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Choosing a Counter Depth Refrigerator

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How to choose the best counter depth refrigerator? This question was asked to Jason Parsons, DBP's Chief Designer, by an online magazine. Here is his answer: Because of their size and frequency of use, refrigerators are generally a focal point in the kitchen. If you have decided on a counter depth unit, there are several factors to consider when choosing the best model for you. First, most people do not realize that only the body of the refrigerator is counter depth. Doors and handles extend beyond the counter. In addition, the hinges are designed to have the doors open outside of the refrigerator width. You need to ensure that there is enough clearance to open the doors a minimum of 90° from the refrigerator not only to access your food, but to remove all drawers for regular cleaning. This will require anywhere from 3” – 6” on each side of the unit. Be sure to choose one that will work with the space that you have.
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Exposed Beams in Remodeling Projects

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Exposed ceiling beams are sometimes requested in remodeling projects to create an industrial look. It is more common in basements where covering the ceiling evenly can be problematic because of ducts and pipes. However, homeowners are now requesting for the main living space and kitchens as well. It can be done as raw or stained wood, painted white or black.

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Virginia Kitchen Remodel by Leo Lantz Construction

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Virginia Remodeling Project by Leo Lantz Construction Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Planners Preferred Remodeler. This project was a kitchen remodel in North Chesterfield, Virginia. Continue reading

Cleaning Burnt on Food from Your Pots and Pans

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Everyone does cooking in their kitchen; unfortunately everyone is not a gourmet chef! Having the heat on too high or leaving food on too long can result in some of your food getting burnt on to your pots and pans. While cleaning the burnt on food may seems like a daunting task, below you will find some effective tips for tackling the challenge! Continue reading

Neil’s Simple, Lazy, Chicken Soup Recipe

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Chicken soup will never go out of style. Chicken soup serves as an amazing "get well" component when under the weather. However, it can also be a simple and effective meal option. It is a staple of Neil Parsons' weekly food regimen in the Fall and Winter months. Chicken soup is healthy, yet satiating and tasty--perfect for those watching their food choices! Below are the ingredients and recipe directions for Neil's Simple, Lazy, Chicken Soup. Continue reading

Induction Cooking in Your Kitchen

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Induction cooking ~ Design Build PlannersInduction cooking is a two-part system. The first is a coil of copper wire and when the electric current flows through the coil it creates energy. The second part is the pan itself. Not all pans will work on an induction cooktop. Pans that consist of 100% copper, 100% aluminum, or 100% non-magnetic stainless steel will not work.  The bottom of the pan must have an iron base in order to work, easiest way of checking is to hold a magnet to the bottom of the pan. With a traditional radiant cooktop, the entire element would heat with the surface glowing red. But not with the induction cooktop, all the electromagnetic energy passes through the cooktop and into the pan which causes the iron molecules to vibrate creating the friction that heats the pan. Continue reading

Herbal Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! herbal crusted talapia recipe from Organic Gurlz GardensThis is AnnahMarie and Becca. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing a recipe for Herbal Crusted Tilapia. In the mood for something that excites your taste buds – but unsure of what to make? Scavenge your kitchen no longer! We at Organic Gurlz Gardens have a scrumptious recipe to share that is sure to delight your pallet. Continue reading

Incorporating a Garden in Your Home

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. incorporationg a garden in your home ~ Organic Gurlz Gardens Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on Incorporating a Garden in Your Home. Enjoying the garden while lounging on the deck is nice; but what if you brought the garden indoors? We at Organic Gurlz Gardens are constantly innovating to transport some garden feel to the interior of a home. Continue reading

History of the Refrigerator

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dutch door refrigerator with bottom freezer (2)History of the Refrigerator When you think kitchens and kitchen appliances, you think refrigerators. While there were working "fridge" models prior to 1913, this is the year when the domestic refrigerator was invented. The inventor was Fred Wolfe. However, the prototype was improved upon the very next year by an engineer named Nathaniel B. Wales. Refrigerators really jumped in popularity in the 1920s after the invention of freon; from there, the General Electric "Monitor Top" refrigerator became the first fridge to see widespread use. Continue reading

Keeping Your Countertop Clean

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie. keeping your countertop clean ~ Design Build Planners (4)Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on keeping your countertop clean! The breakfast bar - the commonplace in the kitchen for entertaining, enjoying a delicious meal, and an abundance of family fun. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens appreciate fun-times and scrumptious suppers, but could “normal” procedures in preparing meals be hazardous to one’s health? Continue reading