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S42 E4: Anatomy of a Kitchen

Previous episode: S42 E03 | Next episode: Posting on Nov 1, 8pm ET In this episode: Kitchens are the focus of many home renovations. American kitchens used to be modest in size, but now the trend is to have an open well-lit kitchen, with enough space to cook with family and to entertain friends. In the 1901 Arlington Arts and Crafts project, the homeowners need to improve the layout of their kitchen to benefit their family’s lifestyle, so they meet with an experienced kitchen designer and cabinet builder in Maine. After the layout gets finalized, demolition of the outdated kitchen…


The BS* + Beer Show: Finding (or Making) Skilled Tradespeople

This episode of the BS* + Beer Show features guests Kate Stephenson, Bob Kovacs, and Heather Thompson talking about recruiting people into the trades. Bob believes exposing young people to trade professionals is key to developing the next-generation workforce. Kate feels adult training and certification programs provide a path for people looking to make a career change. Heather is a proponent of in-house trainings. There is discussion around leveraging the prohibitive cost of college to make the trades a viable alternative. The hiring process is considered as a possible deterrent for women entering the field, which leads to talk about…


Current Obsessions: Up North

Current Obsessions: Up North - Remodelista Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action…


How to Install Blinds

When it comes to privacy, lighting control, and thermal protection, window blinds have you covered. To install blinds correctly, though, you should take care to select the right product and measure accurately. How to Choose the Right Blinds for Your Windows There are many types of blinds on the market, and they speak to various room requirements. Bedrooms, where you need dark, restful conditions, can benefit from light-blocking shades. Windows facing busy streets or areas open to the public may be best served by blinds that can be tilted to admit light but still provide privacy, like basic vinyl mini…


Buying Guide for Secondhand Tools

When building your home improvement workshop, the cost of buying new tools can add up pretty quickly. If you want to get going on your DIY projects, but the thought of buying used tools scares you, don’t despair. Arm yourself with knowledge of how tools are supposed to perform, what to look for in used tools, and the best places to buy them. Then, you’ll be ready to shop for secondhand tools and save on your tool budget. Before You Buy Secondhand Tools Knowing the basics, like which tool performs which tasks and how, is important. Learn by reading books…


What Happens If You Don’t Have Homeowners Insurance?

If a fire, natural disaster, or other event were to destroy your home, you could lose everything you own and have trouble affording to rebuild your home or replace your belongings. With homeowners insurance, your insurance provider will cover the cost of replacing personal belongings and rebuilding your home. Read our guide to learn what could happen if you don’t have homeowners insurance in different scenarios and how to find the best homeowners policy for you. If you are interested in home insurance but concerned about the cost, we recommend getting quotes from multiple companies in your area so you…

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