Kitchen Sink Plumbing – DIY or Professional?

Kitchen Sink Plumbing – DIY or Professional?

Whenever you face a problem in the kitchen, it is only normal that you are thinking about calling a professional plumber. However, in the past few years, more and more tutorials on the subject of kitchen sink plumbing have appeared on the Internet. Today, a lot of the Internet users enter online and search for DIY advice related to kitchen sink plumbing. So, what is the best? Should we do everything ourselves or should we let matters be handled by professionals? You will find the answer in the paragraphs below!

The advantages of professional kitchen sink plumbing services

When should you consider hiring a team of professionals to handle your kitchen sink plumbing? This is most often recommended when you are a beginner at this. Even if you go online and search for DIY projects, you might end up doing more harm than good in the kitchen. In such situations, you could learn a thing or two from the professional plumber arriving to your house to solve the problem or make an upgrade to the kitchen.

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Top 10 Renovation Tips for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Top 10 Renovation Tips for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Bathrooms and kitchens, for the longest time, lacked in ideas and creativity when it came to home décor. But that all has changed in recent years as home décor now takes a comprehensive approach. Here are the top 10 tips to renovate your bathrooms and kitchens without breaking the bank!

10) Multi-Purpose Pieces

Whether you love rustic or coastal décor, naturalism is the main element that you should incorporate in your kitchen. Try bringing a balance between natural and optical white finishes in your kitchen for a sleek and elegant look. For that, benches, seats, and chairs work well in reflecting the majestic outdoors in your interior.

9) Switch Countertops

Many people are now changing their countertop materials to granite or tile, and you should too. It creates an impeccable balance with modern kitchen fixtures and stainless steel appliances.

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How to Apply Bold Paints for the Kitchen

How to Apply Bold Paints for the Kitchen

Most people spend a lot time in the kitchen. A good color can make the moment even more enjoyable. It also enhances the décor of the room. Bold colors are suitable for the kitchen. Shades of red and orange add character and energy to any home decor. Nevertheless, not all bold paints will work for a particular kitchen. You will need to consider a few things before settling on a certain paint including the size of the area to be painted, décor, furniture and any other thing. 

Tips for decorating kitchens with bold colors

Decorating with bold paints, does not mean you do a complete remodel. You can paint the walls, while letting the cabinets remain as they are. In addition, displaying colorful appliances on the countertops can make all the difference. 

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Step by Step Guide for How to Clean your Kitchen

Step by Step Guide for How to Clean your Kitchen

It is often called the heart of the home and surely, it is.  The kitchen offers a place for preparing meals and even in some home styles, it acts as the dining room. Hence, it should be clean and very well organized to ensure that germs and pests do not breed in the room. Moreover, it would not be good for guests to encounter an unsightly kitchen. Cleaning a kitchen entails a list of tasks including dishwashing, cleaning countertops, cabinets and the floor among other things. How do you ensure that you leave no stone unturned?

1. Empty the pantry

The pantry hosts food and other kitchen items. It can be breeding grounds for pests. An organized cabinet system makes it easy for one to access things. The pantry is a good start when cleaning a kitchen. Empty all the items in the cabinets. Remove expired foods and any other kitchen tools that you no longer use. Use soapy water to wipe the inside and the outside of the cabinets. Vacuuming the pantry will clean even the hidden areas.

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Choosing Solid Wood Cabinets for the Kitchen

Choosing Solid Wood Cabinets for the Kitchen

Kitchen cabinets do more than just offer storage space because they create a magnificent look in the room. Nevertheless, this only happens when you choose the right cabinet material. Solid wood cabinets are popular options in kitchens. They bring an unmatched aesthetic value. It is hard to tell original solid wood from some chipboard with a veneer finish. This does not mean you cannot pull this purchase off. With a few tips, you will get an amazing solid wood cabinet. 

Solid wood lasts a long time 

Solid wood can last for years without asking for a replacement or frequent repairs. This is due to their exceptional durability. They cannot be labeled as cheap though, but they will give you the full value for your money. Solid wood is the most cost-effective option for furnishing your kitchen because although it may cost more, it will last a very long time. Furthermore, it boosts your home’s resale value. 

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Creating a kitchen garden

Creating a kitchen garden

You can make a kitchen garden to be part of your landscape. This will not only bring beauty but will also add flavor in your plate. The garden produces fresh vegetables and it is mostly located closer to the house for ease of accessing the vegetables. Follow the steps below to create a kitchen garden.

1.    Determine the location


Decide where you need to locate the garden. Make sure it is closer to the house so that it can be easily accessed. The garden should also be near a source of water for ease of watering. The area should also be sunny because vegetables need sunlight, with rich soil and good drainage.

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Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

Because most homeowners want to bring modernity right into their outdoors, kitchens have not been left behind. Outdoor kitchens are ideal for hosting and trying out barbeque treats. Outdoor kitchens should be laden with facilities that will make it easier for homeowners to host guests and relax during the warm months of the year. 

Most homeowners appreciate a kitchen that incorporates both the stylish and functional elements. It is your duty to ensure that besides having a well-decorated kitchen, you have created an outdoor kitchen that will offer the much-needed convenience. For starters, you might want to add a few hooks for holding kitchen towels and gloves. A sink and a few shelves are also an ideal way of setting up an outdoor kitchen. 

Various outdoor kitchen designs can be used to create a functional element. For instance, the  fridge should be placed in the cool areas of the outdoor while the hot appliances such as grills should sit on hot areas of the outdoor. Most importantly, ensure that all these items work effectively within the available outdoor space. Note that the indoor and outdoor kitchens serve the same purpose and have the same demands. The only outstanding difference is that one is in the outdoors where it is exposed to elements, but it is a kitchen nonetheless. 

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Lets build a New Kitchen Island! How to Guide

Lets build a New Kitchen Island! How to Guide

Materials you will need

 

  • particleboard 
  • 1x6 sheets 
  • crown shaping
  • beadboard 
  • screws 
  • brads 
  • nails 
  • paint 
  • primer
  • wood paste 
  • spackle 
  • base cupboards 
  • contact cement 
  • cover 
  • base trim 
  • corner shaping 
  • 3" wood dowels



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Country Kitchen furnishing Ideas

Country Kitchen furnishing Ideas

Country kitchens have unique characteristics. It may be the unique wood treatment, antique pieces of furniture or distressed finishes. These, together with welcome wreaths, fresh flowers, cloth bows, beautiful basket collections and dishware, will complete the country kitchen looks. You can make your contemporary kitchen take the appearance of a country style, by adding a few sets of furniture. The beauty with this kind of furniture you can find it in flea markets or in other related stores near you at a price.

Selecting a kitchen table will be a great start. A farmhouse table or a rustic table will do just fine in this setting. However, it should be large enough to host your entire family. If your country kitchen also acts as your dining room, find a table that will accommodate even your guests. Accompany your table with chairs. Traditional country kitchens had chairs with rounded or ladder-like backs. You may have them in white, green, blue, red and yellow finishes.

Where you cannot afford the antique chairs or tables, try distressing the modern furniture.  Most people are trending this way and they have been successful. Use the resources online to know how to distress furniture. This will create a country atmosphere. Benches can also look good around the table. You may want to invest in those with underneath-storage to enhance storage space in your home.

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Do You Have A Great Pantry Design?

Do You Have A Great Pantry Design?

Sometimes, you will be amazed that a person can invest so much money in the design of a kitchen yet at the same time forget about the pantry. The pantry plays a very integral role of food storage, but that does not mean that it should not look good. 

The truth is; how you organize the pantry determines how appealing your kitchen is. If you are the clumsy kind, then you might want to have a spacious pantry with enough storage capacity. A pantry that is well stocked will be most ideal for every homeowner. Seeing that the pantry is one of the most used parts in a home, nothing beats a well-stocked pantry. If you cringe every time you try to reach things in the pantry, you need to rearrange things again. Imagine having all the ingredients and kitchen items in a central location. Wouldn't it make cooking an easy and enjoyable activity? 

What color should you paint the pantry?

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Using Antique Kitchen Furniture To Enhance Your Decor

Using Antique Kitchen Furniture To Enhance Your Decor

Antique furniture is becoming popular with many homeowners. Everybody wants to have an item that can pass as a collectible. Antique pieces exude elegance and class. In addition, they enhance the décor of any setting. You can transform your kitchen by using antique furniture for various functions. Whether you want to change the style of your kitchen or simply want to blend your contemporary design, you can find an antique furniture piece to tie in.

Storage space is essential in any kitchen. You need somewhere to place your utensils, kitchen supplies and other related items. Antique kitchen cupboards can take the place of modern pantry. They come in different sizes and shapes. You will find them in standalone options. These can form an extension to the modern cabinetry that you have in your kitchen. Their rustic look adds some charm to the room, while helping you to organize your kitchen. Some come with screens or glass doors to enable you to display elegant cutlery and dishes. 

Another type of antique furniture that you should look out for is the wooden dough box. Traditionally, it was used to keep the dough warm after treating it with yeast. Use this furniture to store kitchen linens and small appliances out of the way. Remember, you will need as much space to prepare, make and share meals with your family. Dry sinks are also other types of antique furniture that are finding their way into the kitchen. These resemble cabinets, but they have a recessed top.  They are used to display collectibles, by placing them in the dented top. 

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5 Interior Design Ideas for a Country Kitchen

5 Interior Design Ideas for a Country Kitchen

Kitchens offer great spaces to prepare, cook and share meals. It is one of the most frequented rooms in the house. Sometimes, it serves as a room for entertaining the people that we value most. Thus, its design must be very attractive and welcoming. Like any other room in your home, having a harmonized décor for your kitchen is important. It makes the room look orderly. You do not need any expertise to change the outlook of your kitchen. 

The following simple interior design ideas can give your country kitchen the look you want:

1. Painting

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Outdoor Kitchen Tips

Outdoor Kitchen Tips

Outside kitchens have absolutely turned into one of the most sultry things in home building in the last few years. You can get the same choices from your indoor kitchen and you can put those things in your outside kitchen. For instance, you can get cupboards, barbecues, coolers, however there's one thing that is very surprising — everything must be waterproofed. 

The most essential thing for your outside kitchen is a grill barbecue — remember that what makes it a kitchen is that you have a nice spot to cook. You have a couple of choices concerning an outside barbecue, you can try something prefab, custom or tweaked. 

You can get something as indulgent as a drop-in stove that is got six burners and a gas unit. You may contract a kitchen creator for your indoor kitchen, however for a more easy outside kitchen you may need to do it without anyone else's help. 

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Smart Ways of Organizing a Kitchen

Smart Ways of Organizing a Kitchen

Mostly, you spend time in the kitchen preparing meals, cooking and sometimes sharing meals with family. For modern kitchens, they also act as a place to entertain guests for a dinner or lunch. Hence, to increase efficiency and maintain an appealing look, good arrangement is paramount. You need a free space to reach out for utensils and ingredients at ease. There are ideas you can implement to organize your kitchen, without having to do a remodel. First, there are those things, which you use frequently. To avoid having to walk down multiple times to access such necessities, keep them within your reach. Set a place near the sink or the cooking stove for items such as vinegar, oil, knives, cutting board and the like. For the ingredients and kitchen tools, keep them where you will be using them.  For instance, a basket of garlic beside the cutting board, sugar and flour near the mixer and your favorite pan overhead your front burner.


Use the under-cabinet and open shelving, for storing things that you do not need at all times. An LED lighting that depends on a battery will fit under the cabinet. This will reduce the number of cords you have in the kitchen. Under-shelves, can act as storage spaces for items such as cookbooks, which you only need at certain times. In addition, accessing some things can be a problem in deep shelves. To avoid this mess, fetch some small-sized storage baskets to hold items and place them in order of how frequent you use them. Your walls can do something rather than looking cute. Use the walls to hoist some kitchen tools and appliances.  Hang hooks or racks to keep potholders, dishtowels and utensils within your reach.  Go to the stationery and art stores, to find hanging rolls of paper. These will act as perfect reminders for the menus, grocery shopping and other related issues.


Use cabinetry to host most of your things. There are many pantry options in the market. You can choose one, depending on the style of your kitchen. Look for cabinets that offer the best organization compartments but one, which will not occupy much space. Today, cabinets are lean, hence, even if your kitchen’s space is restrained, you can get a cabinetry that will fit in the room. If you want to display some of your collectibles and elegant dishes, go for glass cabinet doors. Lastly, since the kitchen requires many appliances, you have to find a way to maintain all of them in the room.  Arrange stoves and fridges against the wall, if your cabinetry does not cover the entire kitchen.  Wash kettles, toasters and other small appliances after use and place them in the cabinet. This will leave your countertops free of clutter, for other functions. Your kitchen should look nothing but the best. It should set the mood for you to cook, enjoy a meal or even entertain your friends.  Organizing kitchen is a DIY exercise and only calls for spare time and your imagination; before you know it, you create a neat and an appealing space. If your kitchen is in disarray, try the above ideas and you will love it.

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Go For LED Lighting- You Will Be Surprised

Go For LED Lighting- You Will Be Surprised

LED lighting is a money saver, but apart from that, it can also give you the best illumination, soft and with a bluish tinge that just seems to be so homely and lovely. There are more reasons why this kind of lighting is the best for your home, especially where interior design is concerned. First, LED bulbs do not draw much power from your current flow, which translates to low bills every month. In addition, they produce clear light that has no glare at all. Your children can use this light for lighting without experiencing any effect at all. They are also easier to install, since they come with mounting hardware. 

How can you use LED lighting to achieve the functions of light as well as transform your home?

Do you understand the basics of LED lighting? To begin with, they require no maintenance whatsoever. Actually, these bulbs can last for up to 40 years, much longer than even the fluorescent bulbs and as for the incandescent bulbs… does anyone use those anymore? They are very efficient because they can convert 90% of the energy into light. They have no filaments, thus they will not burn out. You will be limited for choices when selecting the right color for various rooms. There are white, blue, green, red, cyan, red orange and amber.

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Terrazzo Counter Tops for your Kitchen

Terrazzo Counter Tops for your Kitchen

The kitchen is considered one of the most important spaces in a home and the finishing to the various surfaces is normally given great consideration prior to being installed. It is about safety, food storage and the usability of the space. 

Terrazzo counter tops are slowly gaining popularity as the choice kitchen counter tops and the reason behind this could be due to the fact that they are very attractive, last awfully long and they can be customized to suit the home owner’s preferences. The latter is the main reason why one terrazzo countertop may be completely unique when compared to another of its kind. 

Terrazzo is essentially just marble chips cast into slab. With current trends though and as more and more people try to adopt green architecture, the marble chips have been replaced with recycled glass chips. The glass chips are gotten from postindustrial recycled waste that is derived from glass manufacturers; as well as from postconsumer glass (for example, windshields and bottles).

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Kitchen Decorating Ideas-DIY Project

Kitchen Decorating Ideas-DIY Project

 

 

 

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5 Tips for Giving Your Kitchen a Facelift

5 Tips for Giving Your Kitchen a Facelift

Whether you are planning to list your home with the real-estate agencies for sale or you just want an upgrade that will make your life more fulfilling in the new home, a beautiful kitchen can make your house irresistible. The kitchen receives the most traffic and nowadays families use it to share meals, thus it is more of a living space than just a cooking spot. You can even entertain guests in the kitchen. Contemporary kitchen designs include a dining table in the room, large enough to host guests. With that in mind, you must make the kitchen very appealing. If you are considering doing a remodel of your kitchen, the following tips can help you a great deal.

The kitchen cabinetry can be a good start while doing a home improvement. If you want to do away with the old cabinets, there are great options in the market and even customized choices. For those working within a budget, you can still keep your old cabinets but give them a new leash of life, by changing the doors and the hardware. Glass doors on cabinets are becoming the order of the day. However, this will depend on your home décor, but glass does well with any kind of décor. Alternatively, you can refinish those greasy doors, drawers and the like, to give them a new look.

In addition, kitchen countertops can transform a rather plain kitchen. You only need to choose the materials to use wisely. The market has more than enough varieties to try out. There are laminate countertops, which come in various colors. These countertops are very affordable and long lasting. Others include solid surface countertops, engineered stone, concrete and natural stone.

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