Refurbishing Tips for Your Kitchen Cabinets

One of the main attractions in the kitchen is the cabinets, particularly those installed on the wall. The kitchen cabinets serve varied purposes. Beyond being a storage area for food, utensils, plates and other food containers, they also serve as display area for valuable items such as ceramic plates, cups and teapots as well as silverware. This being the case, it is of utmost importance to install an attractive cabinet made from sturdy materials.

If you wish to further beautify your existing kitchen cabinets, you can easily refurbish them without spending much. The trick is to simply change the doors instead of removing the entire structure.

Keep in mind that as long you have a sturdy frame for your cabinets, there’s no need to change it entirely. You need to only enhance or change the doors to make the structure look brand new again. Just be sure to align them properly and check that they open and close correctly.

If you want to use an entirely solid wood cabinet door or combine wood with glass, ensure that you paint them well to achieve that smooth and glossy look. Solid wood is best to use to attain that upscale look without the high price tag. Its other advantage is the fact that it can resist water. [Continue Reading...]


DIY Veggie Stamps

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Last post, you learned how using a magnetic strip to display and store your knives can be a practical and decorative move for your kitchen. Today, we’ll focus on a more colorful and organic way to do it!

Fruit and veggie stamps are a great way to add a fun and fresh vibe to your kitchen walls. These type of stamps are also quite eco-friendly – After you’re done with your project, you can shop them up and use them as fertilizer for your garden.

Gather your tools: you’ll need a sharp knife, various vegetables and fruits, brightly-colored acrylic paint, and flat containers for the paint, like plastic dishes you won’t mind parting with. Once you’ve carefully lain out newspaper around the area, slice your vegetables in different kinds of angles. Daub the side you want in a dish of paint, and press onto a spot on the wall to stamp. Voila! You have just made your first vegetable or fruit stamp. Have fun experimenting with different colors and textures!

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The U-shape kitchen design

The U-shape kitchen design lay out plan is pretty much similar to the corridor-shape plan only that it has a closed end. The closed end of the U shaped kitchen design provides an extra room for the gas range or a sink. This layout can utilize the classic kitchen triangle, thus maintaining a good workflow.
The U-Shaped Kitchen is very popular, be it on large or small homes because it is perfect for families who uses the kitchen often(in fact some restaurants fashion this kind of kitchen). This type of kitchen layout design provides plenty of counter space and plenty of room to maneuver allowing multiple cooks to work at the same time.


Kitchen Remodelling

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The kitchen serves as a room of a place appropriated for cooking. And by renovating your kitchen means trouble. What if you don’t have an extra space to place in your kitchen utensils and appliances? That’s really going to be a disaster since you will not have an appropriate space to cook. Don’t be too much impulsive in renovating your kitchen. Some people get carried away with their thoughts because of the television shows about kitchen renovations. It may look or seem easy in the television but when we start to do it ourselves personally we feel confused about it. So just start by getting inspiration on the style that you want your kitchen to have. If your thoughts are coming a little bit short, browse through the pages of a magazine regarding about kitchen renovations. We must also consider the cost that will be incurred in the renovation; your budget may run short during the process.

Kitchen Make-Over

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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.