Category Archives: Kitchen

There’s a Hole in the Washer, Dear Liza

Tsk. Anyone who needs this kind of status symbol must have some terrible emotional problems. – Marge Simpson Once upon a time, we had a perfectly serviceable dishwasher. It was a real workhorse, and it survived two sets of tenants, … Continue reading

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Cutlery Drawer Makeover (and Why Not)

Where’s that metal dealy you use to dig food? – Homer When we remodeled the kitchen (pre-blog, just after we moved out of the cave), the silverware drawer came with inserts something like this: That worked well, but the kitchen (and … Continue reading

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Quartz Countertop Dechippification

Mmmmm, chips! – Homer Simpson Not too long ago, we found a small chip on the edge of the sink. It was virtually invisible, but we knew it was there, and it made us both a little sad. We can’t … Continue reading

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Another Catastrophic Appliance Event

Ralph: I wanna be in the bake-off! Wiggum: There, there, I think your grilled crayon sandwich was delicious. Ralph: You only had a pretend bite. Wiggum: No, I’m eating it, look! Ralph: Can you taste the thumbtacks? Wiggum: Ah, crap. We … Continue reading

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A Farm Sink in Butcher Block for an English Country Kitchen

If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, I’ll repay you in acorns. – Cletus Coming up on a year ago, Helen and Geoff redid their kitchen. I love the classic white-and-wood look, the wall of windows, and all the SPACE. It’s a … Continue reading

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Installing a Dishwasher (Confusing a Cat)

I’m alive! And I owe it all to this feisty feline. – Homer Simpson Our dishwasher was a dozen years old, so it was time for a new one. Taking out the old dishwasher was simple. Back when we remodeled the … Continue reading

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Five Home Purchases We Never Regretted

Please pay for your purchases and get out. And come again! – Apu It’s still unseasonably cold here–just stupidly cold for November–and I’ve never been more thankful for our super-thick goose-down duvet. If this duvet is anything to go by, … Continue reading

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Keeping the DIY Dollar

Silly customer! You cannot hurt a Twinkie! – Apu When we were shopping for our dishwasher (now installed, about which more soon), I eliminated a specific large manufacturer from all our searches. I accidentally read specifications for one dishwasher from … Continue reading

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Patience is a Virtue–A Really Annoying Virtue

I only have two questions: “How much?” and “Give it to me!” – Homer Simpson I have a complicated relationship with consumerism. I don’t like parting with money at the best of times (my heritage is half Scots, if you want to … Continue reading

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Before and After: Tiled Kitchen Backsplash

FINALLY! – Bart Simpson Done and dusted. AT LAST. I would have had this done sooner, except I selected a fancy synthetic rubber caulk for the joint between the tile and the counter. I could not work with it — not the … Continue reading

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