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Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

Choose one thing and do it well; the first secret to Kitchen Magic’s longevity and success. Since 1979 Kitchen Magic has specialized in custom cabinet refacing and kitchen remodeling. Keep promises; that's the second "magic charm". Kitchen Magic was the first in the home improvement industry to offer a Lifetime...

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Top 3 storage solutions customers are getting in their new kitchens

Top 3 storage solutions customers are getting in their new kitchens.


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Perfect kitchen remodeling solution on a budget

Jun 17, 2013 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

The homeowners wanted to reface the cabinets so the budget would allow to upgrade to Cambria® quartz countertops and replace appliances. They needed to accommodate a big room with lots of storage needs.



Instantly update and add sophistication to the kitchen

Apr 12, 2013 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

The homeowners wanted to reface the cabinets so the budget would allow for some built-in specialty cabinetry, design upgrades and granite countertops. They needed to accommodate a big room with lots of natural light—going darker would enhance the room visually and warm it up.


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What to Know Before Hiring a Contractor

Dec 22, 2008

The very first thing you should ask yourself before even considering hiring a contractor is, “Can I do this myself?”


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The grandeur of Maria Theresa chandeliers

Mar 26, 2013 by

Maria Theresa chandeliers, named after an Austrian empress of the 18th century are everything a chandelier should aspire to be: spectacular, stylish and magnificent. Representing the splendor of a bygone era, these chandeliers sparkle in traditional settings but also go very well with a contemporary theme.


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Pump and Tank Buying Guide

Aug 13, 2010 by Lowe's

Pumps and pressure tanks aren’t usually the topic of everyday discussion, unless you happen to be a plumber. Most people don’t really even give them a second thought and that can make selecting one a little confusing. With all the different types and sizes available it can seem as though you need a degree in hydro engineering to make the right choice. Don’t be intimidated by all the choices and plumbing lingo, use our guide to help you make an informed decision.



Mister T is made for Small Spaces

Apr 20, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

France-based Oxyo recently introduced its first collection, Made In Design, which called upon five (5) rising design stars to “edit objects for the modern lifestyle.” Antoine Lesur is one of the designers who contributed to the collection.



The case of the perfect fit-refacing complements a beautiful countertop

Mar 20, 2013

The problem: Old cabinets offensive next to a beautiful new granite countertop: The owners of this kitchen were considering remodeling for years. The cabinet style that came with the house-- contemporary, white metal-- just wasn't their style. But they couldn't bring themselves to part with the beautiful granite countertop that came with the kitchen. The homeowners already knew what style they wanted and how much they could afford, and replacing the countertop would have totally blown their budget.



Power to the Baby Boomers!

Mar 14, 2013 by Modern Supply

Many boomers are choosing to remain in their current homes as they age. Aging in Place means the ability to live in your own home comfortably and safely for as long as possible. As people remodel their homes, they’re including Universal Design products—a design concept that meets the needs of people with varied abilities. It considers people with age-related problems, people who are tall or short, as well as those with various physical or mental impairments. It also acknowledges that abilities change over time.



Brighten up for Spring with Lighting

Mar 14, 2013 by Modern Supply

It’s spring fix-up time! The weather is getting warmer and motivated homeowners start tackling their spring to-do lists. Projects range from painting the house exterior to smaller, less daunting tasks such as cleaning, simple repairs or updates. If you’re leaning toward the simpler, less expensive route, why not update your lighting? Replacing dated lighting adds pizazz to a space without breaking the bank!



Taking control of your home security

Feb 25, 2013 by Reliance Protectron

Full interactive security systems have arrived You arrive at the airport for your weeklong vacation and your heart drops as you realize in a panic that you forgot to activate your alarm system. Wouldn’t it be ideal if you could arm it from a distance somehow? Maybe someday in the future you sigh.


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Snow Thrower Buying Guide

Aug 16, 2010 by Lowe's

Shoveling snow is difficult and time-consuming work. There is an easier way to clear snow from areas around your home. A snow thrower can clear most surfaces in a fraction of the time required by shoveling with much less effort.


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Navien Tankless Water Heaters

Dec 21, 2012 by Modern Supply

Tankless water heaters provide an endless source of hot water and can cut energy costs up to 30 percent per year if usage remains consistent. Traditional tanks can develop rust and scale build-ups. A tankless unit does not store water so you’ll have fresher, cleaner water. They’re wall mounted and require less space too.


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Choosing Ceiling Coverings

Jun 30, 2010 by Lowe's

Ceilings aren’t usually the first things that come to mind when you think of your home’s décor, unless they’re awful. In fact, ceilings are one of the most overlooked (or maybe it’s under-looked) areas in the home.



Skylights: What do I want to look through and why?

Nov 14, 2012 by Buy Skylights

ACRYLIC or LEXAN or GLASS The answer is, they are all good stuff depending on what look you want to achieve, how much you want to spend and if you have any local codes which may mandate what you use.


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Types of Crystals used in Chandeliers

Nov 12, 2012 by

With a touch of crystal and a shimmer of light, crystal chandeliers have been around for a long time as symbols of opulence and luxury. Chandeliers have a lot of history behind them that can be all the way traced back to 16th century.



Are Adjustable Height Faucets the Next Big Thing?

Oct 30, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

What about height adjustable faucets? Do they exist? Are they of any particular value?