Ideas for Bethesda Home Improvement

Thinking of making some changes or fixes to your Bethesda home? Improvement can be large or small. But each time you tackle something,  it can add value to your home, as well as peace of mind. Consider choosing a contractor that specializes in more than one aspect of remodeling and repair for the best value. That way, everyone is on the same page with the planning, overall ideas, and construction. Read more

Ideas for Bethesda Home Improvement

Thinking of making some changes or fixes to your Bethesda home? Improvement can be large or small. But each time you tackle something,  it can add value to your home, as well as peace of mind. Consider choosing a contractor that specializes in more than one aspect of remodeling and repair for the best value. That way, everyone is on the same page with the planning, overall ideas, and construction. Read more

Kitchen Flooring Options

Homeowners often don’t give enough thought about flooring plans. Usually when it comes to remodeling floors homeowners want to give it a personal touch. A personal touch can range from colors to textures. Choosing the proper floor does not only involve color and texture, but durability as well. The kitchen is an area of the home that has a lot of traffic and tracks dirt easily. There are several options available to style your kitchen floor and hardwood is the most popular. Read more

Kitchen fire

How to Put Out a Stove Fire

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Kitchen fire
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The kitchen stove is a common cause of fire in the home. The usual culprit of a stove top fire is grease which can be very dangerous and can spread quickly. It is important to know how to react when a grease fire happens.

Here are some tips for putting out a stove top fire, should it happen to you:

If the fire starts from grease in a pan, put a metal lid on top of the pan to smother the flames. Turn off the burner but don’t move the pan. Leave the lid on until the fire is completely extinguished.

If you have it handy, you can use baking soda or white flour to put out the fire. Never use water on a grease fire. That will make it worse.

An ABC, dry chemical fire extinguisher can also be used effectively on grease fires. It is important to keep a small multipurpose extinguisher in an easily accessible area of your kitchen. Be sure to learn how to use the extinguisher during installation, so that you’ll be able to use it quickly in an emergency.

Never try to carry the fire outside. Moving the pan may cause the grease to splash, spread the fire, and cause burns. Placing a live fire on the ground can cause more problems than it will solve. Put out the fire in its original location.

In case of an oven fire, turn off the oven and leave the door closed. After the fire is out, let the oven cool completely. Opening the oven can spread smoke and possibly cause overexposure to smoke or spreading of the fire.

If the fire becomes more than you can handle, leave and call 911 from a neighbor’s house. Never underestimate the power of a fire. Flames and smoke can spread very quickly.

3 Great New Kitchen Organization Products

Planning a kitchen makeover, but don’t have the budget for a full remodel? These three hot new kitchen organization products can help you get your kitchen better organized for only a few hundred dollars.

Rev-A-Shelf’s Under-Sink Pullout U-shape Basket with Soft-Close

 

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It’s just a fact that under-sink cabinets can be hard to maximize as far as storage space is concerned. But this U-shaped slider from Rev-A-Shelf will help you fit around under-sink plumping that otherwise would be an inconvenience. Its heavy-gauge chrome wire design makes it durable against the leaks and drips that could occur in the future. The U-shaped basket has full extension soft-close slides, and can be bottom- or side-mounted

Starting around $240, but can be found on sale for less. More information from Rev-A-Shelf.

 

Glideware Pull-Out Cookware Storage

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Need a better way to organize your pots and pans? Glideware now offers a pull-out cookware storage system that mounts to the top of any typical base cabinet. The system arrays your pots, pans and associated lids on a single extending rack which has adjustable hooks. The hooks can even be adjusted without the use of a screwdriver! For smooth operation, it has dual glides on ball bearings.  Now your pans no longer risk of getting scratched, and no more digging to get the one you really want!

This storage system, MADE IN THE USA, is available for about $200. More information available from glideware.com.

 

Jtech Solutions’ Docking Drawer SLIM USB

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Ever find your countertops covered with your charging phones and other devices in your way? Jtech Solutions has created an innovative solution that can be installed in the back of an existing drawer. Just plug it in and power up to up to four devices at a time. This way you can have them stashed away out of sight, but you have handy access to them while they are still charging.

Starting around $200. MADE IN THE USA. More information from Docking Drawer.

Thanks to This Old House for featuring these three products in their TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products 2014 series! Hopefully, one or more of them can help you better organize your kitchen!

(DISCLAIMER: These products are shared simply for informational purposes. We did not receive any compensation for sharing these products with you.)