Avoiding Trends

It is understandable that when it comes to remodeling parts of homes, you tend to go towards the direction of what’s in style but experts are saying that people should avoid the trends when it comes to homes. Remodeling a kitchen, in particular, is not a cheap so if you are investing a lot of money for the change, you should be making the right kind of change.

You don’t always have to have the “current” look, instead, go for the classic look. This will come in handy if you ever need to move out and sell your home. So here are some tips when in comes to having a classic looking kitchen.

  • Don’t go for appliance garages. Homeowners now tend to put the often used appliances on the counter; these normally include microwave or toaster. The ones that are not used that often like mixers and blenders can be kept on drawers.
  • Stainless sinks never go out of style. It is also the easiest to clean.
  • Avoid colorful appliances. No one wants to see an orange fridge because you are never going back to the 70′s.

Kitchen Mistakes

 

Kitchen is the heart of a home. It is where families bond and spend time together making food and eating. This is why home owners should pay attention in how they design the space. Some just don’t think about it and just make do with what they already have. To have a better kitchen experience, one should avoid these mistakes.

1. Don’t be boring. As much as you want your kitchen to be functional, add touches of fun into it. This means adding a splash of color into a room.

2. Don’t just put stuff anywhere. Have a place for storage. Kitchen can be one of the places at home that can accumulate so much dirt and trash. So make sure you have proper cabinets installed.

3. Don’t think that bigger is always better, if you have a small kitchen then don’t buy too many things for it.

4. Don’t over decorate and leave some space for walking. Kitchen should be a place where you can move around a lot without feeling suffocated.

Online Kitchen Remodeling

 

The internet is helpful in so many different ways. It’s a good source of learning. Learning how to cook, how to speak a different language and even learning how to remodel parts of your home. Magnet is one of the websites that offer to help you with renovating your kitchen. The site has an online kitchen planner which allows the users to have fun imagining their dream kitchen and bringing it to life through the use of the internet.

This interior design is easy and fun to do. The website will provide all tools necessary such as kitchen cabinets, sinks, tables, counter top, etc. You can do everything from scratch and create a perfect layout. This is very useful since what you’ve managed to design can be emailed or printed and can be used as a guide by real people who can build you a kitchen or help with the remodeling process.

 

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.

 

Cheapest Way To Change Your Kitchen

Kitchen Remodeling Design

Truth be told, renovating any room in a house can be really expensive. But there are ways to keep it as budget friendly as possible. If you are tired of your kitchen, why not transform it into a modern and minimalistic one instead? For the tough work, to have a completely different looking kitchen, you can try painting the walls and the shelves in the room. If you are not confident with your skills, hire someone to do it for you. The key is to have a uniformed look. The best way it go is to keep it either white/off white. The next trick is to keep everything well organized. This might mean you having to spend a little bit of shelves or boxes/organizers. If you have nice china, you can consider displaying it too. This is they’re of the same design. Example (refer to photo above) white plates and bowls look very organized and it’s okay to keep it on display. If your china has a lot of patterns, when put on display, it might make the room look cluttered. Speaking of clutter, the key to a minimalist room is making it simple and organized. Taking out items that won’t be needed is the way to go.

How To Clean Your Kitchen

 

Your kitchen should be kept clean at all times. This part of your house should be given a lot of attention because this is where you store and prepare food and to state the obvious, anything that you put in your mouth should be clean to avoid getting any disease or bacteria. It also gets dirty really fast because it is used at least 3 times a day. In this article, you will learn how to clean your kitchen properly (and keep it clean without tiring yourself everyday)

Aside from the everyday task of washing the dishes, wiping the table and sweeping what you need to do is anything that has nothing to do with the kitchen should be thrown away. The trash bin should be emptied all the time, especially if you put left over food inside. If kept for a long time, it will start to smell and attract insects which you don’t want in your home.

Clean appliances at least 2 times a week. It is likely that your stove and microwave would have food stains so wipe it. Use a kitchen spray that disinfects and make sure no food is out when you’re doing it. And when cleaning the sink, Baking soda with ordinary white vinegar is an excellent cleaner for stainless steel.

Pantries redefined

Remember your mother’s pantry? It was tucked in a corner, beside the refrigerator or in a cramped closet space. The family’s dry goods were crammed together on deep shelves in no apparent order. If Mom wanted a can of chicken noodle soup, she’d have to search among the vegetables, beans and boxes of Hamburger Helper.

Today’s pantries are coming out of the closet. As homeowners design their dream kitchens, they want pantries with ample storage space and easy access to those soup cans. Pantries have become multitasking rooms, complete with countertops and sinks for preparing meals or dinner party appetizers. Extra appliances, like a spare microwave or dishwasher, might also find a home in the pantry.

Small Kitchen Ideas

 

The kitchen is the heart to your home. It’s where all special occasions begin. Where your mother spends countless of hours preparing delicious meals. So one must know how to make kitchen spaces comfortable and cozy. Specially if the space is small. Here are some ideas to make your kitchen extra special.

1. Make use of the center of the kitchen. Add a table where things can be done such as chopping, preparing ingredients etc. When not doing anything, get the clutter off the table and keep it clean.

2. Add some shelves on the wall. Make use of these shelves by displaying your best pots, pans and plates.  Shelves are also perfect for small kitchen to add more floor space to where a cabinet would be.

3. Create illusion of more space by having the right lighting. Under cabinet lighting or under the counter will be perfect!

4. Use natural light. If you have windows, don’t cover it up with curtains. Let the sun shine in!

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.

Image via Houzz

All about the tiles.

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Redesigning your old kitchen is a bigger work than designing a new kitchen. When redesigning, other features/aspects of the old kitchen cannot be completely eliminated. In this case, the new design should match the old design. Everything should be considered including the smallest details. Even the flooring is also important. The tiles should blend with the color of the walling or the main theme of the kitchen. Tiles can give additional life to the kitchen. It can be used for the walling and flooring. In choosing the tiles to be used, a person should be careful since it cannot be dismantled that easily. It is also important for it covers a large area of the kitchen.

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