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This is Where We Cook | Fascinating Photos of Kitchens

Written by Guest Blogger
June 3rd, 2014
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Playing kitchen – forever, 1905, Germany. Gif by Thiophene_Guy.



A well-stocked kitchen in the British Isles. Thomas Izko

childs kitchen

Let’s have tea and strawberries. Photo Gushi Soda


Australian Kitchen

A 1906 Australian kitchen

Nelson Mandela’s kitchen in Soweto. Michael Denne

White house kitchen preparing for Hanukkah. Barbara Bush, Rabbi Mendel Minkowitz, Rabbi Binyomin Steinmetz and Rabbi Levi Shemtov.

White house kitchen preparing for Hanukkah. Barbara Bush, Rabbi Mendel Minkowitz, Rabbi Binyomin Steinmetz and Rabbi Levi Shemtov.

Humor after the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Outdoor kitchens were named after famous hotels.

Humor after the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Outdoor kitchens were named after famous hotels.


The all-gas kitchen display from the 1920’s, in the Gas Museum, Leicester. Judging by the stiff appearance of the woman, there was a gas leak.


A present-day Finnish dish draining cabinet.

1939 kitchen

A model 1939 kitchen. Noticed the fake view out of the window, and the new fangled dishwasher (known back then as an “electric sink”) the woman is loading.


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An archeological drawing of a kitchen bazaar set in old Tehran, by Jean-Baptiste Eugène Napoléon Flandin, circa 1840.

amish kitchen

An Amish kitchen with a gas-powered refrigerator and gas/coal range. Wirawan Purwanto


A drama-filled painting of a large kitchen, by Marten van Cleve, 1527-1581, Belgium.


Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin prepare chili for a cook-off.


A Berber kitchen in Morocco. Davida de la Harpe

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Homemade pull-out cabinet chair, 1951. Craig Howell

christmas lights

What’s a kitchen without a string a Christmas lights? Photo by Bob.


Jodhpur, Rajasthan street kitchen

A street kitchen in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Photo by Jon Ardern

Mary's kitchen

Mary’s Kitchen. Photo by Howard Ignatius.

dollhouse kitchen

Dollhouse kitchen. Photo by: Sarita Dawn

kenyan kitchen

A kitchen in Loresho, Kenya. Photo by ILRI

city gals

City gals – listen up! Photo by The Bees Knees Daily


The farm kitchen of Felicia Curtiowaj in Zalipie, Poland. Zalipie is known as the “painted village”, and holds competitions every year. You can read more here. Photo by Magro_Kr.


The obligatory cat photo. Photo by Ourania

pantry door

Why NOT paint your pantry door with a horrid reproduction of a Miro painting? Photo by Briget Murphy.

julia child's kitchen

Julia Child’s kitchen. Photo by Zack Copley.

Elvis Presley's kitchen

This is where the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were made – Elvis’s kitchen. Photo by Chuck Olsen.

Kitchen Archaeology

Kitchen archeology. Photo by rjp.

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Hot Water Heaters: Tips from a Home Remodeler

Written by Guest Blogger
December 17th, 2013

home remodeler dallasWhat good is a beautiful bathtub, if there isn’t an unending supply of hot water?

When it comes to choosing which type of hot water heater you should install when having your home remodeled, there are several things to consider, but first you need to know what kinds of hot water heaters are available to fit your needs, and their pros and cons.

The most common hot water heater is a traditional 50 gallon tank. These hot water heaters usually hold about fifty gallons of water, which is heated to a constant regulated temperature. The cons to this type of hot water heater is that once that water is used up, it’ll take some time to get more hot water again. Most have us have probably experienced this sudden temperature shocker while in the shower, and it’s not very pleasant! This type of tank is not very efficient, takes up a good bit of room, and can leak, causing floods. On the up side, this type of heater can be used at any time for hot water, and they are the least expensive of the models.

A tank-less hot water heater is smaller than a tank water heater; in fact it is so small, it can be attached to a wall. It is more energy efficient than a tank water heater because it doesn’t constantly require gas to keep many gallons of water hot (it uses blasts of heat, and heats on demand when needed). You will never run out of hot water mid-shower with this unit. Another plus with a tank-less hot water heater is that there is no danger of flooding. The cons of the tank-less approach are that there are strict venting requirements, it’s more expensive than the tank water heater, and periodic flushing is required to wash away deposits that the water supply leaves behind.

The third, and by far the best option in hot water heaters for your home remodel, is the hybrid, which is a bit of a combination of both the tank and tank-less hot water heater. Although it is the most expensive option, it’s worth every penny. A small container holds hot water like the tank system, but is backed up by the “on-demand” system used by the tankless model. Water is hot immediately and is limitless. This water heater does not need to be flushed, like the tank-less variety does, and doesn’t require elaborate ventilation – it can be vented with pvc pipe. Furthermore, there is no reason to worry about your home flooding with the hybrid model.

If you plan on installing a new hot water heater with your bathroom remodel, a full home remodel, or even for a room addition, hire the Dallas home remodeler who was awarded the Contractor of the Year 2014 Residential Addition $100,000 – $250,000 in Dallas designation by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Greater Dallas – van Gillern Construction. Visit their website, and call them at 972-818-0411.