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Updating your kitchen can have a huge impact on the comfort and value of your home. In this section you’ll learn find great tips and tricks for updating your kitchen and tackling common kitchen projects. Be sure to check out our articles about How to Repair a Leaky Faucet and Updating Kitchen Cabinets with Rust-Oleum’s Cabinet Transformations.

Kitchen Makeover with Rust-Oleum’s Cabinet Transformations
Ethan | July 31, 2012
Kitchen Makeover with Rust-Oleum’s Cabinet Transformations

Last weekend, Jocie and I spent time with her sister and sister’s family working on their kitchen. They have solid wood cabinets, and structurally they’re in great shape. Unfortunately, visually they looked a little worn out and in need of updating. That’s where Rust-Oleum helped us out.Cabinet Transformations is a part of Rust-Oleum’s Transformations line up. The DIY kits include almost everything you need to give your kitchen cabinets (or other wood, laminate, or melamine surface) a fresh new look, and there... 

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Quick Guide: How to Install Kitchen Cabinet and Door Handles
Ethan | August 4, 2011
Quick Guide: How to Install Kitchen Cabinet and Door Handles

Imagine you have a beautiful kitchen complete with new cabinets and polished Zodiaq countertops. The stainless steel wall oven and dishwasher look at home next to the innovative Delta ToucH2O faucet, and the new cooktop is impressive to say the least. Your kitchen has it all… except handles for all the cabinet doors and drawers. I just described Fred and Kim’s kitchen for the past four months. Since they chose to assemble their own cabinets, some of the little things (like pull handles) haven’t been at the top of the... 

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How to Repair Leaky Kitchen Faucet
Ethan | August 1, 2011
How to Repair Leaky Kitchen Faucet

Drip… Drip… Drip… It really can drive you crazy! Fixing a leaky kitchen faucet can seem like a big job, but even if you are not much of a plumber, there are some simple things you can try before calling the cavalry. Replacing a faucet can cost upwards of $250, and a simple repair might be all that’s needed to return you faucet to like-new condition. The most common cause for small leaks is mineral deposits building up over time inside the faucet housing. A simple cleaning is the right fix. This post shares the steps... 

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How to Remove a Dishwasher and Install a New One
Ethan | August 3, 2010
How to Remove a Dishwasher and Install a New One

This past weekend, we took a few hours to install a new Kenmore Elite dishwasher. We’re really pleased with it thus far, but we thought we’d give it some more time before writing a full review of the dishwasher itself. The installation of a dishwasher is actually a very straightforward matter. It’s a great project for DIYers of all skill levels. Read on for our instructions for removing and installing a dishwasher in your own home.Tools and Materials We grabbed a handful of tools from our workshop. Here’s the... 

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