Published at Saturday, May 06th 2017, 12:18:23 PM by steven. Cupboard. Kitchen Cupboards: The Excellent Alternative to a Disorganized Kitchen Elegant kitchen cupboards can be created from a varied palette of natural materials to achieve a sense of height and depth. It is also important to take careful consideration of interconnecting areas and available spaces when planning to build and install cupboards for your kitchen. In order to establish a sense of height choose to install cupboards that are tall and choose materials that has an intentionally horizontal grain such as wood. Talented kitchen designers have designed modern kitchens utilizing wood beams to create a point of difference. Wooden cupboards come in a variety of stains that exudes a certain depth and warmth. Kitchen cupboards with cigar box style are mostly preferred for wooden kitchens. Most designers also use the layered materials technique to create a beautiful texture and colours that shows fantastic craftsmanship. Doing a make-over for a large and roomy kitchen is easier than working in a smaller room, but you also have to look at the long list of requirements and specifications where it would seem a daunting task to achieve aesthetically cohesive plan. A lot of effort is needed in designing a perfect layout that would fit several furnishings and appliances and substantial storage space and at the same time shun a warehouse effect or feeling. Another pertinent factor is to see to it that all the elements relate to each other in order to give a functional and user-friendly kitchen space. The most adept kitchen design results from a joint effort from the designer and the homeowner during the early stages of construction. Your kitchen cupboard maker should also collaborate with your kitchen designer so they can agree on the best type of design, materials and style. Their wise planning assures you and your family of having the kitchen that you have been dreaming of. Kitchen cupboards are the excellent alternative to disorganized kitchen and cluttered counters. An intelligently planned kitchen cabinetry will help you accomplish that objective of getting well-organized kitchen at all times. Ensure that accurate measurements are taken since sizes and spacing should be a primary concern in order to come up with cabinets that are not too confined or too far apart and difficult to work with. It should come out interesting and practical. Perfectly designed and well thought of kitchen cabinets can be the focal point of a kitchen. Whatever design you have in mind when it comes to your kitchen cabinet, have it installed taking into consideration every inch of that empty wall space. Like most homeowners, you should give some thought on your requirements in order to come up with the ideal kitchen cupboards that will suit your indoor or outdoor kitchen. Its also nice to use decorative hardware for your cupboards but make sure to pick something that perfectly matches the colour and texture of the cabinets. Whether you want a clean and timeless appearance, conventional or modern, the important factor to consider is to have a functional and organized kitchen. Dont forget to set yourself a budget for this project to avoid overspending.
Published at Wednesday, November 09th 2016, 04:09:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Kitchen Design: Why You Should Incorporate Soft Close Draws and Cupboards in Your New Bathroom Soft Close cupboards and draws are just two of the latest items that you can use in kitchen as part of your next kitchen design project. These brand new and innovative items dont cost a whole lot of cash; however, they are great tools for doing a remodeling project that will help you make your kitchen look brand new without spending a lot of time and effort and without putting your kitchen out of commission for long periods of time. Prospective kitchen design projects dont require that you buy all new cupboards or brand new drawers. If you purchase these Soft Close draws for your existing drawers, then you can modernize them at little cost or effort. You can also just buy Soft Close cupboards, which fit right over your existing cupboards to give them a brand new look without the hassle of installing entirely new units. What is great about these two items also is that you wont need to buy any additional fastening items like screws or hinges, because they come with all you need to install them. It only takes a few minutes to put one of these on your cupboards or drawers and the directions come packaged with them to make it simple. They are tested at the manufacturers for defects and are guaranteed to be what you need for kitchen design jobs. What Soft Close draws do is prevent the drawers from closing shut by slamming. Instead, they slowly control the speed of the drawer shutting, which means less chance of getting a finger stuck in the drawer. Plus, they are quieter too. And they fit nearly all the types or styles of most modern cupboard drawers, including those frameless and framed types. The same goes for cupboards. They are made to fit onto most standard cupboards and attach easily and instantly to give you a bright new look in minutes. They are guaranteed for a lifetime, which means if they ever break then you can get replacements or get your money back. You just need one Soft Close cupboard cover for each of your existing cupboards or one Soft Close draw for each drawer under 22 inches in length and two for those larger than that length. Many people love to do their own remodeling work in their kitchen so that they have more of a say in their kitchen design projects. And everyone wants to save money too, so these two Soft Close products, the draws and the cupboards, work well to suit their needs. The ease of use and installation make it great for do-it-yourself home owners. So, if you would like some newer looking cupboards or would like your kitchen to have drawers that close quietly and easily, then you need to buy some Soft Close draws and Soft Close cupboards.
Published at Wednesday, November 09th 2016, 03:45:23 AM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Wednesday, November 09th 2016, 02:44:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Looking at Different Bedroom Cupboard Designs One of the last things that you will consider when you are looking into bedroom cupboard designs is where to put them. Of course there are many other considerations that you will need to take into consideration as well when you are looking at bedroom cupboard designs. Size Does Matter In this case it actually does. Depending on the purpose of the cupboards will determine what size and shape you will in need of. If you are simply using the cupboards for storage then you will in all likelihood look to use a cupboard that is rather simple and fits in perfectly with the outline of the room. However if the purpose of the cupboard is to display items of value as well as personal treasures then you will want top go with something that is a little more elegant and sophisticated as your choice for the design. It is quite possible to go with something that will have glass doors or are see-through in some way. Remember that you are going to want to get a cabinet that will actually serve the purpose and hold the items properly as opposed to being to small and useless or else have a cupboard that is too large and having a feeling of needing to fill the cupboard, since there is empty space. Consider The Material When you are looking into installing a new bedroom cupboard designs, consider what it is that they are made out of first. Make sure that the craftsmanship as well as the durability and design meet your expectations. You will want something that is going to reflect your personality as well as your needs. In many cases these cupboards will be meant to last for a long period of time and you will want to make them a huge point of the home, especially if you are looking to sell or move on from the home. Remember that cupboards are a huge investment both with time and money. This is something that should not have to replace or reinstall unless you feel a true need to do so. Make sure that you are making the right decision and that you are consulting different sources as far what it is that will work and determining what the room will look like when you are done, without really spending money or their time. Remember to make it yours, even with the input of others.
Published at Wednesday, November 09th 2016, 01:28:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. 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 Wednesday, November 09th 2016, 00:03:23 AM. Cupboard By tommy. 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 Tuesday, November 08th 2016, 22:51:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. Built in Bedroom Cupboards Design Ideas Having a large room to install your dream wardrobe in is easy. Just add more cupboards than you need but what if youre staying in a flat or a small apartment with a space of only 2.5 meters to work with? Well theres a solution for that as well. The key here is to utilize every inch of space that you possibly can and to do that you need to make your bedroom cupboards wider. Instead of installing five 5mm units next to each other rather fit two 1 meter cupboards and one 500mm cupboard. This will widen the space you need to utilize in your 1 meter units and prevent you from wasting that valuable space you so badly need. Benefits of wider shelving units The benefits of using a 1 meter unit instead of using two 500mm units is that you can fit three items next to each other whereas with a 500mm unit you can only fit one item on a shelf. There will be a bit of space next to each clothing item in the 500mm shelf but it will be wasted space. Creating more space with drawers Drawers are also a great way to great more space when it comes to designing built in bedroom cupboards as all the clothing items stored in a drawer are fully accessible. Like wardrobes drawers are also better utilized when made wider. This obviously doesnt apply to socks and underwear but when using it to store other clothing items like t-shirts and pants or other bigger and wider clothing items it does. Hanging unit design ideas Most bedroom cupboards consists of more hanging space than packing space as most men wear shirts more often than t-shirts. I mean men do spend more time at work than at home these days so it would probably only make sense to have more shirts. Women overall use much more hanging space than packing space as women mostly wear pants suites, dresses, skirts and other items that need to be hung up. Most women also poses a night gown which demands for more hanging space in the cupboard. When designing a mens hanging wardrobe you only really need to place two hanging rods in a unit above one another as a mens shirt or suite jacket is usually short. A womens hanging bedroom unit will have a bit of a different design where the hanging rods will be slit on half. This means that on the left side of the cupboard there will be one hanging rod and on the right side two hanging rods with a divider between the two sections. This will allow the one side to be used for shorter items and the long side for night gowns and longer dresses.
Published at Tuesday, November 08th 2016, 21:45:23 PM. Cupboard By tommy. Kitchen Cupboards: Smart Storage and Multifunctional Convenience It is but wise to plan and build a kitchen that allows you to blend your kitchen and living space for convenience and efficiency especially for the busy homemaker. Your kitchen cupboards should focus on making work easier and your life hassle-free. Kitchen cupboards of todays lifestyle provides storage thats both visually appealing and well-engineered thats aimed at maximizing space and less effort when working. That is why designer kitchens are also gaining popularity because a lot of homeowners today are looking for integrated kitchen fixtures and appliances as well as customized storage areas that suits their familys needs and lifestyle. There are a lot of kitchen cupboards in various colors, design and dimensions that come with good value-adders such as a built-in metal rack, adjustable dividers and roll-out baskets making it easy to arrange and clean your cupboards. High rise living make the distinction between living and kitchen space less defined. High rise living nowadays also mean kitchen with limited space so, a well thought of storage cabinets for your kitchen items play a great role and helps maximize your limited kitchen space and make it clutter-free. The wall space have become very useful when it comes to decoration and personalization that is why, your choice of kitchen cupboards can make or break the beauty of your kitchen area as this can be the focal point in your kitchen. Some individuals prefer to install shelves where they put everything from plates, cups, glasses, and other kitchen needs for easy access. Most kitchen cupboards are made of wood so, proper care is needed especially if you arent sure if the wood has been properly dried and treated. Ensure that you pick a durable wooden finish thats going to withstand the drips, spills, and grease splatters. Spills and leaks should be wiped off straight away as it could cause the shelves to warp over time. Todays kitchen cupboards are decorated with glamour and pizzazz. There are several themes, styles, patterns that are implemented throughout the kitchen. There are also daring individuals who opt for a combination of styles. There are kitchen cabinet designs that are very innovative and have unconventional styles to choose from. Formulate your very own kitchen cupboards storage ideas by evaluating the number, size and shape of items you wish to store in it. Kitchen cupboards design should be done and thought of and done carefully. Measurements have to be accurate as they are usually fitted within the confined space in the kitchen. A slight mistake in the design and measurements can make the entire work go for a toss. Sometimes, the cupboards may struggle to fit in their space or worse, if the vendor missed a utility opening. By careful planning, you can effortlessly make your kitchen spacious, convenient and enjoyable to use. You can actually select from numerous styles and designs of smart pieces of kitchen furniture to help make your kitchen more organized and clutter-free. Opting for a multifunctional feature is indeed the smartest way to go.