Emmanuel Fonte Blog

How to Properly Light Your Kitchen Counters

Discover these 6 professional tips for lighting your countertops and other kitchen workspaces Like a canvas is to an artist, so a countertop is to the home chef. It’s a workspace that requires proper lighting to create a safe, functional and comfortable environment. If you’re remodeling your kitchen or just … [Read More...]


If you’ve ever been the victim of a burglary, you know that terrible, sinking feeling all too well. You get home, and something is amiss. Maybe a door is ajar, or a window is broken. Someone has invaded your privacy, rifled through your belongings, and shattered your feeling of security. If you’re lucky, … [Read More...]

iRig Micro Amp

iRig Micro Amp is a new portable, simple and easy to use battery-powered guitar amplifier with app connectivity and a decent enough power of 15W. This thing is perfect for everything from a bedroom or desktop to jamming with friends or street busking. The USB connection allows you to connect an iPhone/iPad … [Read More...]

How the Heck Do You Clean a Glass Shower Door?

Get the answers to keeping those glass shower walls and doors sparkling clean Most people loathe household chores. But is any cleaning task more difficult to stick to than squeegeeing shower walls and doors after use? The squeegee rule, a seemingly reasonable request to reduce hard-water stains, mineral … [Read More...]

5 Ways With a 5-by-8-Foot Bathroom

Look to these bathroom makeovers to learn about budgets, special features, splurges, bargains and more The most common bathroom size measures 5 by 8 feet — enough room for a single sink, a toilet and a shower or shower-bathtub combination. You may think there isn’t much you can do with an area of this … [Read More...]

How To Fold Clothes The Marie Kondo Way

Marie Kondo is all over the internet right now. She has a Netflix series called Tidying Up and is the author of a best-selling book. She’s a guru of home organization and an inspiration to many across the world. The best thing about her ways to tidy up is that they are honestly super easy, and … [Read More...]

The Evolution of Coffee Culture

A few decades ago, coffee in America meant a big communal pot of acrid, filtered slush that was omnipresent in every office and barely drinkable. It’s almost hard to remember with our present reality of cold-brewed, nitro-pressed coffee shops on every corner. Without a doubt, the journey that American society has … [Read More...]

Behold These Bold Kitchen Backsplashes

See how these 62 backsplashes bring beauty, personality and style to their kitchens The kitchen backsplash presents an opportunity to bring color, pattern and texture to your space, and plenty of designers on Houzz have maximized this surface area in their work. From graphic tiles to aged copper and … [Read More...]

4 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Fall

Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings.Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply found in a normal housing market.Homes are still selling relatively quickly, averaging 31 days on the market. … [Read More...]

Why is the United States Homeownership Rate Stuck at 1965 Levels?

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