Across the country, many people are looking to simplify their lives and lower their housing costs by downsizing their living spaces. Their choice of accommodations ranges from permanent or semi-permanent “tiny houses” or “micro-apartments,” extra-small apartment units in densely populated areas. But downsizing doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on the appliance conveniences they’ve grown accustomed … Continue reading "It’s the little things: Small appliances add big convenience to tiny houses"
Universal design started as a concept aimed primarily at creating accessible, barrier-free homes for people with disabilities. But it has evolved into the concept of creating a comfortable, accessible space for all members of the household, and there are number of reasons why a homeowner may decide to pursue it during a remodel or renovation. … Continue reading "Universal design: How to select appliances"
When used properly, home appliances have a proven and extensive track record of safety. Appliances are rigorously tested for safety long before they make it to retailers’ shelves. Many of the accidents that involve appliances are easily preventable. John Drengenberg, consumer safety director for UL, has been involved in the appliance safety and testing business … Continue reading "Stay cooking with these kitchen appliance safety tips"
Two hundred and seventy billion gallons of water. It’s enough to fill 40 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s also how much water would be saved if every home in the U.S. installed a new model dishwasher. What are you doing to save water? It’s a great question to ask yourself on World Water Day, March … Continue reading "How appliances save water every day"
As reality cooking shows depicting amateur chefs using refrigerators, ovens and ranges that would make anyone jealous, even Gordon Ramsey, appliance manufactures have jumped on board to develop home appliances and accessories that look like could’ve come from a high-end restaurant in New York. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights how the industry is … Continue reading "Want a Kitchen that Would Make Gordon Ramsey Jealous? Now You Can"
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home, and the one we spend a significant amount of time in, particularly if you have a family to cook for. A “dream kitchen?? complete with shiny new appliances, plenty of workspace and a welcoming atmosphere is something many of us want. Are you … Continue reading "Need Some Inspiration for Your Kitchen Remodeling?"
Kitchen and appliance design and functionality has evolved from the days of the Frigidaire and Monsanto “kitchens of the future?? as shown in these two films from the 1950s. In this month’s Interior Design magazine, Jill Notini, AHAM’s VP of Communications and Marketing talks about kitchen design. Click here to read the article, and see … Continue reading "Evolutions in Kitchen and Appliance Design"