Norma Vally's Kitchen Fix-Ups : More Than 30 Projects for Every Skill Level

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-24
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The kitchen is the heart of every home-it's where family and friends gather to cook, eat, laugh, and celebrate. Unfortunately, all that time spent in the kitchen translates into a lot of wear and tear. But that doesn't mean you have to pay someone else to keep your kitchen running well and looking fresh.

Author Biography

A seasoned veteran of home improvement, both on and off camera, Norma Vally's media career boasts four seasons as host of Discovery Home Channel's Emmy-nominated series Toolbelt Diva and a radio show on Sirius Satellite by the same name. Norma is a published author and sought-after speaker who has appeared on Today, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and MSNBC; she has been featured in Family Circle, Women's Health, People, Woman's Day, Glamour, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the New York Times. Norma founded Chix Can Fix, a Web site and product line devoted to empowering women to take control of their homes and their lives.

Table of Contents

Sinksp. 16
Faucet Aerator Maintenancep. 17
Tighten a Loose Faucetp. 19
Unclog a Drainp. 21
Fix a Sprayerp. 23
Countertopsp. 25
Restore a Solid-Surface Countertopp. 26
Replace a Cracked Tilep. 28
Appliancesp. 30
Dishwasher Maintenancep. 31
Refrigerator Maintenancep. 34
Stove Maintenancep. 36
Cabinetsp. 39
Add or Replace Knobs and Pullsp. 40
Restore Wood Cabinet Finishp. 42
Walls and Floorsp. 44
Patch Holes in Drywallp. 45
Repair Torn Vinyl Flooringp. 49
Reseal a Damaged Wood Floor Sectionp. 51
Sinksp. 56
Repair a Leaky Faucetp. 57
Snake a Stubborn Sink Clogp. 65
Countertopsp. 67
Resurface a Laminate Countertopp. 68
Tile a Backsplashp. 74
Appliancesp. 79
Repair a Garbage Disposalp. 80
Repair an Icemakerp. 83
Cabinetsp. 86
Refinish Wood Cabinetsp. 87
Walls and Floorsp. 91
Install a Task Light Fixturep. 92
Refinish Wood Floorsp. 96
Sinksp. 104
Install a New Faucetp. 105
Replace a Shut-Off Valvep. 108
Install an Under-sink Water Filtration Systemp. 112
Install a New Drop-in Sinkp. 115
Countertopsp. 123
Install a Laminate Countertopp. 124
Tile a Countertopp. 130
Appliancesp. 136
Install a Dishwasherp. 137
Install a Microwave/Exhaust Fanp. 143
Cabinetsp. 147
Install New Cabinetsp. 148
Walls and Floorsp. 155
Install a Floating Floorp. 156
Tile a Floorp. 161
Install Recessed Lightsp. 166
Footprint and Layout: What Works for Youp. 174
Exploring the Possibilitiesp. 175
Creating Storage Spacep. 179
Wheelchair-Accessible Kitchenp. 182
Design: Creating the Ideal Look and Feel for Your Kitchenp. 185
Where to Get Startedp. 186
Flooringp. 187
Wallsp. 192
Cabinetryp. 193
Countertopsp. 193
Appliances, Sinks, and Faucetsp. 196
Lightingp. 200
Indexp. 202
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