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Guide To Understanding Under Cabinet Lighting

February 23rd, 2016 No comments

There are various types and styles of under cabinet lighting. Throughout the years of fabricating kitchen cupboards I’ve seen just about all the options that are available.

In this article, instead of me trying to educate you about temporary or permanent light fixtures that attach underneath your kitchen cabinets, I thought I’d share this excellent book I discovered on Amazon called: The Complete Guide To Under Cabinet Lighting.

The author of the book really gives an in-depth presentation about kitchen cabinet lighting.

Here is a brief outline of what’s in the book:

  • Various types of under cupboard lights available: Puck Lights, LED, Florescent, Xenon, Halogen, Linear, Puck, Surface Mount, Hardwired, Plug-in, Battery Operated…
  • How the different designs actually  produce light
  • What to look for in order to satisfy your personal preferences
  • Cost comparisons
  • How to install under cabinet lighting

Here’s an Interesting Video I Found To Accommodate This Topic:

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Installing Large Bathroom Mirrors

February 8th, 2012 No comments

If you’re looking for bathroom remodeling ideas, a mirror is one of the easiest, fastest, and least expensive ways of changing your bathroom’s look. If you already have a mirror, you can modify the appearance of the entire room by adding or changing the mirror’s trim.

Light: One of the primary reasons to hang a mirror in your bathroom is to reflect light. If you hang it near a window, it will reflect natural light and bring in a sense of the outdoors. But it’s also important to have adequate electrical lighting near the mirror. Don’t rely on a single overhead light in the room. You need a lamp over the mirror as well. This provides extra lighting when you’re looking in the mirror to apply makeup or shave. A mirror also effectively doubles the brightness of the lamp.
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Three Ways To Improve Plastic Laminate Cabinets

July 5th, 2011 No comments

If you have an outdated set of Formica plastic laminate cabinets and want to improve them without spending a lot of money, I can help. I won’t physically help, but in this article I will share with you several ways you can upgrade an old outdated looking set of kitchen cabinets. These ideas will work for bathroom vanity cabinets as well.

Option One-Upgrading By Replacing Cabinet Doors
There are thousands of design options available on the market for new cabinet doors. I do not recommend that you try to replace your kitchen or bathroom cabinetry doors yourself unless you have a certain level of finish carpentry skill. There are several cabinet door price ranges to be considered.
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Tile Countertop Removal Instructions

May 30th, 2011 No comments

“Why won’t this tile countertop budge?” was the question I asked after I had removed all of the screws that were securing it to the kitchen cabinets. After thirty years of manufacturing kitchen and bathroom cabinets and counters, I stood there baffled while scratching my head.

Video on How To Remove Tile Countertops
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How To Remodel Bathroom Mirror Areas

May 9th, 2011 No comments

Outside of installing new cabinets and counters, you may be surprised at how simple it is to remodel bathroom mirror areas. First off, if you have an excessively large wall mirror, consider hiring a professional to remove it for you. This tutorial is geared toward teaching you how to remove small to medium size wall mirrors, not dangerously large ones.

Remodeled Bathroom Mirror Before After

The cost of hiring someone who knows what they are doing will be a lot less than an emergency room visit. Use common sense when deciding if you are going to try this DYI project yourself. read Remodeling Bathroom Mirror Areas