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Surveying Americans on Their Dream Kitchens

The kitchen is the heart of every home—the coveted space where we brew morning coffee, experiment with air fryers, master new recipes, and congregate for an evening meal. It’s so essential that over half of Americans will not purchase a home if the kitchen doesn’t meet their expectations.  But how would Americans design their dream…

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How to Choose a Water Filter for Your Home in 8 Simple Steps

Photo: baloon111 / iStock / Getty Images Do you know what’s floating in your tap water? In the United States, we often take for granted that water coming from the tap is safe to drink. Still, trace levels of germs, chemicals, and minerals make it into the water we use to drink, bathe and wash…

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What Makes the Perfect Kitchen and the Best Hosts? [Study]

Key Takeaways Six out of 10 homeowners felt the ideal stove had four burners, and they preferred gas (57%) as the perfect cooktop style over electric (31.6%). Efficiency and functionality (44.3%) were ranked of highest importance in a perfect kitchen.  Forty-seven percent of respondents said they had a pan or kitchen tool that no one…

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Marble vs. Granite Countertops

Left/Top: © RonFullHD/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images. Bottom/Right: © R.Tsubin/Moment/Getty Images. When deciding between granite or marble countertops, you’ll want to consider the differences in appearance, material, price, and more. Marble, with its distinctive appearance, is regarded as the ultimate luxury material, while granite gives you the look of natural stone and is extremely…

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Cheap Kitchen Backsplash Buying & Installation Guide

How & Where to Get the Best Prices on Kitchen Backsplashes Backsplashes in your kitchen offer your kitchen walls the needed protection while enhancing the room’s aesthetics. While there are many materials to choose from, budget-friendly options like marble, tile, glass and brick will keep costs low without compromising on aesthetic value. Find out more…

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Increase Home Value?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most exciting projects to start as a homeowner. Considered the second most common renovation by the National Association of Realtors, a kitchen upgrade can transform the heart of a home. Revamping your kitchen almost always increases your house’s value, but that doesn’t always guarantee a solid return on…

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Planning Your Kitchen Design

Before you can start a kitchen remodel, you need to have a firm grasp of what you’re shooting for, not only in terms of specific countertop and cabinet installations but your new kitchen’s design and layout. You may want to retain the layout of your old kitchen or you want to reorganize the three main…

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500 years of kitchen design

The kitchen is the engine room of modern life. This is the room where families are fueled, stories are shared, homework is done and meals are made. But the design, usage and social meaning of the western kitchen has changed profoundly in modern times. So, we researched five centuries of kitchen design to see what…

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7 Most Popular Types of Kitchen Flooring

Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor. When you’re shelling out up to $4,500 for kitchen flooring, you want to choose the one that will look great and last the longest–even in a high-traffic kitchen. You’ve got a lot of options: tile, hardwood and more. Compare these seven types of kitchen floors…

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