Published at Thursday, December 14th 2017, 23:40:07 PM by Lisa Gracia. Appliances. HOT WATER HEATER: Similar to refrigerators, consider replacing your water heater if more than 10 years old. Older water heaters can rust, collect sand and sediment in the bottom, and are also costing you 15% of your household’s energy dollars. The energy efficiency of a water heater is measured in Energy Factor or (EF). The larger the number of EF, the more efficient the water heater is. For even greater efficiency consider buying a tankless water heater.
Published at Saturday, December 09th 2017, 14:44:21 PM by Mary Hardianti. Appliances. Whether you are trying to sell your home, or if you plan on staying in your space for generations to come – these ideas can help you transform your kitchen into the cooking space of your dreams.
Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 23:36:41 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Outdated kitchens were made with materials that were popular decades ago, including metals used for kitchen hardware. With manufacturer’s releasing innovative materials and design trends following suit, it may be time to rethink your drawer pulls and lighting fixtures.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 23:22:25 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Ventilation system: One area of your kitchen that is forgotten when considering appliances is the ventilation system. Range hoods overhead, or down draft systems that are integral into the countertop or cooktop are great for unobstructed overhead views. Depending on the size of your stove/cooktop and if you have an integral grill, griddle, burners, and other heating elements may increase the need for higher ventilation systems overhead. Research your favored appliance manufacturer too see what type of ventilation system is recommended for your kitchen.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 23:22:24 PM. Appliances By Brenda Eda. is an area of your kitchen that is often forgotten, and yet plays a major role your entire kitchen. If your flooring is keeping you in the past, try switching from your traditional rolled vinyl or linoleum flooring to a more resilient, timeless material — we’re talking wood, tile, or stone.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 23:22:23 PM. Appliances By Carol Agustiana. The compartmentalized and boxed-in feeling of outdated kitchens built generations ago is very common. If you’re looking to open up your kitchen and share the view with an adjacent dining room or living room – consider knocking down some partitions! This method works well for non load-bearing walls that don’t carry any structural value. Your kitchen can grow in size or it can just get opened up to other areas of your home.
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Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 23:22:22 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. FURNACE: Global warming is caused by the harmful greenhouse gases that emits from your home furnace. The furnace contributes to the largest portion of your energy bill. Before you replace your current furnace look at the rest of your home’s sources for leaking air sources and fix them first. Make sure the windows in your home are tightly sealed and doors don’t have air leaks around the perimeter. The insulation in your home should also be reviewed.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 23:22:21 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Depending on your size of kitchen, storage may or may not be an issue. Although, there are not too many people who would say they wouldn’t mind adding more functional space to their kitchen pantry. In many homes the pantry is an afterthought by the home builder, and a minimal amount of shelving and storage is provided. For you apartment owners as well that have small pantries, here are tips to help you add more functional space.