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Dishwasher installed

How to Install a Dishwasher

Whether you’re putting in all new appliances or simply replacing a worn-out machine, installing a dishwasher yourself is a DIY project that’s not that difficult, if you have basic plumbing and wiring skills, and can save you a hefty installation fee. Read on to find out how.
Stainless steel kitchen range hood.

How to Vent a Range Hood Through the Roof

John asks, "I have a range that is located against an outside brick wall in a one-story kitchen with a flat roof. Can I vent the hood straight up through roof?"

You can vent a range hood through the roof using a 6” single wall pipe. There is proper flashing for flat roofs and a roof cap that has screen around it to keep insects out.

Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel

Creating a kitchen that’s attractive but easy to keep clean is a goal for most homeowners but it’s especially hard for parents of young children. Kids seem to find away to get fingerprints on every appliance you own.