Get DIY projects to update your kitchen with cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, and maximize your storage capacity with tips for finding unused space.
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 to watch out for. This article explains how to avoid the ten most common.
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Kitchen Storage: Cabinet Rollouts
Add rollouts to your kitchen cabinets to maximize storage space, provide easier access, streamline your cooking, save your back and simplify clean-up chores. They're a great improvement for a kitchen that's too small. We show you key planning tips and where to find detailed rollout assembly ...
How to Select Laminate Countertops
This article details the strengths and limitations of laminate countertops, with advice on selecting among hundreds of colors and patterns. The article also includes photos and overviews of different edge styles and backsplash treatments.
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 valve—so that waste water flows smoothly without clogging.
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 spray head or the spray head and hose together.
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 calling for pro service.
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 polish—and save the cost of replacement.
How to Tile Countertops
Ceramic or natural tile can be applied over an old laminate countertop, but prep work can be difficult, especially with rolled edges. Sometimes it's simpler to start fresh.
Laminate Repair Tips: Reglue Loose Laminate
Repair loose laminate on a countertop quickly and easily with contact cement. It takes only 15 minutes.