Vegetarian Means Vegan, Right?

Actually vegetarians tend to differ from what Vegans consider themselves to be. The exact reasons for why, evade me at the moment.

I eat plenty of vegetables but also enjoy eggs so I think this means I may be a vegetarian but I am not a vegan because eggs are not on their menu. I need to watch my calories and weight.

Veganism, if I may, seems to be more like a religion than just a healthy eating regime. I think the term is applied to not only eggs but even to wearing things that may have once been alive, like leather.

I have no feelings on this one way or another and think our life choices are just that, our life choices.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Three Great Kitchen Redesign Options

By Stacy Pollack

There are several things you can do to make an immediate impact on the look of your kitchen. Painting the walls a different color is right at the top but it is something you should consider carefully before you jump in. The kitchen is usually one of the most used rooms in a house so you must make sure you make the correct color choice.

A color that might look good in the living room or den may not turn out to be an appropriate color for the kitchen. Additionally, if you choose to paint it a bright color that really stands out, you want to make sure that you are really going to like it. You don't want to have to paint it a second time just because you used the wrong color the first time.

Another thing you can do to make your kitchen look different is to change the flooring. New houses all seem to be being built with wood floors now as they are very popular but that might not be the right surface for your kitchen. Bigger kitchens might look good with wood but if yours is small it might look better with tile or some other material. The floor color will of course be very important and must match with the walls.

Other than wood and tile, you can choose floor materials like stone, laminate, and granite. Laminate floors are common in older houses while wood and granite floors are quite rare but very nice when done in the right kitchen environment. Putting in a new kitchen floor is usually a big job but it is something that will make a big impact on the look of your kitchen and help greatly to modernize it.

Lighting also plays an important part in your kitchen and changing or upgrading the lighting can also make a big difference. Track lighting can be used to highlight parts of the kitchen and many homes have lights that hang down over the counters or island. These lights are similar to what you might find in a bar or nightclub and they make the kitchen look very modern. Ideally, you should have the lighting help show off the colors of your kitchen and they can work to give it a unique feel.

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