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Stain vs. Paint Debate

Stain vs. Paint Debate

Stain and paint have many similarities, but also many differences. People often wonder which one they should use or which one is better than the other. However, the answer to that question is more complex than you think. While both yield great results, the differences between stain vs. paint will help determine which one you should use. Read further to learn more about the differences and similarities in these two color yielding substances.  Once you learn more about stain vs. paint, you can decide which one is better suited for your projects.

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Alternative Interior Door Colors (Not Just Black & White)

Alternative Interior Door Colors (Not Just Black & White)

When considering the décor of the home, homeowners often decide to go with neutral colors, especially when it comes to interior doors. Nearly every room has a door for privacy, be it the standard door or pocket doors. While black and white are common interior door colors, you can choose to be bold or different and paint your doors a new color. This will give each room a new and exciting look.

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5 Trim Styles to Spruce Up Any Room

5 Trim Styles to Spruce Up Any Room

Sprucing up your home can be both fun and overwhelming. Whether you’re doing one room at a time or you have specific projects you’re working on, home improvement projects can take a lot of time and work. Luckily, there are several easy ways to spruce up your home, from adding a new coat of paint to changing trim styles. Here are a few creative ideas to help you choose the right trim style for your home.

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Kitchen Island Ideas for Any Size Kitchen

Kitchen Island Ideas for Any Size Kitchen

A kitchen island can transform the workspace of the kitchen as well as provide a design element and additional seating. The type of kitchen island you install in your home will depend on several factors, from the size of the space to your design aesthetic. Overall, you have the ability to be creative and choose something that meets your personality as well as kitchen needs. Below are a few ideas to help you decide on a kitchen island for your home.

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8 Awesome Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

8 Awesome Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

The kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in the home. We prepare several meals a day along with snacks so it is not uncommon to see crumbs on the floor or stains on the counter. Since the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, homeowners can benefit from learning a few kitchen cleaning hacks. Below are a few tips to help you keep your kitchen clean, no matter how many messes you make!

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Eastern Shore Kitchen Remodel

Eastern Shore Kitchen Remodel

One of our newest kitchen remodeling projects was on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. The homeowners were looking to transform their outdated kitchen into one that was modern and stylish. They updated the cabinets, countertops, appliances, island, and sink. In addition, they included a window to brighten up the room and built a TV into the cabinets to save counter space. This was not a major renovation as the original kitchen blueprint remained the same. Moreover, island cabinets include two full-size waste baskets for recycling and standard waste. The finished product is one that the family can be proud of.

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Trendy Kitchen Backsplashes

Trendy Kitchen Backsplashes

Many homeowners today are opting for contemporary kitchens with creative backsplashes. This small area of the kitchen can easily transform the look of the room through the use of color, unique design patterns, and atypical materials. Transform your kitchen into a unique art piece that stands out amongst the rest. Here is a list of our favorite trendy kitchen backsplashes for 2017.

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5 Popular Kitchen Sink Trends for 2017

5 Popular Kitchen Sink Trends for 2017

The kitchen sink could easily be considered the ‘center of the kitchen.’ Needless to say, it is one of the essential kitchen features that is consistently used on a daily basis. Therefore, choosing the right sink style is an important decision, as it can affect the flow of your regular kitchen activities. So, what is the right style for you? Here is a list of the five most popular kitchen sink trends for 2017.

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Kitchen Remodeling Survival Tips

Kitchen Remodeling Survival Tips

Kitchen renovations can be monumentally stressful and time-consuming. The payoff is well worth it but the process to get to your dream kitchen is often less than desirable. To help you along this process, we have arranged a list of our favorite tips on how to survive your kitchen remodel.

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Choosing the Perfect Backsplash

Choosing the Perfect Backsplash

Choosing the Perfect Backsplash What was once purely functional has now become a funky and fun way to express your personality. In the past, backsplashes merely served as a method to protect the wall behind your stove, or the area under your cabinets, from spills and splatters. They were meant to be rugged and durable and rarely conveyed any artistic

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Friel Kitchen & Bath Design Center

100 Olde Point Village Suite 102
Chester, MD 21619
Phone: 410-827-8811 • Toll Free: 800-739-2676
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Other hours are available by appointment.