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Why do homes have picture rails?

There are many advantages in adding picture rails to a room. Incidentally, they were first introduced simply to allow people to hang pictures on them rather than damage traditional plaster walls – a frequent result of hammering nails straight into the surface! Nowadays, they offer a striking decorative addition and can also add an impression…
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Flat or raised?

Although these might sound like terms you would use when playing a card game, we’re actually talking about your kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors! These two choices can add a different finish to your project: FLAT center panels deliver the clean and streamlined contemporary look that you may be seeking. However, this finish can also…
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Add style to your kitchen or bathroom cabinets with mullions

Mullions are the vertical elements placed between the solid units in a window, screen, or cabinet door. They offer an exciting decorative element for a superb final impression. No matter how elegant your cabinetry may appear, often it is uniform along its length. Adding mullions, or other alternatives such as louvered doors, beadboard panels, or…
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Flush, French, Pocket or Panel?

These are four terrific styles of doors; so, which one would best suit your needs? Here’s a quick look at each… FLUSH doors offer a simple flat slab, often solid for exterior models and hollow core for internal doors. FRENCH doors provide a charming double act (operating as a pair) and can provide an extra-wide…
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Tips for saving money during your next custom cabinet project

Home and business owners don’t need to break their budgets to change the look of their kitchens and bathrooms with custom cabinets. Consider the following ways you can save money: Replace the doors and hardware. Instead of replacing the cabinet boxes, update your existing cabinets with new custom doors, handles or knobs, and hinges. Invest…
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Must-have features for your home office cabinets

The right cabinets will make your home office more attractive and efficient. When it comes to cabinetry, here are some must-have features. Cabinets must be versatile enough to store a variety of objects. Accordingly, adjustable shelving is a must. And smaller shelves inside the doors or file pockets along the side will allow you to…
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How to organize your kitchen cabinets

Often, homeowners struggle to make the most out of their kitchen space. Cabinets are essential in any kitchen to store both food and cooking items and utensils. When organizing your kitchen cabinets, you should: Use small baskets and containers within cupboards to hold tins and spices Throw away bulky packaging and instead use jars with…
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Add more space in your kitchen with custom cabinetry

One of the top reasons that homeowners decide to renovate their kitchens is because they lack enough counter and storage space. Although you can update existing cabinets to optimize the storage that’s already available, sometimes the only option is to add additional custom cabinets or start over entirely. If you can’t afford a total renovation,…
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Your wall from top to bottom

It’s possible to make your wall look a little more impressive by paying extra attention to where it meets both the floor and the ceiling. For the former, offer stylish protection from the bashes and scrapes of family life. They are also a great solution for dealing with any tiny gaps between a wall and…
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Refacing vs. replacing your kitchen cabinets

Can’t decide whether to replace or reface your kitchen cabinets? Here’s a guide that can help you choose. Refacing kitchen cabinets is a mini-makeover that gives your entire kitchen a new look and feel. Refacing can involve painting your existing cabinet fronts or installing new laminate on your cabinets. While refacing is an affordable option,…
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Cabinet designs that are trending in 2020

Cabinet designs are constantly evolving; however, there are a few trends that are popular right now: White painted bottom cabinets with unpainted or natural wood tone upper cabinets A mixture of light and dark painted cabinets in shades of dark blue, cream, slate gray, or beige. Dark paint colors such as navy blue, black, or…
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Open or closed kitchen cabinets: Which is better?

Can’t decide between open shelves and closed kitchen cabinets? Here’s a brief guide that can help you. Open shelves make for a brighter and more open kitchen space, especially if you have a small kitchen. However, the same can be achieved with closed kitchen cabinets by installing top cabinets instead of bottom ones. Additionally, while…
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