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Remodeling ideas for your kitchen with new cabinets, backsplashes, and lighting.

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  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash

  • Steel, aluminum and copper tiles make dramatic, high impact kitchen backsplashes. They're also easy to install, last forever and don't…

  • How to Repair a Kitchen Faucet

  • You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. We'll show you how. The repair is a lot easier than you might think,…

  • New Kitchen Venting

  • This article shows the best way to vent a hood and exhaust fan that's above the stove when you have an interior wall with cabinets above.…

  • Unclog a Kitchen Faucet Aerator

  • Low water pressure may not be the reason for weak water flow from faucets. Check for a clogged aerator. You can fix it in 5 minutes.

  • How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

  • The toughest part of replacing a kitchen faucet is removing the old one. Unexpected problems always pop up—corroded pipes,…

  • How to Sharpen Knives

  • Sharpen knives quickly and keep them that way with two simple, inexpensive tools, several easy-to-learn techniques and a little practice.…

  • Plumbing an Island Sink

  • Plumbing an island sink can be a challenge. That's because there is no adjacent wall to run a vent for the drain. This article will show you…

  • Sharpening Serrated Knives

  • Serrated knives can be sharpened at home, but you'll need a special sharpening steel that matches the scallops of the knife. Here's how to do it…

  • How to Renew a Scratched Countertop

  • Renew your bathroom vanity. Make a scratched, dull-looking cultured marble top look shiny again with an auto polisher and special cleaners and…

  • How to Avoid Refrigerator Repairs

  • Spend 30 minutes on these simple maintenance steps to keep your fridge running in tip top shape. It's hard to believe, but six simple…

  • How to Replace a Dishwasher

  • This step-by-step guide shows you how to pull out your old dishwasher, slide in the new one, and make the new water, drain and electrical…

  • How to Plumb an Island Sink

  • Plumbing an island sink is tricky. We show two methods of properly venting the drain—an island (loop) vent and an air admittance…

  • How to Sharpen Knives and Scissors

  • Learn how to sharpen knives and scissors with carbide, stone, ceramic or steel. Understand the advantages and limitations of each sharpening…

  • How to Repair a Dishwasher

  • Simple maintenance will wipe out 90 percent of dishwasher problems. This article provides solutions for three common problems: the dishes…

  • How to Fix a Leaking Sink Sprayer

  • Sink sprayers can develop leaks just like any other water line, but they're trickier to spot. The solution usually involves replacing either the…

  • Replace a Sink Sprayer and Hose

  • Replace a leaky or clogged sprayer hose and head in fifteen minutes. The trick is getting to the hose connection under the sink.

  • Electric Stove Repair Tips

  • You can solve most electric range burner problems yourself and avoid the expensive service call. It's quick and easy to replace a burner or bad…

  • Gas Range Burner Repair Tips

  • Fix your gas range burners and oven with these simple solutions that solve most problems. Most fixes are easy to diagnose and complete without…

  • Fix Refrigerator Problems

  • Here's how to troubleshoot a failing fridge that's lost its frosty feel. This step-by-step guide will show you how to identify the problem and…

  • How to Adjust Oven Temperatures

  • If your oven cooking times are off, recalibrate your oven temperature to match an accurate oven thermometer. The procedure is in your oven’s…

  • Ice Maker Repair Tips

  • No ice cubes to cool your beverage because your fridge icemaker is on the fritz? You can buy a replacement icemaker and install it without…

  • Clean a Stinky Fridge

  • Turn a stinky fridge into a clean fridge by disinfecting the interior and then adding newspapers and charcoal for the final treatment. Odors…

  • How to Reverse a Refrigerator Door

  • Door handles can easily be reversed on almost any refrigerator door by removing a few screws and bolts —but keep track of the parts and…

  • How to Repair a Refrigerator

  • Simple fixes for the four most common refrigerator problems: an ice-maker breakdown, water leaking onto the floor, a cooling failure and too…

  • How to Install Refrigerator Plumbing

  • This article will show you how to run a water line to your refrigerator for an automatic ice maker and water dispenser. The story and how-to…

  • How to Repair Household Appliances

  • Step-by-step solutions for an oven that won't heat and a clothes dryer that won't heat. Most fixes take less than an hour and save the expense…

  • 10 Pitfalls of Sink Replacement

  • Replacing a kitchen sink and faucet is a quick way to give your kitchen a new look, but there are potential plumbing and installation problems…

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