Published at Sunday, May 14th 2017, 16:10:23 PM by tommy. Cupboard. Preparation Is the Key to Painting Cupboards Successfully In thirty years of remodeling cabinets, Ive learned that preparation is one of the most important aspects of painting kitchen or bathroom cupboards. In this article, we will explore a few of the things that can really make a difference in how the painting project will look when it is all done. IMPORTANT: DO NOT RUSH through this renovation. Allowing plenty of time to do it right is essential to the success of having your kitchen or bathroom cupboards look new again. Cleaning the Cupboards Mix a solution of Dawn dish washing detergent and water to wash your cupboards with. The areas around the stove and hood should be gone over several times to ensure that all of the grease buildup is removed. If you are preparing Formica surfaces, you can use lacquer thinner on them to remove grease build-up. Using Wood Putty and Caulking You are going to have to remove the cabinet doors and you should replace all of the hinges, handles or knobs while renovating the cupboards. This is probably going to leave a few holes that will need to be filled with wood filler. You should sand the areas down before placing the filler in the holes and allow sufficient time for it to completely dry. Use the wood filler on every crack and crevice that you can find. You should also caulk around all areas where the cupboards meet the walls, ceiling and floors. Be sure to wipe the access caulking off really well with a damp rag. You only want to fill the void areas. If it is necessary to rinse the rag out a few times because of all of the caulking thats OK. Just get it all off of the cupboards, walls, floor and ceiling. Sanding the Cabinets Once the wood putty is thoroughly dry, sand those areas first so that they are nice and flush. If you need to add more filler, DO NOT omit this step. Every inch of the cupboards should be sanded that will be painted. There is an optional product that can be used here, but you must check with your local paint supply company to ensure that it will work with the materials that your cupboards are made of. You can apply a liquid deglosser that will work almost as good as sanding the cupboards. Granted, you will still need to use sandpaper for the places you applied the putty to. Repeating the Process Once you have cleaned the cupboards, filled all of the blemishes and thoroughly sanded them, repeat all of these steps again. This is known as going over them with a fine-toothed comb. Trust me, this is what makes the difference between the do-it-yourself look or obtaining professional results. Applying the First Coat of Primer Painting the cupboards with a thin coat of primer is the next step. Allow the paint to completely dry. Fill any blemishes with filler and sand them out again. Repeat this process of applying the paint primer, filling flaws and sanding them out until the cupboards are literally "spotless." Now the process of painting the finish coats on the cupboards can begin. Its important to realize that the final coats of paint will only look as good as the surface is underneath. If theres a run, dip, depression or scratch anywhere in the primers surface, the exact same flaw will be seen when the finish coats of paint are applied to the cabinetry.
Published at Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 00:08:23 AM. Cupboard By kirby. Inner Bedroom Cupboard Design Ideas Most bedroom cupboards consist of some basic shelving units to pack socks, underwear and t-shirts and some hanging units to hang up shirts, gowns and jackets. Some wardrobes will on the odd occasion even have a unit thats half shelving and the other half hanging. This type of unit is called a combination unit or combo unit for short. While the basic wardrobe cabinets are perfect for packing solutions there are many other ideas you can incorporate into the design of your cupboards. Lets look at a few ideas that will make your life both much easier and luxurious when using your bedroom cupboards. Adding Drawers There are two types of drawers you can fit into your wardrobe units. The inner drawer and the external drawer. The inner drawer is fitted inside the bedroom unit behind the door and can only be pulled out once the door is open. The external drawer can be opened from the outside of the cupboard and has a drawer front with handle thats flush with the doors of the cupboard.The inner drawer runner has to be fitted with drawer runner spaces so the drawer misses the doors hinges when it is opened. Drawers are ideal for packing socks, underwear and other clothing items that are often used as its easy to access those item. Open the door and pull out the drawer, its that easy. No more digging behind a pile of shirts to get to the one that you want to wear, every item in the drawer is visible at a birds eye. Fitting A Shoe Drawer Rack A Shoe drawer rack is very handy to store shoes on and slides out when you want to get a pair. It is fitted with a ball bearing extension runner so that the entire shoe rack protrudes out the cupboard when pulled out. Shoe drawer racks are usually manufactured out of stainless steel but can be made out of chipboard as well to match the interior color of your wardrobe. Install Pullout Hanging Rod Although most bedroom cupboards are fitted with fixed aluminium or stainless steel hanging rods pullout hanging rods are far better to use. A pullout hanging rod is used to hang clothes on but the rod itself is spring loaded to pull back up into its original position when pulled down to access clothes. The rod has a pole attached to it which is used to pull the rod down from its fixed position and push it back up again when youre finish using it. Pullout hanging rods are useful for accessing clothes hanging up that are hard to reach. It also makes your cupboard look super modern inside and although its quite an expensive asset to have in your bedroom its worth every penny.
Published at Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 00:05:23 AM. Cupboard By tommy. 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 Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 23:02:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. 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 Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 22:00:23 PM. Cupboard By steven. Cupboard Locks - Easy Upgrades That Can Transform Your Home Security Protect Your Identity Our homes are full of valuable information about our lives and personal identity. In modern times identity theft crimes are on the increase and have become a very serious global problem. If an identity thief is able to access enough information about a person they can use this to commit a number of crimes. This could include fraud and even more serious felonies such as human trafficking. This is why it is more important than ever for you to protect your identity and ensure your confidential information is kept secure. • It is a good idea to invest in cupboard locks for your home. With these locks you will be able to add another layer of security to your belongings. • Just consider how much information you leave stored in cupboards and drawers around your home. This can include things like bank statements, unused store cards, identify documents (driving license or passport), mobile phone bills and more. • If this kind of information feel into the wrong hands it could cost you dear. Your identity could be stolen and use to commit crimes. This could leave you out of pocket and also facing a messy clean-up bill as you try to recover your identity. • To help prevent your important documents falling into the wrong hands you can fit cupboard locks. These low security interior locks are easy to fit and you can buy a range of designs online. • By securing your storage with cupboard locks you can help to ensure your personal information does not fall into the wrong hands. • This means you will be able to store away important paperwork and documents safely. • You should also consider fitting a proper locked safe for primary identity documents such as your passport, bank cards, birth/marriage certificates and driving license. Protect Young Children Young children are very curious about their surroundings. They can get into every corner of the home and this means they could be exposed to dangers. This is why it is essential to fit cupboard locks if you have young children. This will help to prevent them from getting in cupboards that could contain potentially harmful items such as cleaning products or alcohol. You should fit cupboard locks in the kitchen, garage, utility room and anywhere else in the home there could be potential risks. Cupboard locks are easy to fit and you should be able to find plenty of choices online for the cupboards in your home.
Published at Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 20:57:23 PM. Cupboard By tommy. Looking at Different Bedroom Cupboard Designs One of the last things that you will consider when you are looking into bedroom cupboard designs is where to put them. Of course there are many other considerations that you will need to take into consideration as well when you are looking at bedroom cupboard designs. Size Does Matter In this case it actually does. Depending on the purpose of the cupboards will determine what size and shape you will in need of. If you are simply using the cupboards for storage then you will in all likelihood look to use a cupboard that is rather simple and fits in perfectly with the outline of the room. However if the purpose of the cupboard is to display items of value as well as personal treasures then you will want top go with something that is a little more elegant and sophisticated as your choice for the design. It is quite possible to go with something that will have glass doors or are see-through in some way. Remember that you are going to want to get a cabinet that will actually serve the purpose and hold the items properly as opposed to being to small and useless or else have a cupboard that is too large and having a feeling of needing to fill the cupboard, since there is empty space. Consider The Material When you are looking into installing a new bedroom cupboard designs, consider what it is that they are made out of first. Make sure that the craftsmanship as well as the durability and design meet your expectations. You will want something that is going to reflect your personality as well as your needs. In many cases these cupboards will be meant to last for a long period of time and you will want to make them a huge point of the home, especially if you are looking to sell or move on from the home. Remember that cupboards are a huge investment both with time and money. This is something that should not have to replace or reinstall unless you feel a true need to do so. Make sure that you are making the right decision and that you are consulting different sources as far what it is that will work and determining what the room will look like when you are done, without really spending money or their time. Remember to make it yours, even with the input of others.
Published at Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 19:42:23 PM. 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 Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 18:20:23 PM. Cupboard By tommy. 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.