Kitchen Make-Over


handlesKitchens being the most to suffer from wear and tear from constant use most often precedes all other parts of a house as a candidate for a make-over. There are a lot of small things that can give an otherwise drab kitchen new life such as novelty cabinet hardware that comes in many shapes and sizes.
Go to the hardware store and take a sample with you so you get those that line-up so you don’t end up with kitchen and cabinet doors studded with holes. If the ones you have are old and you think may be of value, why not get them on ebay for another man’s junk may be gold to others. Use fancy ones that have either glass or crystal inserts to add sophistication. Got stains on the ceiling, measure out the part and order a stainless steel panel you can bolt onto the wall for some effect, it’s also a lot easier to clean.

Getting Kitchen Decorating Tips and Style

Kitchen is one of the home areas that can make a signature statement. However, planning for your kitchen design can be quite daunting because of the wide selection of choices and details that are available everywhere else. Book, magazines and Internet can surely give you full ideas of different designs, but how do you choose the best one? Here are few more innovative ways to find great kitchen decorating tips that will best suit you and your needs.

1. Get idea from attending kitchen and bath trade show, exposition, fair and/or conference. You can check out your local exposition center to know the list of upcoming events.
2. Visit some local kitchen and bath boutiques and remember in mind the particular style and design that will go well with your preferences.
3. Visit model homes and new-home construction sites. Developers will often hire professional designers to stage the interior, including the kitchen, to better sell the homes. You just might see something that inspires you.
4. If you have the budget, you may want to hire an interior home decorator to help you plan and build the kitchen design that will fit your personality and needs.
5. Look through design and decorating magazines for ideas and tips, books or even television shows.
6. You can also get ideas and view pictures of different kitchen style on the internet too.

Remember to decide how much amount of money you are willing to spend for your kitchen area. Seeing too many options may force you to spend out of your budget, so always stick with your plan.

Organizing your Kitchen

Your kitchen is one of the most useful area at home, and one that needs to be organize well. Nobody wants a dirty kitchen especially if they are cooking their food on it right? Well then, learn how you can clean and organize your kitchen easily. Here are some of the ways:

1. Throw away all things that you are not using anymore, including expired food, spices or medicines.
2. Clean your storeroom and drawers using warm soapy water. Rinse, let dry and replace cupboard and drawer liners.
3. It is much better to store pots, pans and cooking utensils near the stove to save more space.
4. Store dishes and silverware near your eating area and/or dishwasher. Use racks and silverware holders to maximize use of space.
5. Keep sharp tools, alcohol and cleansing chemicals out of reach of children.
6. User racks and silverware holder to maximize use of space.
7. Arrange your spices in alphabetical order and place them on a rack or nearby cupboard on a revolving rack.
8. Place appliance that are use most often on the counter top without clutter.
9. For foods that can be easily infested by insects, better place them in a plastic container and keep them well sealed.
10. Use drawer dividers to organize utensils.

Dirty Kitchen


small__5137853668The term “dirty kitchen” will usually evoke mental images of dirty dishes piled high in the sink, a cooking range slick with grease, unrecognizable stains on the kitchen counter or even on the walls, and all sorts of nastiness imaginable. Not quite so for the Filipino household. A “dirty kitchen” is actually more of a Filpino English term that describes a kitchen where most of the food preparation and cooking is done by the household staff. When I say “most of the food prep and cooking”, this includes some of the tougher work: slaughtering and gutting goats and chickens, skinning frogs, dressing fish, and so on. This is also where the heavy-duty chopping is done, and when you enter the dirty kitchen you may as well expect to be greeted by a roaring open fire with a wok large enough to seat a child, getting worked over by a sweaty-bodied cook.

So what of the regular household kitchen? Traditionally, the main kitchen is exclusively used by the family when they wish to cook a meal themselves. It is often kept in showroom condition, and most often serves as a sort of “holding room” for the dishes before they are served in a party.

photo credit: The Year of Mud via photopin cc

Kitchen Renovation Remedies

Among the different house areas, the most popular part when it comes to renovation is the Kitchen room. This is because kitchen are often gathering place of the household. It is also important that family can have a meal that is comfortable, functional and stylish through the area. There are many important details that you should consider if you are planning to renovate your kitchen, which include establishing a budget, determining the style of the area that will reflect your own taste, hiring and working with contractors and designers that can able to provide the kitchen you want.

First and foremost, you have to know how much amount of money you are willing to spend for remodeling your kitchen. The amount of your budget will often dictate the rest of the planning process. You will also have to consider the some important elements of a kitchen renovation like paying for new appliances, flooring, countertops , hardware, paint, ventilation, cabinets and installation costs.

Once decided with the budget, you then need to think about the design of your kitchen. Figure out how you will often use the areas. Do you eat a lot and will use most of the time the kitchen? Do you have a large family who gathers 3 meals every day? Make sure you can utilize the remodel area to the maximum. Also you have to pay attention to the colors, textures, fabrics and surfaces. Get idea in magazines, or internet.

Ready for renovation? If you are still hesitant with your own design, hire professionals. And wait, you might want to consider to learn Thai. I love the way Thai interior designers think and work. One of the best professional worker and designers that are available are Thais. Better hire someone now and get that different look that Thai can bring to your kitchen.