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Home decorating trends and paint colors

When decorating a new home and choosing appliances consider if a trend is new or old. For example, by 2019 stainless steel appliances are old, not trendy any more. I hate them anyway because they make a kitchen look cold. That's OK if you live where it's hot and humid, I guess. So, too, is the white with black countertops kitchen. Color and style trends usually start with clothing and during 3-5 years work their way to home appliances and paint colors. Newer trends in kitchen appliances are other metal colors like cooper or gold. Every year a company called Pantone chooses a color to promote. Sometimes it's adopted, sometimes ignored. You're not going to change home colors with it.

So many people are afraid of color on walls. You can paint one wall, buy a sheet and tack it up, install colored light bulbs to see how you feel about a color. I like warm colors on walls. For small rooms, use one color. If it's pastel, anchor it with something dark, art on the wall, a small rug, or you'll get the feeling that you are floating in the room. Maybe that's not so bad for a bathroom. In any case, gray is dead, not use grays. If there is a new, "hot" color in women's fashion, that will be a trend in home furnishings, if it's successful, in a few years. Try color, don't be a chicken.

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I love stainless steel appliances and have a lot of them at home. But, it is trouble cleaning them. They look really bad if they are not kept clean regularly. How can I get rid of the stains and marks on stainless steel for a longer period of time?


get a 'oxygen' based cleaner soak overnight.

normal cleaner works based on surfacetant. oxygen cleaners works by dissolving the stains.

of course, you can use some elbow grease and polish them.

Oct 16, 2013 | Ronco 'Showtime' Rotisserie and BBQ...

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Is it more expensive to buy stainless steel or silver silverware/flatware?


Silver is more expensive than stainless steel. Silverware pricing is high as silver is a precious metal and silverware is considered to be an heirloom. So if price is not a problem for you then silverware is the way to go. But if you want some thing more cost-effective, then choose stainless steel.
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/stainless-steel-flatware-vs-silverware.html

May 06, 2013 | Home

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I have a Kenmore dishwasher in black. Can you please tell me if it's possible to get a door cover so that it can match my new stainless steel appliances? If so where would I get this?thanks


yes it is! Appliance Art has stainless panels if you have the type of dishwasher that lets you slide out old panel and insert new one. For the other types of dishwasher they sell stainless "rolls" that are applied over your current black. They were just on DIY network and HGTV. www.applianceart.com

Jul 09, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 15173 Stainless Steel...

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how to remove scratches from stainless steel appliances


Try this at your own risk. Step 1 Consider using a product made for stainless steel2_bing.gif such as Scratch-B-Gone or Bar Keepers Friend (see Tips).
  • Step 2 Or, try spraying an all-purpose cleaner (such as Formula 4092_bing.gif) on the scratches.
  • Step 3 Use a non-metal scouring pad (such as Scotch-Brite pads) to rub the cleaner in, always rubbing in the direction of the grain.
  • Step 4 Keep the stainless steel wet with the cleaner as you work, and rinse the pad often.
  • Step 5 Rinse the surface and wipe dry.
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    Tips & Warnings
    • Before using any treatment on your stainless cookware, sink or appliances, it is wise to call the manufacturer for advice.
    • A new product called Scratch-B-Gone is touted as the "first aid kit for stainless steel." You can find it at many home improvement stores.
    • Bar Keepers Friend is another product for stainless steel. It can be found in most grocery or home improvement stores, or at www.barkeepersfriend.com.
    • To keep stainless steel sinks from scratching, put a rubber mat in the bottom of the sink to protect it.
    • Avoid using abrasive
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    Stainless panel for Kenmore 3631532 dishwasher?


    I have two options for you to consider. One is to take your panel to any sheet metal fabricating shop and have them make a stainless steel version for you. The other is to get a spray can of stainless steel appliance paint and apply it. i have used the stainless steel paint on entire appliances with excellent results.

    Jun 05, 2009 | Dishwashers

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