Painting Kitchen Cabinets

By Robert Robillard

Tips On Painting Kitchen Cabinets Painting kitchen cabinets has become more and more popular.  Many times clients have solid, quality cabinets but hate the color or they are slightly worn. As with all projects the paint type and condition of the surface will determine which direction to take.   Typically a Cabinet surface that is…

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How To Install A Vented Microwave Oven

By Robert Robillard

How To Install A Vented Microwave Oven Under A Cabinet Today’s task was to install a microwave oven under the cabinets and to install a through the side wall vent.    Most of the manufacturer instructions detail specifically how to install a vented microwave oven so make sure to read these instructions and to purchase all of…

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5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

By Robert Robillard

Remodeling A Kitchen When you begin to think about remodeling your home, it’s easy to go overboard, tackle too much, or overspend. By following a few simple rules, you can avoid those difficulties.  Here are 5 kitchen remodeling tips to think about before you begin your remodeling project. 1) Anticipate Your Budget Going Over- 9…

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Habitat For Humanity ReStore

By Robert Robillard

Keeping Building Materials Out Of The Land Fill When you’re a carpenter you get all sorts of questions and requests for favors: How do I fix this? Can I borrow one of your tools? Is your pick-up truck free on Saturday? One recent request really got my attention. A good friend asked if I would…

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Butcher Block

By Robert Robillard

Butcher Block Counter Gluing up a Maple butcher block counter:  Butcher block counter tops are natural, beautiful, practical, renewable, economical, and, contrary to popular belief, one of the safest, most sanitary kitchen work surfaces available. A customer of mine recently asked me if I was willing to glue up two sections of butcher block counter…

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Remodeling A Kitchen With Stainless Steel

By Robert Robillard

 Remodeling With Stainless Steel: . Kitchens have become a central gathering point in our social and entertaining lives, most dinner parties start and end in the kitchen. Updating your kitchen or a full kitchen remodel will increase the design, function and resale value of a home.  A kitchen remodel instantly raises the value of your home,…

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Hammer Stahl 5.5″ Santoku Knife

By Robert Robillard

A Kitchen Tool Like No Other! Readers of this site know I’m a big fan of quality tools. When you say tools most people think of mechanics, carpenter and trades-person type tools.  But there are other tools as well . . .  kitchen tools. There are many kitchen tools but none so sexy as a…

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Choosing A Gas Or Electric Stove

By Robert Robillard

And Now For The Hard Question…Gas or Electric? Normally when choosing a stove, the answer to whether you want to use natural gas or electricity as a fuel source would depend entirely on how you prefer to cook. But unless you know the facts, how can you know what is best for you? Choosing a…

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