Kitchen made from hell.

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Hell’s kitchen, a reality show in U.S. shoots in a kitchen where people can move quick and fast. If you are planning to design or redesign or rearrange your kitchen, this is the way it should be. In Hell’s Kitchen, the crew and camera men can move and go everywhere. If you base your kitchen design to this kitchen, the flow of work will certainly improve. The ceiling is not that low, providing more breathing space. The proximity of the equipments and tools are perfect making it accessible to the chef. Heights of the equipments are perfect, enabling you to monitor the performance of your crew. Stainless cabinets are perfectly fitted and it is never out fashioned. All in all, kitchens patterned after Hell’s kitchen will not be hell after all. This well-designed kitchen can be a heaven made from hell.

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Kitchen Pantry

 

Having a walk- in kitchen pantry is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself and your kitchen area. A kitchen can easily be messy and cluttered because of the many things that are used in that area. So to avoid that, the best thing to do is to have a proper storage for things that can normally be found inside a kitchen. These include pans, pots, plates, paper towels, utensils, and of course, food. What is good about having a pantry is that this will give you more space in your kitchen and stuff that are not so pleasant in the eyes can be kept hidden. What makes a good pantry? Good organization. There should be enough shelves and pullout cabinets. And if these go all the way up, make sure that a step/ladder is within reach so there would be no problem taking things anytime.

 

Get hooked!

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Claim shallow storage spaces and avoid stacking items or nesting them together. Not only is it dangerous (imagine pulling an item only to be showered by more), it’s bad organization. You won’t be able to see items as they are hidden behind one another. One easy solution is by the use of hooks. Attach them to the bottom of an upper shelf, or a rack. They make things visible and neat! Sturdier hooks for pots and pans on the racks are also a good investment.

Re-Finishing Extending the Beauty of Wood

sandingEverybody loves wood and all the wonderful stuff you can do with it. Wood that has good grain is usually varnished or finished to show its natural beauty. Though beautiful, without proper maintenance it can get ugly so take care of problems as they occur to prolong their life and looks. Waxes and other products work to add a layer of protection that helps preserve the finish.
White rings resulting from ill placed cold glasses by the kids or you can easily be avoided with waxes and other products. If the marks are too many and cannot be remedied granting you know the product used to finish the furniture, sand it down with fine sandpaper and re-finish. Wood has a warm nature that adds to its beauty and with proper care and maintenance you get to enjoy it for many years.

The Color Tug of War

Feel like you can’t decide on which colors to grace your kitchen with? Don’t worry, the final decision always lies with you. Some tips though, on making that choice a much easier one for you. Color inspirations for fresh outlook on designs are absolutely everywhere. You can look into different cultures such as Japanese quirky minimalism and the African explosion of colors to enhance your color palate. Metallic material would also give a touch of sophistication and cohesion to a colorful kitchen. You may also check out different artworks for added variety, pottery, clothes designs and sceneries. The choices are virtually limitless.

A geek’s guide to kitchen glee, Gadgets that make cooking a breeze

By its nature, cooking is a physical activity. Other gadgets might offer hours of music or videoriffic glee, but kitchen tools are usually a way to make really boring tasks a bit easier.
C’mon, when was the last time you took true pleasure in chopping potatoes? This year, I sought out devices that put a little fun in the drudgery.

Using Houzz for Your Kitchen Project

Bent on having a DIY kitchen renovation but at a loss where to start? Then what you probably need are some great ideas to get your kitchen remodelling project started.

One of my go to apps when looking for remodelling ideas is the Houzz app, which features houses of all styles submitted by users all over the world. This means that you will virtually find any kind of style here, from traditional to eclectic. Ideas are also categorized according to space so it’s really easy to browse through pictures of kitchens and get inspired with all the different things you can do with yours.

What’s great about the Houzz app is that you can install it in your tablet or just visit their website and login using any computer. And just like job sites that let you store your resume, you can upload your own remodelling photos to help inspire others and also save favourite kitchen ideas on your “ideabook” for easy referencing as you go about your project.

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips


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A Kitchen Design Plan Can Keep Your Renovation on Track and Within Budget Designing a new kitchen requires careful planning and a realistic budget. Putting together a plan with kitchen design ideas will also help you make better decisions when choosing materials and hiring help.

A kitchen makeover may be one of the most expensive and complicated projects you do in your home. Kitchen cabinets tend to be the most costly part of designing a new kitchen, and high-quality ones can costs tens of thousands of dollars. But if existing cabinets can be saved, your kitchen design ideas could call for refacing or refinishing old cabinets instead.

A good kitchen design can help fix the layout of your space. You may want to hire a professional space planner and kitchen design expert. A trip to your local home improvement store can also give you kitchen design ideas. Make sure that in the process of designing your new kitchen you get the features you really need that fit within your budget.

Do-It-Yourself Kitchen Renovation


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A prohibitive tag price is usually attached to remodeling kitchens that is why the do-it-yourself strategy is gaining popularity as compared to hiring remodeling contractors. Remodeling your own kitchen could reduce the expense by 50%-60% as compared to letting professionals do it. Just like any other project, remodeling commences with planning. Owners will really have to reflect though whether they can do
everything the remodeling calls for or if hiring someone else to do it for them would be better. The internet could offer a well of ideas starting from the appropriate appliances to the latest kitchen designs. Browsing through these will give the owner tips on how to go about it. Second, owners must make a kitchen lay out. If you are doing the renovation yourself, it might be a good idea to consult a kitchen remodeling expert who could give them the pros and cons of the things they plan to do and make the appropriate suggestions. An expert’s view could make the owner’s ideas mesh. The owners might be charged only a minimal consultation fee because he will only be involved in this phase of the remodeling.

Be thrifty!

Kitchen remodeling can be a little heavy on the pocket. Well, not only little, because it really depends on the kind of design you would want to apply. If you wish to remodel that kitchen of yours and add a Victorian touch to it, it may cost you a little (considering the frills and decorations of the Victorian era).

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What you can do to minimize costs, is to go to thrift shops and look for vintage Victorian looking figurines and art decors. Thrift shops are a good source of cheap hand me downs. You can put that on the walls if you like or on top of the high cabinet where you place your casseroles. The color should also be heavy (like crimson or royal blue) to add a touch of drama in it.

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