Jaw Dropping Partitions
Why use a screen to partition off an area of a room when there are so many unique ideas out there in design land. Check out these cool room partition ideas from Architecture and Design.
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Energy Saving Tax Credits for 2017
017 Federal Tax CreditsTax Credit: 30% of cost with no upper limit
Expires: December 31, 2021
Tax credits for Solar Energy Systems (solar panels and solar hot water heaters) are available at 30% through December 31, 2019. The credit decreases to 26% for tax year 2020; drops to 22% for tax year 2021 then expires December 31, 2021)
Details: Existing homes and new construction qualify. Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.
Cleaning Stainless Steel
Stainless steel appliances are sleek and attractive and are now very popular with homeowners. The biggest mistake people make when cleaning their stainless steel appliances is spraying it down with a multi-purpose cleaner. Other harmful activities would be using caustic cleansers or abrasive tools.
The simplest cleaner is using soap and water or vinegar. Always apply the cleaner to the soft cloth (a microfiber cloth is ideal), not directly onto the appliance or surface. A homemade stainless steel cleaner consists of: 1 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoons borax, enough club soda to make a paste. Use a new soft cloth to polish. Be sure you clean and polish the surface by wiping with the grain of the stainless steel which takes a closer look to determine.
Tough, backed on messes may require a mixture of baking soda and olive oil on a soft cloth. Once again, gently wipe with the grain of the stainless steel.
Finish the job by polishing the surface with stainless steel polish or mineral oil.
Remove streaks with rubbing alcohol.
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True Residential Wine Cooler
WINE COLUMN by True
30 INCH STAINLESS DOOR
TR-30DZW-R-SG-A RIGHT HINGE STAINLESS GLASS
TR-30DZW-L-SG-A LEFT HINGE STAINLESS GLASS
For serious collectors, for the hospitality-minded, and for those who simply love knowing that their favorite wine is always at-hand, the 30” Wine Column is a great choice. Boasting intuitive dual-zone True Precision® Control, full-extension smooth-glide racks, and gentle TruLumina® LED lighting, the 30” wide and 84" high Wine Column beautifully preserves, protects, and shows off up to 150 of your favorite bottles.
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Instant Hot Water Dispenser
My mom said that the best addition to her new kitchen is her instant hot water dispenser. She always says she can't do without her automatic ice maker and now she says the same about her instant hot water countertop dispenser.
InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS Instant Hot Water Dispenser with 3-Year In-Home Warranty. Finish: Chrome. Tank Included.
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Over 50% of homes have garbage disposals. There are many myths associated with them. For one, garbage disposals are not bad for the environment. In fact, even though they use water and electric to flush away food scraps, it is better to grind up the scraps rather them adding to a landfill.
It is actually better to use cold water when running your disposal. The cold water keeps the solid fats moving through the pipes.
There are no blades in a garbage disposal. Instead they contain metal impellers, so there is no need to use ice to sharpen "blades."
It would be better to use baking soda and a water solution to clean your garbage disposal than using vinegar or lemons. The acidity can damage the metal. When grinding something acidic use plenty of water.
Visit the Moen website to learn of their various models based on features such as horse power, warranty, rpm's, stainless steel parts, motor size, SoundShield, etc.
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When shopping for a washing machine, the size of the laundry space or room is your first consideration. Cost will probably be your second criteria. High Efficiency (HE) top loaders cost $600-$1400. Traditional top loaders cost $400 and up. HE front loaders cost $600-$1200. It may be helpful to know that front loaders' longevity is usually 11 years while a traditional top loader can last for up to 14 years.
Some of the features of a front loader are:
-If on a platform, the machine sits taller so it is easier to load.
-Controls are placed on the front of the machine at eye-level.
-Does not have an agitator.
-More energy efficient.
-Great tub capacity.
-Steam feature optional.
-Longer cycles are actually a negative.
-Spins faster allowing for shorter drying time.
-More mechanical failures.
-Heats water in the washer thus not drawing from the home hot water tank.
-Interior prone to molding from dampness and drainage issues.
-Newer models after 2009 have built-in self-cleaning cycle to prevent molding.
Some of the features of a top loader are:
-Known as water hogs.
-Easy to load but harder to unload.
-Newer top loaders have controls in front instead of on the back panel.
-HE top loaders now available that have improved efficiency.
-Agitator takes up much space and can tangle clothes or attachments on clothes.
-Agitators clean the clothes better but are harder on the fabrics.
Some features of new HE top loaders are:
-Flips clothes instead of agitating.
-Spins clothes through stream of water.
-Rinses clothes with high pressure spray.
HE washers use less water and detergent. Look for machines that carry an Energy Star rating because they use 35% less energy and water. Another good rating to look for is the CEE Tier III rating.
If you want a large tub capacity for washing bedspreads, etc., check out the Samsung WA9000 with a 5.6 cu. ft. capacity. Other recommendations available on new model washers are listed below.
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Thermador Appliances are my favorite luxury brand. In 2017, they have new innovations in refrigeration, cooking, coffee makers, and dishwashers. I like the fact that the refrigerator motors are concealed and that the 40 inch and 60 inch ovens include a steaming feature.
Thermador has introduced the Liberty Induction Cooktop, a built-in fully automatic coffee machine, and an enhanced Star-Sapphire dishwasher.
Their refrigerators are noted for their expanded refrigeration, freezer, and wine columns. Some of their refrigeration models include the Open Door Assist feature and handle-less entry and combo drawers.
The Liberty Induction Cooktop is equipped with HeatShift and MoveMode that allows the cook to reposition cookware during meal preparation.
The fully automatic built-in coffee maker features a main container for whole beans, a smaller container for coffee grounds, and a stainless steel milk container that can be removed and stored in the refrigerator.
The Star Sapphire Dishwasher offers the industry's fastest speed cycle--Star Speed-20 minutes. Also a third rack is available. Visit www.thermador.com for more information.
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Daewoo Retro Appliance Colors
If you are looking for a pop of color for your kitchen, consider the Daewoo new retro colors of pure red, mint green, creme white, and piano black. They also sell appliances in the standard finishes--white, black, and stainless steel. Let us help you with your appliance purchasing needs. I think you will be pleased with the discounts that we have available. Dreamland Interiors, Inc.
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When shopping for a stove and oven, there are advantages and disadvantages to buying a traditional slide-in stove/oven combination versus a wall oven and separate cooktop.
A regular stove will be less expensive and will take up less square footage.
A wall oven and separate cooktop will be more expensive since you are shopping for two items. You will have more placement flexibility with the wall oven. Bakers especially love the wall oven since they can check on their goodies at eye level. A wall oven also eliminates the need of bending and lifting heavy prepared food from a difficult angle. A cast iron casserole dish comes to mind.
Dreamland Interiors Inc. is well versed in the latest models and features in appliances and can help you save money on your appliance purchases.
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Natalie A. Gauci
Licensed Interior Designer working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.