Published at Monday, September 23rd 2019, 10:43:14 AM by Freddie Woodward. Kitchen Appliances. For even greater efficiency consider buying a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters only heat water when it is needed, instead of keeping a reserve of water at a constant temperature. They will save you money and space in your garage, closet or basement. Since there is not a tank, the tankless unit is a box on a wall that saves valuable floor space.
Published at Friday, December 13th 2019, 07:56:00 AM by Logan Morgan. Kitchen Appliances. What about controls? Controls that are located on the front or on the side of the appliance are most common and convenient, but universal access means just that: While someone in a wheelchair can reach front-situated controls easily, unfortunately, so can a curious toddler. People with young children may prefer controls located on the backsplash, out of reach of exploring fingers.
Published at Friday, December 13th 2019, 07:48:35 AM by Lewis Fowler. Kitchen 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.
Published at Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 08:34:20 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Lewis Fowler. Have a space that’s always dark, such as the back of a cabinet or pantry? Install a motion sensor that will activate a puck or LED light when the door is opened. This will help you find that pot you need, or that spice that’s hard to see in the dark cabinet. If you have recessed can lights and want an update, try recessed can converters, which are as easy as screwing in a lightbulb. This will allow you to add stylish pendants for a simple kitchen lighting makeover.
Published at Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 08:24:45 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Isaac Curtis. A recessed light housing that will be in an attic needs to be both airtight (AT) and insulation compatible (IC), so that it will not serve as an exhaust vent for your home‘s warm air during heating season, and will not become hot enough, on its outer surface, to damage any insulation that comes in contact with it. Recessed lighting fixtures that are both AT and IC are more expensive than similar fixtures that are not.
Published at Tuesday, September 17th 2019, 08:19:03 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Freddie Woodward. Flush mount lights are a popular choice in kitchens, as they attach to the ceiling with little to no gap between the fixture and the ceiling. This type of kitchen lighting is beneficial for many households, as it requires little cleaning and will never be in the way — an important consideration if you have low ceilings or a small kitchen.
Published at Monday, September 16th 2019, 08:37:36 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Emily Hart. For bigger kitchens, you may want to consider a light that uses tube bulbs. These lights are longer than standard fixtures, allowing them to light up a bigger area and keep your kitchen bright. In this category, the Lithonia Lighting Futra 2-Light Brushed Nickel Fluorescent Ceiling Light is a good buy, as its 52-inch design will reduce the need for multiple lights in your kitchen.
Published at Monday, September 16th 2019, 08:27:37 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Daniel Smart. The single greatest disadvantage of pendant lights is the same as their greatest advantage — they hang down from the ceiling. They can get in the way, and need to be limited to areas where people won‘t be walking unless your kitchen has ceilings that are more than 8 feet high. In kitchens with tall ceilings, pendant lights can both bring the light closer to where you need it and help reduce the sense of being in the bottom of a well.
Published at Monday, September 16th 2019, 08:23:35 AM. Kitchen Lighting By Daniel Baker. Flush mount lights are a popular choice in kitchens, as they attach to the ceiling with little to no gap between the fixture and the ceiling. This type of kitchen lighting is beneficial for many households, as it requires little cleaning and will never be in the way — an important consideration if you have low ceilings or a small kitchen.
Published at Monday, September 16th 2019, 08:18:16 AM. Kitchen Cabinet By Brandon Lambert. Beveled cabinetry frames inspired by a 1950s breakfront respect the blended-era style of this home, a melding of Craftsman and contemporary design. The white oak cabinets finished with a warm ebony stain bring cozy texture in a timeless statement. Sleek chrome hardware and sandblasted glass doors add an updated contemporary effect.