How To Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal When I was a college student one of my summer jobs was working for the city rubbish removal, throwing trash barrels into the back of a rubbish truck.  Back then I thought I’d never smell anything as heinous as what that job threw at me. While that is mostly…

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Dishwasher Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

Older dishwashers, ten years or more, are neither energy efficient nor water efficient.  Often times using between 8 an  15 gallons of water per cycle.  Purchasing a new Energy Star rated dishwasher can save you 1,000 gallons or more water per year as well as use 10-13% less energy.  The following dishwasher buying guide can help you…

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Moen Kitchen Pot Filler

By Ben Carmichael

  Moen Kitchen Pot Filler Classic Stainless Steel Review Our kitchen — it’s where we spend most of our time when at home. We love to cook, and to entertain friends and family. And so when we began remodeling, we decided to invest a significant amount of time, care, and money right here in our…

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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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