Published at Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 14:05:23 PM by steven. Cupboard. Reviving Your Kitchen Cupboards You may never know the number of times you open and browse through your kitchen cupboards, but if they are more of a hindrance than a help, you probably wish it were less often. Everybody needs to eat sometime, and most people visit their kitchen every day. You need to feel good about that space. Maybe even without money for a remodel, or without changing homes entirely, you can find a way to make yours a lovable space again. For those who dwell in apartment settings, adding storage may seem like the impossible dream. You are probably not allowed to nail anything to the walls. Free standing kitchen cupboards are the answer you need. There are plenty of shapes, styles and sizes of these cabinets to choose from. Your local hardware or department stores will have what you need, but remember too furniture stores, antique shops, flea markets and garage sales. Just keep your measurements handy in your wallet for when you are out and about. One of the best ways to find exactly what you need for cupboard space in your kitchen is to clean out the cabinets and truly analyze what you use the most and where you use it. Before you begin, take a look around. If there are bags of potatoes, two liter bottles of pop and boxes of cereal sitting out, then you need more food storage space. If you have pots and pans lining the floor or all over the counter tops, then it is dish storage that you seek. Consider also what you buy on a weekly basis in groceries and what happens when you really stock the pantry. Knowing your shopping and cooking habits helps a great deal when searching for any type of kitchen storage piece. Along with having efficient storage space, another point to consider is appearance. There is something to be said for a space that looks beautiful as well as it functions. Perhaps your kitchen needs spruced up. Not everyone has the cash to start again with brand new cabinets and for some of those who do have it, not everyone wants to. There may be nothing wrong with your current setup except for the need for a little face lift. It can be friendlier for the environment and the budget if you simply learn how to paint kitchen cupboards. Refacing cabinets in this manner does require time and patience on your part. It leaves much room for your own personal touch. Color options for paint are endless. Just be sure to use something durable for this high traffic area, prime first and really take your time with it. Kitchen wall cupboards may need a little extra attention in the painting process, but they do not need to come off the wall to get a good paint finish on them. With a little research into the way you use your kitchen and some added time and attention to the appearance of your kitchen cupboards, you can create a space that remains beautiful for many years to come.
Published at Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 13:06:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 23rd 2016, 11:45:23 AM. Cupboard By steven. 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 23rd 2016, 11:45:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. Revitalise Cupboards With New Cupboard Doors Dont junk the cupboard! Replace the Door! We spend a lot of time decorating our houses to keep them looking fresh and modern. One area we tend to neglect is fitted cupboards and cabinets we have around the house. They tend to be ignored because we think we cant do anything with them. If you rip them out youve got a repair job on the paint or wallpaper not to mention the gap it leaves! Its time to look at it in a different way by considering replacement doors. We often think about replacement doors for kitchens but what about other rooms? That fitted cupboard that you put the towels in the bathroom or the cupboards in your bedroom can easily be revitalised by simply replacing the doors. Sometimes we dont even have a cupboard but could really do with one. It may be that there is an odd space or a difficult angled area that you think you cant turn into a cupboard. As long as you find a company that can make made to measure cupboards and doors you can. The key when selecting a supplier for your replacement cupboard doors is to ensure they have facilities on site to make doors to custom sizes. Doors do come in standard sizes but not every cupboard you have is going to be a standard off-the-shelf size. If you find a supplier who offers a made to measure service the world is your oyster. You can have doors made for any size cupboard. The same goes if you actually need to build a new cupboard. Dont forget the styles and colours for your doors too. You need to find a supplier that can offer you a wide range so that you can match your new cupboard door to your existing decoration. You ideally want one who can offer you free samples so that you can take a few away and see what they look like against the rest of your room. If you want to be a bit more creative with your door you may want to consider having a unique pattern or design cut into it. For older houses, some cupboard doors may need to be ventilated to prevent mildew and mould building up, particularly if the wall of the cupboard is and external one. Having a design cut into the door can help you provide a stylish solution to this problem. You need to make sure your supplier has the capability to do this. The final thing to remember is you may need new fittings for your door. This includes hinges and door handles. If you are modernising your cupboard door, a new handle will be a must as an old, worn handle will look wrong and detract from your new door. Replacing cupboard doors is a great way to spruce up a tired old cupboard and make it look like new. Its a much more cost effective way of modernising your house and its more environmentally friendly too.
Published at Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 10:15:23 AM. Cupboard By tommy. 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 Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 08:57:23 AM. Cupboard By tommy. How To Pick The Right Kitchen Cupboards Picking new kitchen cupboards is an exciting time. Naturally you will know that new kitchen cupboards will give your kitchen a whole new look! They will give a new life to the heart of your home, and if bought correctly, they can last years to come. Because your kitchen cupboards will live on in your kitchen for many years, or at least until you feel like or can afford to replace them again, you need to pick the right ones. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the choices that you have, so you need to break your decisions down to make them easier. The first thing to consider is your budget. Your budget will determine the whole change, and you will have a good idea of your limitations. If you know how much you can spend, then you can let the salesperson in the shop know what sort of price range you are looking at in advance, to save yourself the heartbreak of being shown beautiful cupboards that you can never afford. The next thing you can consider is the style and feel you are hoping for in your kitchen. This will in turn help you choose colours and materials. For example, if you are wishing for a homely, country style kitchen then you can consider buying wooden kitchen cupboards. If you want a more modern look, then you can consider getting something with steel finishes and modern knobs. For a fresh, clean kitchen that is timeless, you can choose smooth white cupboards with simple finishes. For a trendier kitchen, you can choose quirkier styles of cupboards and even a bold colour such as red! There are some premade kitchen cupboards that you can purchase. This means the style and colours will already have been created, you will simply need to order the size and quantity you want. This limits your freedom of choice with regards to specialising what you want, but it is also more cost effective. You will, however, have the option to get your kitchen cupboards custom made, and this is when the choices become a bit more important. You will have to choose the material, style and colour of your kitchen cupboards before they will be custom made and fitted into your kitchen. This gives you more creative freedom, but is also more costly. If you really want the freedom of expression, and want a unique kitchen you feel you have truly designed yourself, then the cost is worth it. Bear in mind that it is important for you to consider what you really want. Take your time in choosing the right cupboards, and do not choose something simply because it is cheap. Remember that the wrong materials or poorly constructed kitchen cupboards will warp and become tatty over time, and then you will have to do the remodelling all over again! If you are the kind of person who gets bored easily, then you must rather consider neutral colours. For a splash of colour and vibrancy in your kitchen you can dress up the cupboards by adding cute decorations and colourful plates around your kitchen.
Published at Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 07:33:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. 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
Published at Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 06:27:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. 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.