Published at Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 00:31:23 AM by justin. Cupboard. 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 Thursday, October 27th 2016, 16:06:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Thursday, October 27th 2016, 14:45:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Thursday, October 27th 2016, 13:22:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. Painting Kitchen Cupboards White Painting kitchen cupboards is a time consuming task which can be done easily by knowing few professional home decoration procedures. So, lets explore these techniques in this article. In case your kitchen cupboards have began to show few wear signs then they surely need repainting. Or else if youre older cupboards that were done with dark stains need up-gradation to look modern then be well-prepared for a difficult and time consuming task. Cupboards are just not easy for painting as ceilings and walls. There exist numerous shelves, drawers and doors to assert along with the tight-interior areas that would be hard for working on. Firstly, for painting kitchen cupboards properly, you need to clean-out all contents to carefully wipe-down the entire surfaces using a damp, clean cloth to remove the spilled oils or food stuffs and dust. To do it professionally, you need to remove every cupboard doors along with their handles or knobs and hinges and to take-out all drawers & drawer pulls. In case you have a separate room / garage where you could set all doors upon the workbenches, empty boxes or milk crates, thereby, the task of painting could be done easily. Stained cupboards finished with upper coating of polyurethane or clear varnish may need extra prep works, prior to painting them. Such kind of finishes often are polished like the furniture which might have a oil or wax build-up on their surface that interferes with binding the paint, that you propose to apply. To eliminate this oil or wax, make use of rags drenched in the denatured alcohol for wiping all the surfaces thoroughly. Then sand the surfaces with the 220-grit sandpaper for roughing it slightly to help paint adhere well. After sanding, just wipe all surfaces once again using denatured alcohol for removing wax or oil residue or sand. So, after the alcohol gets evaporated, proceed to paint. If you want to paint previously unfinished cupboards or wood that had been finished naturally, just proceed to apply four coats of paint for getting a professional look. In fact this is true, if youre painting the cupboards white that has been in style factor these days. The interior of drawer and white cupboards can be painted with 3 coats of paint but ensure to do the outer side rightly to have kitchen cupboards that speaks proudly of you. Finally, re-install all the hardwares and hang all doors well. So, now all is well with your white kitchen cupboards.
Published at Thursday, October 27th 2016, 12:11:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. Three Popular Types of Pine Wood Cupboards Pine wood is known to be one of the best materials to make wooden furniture with, because it is strong and durable. Pine trees can be found all over the world, and they can even grow well in tropical areas. The wood can be used to make many types of wardrobes and cupboards, among other things. Because of its great features, pine wood cupboards have become a popular piece of furnishings. Some people are even willing to spend huge amounts of money on buying them. When remodeling or decorating your home, it is a good idea to replace your old cupboard with a pine wood cupboard. This piece of furniture will add a classic, elegant touch to your home. You can choose from 3 popular types of pine wood cupboards widely available in the market. 1. Pine Kitchen Cabinet This cabinet set is used to store fragile dinnerware such as plates, glasses or bowls, other kitchen equipments, as well as foodstuffs in the kitchen. It usually comes with many drawers and shelves, to keep things organized. You can even have a special compartment for knives and other sharp tools. This feature is especially useful for households with young children. Usually small children love to run around in the kitchen and play with cooking utensils. But with this cabinet, you can store knives safely, where your children wont be able reach them. 2. Pine Corner Cupboard If your house is small and you dont have room for large furnishings, this cupboard would be an ideal choice for you. It can be placed in the bedroom, bathroom or even in the family room. It can be used as a decoration as well. You can display your antique collection, figurines, and other things in the cupboard. 3. Antique Pine Cupboard These classic cupboards are usually made with 100% pine wood and they are usually sold at extremely expensive price. The price also depends on the size and condition of the cupboard. The historical value of this type of furniture makes it a collectors item. Those are the most common types of pine wood cupboards that you can find in the market easily. Each cupboard has its own features and you only need to select one that suits your needs. Nowadays, pine wood cupboards come in various attractive designs. You can find vendors and more information regarding this unique piece of furniture on the internet.
Published at Thursday, October 27th 2016, 10:52:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Painting Kitchen Cupboards White Painting kitchen cupboards is a time consuming task which can be done easily by knowing few professional home decoration procedures. So, lets explore these techniques in this article. In case your kitchen cupboards have began to show few wear signs then they surely need repainting. Or else if youre older cupboards that were done with dark stains need up-gradation to look modern then be well-prepared for a difficult and time consuming task. Cupboards are just not easy for painting as ceilings and walls. There exist numerous shelves, drawers and doors to assert along with the tight-interior areas that would be hard for working on. Firstly, for painting kitchen cupboards properly, you need to clean-out all contents to carefully wipe-down the entire surfaces using a damp, clean cloth to remove the spilled oils or food stuffs and dust. To do it professionally, you need to remove every cupboard doors along with their handles or knobs and hinges and to take-out all drawers & drawer pulls. In case you have a separate room / garage where you could set all doors upon the workbenches, empty boxes or milk crates, thereby, the task of painting could be done easily. Stained cupboards finished with upper coating of polyurethane or clear varnish may need extra prep works, prior to painting them. Such kind of finishes often are polished like the furniture which might have a oil or wax build-up on their surface that interferes with binding the paint, that you propose to apply. To eliminate this oil or wax, make use of rags drenched in the denatured alcohol for wiping all the surfaces thoroughly. Then sand the surfaces with the 220-grit sandpaper for roughing it slightly to help paint adhere well. After sanding, just wipe all surfaces once again using denatured alcohol for removing wax or oil residue or sand. So, after the alcohol gets evaporated, proceed to paint. If you want to paint previously unfinished cupboards or wood that had been finished naturally, just proceed to apply four coats of paint for getting a professional look. In fact this is true, if youre painting the cupboards white that has been in style factor these days. The interior of drawer and white cupboards can be painted with 3 coats of paint but ensure to do the outer side rightly to have kitchen cupboards that speaks proudly of you. Finally, re-install all the hardwares and hang all doors well. So, now all is well with your white kitchen cupboards.
Published at Thursday, October 27th 2016, 09:30:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Tips on Organizing Messy Cupboards By organizing your messy cupboards you will gain a large number of benefits and advantages. The kitchen cupboards are sometimes difficult to organize. You have probably found yourself searching for a simple box of spaghetti but were not able to find one due to the lack of kitchen organization and tidiness. In such cases the logical option would be to buy another box from the store, which would be a very unpractical and time consuming activity that could have been easily avoided. Keep these problems at a distance by learning how to properly organize your messy cupboards. The greatest advantage that cupboard organization brings is the fact that you will be able to save huge amounts of money that would normally go on grocery bills and other expenses. Money that could be spent on groceries or different kitchen appliances. You will also substantially improve the quality of your life once you are able to find anything you need, no more shopping aggravation and risking not finding what you need in stores! Keep your cupboard organized and you will be able to find anything you are searching for with great ease. These are just simple concepts that can drastically improve the quality of your life immediately. Stop the untidiness and choose to invest some money on door racks. By purchasing a few door racks you will be able to store the items in your kitchen, such as canned goods, much more efficiently. A great option would be to use the plastic shelves. These plastic shelves are also normally more cost efficient than the other ones, making them ideal for kitchen use. You can use them for organizing small kitchen items, such as cans or cups and you will never have a problem searching and finding an item ever again. Keep in mind that it is also good to invest into a quality labeled cupboard organizer as well. By labeling your organizer you will be able to inform other people where to place a specific item after being used. This is very useful if you have kids around the house. Like any design feature this is optional and should be used only if you think that it will be of use to you. What you add and modify in your kitchen should most importantly suit your needs and likes. By keeping your cupboard organized you will be able to easily save time and money much more efficiently than before.
Published at Thursday, October 27th 2016, 08:04:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. 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.