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History of the Kitchen – Appliances


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Gas cookers were invented in the first decade of the nine-teenth century but were not in general use until 1850. At firs tthey were regarded with great suspicion – people fearedexplosions, poisoning or food tasting of gas.

To begin withthey were used in hotels and institutions, but it was not until 1924 that an oven regulator or thermostat appeared which made possible, for the first time, the accurate control of the temperature of the oven. The other great advantage was thatthe gas cooker did not need a flue, so could be placed anywhere within a room, even in a room without a fireplace.

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Yellow Kitchens


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Yellow might be an unusual color for a kitchen, but if you want something punchy and vibrant, there are few other colors that stand out like it. Below are just a few examples for your inspiration.

Italian kitchen manufacturer Snaidero has recently released their striking new kitchen concept Venus that will give your kitchen a bold, modern look. Based on the Yellow Venus installation in Long Island, this kitchen offers  several vibrant hues that are very alive and eye catching.


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Innovative Kitchen Sinks


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Whether it is washing your hands or washing your dishes, the humble sink is thought of as utilitarian rather than attractive, eye catching or even innovative! Sinks have reinvented themselves and the materials, shapes, and even the way water flows in and out of them now could even enhance your room.

If you are trying to add interest to your home, look what eye catching sinks will do for yours.

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Kitchen remodeling in a down economy – part 1.


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As house values are down across the board and loans / mortgages are harder to get, homeowners are finding few easy-money options for grand remodels. But hey, you probably should not do that anyway! Instead, why not go after projects that cost less, or even garner practical savings and keep their value much better when it comes time to sell.

This is very true for kitchens: usually oneof the (if not THE) most expensive room in your home, a remodel can even cost anything upwards of $50.000 – which can be as much as 10% of the value of your home.  Instead of spending a ton of money, let’s see a few options on modest, practical, recessionproof improvements that build a home’s long-term value while conserving energy or just allow you to rest and enjoy your kitchen.

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