So Your Kitchen Is Flooded. Now What?

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A pipe bursts, flooding your kitchen. A nearby riverbed overflows, spilling into you home. Now you’re standing around, trying not to let your emotions overtake you while you survey the current disaster in your home. How much will it cost to restore your kitchen, should you get started cleaning up right now, and how will you deal with the insurance company? Read on to find out these answers, and more, about what to do when your kitchen floods. 1. Assess the Damage First, get your situation … [Read more...]

The 6 Main Causes of Blocked Drains


Nobody enjoys cleaning out a blocked drain – especially if it becomes a regular occurrence. The best way to deal with a problem such as this, is to find combat its source. Check out 6 of the most common causes of blocked drains below and prevent spending another Saturday next to the sink with a plunger! 1. Faulty Pipes As the drainage route for water and other liquids, pipes need to stay smooth and clear to avoid other bits from building up inside. Damaged or corroded pipes are hence a … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed by Your Kitchen Remodel? Research Online to Save Time and Avoid Headaches

Over the years, I have gone through my fair share of kitchen remodelling/renovation projects, new home construction, and the like, and I think I have learned a thing or two about what pitfalls to avoid. The many options for materials, features, styles, and finishes of kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming – you have to factor in not only the technical aspects of the project, but also how it will look as a whole and function day to day. And of course you can’t forget perhaps the most important … [Read more...]

How Tiles Can Rejuvenate Your Home

From time to time, our homes all need a little freshening up. No matter how well kept your home is, your appliances and decorations will look worn and unfashionable as time passes by. Recently, we have seen a large number of people tile or retile their kitchen and bathroom in order rejuvenate their home. Here’s exactly why this trick works and why you should consider doing the same in your own home. Useful and Easy to Maintain The first part of the home to look shabby is the carpet. No … [Read more...]

Choosing A Top-Quality Kitchen Supplier – What You Need To Do

Editor’s Note: From time to time we entertain guest articles. Today’s guest article was written by Wren Kitchens. ++++++++++ As with any interior design project, it's necessary to ensure that you take your time when picking the design you want for a new kitchen. In fact, it's probably more important than any other room in the home, given the comparative expense when buying all the units, fittings and possible appliances you'll need for this vital room. However, getting the right … [Read more...]

Finish Dishwasher Clearner Review

Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

One of life's great mysteries, for me at least, is how to clean the inside of a dishwasher. No, I am not talking about every so often cleaning the 'trap' of caught food debris. I am referring to why, with a 5 year old dishwasher which runs about every second night I have to constantly wipe off foot particles from a few cups or plates, etc. Do you have that same issue? One of life's great mysteries is why I have to wash or clean some cups or dishes or bowls which the dishwasher was … [Read more...]

Mr. Beams Home Power Outage Lighting

Mr. Bean Home Power Outage Lighting System

Yesterday we began our review, with a lot of pictures, of the Home Power Outage Lighting product from Mr. Beams wherein we discussed the product assembly and placement of the Stair and Path Light. Today we show both the assembly and usage of the Ceiling Light, as well as where we placed the Power Outage Detector unit itself. Ceiling Light Assembly As was the case with the Power Outage Detector unit, I had a bit of an effort to assemble the Mr. Beams Ceiling Light. I had no trouble at all … [Read more...]

Brownie Points – Christmas Brownies With A Twist

Christmas Brownie Points

Christmas and holiday baking or all kinds of treats and deserts such as sugar cookies, brownies, Christmas cakes and the like is in full swing this time of the year. A friend of mine and I were joking about the term brownie points the other day. We all know what brownie points are, right? :) Well, that begs the question "What is a 'point'?" A point could be the end of an arrow. A point could also be simply a 'dot' like a decimal point in $22.52, or the dot about the 'i'. Christmas … [Read more...]

Which Kitchen Work Surface Will Best Match Your Needs?


If you are planning a kitchen refit it’s important to think beyond the aesthetics. Often homeowners choose the style and materials used in their kitchen based simply on how they look. However, as one of - if not the busiest - room in the house, it’s fundamental to consider how your kitchen will be used when you select the materials for items such as your units and worktops. By working on a bespoke design you can order traditional kitchens from SN Collection  that feature worktops in … [Read more...]

Oster Coffee Maker

Oyster Coffee Maker Side Picture

A while back, we wrote about a President's Choice home coffee maker which failed the grade. Why? Two reasons. First, and most importantly, when we poured coffee it would overflow the spout on the carafe, especially when we made a full brew. Second, when we unplugged it, the high pitched beep would bother our dog Sandy's ears. Now, does this look like a member of the family (a few days after her recent hair cut) whom one would want to hurt? The response to that article was … [Read more...]

Home Cooking Energy Conservation – 24 Tips

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy & Water Conservation, 2nd Edition Back on July 2nd, we released our updated Un-Official Guide to Home Energy and Water Conservation, now containing more than 500 money saving suggestions, ideas and tips we have collected from hundreds of households across North America over the past 20 months on ways to reduce energy and water … [Read more...]

More Energy Conservation Cooking Tips

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Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our Un-Official Guide To Home Energy & Water Conservation, 2nd Edition Yesterday, in this two part series of our cooking related energy conservation and money saving tips, we looked at the first collection of cooking related energy conservation suggestionswhich cost absolutely nothing to do yet can reduce the amount of energy (electricity for an electric stove / … [Read more...]

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