July 13, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

As the warmer seasons bring more sunshine into your home, it’s an ideal time to think about sprucing up your kitchen. Being the heart of the home, you’ll want to make it welcoming and there’s no better style of décor to enhance a cozy kitchen than the classic country look. Here are a few ideas for a rustic kitchen makeover:   Walls, ceilings and floors   Keeping your ceiling, walls and floor neutral means you can use your items of furniture and decorations to add color and character to your kitchen. Where stone floors and exposed brickwork are already in…

March 20, 2014 0Comment

Published March 19, 2014 Real Simple PHOTO: ANDREW O’REILLY Around-the-house staples that moonlight as dirt-busting superstars. White Bread and Ketchup Use white bread to: Dust an oil painting. Gently dab a slice of white bread over the surface to pick up dirt and grime. Use ketchup to: Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel. Related: 8 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips Oatmeal Use it to: Scrub very dirty hands. Make a thick…

June 9, 2013 0Comment

By Gabrielle Karol The Conference Room Published June 05, 2013 FOXBusiness What does the Rolls-Royce of outdoor grills look like? Take a look. While many consumers are still looking for great deals, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet president Steve Adolph says his high-end outdoor kitchen company isn’t feeling the heat. In this week’s Conference Room, FBN’s Jeff Flock spoke with Adolph about Kalamazoo’s high-end offerings, like a $21,000 outdoor grill that’s compatible with gas, charcoal and wood. While the steep price tag is twice the cost of grills from upscale competitors like Viking and Wolf, Adolph says his customers are willing to invest…

September 30, 2012 0Comment

By Adam Verwymeren Published September 19, 2012 FoxNews.com We love our pets, but sometimes they can really try our patience. Messy, destructive and unresponsive, these animals can roam the home like they own the place, marking their territory and shredding your beloved possessions. If you’re a frustrated pet owner looking to reclaim your home, and your sanity, here are some gadgets that will help you keep the animals in line. Automated Pet Care Largely content to take care of themselves, cats are the perfect pets for people that don’t want to get too involved. But even the lowest maintenance cats still…