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Best Dishwasher Brands of 2014 (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jessica Petrino

A great dishwasher does not necessarily mean the most expensive. My favorite affordable luxury brands; Bosch, Electrolux, and Jenn-Air have great dishwashers.

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Topics: Dishwashers

LED Outdoor Lighting: Choosing Tape or Rope

by Henriette Rieu

I love lighting the outside.

It provides safety and security, but quite frankly it also adds elegance. There are two main lighting products for the outdoors, rope lighting and LED tape.

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Topics: LED Lighting

Internal, In-Line and External Blowers (Reviews)

by Mark Bennett

One of the most important elements in a kitchen design is the ventilation.

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Topics: Ventilation

Jenn-Air Downdraft Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Rick Medeiros

Advantages of Downdrafts

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Downdrafts

Gaggenau vs. Viking Integrated Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Jessica Petrino

Integrated refrigerators typically are available at 18", 24", 30", 36", 42" and 48 " wide to fit standard cabinets.

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Topics: Viking, Gaggenau, Integrated Refrigerators

Makeover Monday: Sub-Zero All Refrigerator / Freezer & Pendant Lighting

by Steve Sheinkopf

It's Makeover Monday: Every Monday we look at a professionally remodeled kitchen and/or bathroom and talk about what is good and sometimes not so good about that particular renovation. This article is designed to help you with your project...so let's get to it.

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Topics: Makeover Monday

The Best Residential Lighting Brands

by Steve Sheinkopf

For the last few Sundays, we decided to briefly introduce a product through video. Today, its lighting and our newest display, Visual Comfort.

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Topics: Lighting, Best

How to Choose Lighting For Your Garage

by Elizabeth Seise

Recently, Nick showed us how to use landscape lighting to create ambiance in the yard and also how to use path lighting to keep your walkways clear as well as lights on the house to keep your house secure.

To start, consider the architecture of your house. What is its style? Is it traditional? Modern? Does it have a lot of clean lines or is it more ornate? Does it have a lot of angular, square-type shapes or is it more circular, curved, and flowy?

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Topics: Lighting

Best Hoods/Ventilation for Professional/High CFM Ranges (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Devin Caron

Proper ventilation is one of the most important factors in planning a kitchen.

The average household range is far more powerful than 10 years ago with a 30 inch pro range topping out at almost 70,000 BTUs. With hotter cooking becomes a need for a higher blower speed and better designed hood to move the air.

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Topics: Ventilation

Dacor vs. Viking Wall Ovens (Reviews, Ratings, Prices)

by Vincent Pham

Cooking, especially wall ovens, is rapidly changing after years of the same old convection product. New ovens now will have sleek interfaces and new capabilities.

By 2016, your wall oven will be completely connected. Dacor vs. Viking is a comparison of what the future of cooking could be. We will look at the companies and then the products.

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Topics: Viking, Wall Ovens, Dacor

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