The modern dishwasher can be traced to Josephine Cochrane who unveiled her hand-powered invention at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Once considered a luxury, many families could not dream of a kitchen without one. But there are tons of different types. What are the different types of dishwashers? We take a look below.
Can you point to the ‘feed dog’ on a sewing machine? Learn these sewing terms and you’ll be a smarter shopper and sew with more confidence. Viewpoints has defined the most common parts of a sewing machine.
We spend more time in the bedroom than any other part of the home. Viewpoints defines the mattress terms you are likely to hear on your mattress shopping journey.
Are you looking for an easy way to improve the air quality in your home? Regardless of whether or not you suffer from allergies, a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter can make a noticeable difference in the air you breathe by filtering out 99.97% particles that can trigger respiratory irritation. So, what should you look for when purchasing a HEPA vacuum?
It’s that time of year when I march into my basement pantry and pull out the bread machine. I know why I do it. It’s because the weather is cooler, and I’m starting to cook heartier meals– soups, lasagna and other pasta dishes. Just as it begins to turn dark outside, I generally start a fire and open a bottle of red wine. But nothing warms the soul more than the smell of freshly baked bread, and nothing compliments a hearty meal more than a loaf of bread made fresh in your kitchen. Here are three of our top-rated bread machines to get you through the winter, along with a few delicious bread machine recipes you’ll want to save.
It’s one thing to see a photo of a bouquet on the internet and quite another to see it in person. When you are sending flowers to someone far away, you are counting on the photo to accurately depict the final product, but according to many Viewpointers, that isn’t always the case. That’s why we want to help you out this Valentine’s Day with the worst flower delivery websites you should avoid.
Spring always brings two words to my mind: allergies and cleaning. The first only because in the last few years I have developed a mild case of seasonal allergies and the second, because after several months of keeping my house practically hermetically sealed from the winter weather, I’m ready to finally open it up to the spring air.
Six years ago, my husband, three children, two dogs and I moved into a Victorian home built in 1879. It had great bones, but it was filthy — filthy from being neglected for several months and filthy from two highly shedding German Shepherds. Flash forward through a frenzy of cleaning, painting and floor refinishing to the moment my husband inquired, “What’s down in these air ducts?” Twenty years ago, someone spared the time and considerable expense to have two furnaces and a slew of central air duct work installed. What was in our ducts? For starters, clumps of pet hair, a thick layer of dust, fallen leaves from house plants and a handful of Cheerios. The next order of business was to make an appointment for a professional duct cleaning.
We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, yet many of us don’t take the time to research or invest in a quality mattress. Instead, we choose a mattress that “is fine,” but often leads to back pain, stiff joints and restless nights of poor sleep. In order to choose a mattress thats right for you first need to know more about the the different types before buying one.
Trends. Each decade is defined by them; defined by trends in fashion, trends in home décor, even trends in kitchen appliances. The 50’s was the decade of poodle skirts and turquoise appliances. The 60’s brought us copper-colored appliances, and the 70’s made way for popular colors such as harvest gold, avocado green and poppy orange. While the 80’s was all about neon and brightly colored clothing, the trend in kitchen appliances was plain and simple white. And today, after nearly 20 years of stainless steel being the hottest material for kitchen appliances, we just might be seeing the trend turn back to white.