Published at Sunday, May 28th 2017, 17:38:23 PM by steven. Cupboard. 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, May 06th 2017, 08:22:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. 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, May 06th 2017, 07:11:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. 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, May 06th 2017, 07:11:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. Kitchen Cupboards: Old Fashioned Yet Flawless In Character Whether you are thinking of home and kitchen improvements or building a new one, you can now pick a lot of ideas that will definitely allow you to showcase your excellent taste. Todays kitchen has evolved from the conventional to ultra modern design and functionality. Kitchen cupboards can be considered a work of art and can truly emphasize the kitchen in a most stunning way. There are various styles and patterns as well as materials to go for whether you are planning to build a small or large kitchen for you and your family. Kitchen cupboards that are well thought of and built according to your needs along with some innovative and unconventional cupboard design is convenient to use, clutter free and smart. Among the kitchen cabinetry styles, a country style or rustic cupboard design is one of the most favored. So, what makes them the best choice? Rustic or country styled kitchen cupboards has that cozy and inviting appeal, very homey and makes one feel connected to their roots. Although rustic cabinetry possesses that rural feel, it can be combined with ultra modern style for best results. Rustic kitchen cupboards are solid, tough and durable and very simple. Commonly used type of wood are pine, oak, maple, hickory, walnut, cherry and other kinds of wood preferred by the homeowner. Carvings and brilliant color schemes add beauty to the overall look of your kitchen cupboard. For a more rustic appeal, antique lighting, wooden antique decors and ornamental wood knots are usually added. Some people want to have a rustic kitchen cupboard yet have a modern appeal. If you are remodeling your kitchen, cupboard is very easy as you only need to paint or stain them provided that doors, drawers and the moldings are still in good shape. You may also opt to buy custom made cupboard for a hassle free kitchen make-over. Starting from scratch, custom made kitchen cupboards can be purchased. Rustic style cupboards are simple and render an old fashioned feel with a sepia tone which makes it perfect for you to flaunt your colorful ceramic jars and vases, plates and other kitchen items. Furniture and accessories with wrought iron are a must have and indispensable if you want to achieve and enhance your country style kitchen cupboard. To complete the country style feel of your kitchen, make use of drapes made from basic fabrics like canvas or toile. These should be lacey, have a lot of fringes and are usually in sync with the color of the wall. Table cloths and seat cushion covers are mostly hand painted as well. You maybe a tech savvy homemaker yet when it comes to your home particularly your kitchen, old fashioned coziness is still something that you look forward to coming home from a stressful work day. Country style kitchen cupboards are the best choice. They may not be as classy and well adorned, as their ultra modern counterparts but they are perfect and flawless in character.
Published at Saturday, May 06th 2017, 05:55:23 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.
Published at Saturday, May 06th 2017, 04:27:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Ways to Come Up With a Versatile, Stunning And Functional Kitchen Cupboard The hardest part of remodeling a kitchen is the assembly of the kitchen cupboards since it will largely depend on the amount of space you have intended for you cabinetry as well as the positioning to ensure that every available space is maximized. You can also purchase the ready to assemble kitchen cupboards. All you need to have is a screwdriver plus they are very inexpensive. Since you can install it yourself, you save money on installation and labor costs. Updating your kitchen doesnt have to be an enormous task. It takes careful planning before you set out to buy the furnishings you wanted to install in your kitchen. It pays to know and decide on what you want and what you need. You must also have a layout to ensure that everything is done perfectly and your new kitchen provides you and your family the functionality that you are looking for. While most homeowners are willing to work and try to do some beautification projects at home, it would seem that they will never trust themselves when it comes to kitchen remodeling. Indeed, it takes a well experienced cabinet maker to be able to come up with versatile, stunning and functional kitchen cabinets. Sooner or later, every homeowner will be faced with a kitchen makeover tasks. Replacing and buying new cupboards can be quite expensive. If you think that you are out of budget, why not consider refacing your old cabinets to make it look like new? Check and ensure that they are still in good condition. Door fronts, hinges and drawers are available in most home improvement stores. Check all the parts that needs to be replaced and of course the paint. You will be surprised at how it can change the look of your kitchen by just redoing the paint and by choosing the color carefully. Painting your old cupboard is indeed, the cheapest as well as the fastest solution. Thats how easy it is to make your kitchen cupboards look like new. After your kitchen cupboards makeover here are some tips on how to give your cupboards a little TLC: • If you will utilize the cupboards for storing foodstuff, choose to have it installed in an area which is not too close to a source of heat or where the temperature gets very warm. It is best to store canned goods and other grocery items in a cool, well ventilated area. You also have to make sure that it is always dry, dark and cool so that packaged and canned goods will not deteriorate fast. • Never overfill or overload your cupboards with too much stuff. If you are the type who loves to stock on a lot of food, always place the old ones in front so itll be used first before the new batch. It is important to note the expiration date because if there is some kind of infestation, chances are you would have to throw away everything. That is why, it is also beneficial that you check the cupboards every two weeks and clean regularly.
Published at Saturday, May 06th 2017, 03:12:23 AM. Cupboard By tommy. Painting Kitchen Cupboards With Formica Doors One of the fastest ways to brighten up the most used room in the home is by painting the kitchen area. For years people who buy and flip homes have remodeled cupboards on the fly by applying a new coat of paint to them. When done correctly, this can be a great way upgrade the look of things. You may want to consider replacing your existing flat doors with raised panel ones. I would recommend that you find a cabinet manufacturer in your area to order them from. It would be a good idea to consider having them install the new ones because there are a few tricky things involved in the process. Tools & Materials Needed -Putty Knife -Drop Cloths -Airless Industrial Paint Sprayer (obtained from a rent-all business) -Paint Designed to Adhere to Formica Surfaces (primer & topcoat) -220 Grit Sand Paper -Wood Filler -Masking Tape -Paint Brushes and Roller -Phillips Screwdriver -Plenty of Rags -Paint Respirator Mask Be sure to set aside plenty of time to complete the project without being rushed. The more time you spend in the preparation process-the better your Formica kitchen cabinets will look when you have finished painting the cupboards. Steps for Repainting Formica Kitchen Cabinets and Doors 1. Put the drop cloths in place. Remove all of the hardware (handles or Knobs) from the cupboard doors. 2. Take the doors off of the cabinets. If you have European hinges, you may NOT even need the Phillips screwdriver for this step. Check to see if there is a release tab on the backside of the hinge. If so, pull up on the tab and the hinge should release from the mounting plate. 3. Remove the hinges from the doors. 4. Clean all surfaces with a mild solution of soap and water that are going to be painted. Thoroughly dry off all of the areas that you have washed. 5. Fill all holes that you intend to eliminate and chipped areas with the wood filler. Allow the filler to completely dry before sanding. 6. Lightly sand all of the surfaces of the cupboard door and cabinets with the 220 sandpaper that will be painted. Wipe all of the dust off of the cabinets and doors. 7. Set up an area where you can spray the primer on the backside of the cupboard doors, preferable outside. Give them one mild coat of primer. 8. While the back of the doors are drying, apply primer to the Formica cabinets using the roller and brush. When you are finished, the doors should be ready for a second coat of primer. 9. Repeat the process of painting the kitchen cupboards and doors with the primer until all areas have had two coats applied. Once the primer is completely dry, you may lightly sand all areas where ever necessary. 10. Paint two finish coats on the cupboards and the doors. 11. Hang the doors on the cabinets and insert the drawers back into their proper locations. 12. Install the old or new handles/knobs on the cabinet doors. It is advisable to not clean the kitchen cupboards for at least four days to allow plenty of time for the paint to completely cure. Our company has used a product called Cabinet Rescue for painting plastic laminate cabinets on many occasions. As previously mentioned, just check with your local hardware store professionals to find a product that is designed for refinishing Formica cupboard surfaces.
Published at Saturday, May 06th 2017, 01:52:23 AM. Cupboard By justin. 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.