit from a plumber.

    Maintain Your Drains

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  9. How to Repair a Ceramic or Porcelain Sink

    Repaired porcelain sink

    The bathroom sink can receive a lot of wear from constant use and abuse. If your sink basin is chipped or cracked, you can fix it up without having to replace the whole sink. Follow these tips to learn how to repair porcelain and ceramic sinks.

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  10. How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Creative, colorful kitchen cabinets painted blue and green

    Give your kitchen an economical facelift by updating old, worn cabinets. Simply apply a fresh coat of paint and add new hardware to make your kitchen look new again. 

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  11. How to Paint Kitchen Walls, Tiles & Cabinets

    Freshly painted kitchen with green wall and gray cabinets

    Want to change the look of your outdated or dingy kitchen surfaces but don’t want to take on a full kitchen remodel? Then consider one of the easiest and least expensive kitchen do-overs: a paint job.

    Paint Walls

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  12. How to Stain Cabinets

    Dark stained kitchen cabinets with modern decor

    If your budget doesn’t have room for new cabinets, don’t worry. You can give your wood cabinets a quick makeover with a fresh coat of stain. Using a different color stain—even as simple as going one shade darker or lighter—can give your kitchen, bathroo

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  13. Storage Ideas for Small Spaces & Homes

    Small kitchen organized with wall-mounted shelves, drawers, and pegs

    Small homes or apartments can make storing all of your belongings a difficult task. Sometimes you have to think unconventionally and make use of the unused space in your home to come up with storage solutions. Here are some tips on how to find more storage

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  14. 8 Steps to Childproof Your Home, Inside & Out

    Toddler playing with knobs on kitchen stove

    As a parent, from the moment your child is born you begin to worry about his or her safety. Keeping a child safe from harm is not always easy. The average household is full of potential hazards that pose a threat to a baby or young child. However, all

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  15. How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

    Fixing leaky bathroom faucet with wrench and replacement O-rings

    If you’re tired of hearing a constant “drip, drip, drip” from your kitchen faucet, or if you get sprayed by water when you turn it on, don’t immediately call a plumber. You can repair a leaky faucet yourself or swap it out for a new one on any weekend

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  16. How to Install Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

    Low-flow shower head

    Are your water bills drowning your peace of mind? Try installing water-saving plumbing devices, such as low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators and toilets. You'll fix this financial leak and do your part to conserve our most essential natural resource.

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  17. How to Install a Water Filter

    Pouring clean, filtered water from kitchen sink

    Filtering the water in your house softens and makes it taste better  not to mention is healthier for you and your family. It also saves you

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  18. 4 Plumbing Emergencies Anyone Can Fix

    Man repairing bathroom sink with wrench

    When a plumbing problem pops up, there's no need to panic — you might not even need a plumber. There are a number of plumbing fixes any D.I.Y-er can accomplish with basic tools and a little know-how. Whether it's a clogged drain, broken pipe, a leaking t

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  19. How to Replace a Light Fixture

    Bronze pendant lights hanging in kitchen

    Swapping out an old, outdated light fixture adds instant appeal and value to your home, and it isn't hard to do. If you're a novice do-it-yourselfer, don't be intimidated by working around electricity. This is a weekend project that can be done by even

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  20. How to Install Under-Cabinet Lighting

    Under-cabinet lighting installed in modern kitchen

    Under-cabinet lighting can work as both accent lighting and task lighting to make your kitchen a more pleasant and functional space by adding ambiance and enhanced lighting for cooking and preparing meals. There are a number of lighting fixtures and bulb

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  21. How to Install a Garbage Disposal

    Installing a garbage disposal in a kitchen sink

    Approximately half of U.S. households have a garbage disposal installed in the kitchen sink. That’s because disposals are convenient tools for disposing of food waste easily and appropriately in a kitchen sink drain. Today’s models are efficient, saf

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  22. How to Clean & Season Your Cast Iron Skillet

    Roasted marshmellows in clean cast iron pan

    A seasoned cast iron skillet means more than the number of years you’ve put it to good use cooking delicious dinners for your friends and family. A seasoned skillet has a layer of cooking oil or grease that has been baked into its cooking surface, providing a

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  23. How to Install a Kitchen Tile Backsplash

    Kitchen updated with colorful tile backsplash

    A ceramic tile backsplash does more than protect your kitchen walls from splatters and spray. It also enlivens it with a decorative splash. It takes care to apply a backsplash and get the desired results; however, it can be completed in a weekend and

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  24. Update Your Cabinet Hardware

    Kitchen updated with new sink and faucet

    If you want to refresh your kitchen or bath but don't have the time or money to spend on a complete overhaul, try replacing old, outdated cabinet hardware. These may seem like small changes, but the effect they can have on your kitchen and bath's appeal

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