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7 Brilliant Design Ideas for a Modern, Efficient Kitchen
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Kitchens are going luxe and they're becoming more modern than ever. The latest kitchen trends include high-end fixtures, high-tech amenities, chef-grade appliances and much more. Here are some modern kitchen ideas that will achieve a sleek design and make cooking a breeze.

What's Your Look Saying? Matching and Mixing Styles and Finishes
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If you're in the midst of a kitchen or bathroom makeover you will find yourself facing an endless string of design decisions about colors, styles and finishes. What goes together to form a cohesive and appealing look with your hard-working faucets, taps, handles and showerheads? It may be best to determine your favorite style and dial things in from there.

Top Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
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You've settled into your new house and can't wait to get started with your kitchen and bathroom remodel. But where do you start? Need some inspiration? Let's delve into some of the latest kitchen and bathroom trends.

Small Kitchen Ideas to Create a Foodie Dream Space
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Cozy kitchen designs can be fabulous. When upgrading fixtures or tackling a remodel, improve the efficiency of the space by installing sleek, stylish features with innovative functionality. With a little DIY know-how and inspiration, it's simple to use these small kitchen ideas to create a culinary dream space.

Go Beyond a Farmhouse Sink to Create Your Modern Farmhouse
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Farmhouse sink, apron sink, country sink—so many names for this modern farmhouse staple. You don't have to plow an alfalfa field to love farmhouse design, but you'll need more than a fitting sink to make this style work. Whether you live in a suburban clapboard or Manhattan high-rise, here are six design tips on how to revive or create a modern farmhouse.

How to Add Contrast With an Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish
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Want your home to radiate warmth and classic timelessness? If you're updating a kitchen or bath, consider using oil rubbed bronze fixtures to add contrast or an out-of-the-box snap to your room. Oil rubbed bronze finishes are chemically darkened to simulate aged bronze. The finish can range from a chocolate brown to gray/green and often includes copper tones with a light and dark appearance. Rather than polished nickel, satin chrome or stainless steel, using oil rubbed bronze fixtures either alone or mixed with other metal finishes allows you to create a layered, polished contrast to your rooms.

Kitchen Ideas: 4 Ways Motion Sensing Faucets Make You a Better Chef
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Master chefs are known for their tools and creative kitchen ideas. Whether it's a secret ingredient, a particular stove, utensil or saucepan, there's always something that gives a great cook an edge. Attaching a sleek, hands-free faucet to your kitchen sink can provide a gourmet touch for those who like to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home. Here are four reasons to add a motion-sensing faucet to your list of kitchen remodeling ideas.

New Trend to Try: Matte Black Accents for a Minimal and Modern Kitchen Design
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From favoring natural materials, like woods and stone, to a fondness for industrial features, millennial design is all about creating a functional, yet warm space that allows your personality to stand out. To bring this aesthetic to life in the kitchen, a hot new trend is the use of matte black finishes for design accents.

6 Tricks to Make Your Small Kitchen Feel Big
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Kitchen has become theater. How so? Guests are so often tempted to hang out in or near the action while dinner is being prepared. For for those who like to entertain in the kitchen, but don't have a big (or organized) footprint for doing so, here are six creative floor-to-ceiling ways to cultivate a sense of space, light, and air around the art in progress, for kitchens of all styles and shapes.

Upgrade Your Kitchen Design While Keeping a Traditional Look
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Traditional kitchen designs are warm and classic. They make you want to pull up a stool and hang out with the family. If you're updating or remodeling and looking to retain or create a traditional feel, think of your style as cozy with elements of the English and French. Here's how to upgrade your kitchen keeping a traditional design.

6 Ways to Add Value to Your Kitchen Design Before Selling Your Home
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Before you list your home for sale, add value to your kitchen design with a few weekend DIY updates and popular remodeling projects. We reached out to a few real estate pros to see what potential buyers really want in their future kitchens. It's not surprising that modern features and luxurious updates top the list. Consider adding a few of these projects to your home-selling checklist.

Three Small Kitchen Ideas to Get the Most Out of Your Galley Kitchen
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With their parallel counters and lots of built-in storage space, galley kitchens are an efficient way to get the most of out of a small space. But if they're not designed smartly, they can feel cramped and uncomfortable. We offer three small kitchen ideas to help you get the most out of your galley kitchen.

Debunking Garbage Disposal Myths
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Fifty-eight percent of Americans say they currently have a garbage disposal in their home, but many may be misinformed
about this workhorse in the kitchen. Moen demystifies the garbage disposal.

Solutions: Your Most Common Kitchen Remodeling Questions Answered
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Now is a great time to invest in your home, and renovating your kitchen is usually the most cost-effective upgrade you can make. As the room where families spend the most time together, the improvements can be enjoyed on a daily basis and much of the renovation costs can be recouped when you do decide to sell.

How to Install a Garbage Disposal
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Whether your current garbage disposal is on the fritz or simply lacks the oomph you need to make your kitchen a perfect place, you're in luck. Garbage disposal installation is a simple, do-it-yourself project that you can complete in an hour or so.

How to Pick the Perfect Sink for Your Kitchen Remodel
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Farmhouse sink? Undermount sink? Drop-in sink? When it comes to picking your sink, the options can seem endless. Lucky for you, Moen has some tips on different mounting styles, configurations, steel thickness and even some sink-centric bells and whistles.

Creating Your Dream Kitchen
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A few small touches here and there can take your kitchen from dull to dyanmic. Or you can do something big and bold that changes the entire mood of the room. But whether you're planing something minor or major, just approach your kitchen remodeling project with an open mind and you'll make your dream a reality.

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Faucet
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This article provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about faucet selection, installation and maintenance. Follow the advice given here and you will not only know how to select a quality faucet, but you will also know how to get the most out of it.

Turn A Gourmet Kitchen Into A Chef's Studio
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Does your kitchen feel more like Julie's than Julia's? No need to be concerned if you saw the film "Julie & Julia" and identified more with Julie, the inexperienced chef, than culinary icon Julia Child. If Julie could learn how to master the art of cooking in less than a year; you can design your own chef's studio in a fraction of that time. But follow Julie's footsteps and take your lead from those who know kitchens best - professional chefs. Moen spoke with chefs and restaurant owners to find the secrets to the best kitchen tools and design.

Tips to Avoid Kitchen Design Disasters
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Maybe you still don't know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do's and don'ts for your upcoming project.

Moen Faucets, Sinks And Accessories Make Light Of Tough Kitchen Tasks
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Your kitchen sink is probably one of the most frequented areas in your home. From making your morning coffee to scrubbing the dishes at night -- not to mention all the hand washing, cooking, cup filling, plant watering, crafting and cleaning that goes on in between, your faucet and sink area likely sees a lot of traffic every day. With so much action happening in one place, it's important to find kitchen fixtures and appliances that offer reliable, long-lasting solutions for you and your family.

Bring It On: Even The Toughest Of Tasks Are No Match For Moen Garbage Disposals
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Don't you wish every product in your kitchen could be as dependable as your Moen faucet? Kitchens everywhere are now one step closer to achieving superior, Moen-quality performance, thanks to the introduction of Moen garbage disposals. This new line of disposals ensures a complete product solution you can trust, above the sink and below.

Designed With Real Life In Mind
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Imagine the convenience of a kitchen faucet that can sense what the user is trying to accomplish and then respond to that need, in an instant! It's not the future... it's Moen's MotionSense hands-free faucet, and it's making its debut in kitchens across America.

Get a Kitchen that Works for You
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When considering kitchen upgrades, many homeowners dream about new colors, flooring and finishes, with professional-grade appliances and styling that's straight out of a magazine. Your dream kitchen may be pretty, but is it practical? With today's kitchen working as the hub of the ome, it's important to incorporate tools to make your everyday life a little easier.

Kitchen Prep Zone Planning
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For many, the kitchen island is where great meals begin and end. A variety of activities occur there, from slicing, dicing and rinsing, to dining, drinking and gathering with friends and family. Make sure your island is an oasis, meeting the needs of your family and matching your entertaining style.

Don't Let Sink Shopping Be a "Draining" Experience
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It's one of the most used items in your home, but how much do you really know about the kitchen sink? Which materials are the most scratch or stain resistant? Which can withstand hot pots and pans from the oven or stove? Are there certain sinks that will chip and others that won't? Which sinks perform better - stainless, composite, cast iron or solid surface?

8 Budget Savvy Kitchen Updates, in Time for Spring
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Does spring fever have you feeling the urge to spruce up your home? Kitchen renovations often come with a hefty price tag. Learn how to decorate for the season with these affordable ways to update your kitchen for spring.

A Cleaner Environment Starts At Your Kitchen Sink
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According to the EPA, food is the largest single source of waste in U.S. landfills and incinerators, making up more than 20 percent of the country's garbage. Americans are dumping food waste into landfills and the figures are staggering: we're putting millions of tons of food waste into the ground each year.

Digital Kitchens
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From automatic appliance sensors to refrigerators with touch screens, the kitchen is a technology hotspot in many contemporary homes. Here are several advancements taking place in kitchens today…and tomorrow.

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