Published at Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 00:15:23 AM by steven. Cupboard. 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 Saturday, January 21st 2017, 21:51:23 PM. Cupboard By kirby. Oak Cupboards Provide Quality Yet Affordable Stylish Storage Solutions An oak cupboard offers a very luxurious way to keep clutter well hidden away. This very stylish piece of oak furniture exudes quality and expense, yet these fantastic storage solutions are very keenly priced making them surprisingly affordable. Its quite surprising how many different types and sizes of oak cupboard are available, with some nice compact single door cupboards that will fit into some of the smallest locations, to the larger two door cupboards and sideboards that provide a good amount of stylish storage space. Oak cupboards also come in differing heights, with the lower cupboards suitable for holding TV, hi-fi, etc together with DVD media, and the taller units providing the most storage capacity. Additionally some specialist oak cupboards are available that have been specifically designed as corner cupboards, CD/DVD cupboards, shoe cupboards, bathroom cupboards, etc. Oak cupboards also come in a wide selection of finishes and ranges, with light oak, medium oak and dark oak units available in differing styles including modern, classic and contemporary designs, this means there is an oak cupboard that will look great in a wide range of homes and rooms. Many have been specifically designed for the the living room, dining room, bedroom, conservatory, home office or study and even some for the bathroom. Allowing you to have a piece of stylish oak furniture in most rooms thus giving you that that extra storage space. In the UK there are many online retailer selling high quality oak furniture at a fraction of the price of your local high street. A great deal of the furniture available from these specialist oak retailers is solid oak, rather than veneered oak which is generally found in local department stores. The solid oak furniture is generally of a very high quality and manufactured to the highest standards by skilled craftsmen, and solid wood furniture allows the natural beauty of the oak timber to shine whilst providing great strength and durability. These units are built to last and provide excellent value for money.
Published at Saturday, January 21st 2017, 20:27:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Saturday, January 21st 2017, 19:16:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. 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, January 21st 2017, 18:05:23 PM. Cupboard By justin. 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, January 21st 2017, 16:54:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Saturday, January 21st 2017, 15:47:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Saturday, January 21st 2017, 14:23:23 PM. Cupboard By tommy. 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.