Published at Tuesday, February 07th 2017, 18:19:23 PM by steven. Cupboard. Pros and Cons of Kitchen Cupboard Resurfacing There are many benefits to having your kitchen, bathroom or office cupboards remodeled by resurfacing them. There are a few things that are not so good. My views on the pros and cons of renovating cabinets in this way come from thirty years of custom kitchen fabrication and home renovations. The process I will be discussing is recovering old Formica plastic laminate with new Formica. One of the most common questions people ask is; "does the old Formica get peeled off?" My answer is almost always; "no". The process involves roughing up the existing surface with sand paper and covering over the top of the existing plastic. Buying and Flipping Houses One of the things that I have noticed is that contractors, Realtors and people looking to make a few dollars from buying and selling houses, oftentimes will get estimates on resurfacing cupboards. Covering over the old laminate and installing new doors is a reasonably priced, quick fix way of remodeling an ugly kitchen or bathroom in comparison to installing new cabinetry. One of the BIG PROS of resurfacing is that a contract can be signed today and the cabinets be completed within four days. That is if there are not special order doors involved and the plastic laminate is available for next day delivery. Some Old Cupboards Still Have Wrinkles Even though your kitchen may get a face-lift on the outside, many things will still "mark" the cabinetry as being old. Things like water damaged areas around the sink, drawers that just dont move smoothly and dated materials used on the interiors of cabinets years ago will be noticeable. Even though the outside will look like brand new-the inside of the cabinets almost always show signs that they are older cupboards. How Good Will the New Surface Adhere? If your existing Formica laminate is adhered really well, then the chances of the new plastic staying secured to the old are really good. If you have several areas that are coming loose, then you will have problems down the road. Sure the installer can glue the loose areas down before gluing the new covering on top, but this is not going to stop the process of the old mica letting loose over the course of time. I would say that this is one of the biggest cons of recovering plastic laminate cabinets. Design Limitations What you see is what you get. There is not much that can be changed with an existing set of cupboards that are getting resurfaced. Sure, you can add a few drawers, maybe cut something down to make a new appliance fit and install a new cabinet or two, but the basic layout of the kitchen stays the same. Money Savings Comparisons There are several things that make kitchen cupboard resurfacing appealing to the home-owner seeking to remodel on a budget. For the most part, several thousand dollars can be saved. It is less expensive to resurface cabinets for several reasons: • Less materials are needed • Appliances do not need to be removed and re-installed • Electricians and plumbers may not be necessary • The amount of labor needed is a lot less when compared to fabricating a new set of cupboards In my experience, it seems like the pros and cons people get hung up on are the price savings and the design change limitations. They want to switch their kitchen cupboard layout a bit, but do not want to spend a lot of money for new cabinets. As previously mentioned, resurfacing does not allow for a lot of layout design changes. So, people have a tendency to find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Very often, what happens in these situations is that the customer, rather than choosing to replace or reface, decides to wait until they can afford to get everything new.
Published at Sunday, January 01st 2017, 05:46:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. 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 Sunday, January 01st 2017, 04:43:23 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.
Published at Sunday, January 01st 2017, 04:40:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Beautiful Cupboard Handles for Giving Your Old Furniture a Whole New Look Furnishing your home can be a tedious and costly process. Choose to simplify this process for both your wallet and the environment, by reusing parts that you own already. With a little creativity, you can return a used item or forgotten in a custom for your home with little money. The main idea in renewing old furniture is to get new, not very expensive, beautiful cupboard handles. From wood, from plastic, brown, pink, big, small, transparent or not, cupboard handles are known for giving a new glam to your old furniture. The key to a decorative furniture reuse is to look beyond the current sad state it is in, and to imagine what it could become by adding colorful and live cupboard handles. Do not let old furniture with broken handles and a few scratches stop you. Use guides that you could simplify your work. In some ways the piece speaks for itself, listen up! Reuse is an organic way to show your individual style, so be careful on what attracts you and decorate with love. If you love the curved edge of an otherwise ugly cupboard, imagine how it would look with new handles and a new paint job. If the clean lines of an art deco-inspired wardrobe tempt you, prepare to give it a lift. There are numerous styles of handles, but its up to you and your personality to see which ones you want to get: wood cupboard handles, metal, even glass cupboard handles in every shape and size that you can imagine. The most important thing you need to take into account is whether the structure of the furniture is in good enough condition so that you can give them new handles. For couches and chairs, make sure that frames are strong and that springs are intact (if applicable to the situation). To repair the foundation of furniture is a much more expensive process. For wood pieces such as cupboards, tables and cabinets, you can fix the legs and shelves, but the major cracks in the wood can be difficult to repair. Youll be amazed at how much glow you can find by doing a little sanding and painting. Also consider the cupboard handles to fit well to the old look, in order to not make it look ugly. There is a large amount of handles to choose from, such as: handles with Swarovski crystals, gold/silver handles, wood and plastic available in every color imaginable. So be wise when choosing good handles, because they will totally change the appearance of your home. Choose aluminum handles if your kitchen is a modern one and choose classic round metal handles if your kitchen is a classic one. Dont hesitate any longer and choose the best on the market! Renew your homes look by getting beautiful cupboard handles instead of renewing your whole furniture. Its less expensive and you will simply adore the results!
Published at Sunday, January 01st 2017, 03:32:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. The Reinvention of Kitchen Cupboards Home buying involves many choices. People could make a decision on a house because of one option or choice, but more often than not, it is determined by several factors. Most choices come down to a house being well designed and fitting a families needs. From this an individual or family will expect the house or "investment" to grow in value over time. Some elements of the house are a bonus. Yes a well designed house makes the choice easier, but then with this choice will come other features that are nice additions. Smaller features of a house are not the deciding factor of home buying, but often help with the decision. One of these smaller features that could go along way is the kitchen cupboards or in other words the kitchen cabinets. Cabinets are not the first thing you think about when entering a house, but once you get to the kitchen, this feature becomes a noticeable and important attribute. A kitchen cupboard is an old term that has slowly transformed over the last half century. Many homes built before the nineteen fifties had the traditional kitchen cupboards. These cabinets were large solid wood fixtures that were often custom built for each individual house. The kitchen cupboard has transformed over the years and has become smaller in size. Of course this transformation has already started to go in a cycle and the traditional kitchen cupboard, once out of date, is showing up again. The housing boom in the nineteen fifties, largely brought on by the prosperity after the war caused a large demand for new housing. Tract housing developments called for new ideas for the kitchen. Traditional kitchen cupboards were no longer practical; instead, smaller, sleeker cabinets were needed to fit into these new houses. Houses were smaller and a large kitchen now became obsolete, so the kitchen cupboard was now substituted with the modern kitchen cabinet. For the next forty to fifty years these cabinets were the dominate feature in the kitchen. Of course there are always exceptions, but for the most part, the kitchen cupboard was downsized in height and width, made less appealing, and mostly was there for usage not design. Fortunately the cycle of design has changed and kitchen cabinets have come full circle. There are more choices today and actually a style of the kitchen cupboard is back in fashion. Large pantry cabinets have come back into a house and from this the renaissance of the kitchen has begun. Another sign of a "throw back" kitchen is the return of the taller kitchen cabinet. Most cabinets are around thirty inches high; however a forty two inch kitchen cabinet or kitchen cupboard had now become an option. Of course if youre going to buy these larger (forty two inch) kitchen cupboards, you will need a higher ceiling, but if you have that higher ceiling, these kitchen cabinets fill the space nicely. The kitchen cupboard has come a long way. Once a piece of furniture, it was then reduced to a no-frills, practical use, but now it has made its way into the kitchen as a furnishing with style.
Published at Sunday, January 01st 2017, 02:28:23 AM. Cupboard By steven. Mesmerizing Kitchen Cupboards and Appliances Every individual desires to bring some change in their life at some point. Similarly, just replacing those old kitchen appliances with new and mesmerizing kitchen cupboards and appliances can give a whole new look to your kitchen. Over the different designs of kitchen, appliances have come up in the market, so you can look for buying one of them. You may perceive that changing the look of the kitchen without spending much is a myth, but this can be true provided you invest your money judiciously on those things, which are essential for your kitchen such as kitchen cupboards and appliances. The appliances available in the market have different features. They have technology, design, décor or all in one. Advancement of technology has led to the advent of eco-friendly, efficient and elegant appliances that possess potential of uplifting the mood of your kitchen. Appliance manufacturers are launching different designs of appliances that can suit the requirements of the people from different strata of society. In recent times, kitchen appliances have become a necessity in every household. World is getting fast-paced and everyone desires to finish tasks quickly and thus, appliance manufacturers give due importance on this aspect. For instance, no one desires to waste their time on washing dishes, so dishwashers are an alternative for them. These dishwashers have special features such as steam cleaning and smart sensors for determining the dirt on the dish. Picking the Best Kitchen Cupboards: Kitchen without cupboards seems empty, so if you do not one possess one or have an old cupboard, then it is high time to purchase a cupboard. You may find it overwhelming seeing the options available for kitchen cupboards, but it is not at all an easy task. Therefore, you need to make the decision carefully, because this is the only way out to get the best kitchen cupboard. Initially, you need to determine your budget, because this is the most important thing for purchasing anything. If you think that you can spend a whole lot of money for the purchase of the cupboard, then you can go for high-end cabinets. Avoid those cabinets, which you cannot afford. Another important aspect is the design and feel of the cupboard you desire to have in your kitchen. This may assist you in the selection of colors and types of cabinets. If you desire to buy a contemporary design, then you need to look for the stores that deal in contemporary kitchen cupboards. If you desire to have a bold look for kitchen, then go for quirky cabinets. There are pre-designed cabinets available in the market, so you just need to order the color and size. It is essential for you to choose the type of material, because the material type determines the life of the cabinet. If you want to add life in your kitchen, then it is advisable to go for authentic cabinets designs.
Published at Sunday, January 01st 2017, 01:08:23 AM. Cupboard By steven. Kitchen Cupboard Buying Tips I think it is safe to say that it is common knowledge that a kitchen cupboard can serve different purposes, depending on the kitchen where it is used. This is the first thing that you need to take into account when going out to buy one, or more for yourself. Generally, people look for a pleasant design in these items. A kitchen cupboard can come in a wide variety of styles and designs. The cost will also range depending on the style and the material that the cupboard will feature. It is very important that the design of the kitchen cupboard will go well with the décor of your kitchen. The majority of people prefer kitchen cupboard that are flexible in both functionality and design. People now prefer kitchen cupboards that feature quality wood materials. If youre choosing to go with this design, then it is best that you choose a cupboard that features more exotic wood materials since it offers the best look. Durability shouldnt be ignored, thus it is recommended that you get a kitchen cabinet which features stainless steel edges. Be sure to lay out all of your necessities before actually purchasing or designing one! Once you know what you need, be sure to pick a kitchen cupboard that will fulfill these needs. The best strategy is to make a small list with all the things that you will be using it for, things such as wine storage or utensil storage. Such a list will be of great help when going out to buy the right kitchen cabinet for you. A great cupboard will add a lot to the functionality of your kitchen by helping you keep things more organized and be more productive. A good cupboard will provide all of these things no matter the size of your kitchen! Keep in mind that deciding on the kitchen cupboard that you wish to purchase will be yours only and you need to put some thought into it if you want to ensure that you will buy a quality and useful product. If youre not sure about which design to go for, then you should consider buying something that goes well with the existing décor. A pleasant look is also important and you should make sure that your kitchen looks right. There are a lot of styles that you can go for, then main ones being modern, classic and contemporary.
Published at Saturday, December 31st 2016, 23:51:23 PM. Cupboard By kirby. Kitchen Cupboards Provide Strategic Storage Spaces and Harmony to Kitchens In the 21st century, the design and style of kitchen cupboards have evolved from large, solid types to lighter, more flexible and versatile ones. Today, you can see in many kitchens various wall cupboards positioned higher. Storage facilities are better now with the present lines of cupboards being offered in the market. Traditional cupboard dimensions are being modified by manufacturers and the possibilities are limitless. Your taste, budget and likes play important part in determining the style of kitchen cupboard you will end up with. So many brightly colored cupboards are out there made of exotic wood, modern plastic, stainless steel or aluminum to really arouse your desire. You can choose from a wide range of models to suit your needs. A tropical wood specie with laminated finish and stainless steel edging can truly wet your taste. There are granite countertops but if it is not within your budget, a granite looking laminated model is available. You can choose a totally custom-built look and shape or the traditional square with different handles to match your kitchen cupboards. But before you buy your new set of cupboards, concretize first your visualized kitchen cupboard design and objective. Everything depends on how you plan to organize and layout the kitchen cupboards you intend to buy. The kind of things you plan to store per drawer or shelves have to be decided in advance. Harmony and storage spaces are what you should aim for. If your kitchen is only small, think of all space saving strategies. If you inspect the things you store in your kitchen area, you will find many things which should be transferred and stored somewhere else. Make it your goal to provide more space for kitchen related items you need daily. Store in your cupboard shelves things which are commonly for kitchen use. Choose a compartment near the stove for pots and pans. You can try putting dishes on shelves in front near the cupboard doors for better access. If your kitchen is spacious, where you locate your cupboards to harmonize with the rest of the kitchen ambiance gives you a lot of options. You are not limited to items necessary for kitchen use only. In fact, the cupboards are functional in character but can be a pleasing sight for sore eyes. One way to have an organized cupboard system is to have a printed list of things inside each shelf or cupboard drawer for ready reference and faster accessibility. It may require constant revision but the beauty is you have always an updated inventory of all important and miscellaneous things stored in an orderly fashion. There are homeowners who have the inclination to repaint their kitchen cupboards for some reasons instead of ordering new ones and nothing is wrong with that. As a matter of fact, it is a noble project if they have the necessary technical skills. They can end up with brand new looking and more attractive kitchen cupboards with their high quality type of solid hardwood. By choosing the right type of color, finish and design edging mix and match, the repainted cupboards can enhance the beauty not only of the kitchen but also the rest of the house. Whether you decide to repaint your present kitchen cupboards or buy a new set, upgrading your kitchen with a new kitchen cupboard system will not only add value to your home but also provide a more convenient and better looking kitchen space for you to work in, relax and entertain!