Published at Saturday, February 18th 2017, 13:16:23 PM by kirby. Cupboard. Kitchen Cupboards: Cupboards That Are Easy to Work With We rely so much on our kitchen cupboards for storing different items that we dont need everyday. These cabinets arent opened frequently like a curio cupboard. Other types of cupboards are far more efficient, functional and at the same time very attractive. If you are tired of your old style cupboards the good news is, there are tons of ideas and ways to give your old cabinet a new life. There are numerous manufacturers and dealers of kitchen cabinets that keep the pulse on every style in kitchen cabinetry. Whether you own a sleek loft apartment or a Mediterranean inspired villa, an under cabinet wine glass rack is perfect. Installing them would give a fresh new life to your kitchen or kitchen bar. Keep your wine glasses smoothly and creatively organized and flaunt your lovely collection of wine glasses. Martini glasses are becoming popular again and you can find a lot of contemporary glasses for martini to add to your collection. They are perfect, too if you have a color theme for you kitchen since new martini glasses are now splashed with colors. Some of them are given artful designs by talented glassware artisans. Today, martini glasses are not only used to enjoy fresh and cold drinks, they are now available in different styles and sizes and are widely use for decoration. Martini glasses are part of a large group of cocktail glasses. The shape of these glasses is functional. Cocktail glasses are also called stemware. Wine connoisseurs say that the stems keep your drink cold as it allows you to hold the glass without warming its contents with your hands. Martini glasses are distinguished from other cocktail glasses by their conical shape that functions to keep ingredients from separating. If you love hosting parties for friends and family, you will definitely love the idea of installing under cabinet wine glass rack so you can take your wine glasses for them to see beautifully organized and always ready to use. Every type of drink requires a different type of glass. So, if you want to entertain and use the correct drink etiquette have a display of different selection of glasses for your cupboard or china cabinet. You can also hang water glasses or goblets and other types of glasses that you will mostly need frequently. So, when you are looking to upgrade your cupboards in your kitchen ensure that you decide on its functionality before considering having one with a distinctive design. Make sure it is not only creative but flexible as well. Make a list of what you intend to do with it: would it be for storing wines, cutleries, utensils, etc. The cupboard should be designed in such a way that it meets your and your familys needs. By getting a good and well thought of cupboard, you will be able to get organized effortlessly in the kitchen regardless of how small the area may be. You can choose from a wide range of functional kitchen cupboards with many compartments and drawers as well as storage of different materials made easier.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 03:45:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. The Correct Way to Adjust Cupboard Hinges With Springs iam going to be giving you pointers on how to adjust your kitchen or bathroom vanity cupboard doors that have spring hinges? To recognize if you have this type of hardware, look at the edge of your door. If the mechanism is grooved into the edge of the panel and you can see metal on the exterior, then you have a Y-5 brand "SPRING" hinge. The Y-5 was designed to allow adjustments to be made in three different directions. Tools Needed: • Electric or Cordless Drill • 1/32" Drill Bit • Driver Bit With a Phillips Head • Phillips Screwdriver Take a very detailed look at all of your cabinet doors, paying close attention to what needs to be moved in which direction in order for things to look more uniform. If you have doors that are rubbing together it may be because they were originally made too large. In such cases, it may be necessary to have the doors cut down a little in order for them to close properly. Making the Hinge Adjustments Open a cupboard door and you will notice that there are four screws, two on the cabinet member and two holding the hinge fast to the door. One screw on the cabinet frame is a lock-down or "set" screw that doesnt allow for any adjustment. The other one is inserted into an oblong hole to allow for movement. The same is true for the hinge plate that is fastened to the cupboard door. Only remove the lock-down screw, then loosen the adjustment screw just enough to allow for the door to me moved a little. Leave enough tension on the hinge so that it can be moved, but is not "flopping" loose. Re-tighten the adjustment screw and close the door to see how things look. Continue this process of opening, adjusting and closing the cupboard doors until you are satisfied with your accomplishments. The alterations you are making should be very "minute" on each kitchen or bathroom door. You should relocate two doors by moving them a little rather than moving one door a lot. • Important: If a door is not resting on the face-frame of the cupboard correctly, never try to twist it by using the force of your hands. Always move the hinge plate on the inside of the cupboard frame toward or away from you, either at the top or bottom of the door. Once you are satisfied with your achievements, it is time to drill new holes for the lock down or "set" screws to be repositioned. While drilling these new holes, you will have to adjust the angle of the drill so you miss the original hinge set screw hole. It may be necessary to insert a few wooden toothpicks into the old holes. Be very careful to NOT drill through the cupboard door and ruin the decorative face. You can place a piece of tape on the drill bit to help you gauge how far you should drill. If you know how to make a stop-block, this would be a worthwhile procedure to undertake. Final Steps Tighten the set screws down and you are almost finished. If you need to adjust the location of the cupboard doors a little, its OK to tap them with the palm of your hand. There will be a little tolerance in the hinges even though the set screws are locked in place. Just be sure to NOT use excessive force. A slight tap here or there is OK. I always recommend hiring a professional cabinet maker to adjust cupboard hinges. There are always tricks in every trade that make things go smoother. You can try to do-it-yourself (DYI), but it has been my experience that most people just get frustrated and break something. Never the less, if you are the handy-man type, give it a try.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 02:28:23 AM. Cupboard By tommy. Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards: Eliminate the Grease, Bring Back the Shine Cleaning kitchen cupboards can be a tough job especially if there is a lot of grease and built up grime. Greasy build-up cannot be avoided in your kitchen and it is actually the worst kind of dirt build-up to clean. Simple wiping will not completely remove it but using certain solutions will help you efficiently clean your cupboards. You know its time to create that solution if your kitchen cupboards look dull, dirty and more importantly feel sticky when touched. Here are some concoctions you can try to help you in cleaning the cupboards. On top of the list is a degreasing dishwashing soap. Dont just use a liquid dishwashing soap but get the one that has a degreasing agent. Ordinary liquid dishwashing soap lacks the ability to remove the cake-on grease on your kitchen cupboards. Do not pour the degreasing dishwashing soap directly to the cupboard as it may damage the finish of your cupboards. When you use it, make sure that you dissolve the dishwashing soap in hot water then use a cleaning sponge to wipe the cupboard. Follow it up with a clean, dry and soft towel. Another option you can use is a washing soda. When you are cleaning kitchen cupboards with washing soda, take the necessary precaution of wearing gloves. Washing soda is made up of sodium carbonate which can be harmful on the skin because of its pH level. This pH level 11 solution is extremely basic and your skin simply cant handle it. You can use a mixture composed of a bucket of warm water and half cup of washing soda to scrub the cupboards. If you dont want the risk of burning yourself with washing soda, you can use a white vinegar solution instead. Aside from degreasing your kitchen cupboards, the white vinegar also has the ability to kill bacteria and germs. You will need a spray bottle when cleaning kitchen cupboards with a white vinegar solution. Spray the cupboards with a mixed solution containing equal parts of warm water and white vinegar. You then have to wipe the cupboard using a sponge or scrub brush it (but not too hard). Do not rinse the white vinegar solution that has been applied but leave it to be air-dried. If your kitchen cupboards are made of wood, make sure that you are brushing or wiping in the same direction of the wood. You also have to polish the wooden cupboard after degreasing it. You can use a wood polish to make the cupboard shine like new again. There are kitchen cleaning products specially formulated for degreasing wood cabinets. You may want to use those products to make sure that you are not using a solution that can end up damaging the quality of your wood. For the heavy grime on your kitchen cupboards, you can make use of common baking soda. But when you do, make sure that you dont mix it with white vinegar as this causes a chemical reaction. If you mix both then you will end up cleaning kitchen cupboards with a bubbly mess.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 01:20:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. Mesmerizing Kitchen Cupboards and Appliances Every individual desires to bring some change in their life at some point. Similarly, just replacing those old kitchen appliances with new and mesmerizing kitchen cupboards and appliances can give a whole new look to your kitchen. Over the different designs of kitchen, appliances have come up in the market, so you can look for buying one of them. You may perceive that changing the look of the kitchen without spending much is a myth, but this can be true provided you invest your money judiciously on those things, which are essential for your kitchen such as kitchen cupboards and appliances. The appliances available in the market have different features. They have technology, design, décor or all in one. Advancement of technology has led to the advent of eco-friendly, efficient and elegant appliances that possess potential of uplifting the mood of your kitchen. Appliance manufacturers are launching different designs of appliances that can suit the requirements of the people from different strata of society. In recent times, kitchen appliances have become a necessity in every household. World is getting fast-paced and everyone desires to finish tasks quickly and thus, appliance manufacturers give due importance on this aspect. For instance, no one desires to waste their time on washing dishes, so dishwashers are an alternative for them. These dishwashers have special features such as steam cleaning and smart sensors for determining the dirt on the dish. Picking the Best Kitchen Cupboards: Kitchen without cupboards seems empty, so if you do not one possess one or have an old cupboard, then it is high time to purchase a cupboard. You may find it overwhelming seeing the options available for kitchen cupboards, but it is not at all an easy task. Therefore, you need to make the decision carefully, because this is the only way out to get the best kitchen cupboard. Initially, you need to determine your budget, because this is the most important thing for purchasing anything. If you think that you can spend a whole lot of money for the purchase of the cupboard, then you can go for high-end cabinets. Avoid those cabinets, which you cannot afford. Another important aspect is the design and feel of the cupboard you desire to have in your kitchen. This may assist you in the selection of colors and types of cabinets. If you desire to buy a contemporary design, then you need to look for the stores that deal in contemporary kitchen cupboards. If you desire to have a bold look for kitchen, then go for quirky cabinets. There are pre-designed cabinets available in the market, so you just need to order the color and size. It is essential for you to choose the type of material, because the material type determines the life of the cabinet. If you want to add life in your kitchen, then it is advisable to go for authentic cabinets designs.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 00:17:23 AM. Cupboard By steven. Painting Kitchen Cupboards With Formica Doors One of the fastest ways to brighten up the most used room in the home is by painting the kitchen area. For years people who buy and flip homes have remodeled cupboards on the fly by applying a new coat of paint to them. When done correctly, this can be a great way upgrade the look of things. You may want to consider replacing your existing flat doors with raised panel ones. I would recommend that you find a cabinet manufacturer in your area to order them from. It would be a good idea to consider having them install the new ones because there are a few tricky things involved in the process. Tools & Materials Needed -Putty Knife -Drop Cloths -Airless Industrial Paint Sprayer (obtained from a rent-all business) -Paint Designed to Adhere to Formica Surfaces (primer & topcoat) -220 Grit Sand Paper -Wood Filler -Masking Tape -Paint Brushes and Roller -Phillips Screwdriver -Plenty of Rags -Paint Respirator Mask Be sure to set aside plenty of time to complete the project without being rushed. The more time you spend in the preparation process-the better your Formica kitchen cabinets will look when you have finished painting the cupboards. Steps for Repainting Formica Kitchen Cabinets and Doors 1. Put the drop cloths in place. Remove all of the hardware (handles or Knobs) from the cupboard doors. 2. Take the doors off of the cabinets. If you have European hinges, you may NOT even need the Phillips screwdriver for this step. Check to see if there is a release tab on the backside of the hinge. If so, pull up on the tab and the hinge should release from the mounting plate. 3. Remove the hinges from the doors. 4. Clean all surfaces with a mild solution of soap and water that are going to be painted. Thoroughly dry off all of the areas that you have washed. 5. Fill all holes that you intend to eliminate and chipped areas with the wood filler. Allow the filler to completely dry before sanding. 6. Lightly sand all of the surfaces of the cupboard door and cabinets with the 220 sandpaper that will be painted. Wipe all of the dust off of the cabinets and doors. 7. Set up an area where you can spray the primer on the backside of the cupboard doors, preferable outside. Give them one mild coat of primer. 8. While the back of the doors are drying, apply primer to the Formica cabinets using the roller and brush. When you are finished, the doors should be ready for a second coat of primer. 9. Repeat the process of painting the kitchen cupboards and doors with the primer until all areas have had two coats applied. Once the primer is completely dry, you may lightly sand all areas where ever necessary. 10. Paint two finish coats on the cupboards and the doors. 11. Hang the doors on the cabinets and insert the drawers back into their proper locations. 12. Install the old or new handles/knobs on the cabinet doors. It is advisable to not clean the kitchen cupboards for at least four days to allow plenty of time for the paint to completely cure. Our company has used a product called Cabinet Rescue for painting plastic laminate cabinets on many occasions. As previously mentioned, just check with your local hardware store professionals to find a product that is designed for refinishing Formica cupboard surfaces.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 00:13:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Kitchen Organization Tips: Cupboards Organizing your cupboards may seem to be overwhelming. Actually it is well worth the time and effort. Some people recommend emptying all the cupboards at one time, and then restocking them. Personally I feel that is a bit overwhelming and exhausting. I do one cupboard at a time. Choose one, whichever one you want to start on; · Completely empty your cupboard, yes everything · Now is the time to replace paper on the shelves, if you choose to use a shelf liner of some sort. · Now is also the time to paint the interior of the cupboard if you are so inclined · Wipe down the shelves and the cupboard walls. You now have the entire contents of your cupboard on your kitchen table. Sort through the items and discard any that are no longer useable or have no value to you. Ask yourself if you need every item and if the items belong in the cupboard they were in. Discard, recycle, or donate any items you no longer need or want. You probably have several types of cupboards in your kitchen; dish storage, food storage, pots and pans storage, baking pans, and small appliance storage. You may have other items stored in your cupboards. Dish Storage: This is a great time to wash all of your dishes and discard any that are chipped or stained beyond use. After washing all your dishes put them back in the cupboard, think about how you want to organize the cupboard. Logically the items you use most often should be the most accessible. Use dish organizers to make the most of every corner of your cupboards. Food Storage: Sort through all the food items, such as flour, sugar, teas, coffees, and whatever else you have in the cupboard. First check the expiration date of each item. If it is out of date discard it. Wipe off all containers. If you have any items in the cupboard that are not in some type of seal able, bug resistant container, do so now. Again think about how you want the cupboard organized, draw a diagram if desired. As with dishes put items that you use regularly on lower, easily accessable shelves. Store the items that are seldom used higher. If you have items left on your table decide where they belong. Some probably dont belong in the kitchen. Pots and Pans and bake wear: Again wash all the items, check to see if they are useable. If an item is rusted or badly pitted discard it. Consider if you could store your cookware on a hanging rack. This would save much cupboard space, another solution might be a pegboard hung on a wall and hang your pans on hooks. Small appliances are problematic because you often do not use them daily. First wash and polish them up. If possible store them in a plastic bags to keep them clean and dust free. Store them so the ones you use often are in the front. Put others in the back, use slide out shelves or baskets so that they pull out easily. Work through all of your cupboards, one at a time. Even if you cannot finish in one day, you are well on your way to having an organized kitchen.
Published at Sunday, January 15th 2017, 23:05:23 PM. Cupboard By kirby. Pros and Cons of Kitchen Cupboard Resurfacing There are many benefits to having your kitchen, bathroom or office cupboards remodeled by resurfacing them. There are a few things that are not so good. My views on the pros and cons of renovating cabinets in this way come from thirty years of custom kitchen fabrication and home renovations. The process I will be discussing is recovering old Formica plastic laminate with new Formica. One of the most common questions people ask is; "does the old Formica get peeled off?" My answer is almost always; "no". The process involves roughing up the existing surface with sand paper and covering over the top of the existing plastic. Buying and Flipping Houses One of the things that I have noticed is that contractors, Realtors and people looking to make a few dollars from buying and selling houses, oftentimes will get estimates on resurfacing cupboards. Covering over the old laminate and installing new doors is a reasonably priced, quick fix way of remodeling an ugly kitchen or bathroom in comparison to installing new cabinetry. One of the BIG PROS of resurfacing is that a contract can be signed today and the cabinets be completed within four days. That is if there are not special order doors involved and the plastic laminate is available for next day delivery. Some Old Cupboards Still Have Wrinkles Even though your kitchen may get a face-lift on the outside, many things will still "mark" the cabinetry as being old. Things like water damaged areas around the sink, drawers that just dont move smoothly and dated materials used on the interiors of cabinets years ago will be noticeable. Even though the outside will look like brand new-the inside of the cabinets almost always show signs that they are older cupboards. How Good Will the New Surface Adhere? If your existing Formica laminate is adhered really well, then the chances of the new plastic staying secured to the old are really good. If you have several areas that are coming loose, then you will have problems down the road. Sure the installer can glue the loose areas down before gluing the new covering on top, but this is not going to stop the process of the old mica letting loose over the course of time. I would say that this is one of the biggest cons of recovering plastic laminate cabinets. Design Limitations What you see is what you get. There is not much that can be changed with an existing set of cupboards that are getting resurfaced. Sure, you can add a few drawers, maybe cut something down to make a new appliance fit and install a new cabinet or two, but the basic layout of the kitchen stays the same. Money Savings Comparisons There are several things that make kitchen cupboard resurfacing appealing to the home-owner seeking to remodel on a budget. For the most part, several thousand dollars can be saved. It is less expensive to resurface cabinets for several reasons: • Less materials are needed • Appliances do not need to be removed and re-installed • Electricians and plumbers may not be necessary • The amount of labor needed is a lot less when compared to fabricating a new set of cupboards In my experience, it seems like the pros and cons people get hung up on are the price savings and the design change limitations. They want to switch their kitchen cupboard layout a bit, but do not want to spend a lot of money for new cabinets. As previously mentioned, resurfacing does not allow for a lot of layout design changes. So, people have a tendency to find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Very often, what happens in these situations is that the customer, rather than choosing to replace or reface, decides to wait until they can afford to get everything new.
Published at Sunday, January 15th 2017, 21:51:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. Bathroom Design: Why You Should Incorporate Soft Close Draws and Cupboards in Your New Bathroom Soft close cupboard doors and soft close cabinet draws are two innovative and new products that can be incorporated into your bathroom design. They both are inexpensive design products, yet they have the look and feel of top end high priced products for your bathroom project. There is no need to purchase an entire new set of cupboards for your bathroom, as the soft close cupboard doors and soft close draws go right over our existing bathroom features. This is why they are less than remodeling and a whole lot easier as well. You dont need any fancy hinges, screws, or draw slides either as these products come with all you will need to spruce up your bathroom design. They are quick and simple to install and only take a few minutes and come with the complete and easy directions for your convenience. The soft close draw and soft close cupboard doors have been fully tested and are proven to be durable, so will last for years to come. These look great in your bathroom and keep your cupboards and drawers from slamming shut. No more pinched fingers or noisy problems. It also makes for less damage to your cupboards too. The Soft close draws will fit onto just about any brand of cupboard whether they are frame or frameless styles and fit right onto your old hinge in the upper section of the corner and attach instantly and smoothly in seconds. They are rated to uphold for more than 40,000 openings and closings, so you know they are going to last and last. They also have a lifetime guarantee as well, so you can feel good about adding them to your bathroom design project. When you start your bathroom design project, you need to order one soft draw pull for each drawer that is 22 inches or less and two for every one that is more than 22 inches. Thats all that is needed to make your old drawers as good as new and make them shut more smoothly and more quietly too. As for the soft close cupboard doors, you just need one for each door, so just count the number of doors and drawers in your bathroom cupboard and you are good to go for your next order. If you are unsure of how to install them, you can even watch videos online that will give you a step by step showing of how to put both products on in your bathroom. So, no matter if you merely are doing something to bet a bit of an updated look and feel in your bathroom or you are concerned about your children pinching their fingers or you just want a drawer or door that shuts more quietly, these great products are made to do the job for you with no trouble at all and not a great expense to your wallet either. So, be sure to order some of these soft close cupboard doors and soft close cabinet draws today to complete your next bathroom design product. Design Time Nottingham, the specialist for fitting Bathrooms Nottingham Design Time Nottingham, why not check out our Virtual Tour on our Google+ page Nottingham Kitchens