Modern Home Humidifiers - a Move Towards Stylish Home Necessities

by Chris Gardner

Apparently, it can be done. From Materialicious: "HOME humidifiers are appearing with many new features and stylish designs as seen by the seven shown on this link. It's important to maintain a healthy balance of moisture and the hot dry air found in most homes during the winter months. The humidifier pictured is by Rocca."

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I post not because I am completely enamored with the design, though I am. I'm more interested in the trend over...

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Refurbish Appliances With Stainless Steel Contact Paper

by Chris Gardner

Still jonesing for stainless, but can't quite commit to painting your appliances? Then take an even less permanent approach, and cover 'em with stainless steel contact paper $10 on Amazon

Use stainless steel contact paper to update appliances.
Photo: Fourth Wall Interiors

 

Grab a toothbrush, an effective cleaning solution, a stiff card, and your contact paper, and say goodbye to your harvest gold, awful cream, or ugly 90s black appliances.

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How To Clean Stainless Steel.

by Chris Gardner

Stainless steel is all the rage for kitchen appliances and decor, and is still a prime choice for high-end cookware. But a wet rag won't always take the goo off, and often leaves streaks and dark spots. Here are several inexpensive, natural ways to clean the material using household products.

  • The gentlest method of cleaning stainless steel is to simply wipe the surface with hot water and a soft, clean cloth.
  • If plain water...

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Produce Washing Machine

by DIY Maven

The Clean Cuisine is advertized as a means to purify fruits and vegetables using an ozone process also known as Activated Oxygen. It is purported to kill "bacteria and mold, and safely [break] down pesticides to provide you with food that is as safe as possible." At 180 bucks, it isn’t cheap, but considering there are over 33 million cases of food-borne illnesses a year in the US alone, it might be worth the cost. If it works, that is.

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The Life Span of Your Appliances

by DIY Maven

So you’ve just forked over a fistful of cash for new appliances in your home. You even splurged on the stainless steel upgrade. Congrats! And now for the bad news. Your new appliances will eventually die.

Known in the home inspection business as "estimated design life cycles" these statistics help inspectors let buyers know of potential upcoming problems. For example, if your boiler is 45 years old, it is living on borrowed time, my friend.

So, if...

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