Published at Tuesday, May 02nd 2017, 04:08:23 AM by steven. Cupboard. Preparation Is the Key to Painting Cupboards Successfully In thirty years of remodeling cabinets, Ive learned that preparation is one of the most important aspects of painting kitchen or bathroom cupboards. In this article, we will explore a few of the things that can really make a difference in how the painting project will look when it is all done. IMPORTANT: DO NOT RUSH through this renovation. Allowing plenty of time to do it right is essential to the success of having your kitchen or bathroom cupboards look new again. Cleaning the Cupboards Mix a solution of Dawn dish washing detergent and water to wash your cupboards with. The areas around the stove and hood should be gone over several times to ensure that all of the grease buildup is removed. If you are preparing Formica surfaces, you can use lacquer thinner on them to remove grease build-up. Using Wood Putty and Caulking You are going to have to remove the cabinet doors and you should replace all of the hinges, handles or knobs while renovating the cupboards. This is probably going to leave a few holes that will need to be filled with wood filler. You should sand the areas down before placing the filler in the holes and allow sufficient time for it to completely dry. Use the wood filler on every crack and crevice that you can find. You should also caulk around all areas where the cupboards meet the walls, ceiling and floors. Be sure to wipe the access caulking off really well with a damp rag. You only want to fill the void areas. If it is necessary to rinse the rag out a few times because of all of the caulking thats OK. Just get it all off of the cupboards, walls, floor and ceiling. Sanding the Cabinets Once the wood putty is thoroughly dry, sand those areas first so that they are nice and flush. If you need to add more filler, DO NOT omit this step. Every inch of the cupboards should be sanded that will be painted. There is an optional product that can be used here, but you must check with your local paint supply company to ensure that it will work with the materials that your cupboards are made of. You can apply a liquid deglosser that will work almost as good as sanding the cupboards. Granted, you will still need to use sandpaper for the places you applied the putty to. Repeating the Process Once you have cleaned the cupboards, filled all of the blemishes and thoroughly sanded them, repeat all of these steps again. This is known as going over them with a fine-toothed comb. Trust me, this is what makes the difference between the do-it-yourself look or obtaining professional results. Applying the First Coat of Primer Painting the cupboards with a thin coat of primer is the next step. Allow the paint to completely dry. Fill any blemishes with filler and sand them out again. Repeat this process of applying the paint primer, filling flaws and sanding them out until the cupboards are literally "spotless." Now the process of painting the finish coats on the cupboards can begin. Its important to realize that the final coats of paint will only look as good as the surface is underneath. If theres a run, dip, depression or scratch anywhere in the primers surface, the exact same flaw will be seen when the finish coats of paint are applied to the cabinetry.
Published at Saturday, March 11th 2017, 18:57:23 PM. Cupboard By kirby. Organizing Tips - How to Organize Messy Cupboards There are many benefits to having organized cupboards and, specifically, kitchen cupboards. How many times have you been looking for a box of spaghetti and not been able to find it? Off to the store you go to buy yet another box of spaghetti, only to discover while looking for something else the following week that you now have enough spaghetti to feed a small army. Organized cupboards saves you money on your grocery bills, the time you had to take to go to the store and the aggravation of digging through the cupboards to come up empty-handed when you know you have the item you are looking for. Simple organization of your cupboards will put an end to all that hassle. If your cupboard space is small, invest in one or a few of the over the door racks that hold canned goods and smaller items. Plastic shelves designed for cupboards are also ideal to use in the kitchen. A great way to use them is for small items such as cups that can be stored on and below the shelf to save space in the cupboard and yet be accessible. Put boxed food, such as all your pasta items on one shelf. This includes macaroni noodles, the 42 boxes of spaghetti you now have, macaroni and cheese as well as your tomato, Alfredo and any canned or jar spaghetti sauce. Depending on the size of your cupboard shelves, designate a shelf for breakfast foods, a shelf for canned goods such as vegetables and fruits and a shelf for juice drinks, mixes, tea bags, coffee and hot coco. Put snack foods and lunch foods that the kids can help themselves to on a lower shelf so they can easily reach them. Of course, you will want to have guidelines concerning the availability of these snacks for the children. Invest in a label maker and label the shelves with the items that go on them. Now, if your spouse or kids help put the groceries away, they know where to put them. If you have a lot of cupboard space you could go as far as making a label for the outside of each cupboard. This, of course, would depend on the style of your kitchen and would need to be attractive as well as useful. Keeping your kitchen cupboards organized will not only save you time when you are running late and need to make a quick lunch or dinner but will also help the babysitter find the juice boxes if you step out for the evening. Colorado Over 50 was started by a Baby Boomer and his wife to address the challenges and joys of being part of the Baby Boomer generation.
Published at Saturday, March 11th 2017, 17:39:23 PM. 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 Saturday, March 11th 2017, 16:16:23 PM. Cupboard By tommy. How To Pick The Best Kitchen Cupboards for Your Home The role played by a kitchen cupboard in one home is very different from the role it plays in another. One has to consider when selecting the best cupboard for their kitchen. Mostly, people look for the most appealing design. Design is just one of the many things that has ton be considered. The cost of the cupboard, the type of wood used and the size are some of the features that should be considered above everything else. The type of kitchen cupboard being picked should have a distinctive design; though one that is going to compliment the kitchens décor. It should be creative and at the same time, flexible. This is a type of cupboard of whose wood has been curved with the best of craftsmans skill. The best types of woods to use are exotic ones since they give a splendid finish. Stainless steel edges make a great finish and are durable in that they never rust. Before even going out shopping for a new kitchen cupboard or starting to design one, you should first lay out your needs. The cupboard should always meet those needs. the way the cupboard is designed, its size and design will dictate on what and where you are to store your appliances. Rather than letting it limit you in any way, first of all, make a list of what you intend to do with it; storing wines, utensils and cutleries, etc. These will help you visionalize on the type to be bought. By getting a good cupboard, you will be able to get organized in the kitchen regardless of how small it may be. From its many compartments and drawers, storage of different materials is as well made easier. There actually is nothing like thee best cupboard. Its up to the owner to make the best out of it. The kitchens style will help you in getting a cupboard that is easy to work with. One has to know the kind of kitchen they own; contemporary, classic or modern. According to they style, one should pick a cupboard that matches with the style. Mixing everything up will make the kitchen to instead look old fashioned and all mixed up. Modern kitchens today are adopting the use of plastics and stainless steel a lot. Instead of focusing so much on whats new and fashionable, you should put your goals first. Stainless steel is for instance very easy to clean and makes the kitchen to sparkle. Plastic, especially white makes the place look sophisticated. Wood on the other hand makes the kitchen have a vintage look. Before getting decided on your pick, you need to be sure that is exactly what you want for at least the next ten years. In the market place, most of the cupboards will sell at very high prices. One can however economize and instead design their own using re-cycled timber to build them.
Published at Saturday, March 11th 2017, 15:13:23 PM. 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 Saturday, March 11th 2017, 14:07:23 PM. Cupboard By kirby. How To Make White Cupboards In Your Kitchen Look More Attractive These cupboards suit any type of kitchen. If you dont like the original designs of these types of cupboards, you can easily make changes on it, so that it is made suitable for your kitchen home decor. If need be, you can even break these cupboards up along with other accessories or by add colors to it. There is no need to worry about the cost associated with making changes in the existing designs of these white cupboards. Most of these can be changed easily without spending a large amount of money. The only thing is that you have to come up with certain strategies. This article provides you some useful information on how to carry out this task effectively. First of all, you have to gather information regarding the various options available so that you can easily select a plan that suits your budget as well as the kitchen. Try to find out the areas in your kitchen where the white cupboards look plain. The best method to find out this is by observing the kitchen at night and also during day time. You may need a few days for this. You can ask your family members also for their opinion regarding the appearance of white color in your kitchen. Replacing doors of these cupboards with glass is a good option and you can place some decorative items to give a perfect look to the cup boards. Use of antique mediums is also preferable especially, if you feel your kitchen is filled with white cupboards. Some people try to add wall stickers to their white cupboards. If you are considering this, try to use wall stickers that have relevance to the kitchen. Wall stickers of coffee cups, food items, utensils, etc are preferred than other types of wall papers. The use of hardware with contrasting colors in the kitchen is found to help in making the white cabinets look more attractive. Try to use attractive hardware on the doors of all cupboards. If you are considering changing the entire hardware, the overall design of the kitchen should be taken into consideration. Another option is to paint the surrounding walls with a different color. However, the overall design and painting of your kitchen should be considered before deciding on the color. These are some of the inexpensive and easy methods to make your white cupboards more attractive.
Published at Saturday, March 11th 2017, 13:01:23 PM. Cupboard By kirby. Builders Tips - Fix Cupboards BUILT-IN CUPBOARDS Nearly every residence has some built-in cupboards and often we want more of them! Whether inside the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, theyre usually in fairly constant use and so suffer the exact same wear and tear troubles suffered by doors and windows. Kitchen cupboards in particular break from constant opening and closing and being in contact with water and heat. Built-in cupboards could be one of the additional expensive things to call a tradesperson in to build. There are some jobs the average DIYer can do around the house to fix up difficulties and update the look of their built-ins. Kitchen cupboard doors no longer line up over time, cupboard doors tends to sag, particularly the ones that get used all the time. About once a year I need to take a screwdriver to the cupboard door hinges and fine-tune them to be able to keep the doors aligned. Most doors are designed to be adjusted rapidly and very easily with nothing more than a screwdriver, as most kitchens built inside the last 30 years or so have concealed, adjustable hinges. Usually these hinges have four adjusting screws, allowing you to make three main adjustments: Lateral - the front grub screw (or set screw) adjustment permits the door to be moved side to side. Depth - loosening the back screw enables the door to be moved in or out. Vertical - the two top and bottom screws enable for adjustment of the door in an up or down direction. Youll have to experiment with the readjusting to acquire ideal alignment, but you will soon get the hang of it. Its worth noting that most of these types of hinges are manufactured in Europe and will in all probability have Pozidriv screws in them. Fixing sagging corner cupboard doors The problem with built-in kitchens is the corner cupboard, It constantly ends up a black hole where you cant find anything thats pushed up the back, and the doors, being double Sectioned, usually sag and eventually fall off. This kind of hinged door is a lot heavier than your normal cupboard door, as the hinges on the cabinet and holds the combined weight of both doors, In order to counter this extra weight and open the gap between the top of the folding door as well as the adjacent door, you must compensate by over adjusting not only the hinges that attach the doors to the cabinet but also the hinges that join the two doors together. Both hinges will have an adjustment screw that fits via a slotted hole, usually at the back of the hinge assembly. Loosen this screw slightly and then push the two parts of the hinge closer together just before re-tightening. It could possibly take a couple of attempts to get the doors to sit where you would like them. Fixing drawers Just like the rollers on sliding doors, rollers on drawer runners can get worn or damaged. Replacing the inexpensive runners or slides will have the drawers rolling like new again and is really a fairly straightforward operation: 1 - Pull the drawer forward and lift the front to remove it from the cabinet. This will give you access to both parts of the roller assembly. 2 - Removing just a couple of screws will totally free up the old mechanism. Once again, a decent hardware store should have an exact matching assembly; if not, try cabinetmakers supplies in the phonebook. 3 - These are commonly sold in pairs and you must replace both sides of your drawer at once. You will only want a screwdriver to replace the old screws into the original screw holes. Sometimes with excess pulling and over loaded drawers (or perhaps if the runners had been broken), drawer front can turn out to be loose and pull away from the rest of the drawer. If this is happening to yours: 1 - Remove the drawers and clamp the front back into position. 2 - Add some tiny metal 90 degree angle brackets to the inside of the drawer prior to it comes apart entirely. Another common complaint is the collapse of the thin baseboard inside the drawer. This will normally take place for the reason that the drawer has been overloaded. Brad is a builder in Brisbane [http://www.brisbanehomebuilder.com]. Brad writes these articles in his spare time to share some of his building and DIY knowledge. For work Brad takes on home improvement building projects in Brisbane, Rockhampton and Townsville. These project include deck building projects, renovations and home extensions.
Published at Saturday, March 11th 2017, 11:43:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. Tips When Buying a Bathroom Cupboard Online Updating the look of your rooms is sometimes required. This activity is not only adding value to your home but also presenting a fresher atmosphere. By replacing the furniture, repainting the wall or adding some accessories, you will find that your home is much more convenient than before. Changing the look of your bathroom is probably your next project. When it comes to bathroom remodeling, replacing bathroom storage cupboard is a good idea. You can buy a new storage unit for bathroom to get the new look. Today, cupboards for bathroom are offered on many websites and you can shop easily. To make your buying process runs smoothly, here are some tips that will help you: 1. The most important thing to do is determining your budget. It is important to know your budget so that you wont deplete your savings to get it. To find a product that fits your budget, it is a good idea to make online research. You can visit websites that sell bathroom cupboard and compare their prices. It may take time to make comparison but this is the best way to get the cheapest price. 2. Measure your bathroom space carefully. It is essential for you to know your bathroom space to decide the right bathroom storage size. If your bathroom is small, make sure that you dont choose large-sized cupboard since it will only make your bathroom look smaller. The right measurement is the key to a successful bathroom remodeling project. 3. Before placing an order, spend some minutes to read product description carefully. When shopping online, you cant see the real product so that you had better check the product information or images. This way allows you to know the features of the product and many other important points. 4. Check the assembly instruction of the cabinet. It would be better to get a cupboard that offers simple assembly. If you find that the product requires complicated assembly process, you had better get help from the technician. Thus you can make the work gets easier. Checking the advice on how to shop online is essential to avoid scam. If this is your first experience in buying bathroom furniture online, it is a good idea to get advice from your friends or relatives. You can ask about their experience when shopping bathroom cupboard online. Enjoy your time when shopping on the web and find the best storage item for your beloved bathroom.