Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The Final Reveal

by Bruno Bornsztein

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

This week, I wrote about how our kitchen used to suck, and how we went through a tough DIY remodel to make it better. Today's the kitchen tour! So without further ado ... pretty pictures!

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The Awesome/Gross Drain Claw

by DIY Maven

The Awesome/Gross Drain Claw

When the makers of The Draw Claw offered up a freebie for me to try out, I watched one of their videos and was simultaneously intrigued and seriously grossed out. Intrigued because my master bathroom's sink was experiencing slow-drain symptoms. Grossed out because I shed like a collie and KNEW the cause of the lazy drain. 

In the past, MWT has actually dismantled the trap underneath the sink to get at the hair ball clogs, which made me feel totally guilty because the ball was made up of 18" long brunette hair. NOW, the this Claw thingy, I could tackle my OWN clogs. Wonderful! (And gross.)

Okay, so the reusable and environmentally-friendly Drain Claw arrived in the mail last week. About five minutes after opening the little package I was fishin' for hair, feeling very empowered. I snaked the

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How To Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

by Chris Gardner

"Drains are hidden heroes in your home. If you’re lucky, you can go for years without thinking about them, but when dirty sink water suddenly won’t go away or a toilet won’t flush, they can be a major frustration. A plugged drain certainly demands attention, but fixing it is probably something you can do yourself. You’ll get faster results than calling a pro, and you’ll save money, too."

How To Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

Unclog sinks, tubs, toiilets and more with these tips from...

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How To Free a Stuck Garbage Disposal.

by Chris Gardner

Our garbage disposal jams at least three or four times a month...partially because my wife tries to overextend it, and partially because it sucks. So last time, I ask the maintance man to show me how to do fix it so they wouldn't have to come so often. He refused, citing some legal ramifications. So I told him no thanks, and that I'd just figure it out myself.

So, I did.

How To Free a Stuck Garbage Disposal.
 
Materials:
    Kitchen Tongs
    Flashlight
    1/4” Allen wrench (hex key)

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Kitchen Stream/Sink

by DIY Maven

Kitchen Stream/Sink

This stream sink, also known as The Mystic, is about 48" long and slopes from 2 1/8" depth to 4 ½". Not exactly good for washing up the dishes, but it’s addition to the kitchen would be more for its entertainment value anyway. Elkay's The Mystic sells for about $1500. And if it proves to be THAT entertaining, you might be able to take tickets at the door to help you pay for it.

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Is That an Altar in Your Bathroom?

by DIY Maven

Is That an Altar in Your Bathroom?

Natural stone is hot, no doubt, but some sink manufacturers are taking the trend to the next level with all stone pedestal and console sinks. Yeah, they’re heavy and expensive, but hey, if you love the look of stone, want to make a statement and have the bucks with which to do it, it’s an option. Plus, if you want to use your new sink as a sacrificial altar, the drain would make for easy cleanup.

For more information about stone sinks, visit Ston...

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