Saving energy not only helps conserve Mother Earth for generations to come but also cuts those utility bills to leave you and your family with more to spend. The kitchen is packed full of appliances, and it’s no surprise that it is the biggest energy user in the average family home. Continue reading
Vintage is modern. Although this sentence might sound like a paradox, it is actually true that today more and more people turn back to the past times in search for inspiration for their work today. This process has been going on for a while in many branches of art and one of them is definitely interior design. While cutting-edge homes of today are instructed to follow the strict guidelines of minimalism and sterility, some designers turn to the old-look design and many people do accept their tips on how to make you home look fresh, bright, positive and vintage. Continue reading
If you are looking to redesign your kitchen with glass surfaces or/and units, it is important for you to look at the wide range of different glass that is available for you to choose from before you make your final decision. Continue reading
Making your own homemade baby food can be overwhelming and time consuming especially if you do not have the essential tools to do the work. A mere fork and ingredients could leave you messed up not to mention that they will not give you the desired results. Below are some common yet very essential kitchen tools that you need for preparing homemade baby foods at any given time. Continue reading
One of the most difficult jobs a housewife (or househusband) has is in keeping the home clean and tidy, and this includes things like bed linen, towels and tablecloths. Tablecloths get a hammering from all sorts of messy substances, including Jams, ink, vinegar, wine, food colorings and more so it takes some very special treatment in order to keep your tablecloths looking like new. Here I have listed some tips that should help you keep yours in spick and span condition. Continue reading
Chances are you might be using your oven more than usually with the season at our doorstep. In order to make it work its best, the oven has to be clean. There are a few ways to clean the oven. The right cleaning method for you depends on the type of oven you have and whether you’re looking for environmentally friendly methods. Here are a few different ways you can clean the oven in your kitchen. Continue reading
A kitchen isn’t complete without a quality set of cooking scales, but deciding what the best is for you and your needs can often be quite overwhelming given the volume of scales on the market. Below is a run-down of weighing equipment on the market for home and domestic uses, whether you’re a frequent cook, an occasional cake baker or only cook or only cook during the festive season, here are some points that you may want to take on board before making your purchase. Continue reading
Whether you are seeking professional contracting services or doing the kitchen remodeling yourself, you need to have access to as many kitchen design style look books. These will help inspire homeowners and help them have a clear idea of what they want to achieve in their kitchen as far as looks and materials are concerned. Continue reading
With white tiles and black granite countertops the norm, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners regard their kitchens as rather boring. Lack of color – or in most cases, lack of the right colors – can quickly dull a kitchen’s aesthetic value. Continue reading
So, you now you have a new home and are deep into work remodeling your kitchen. You have the dishwasher, the cook-top and a new oven to install. The first thing to do is to disconnect your old stove and oven. Only then can you proceed with connecting the new items and the remodeling. Here is how you can deal with major kitchen electric issues. Continue reading
Do you ever wonder why hotels and fine dining restaurants seem more extravagant, soothing, and more comfortable than a fast-food joint? Well, apart from the food and the way furniture are set up, the big difference can be attributed to lighting elements. Try coming to a restaurant hours before opening; with all the white lights on, and you will be surprised to see that it is probably not as special and as swanky-looking as you may have thought. Continue reading
Tired of brewing coffee all through the day? All you have to do is to buy a good beverage dispenser. These dispensers are of great use in maintaining the temperature of the content stored within them and also help in dispensing the fluid at ease. Continue reading
If you are in charge of a busy commercial kitchen then you will know the importance of food safety and hygiene standards. Not only do you have a moral obligation to keep your customers healthy, you also have a legal obligation to make sure that safety standards are kept as high as they should be. No restaurant or catering outlet wants to get a reputation for poor safety and cleanliness standards, so it’s important that you go all out to make sure that your working environment is as clean and as safe as possible. Below are our top tips for ensuring you and your staff members create and maintain a safe kitchen in your premises. Continue reading
Polished concrete is the interior trend of the moment and more and more homeowners are seeing concrete not as the dowdy, boring, grey material we see covering many commercial and industrial eyesores but a chic and contemporary addition to the home. Polished concrete is certainly a material made for the kitchen with its excellent durability and easy-to-clean surface, and it’s not just our kitchen floors that are getting the concrete treatment… Continue reading
Irrespective of its location, the kitchen in any home is sure to be one of the main focal points. Few things look smarter than a kitchen with a friendly, spacious feel. You can create such a space with a few of these easy-to-do open plan kitchen diner design ideas. No wall removal necessary and no obsessing about the size of your table! Continue reading
Excessive moisture due to lack of ventilation is terribly uncomfortable, especially in moisture-prone kitchens and bathrooms where everyday activities mean heightened humidity is a part of the deal. As well as causing discomfort for all the family, high moisture levels also cause considerable damage to the home and are the primary cause of damp, mould growth and mildew, as well as unsightly peeling paint or wallpaper and unpleasant musty odours. Continue reading
No matter how little cooking you might do, there are still some essential tools that should be in every person’s kitchen. Even cooking an omelet, boiling some potatoes or heating some soup require certain pieces of equipment. This article gives an overview of just some of the tools that should be in every kitchen to ensure the best results for your food. Continue reading
Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their home’s intricate electric system until there’s a problem of some kind. Your home’s electric system is a precise network of wires, currents and outlets, resulting in seamless access to power to run everything from appliances to lighting. Continue reading
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One of the most frustrating things about living in a small house or apartment in the city is coping with having a small kitchen, especially if you enjoy cooking. Finding the shelf and worktop space to cook anything more than the most basic of meals can be a challenge. If you’re struggling to make room for pots, pans, blenders, juicers and all the gadgets and gizmos that modern recipes call for, don’t despair. Get creative, and start your kitchen collection with these versatile tools that will cover most recipes: Continue reading
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Whether you are cooking for your family or off to impress visitors with your culinary skills, you need tools to help you whip up a feast. While food is a reflection of a chef’s personality and experiences, so are tools that help in creating works of food art. Continue reading
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So you want to transform the interior of your home? There are many ways to make changes to a home. Painting the walls, getting new furniture, replacing flooring, and re-decorating are all ways to change up your home design. In this article, we will discuss how you can improve the look of your home with granite countertops. Continue reading
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If you are thinking of buying new cutlery, desist from the usual 14-piece stainless steel packs. They may look good but you have had similar sets since forever. Try something different this time round. Pick up a corner of the globe for inspiration. Don’t just stop at importing exotic cuisine into your home, try their tableware, too. If you can’t find that in your local stores, the Internet is your friend, especially eBay if you fancy older sets. They also make for great gifts. Here are some ideas from the East to spice up your kitchen. Continue reading
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Trends are constantly changing all the time and it can be hard to narrow it down and pick just one to then take the plunge to redecorate your kitchen. Maybe the current fashion is a rustic, country cottage look. But, it may be the case that no sooner have you bought your handmade, wooden, rustic dining table, and then you discover a futuristic, minimalist trend is the way to go instead. Maybe it’s time for you to simply ignore the trends and fashions, accept the fact that they change frequently and just go with what you personally like. After all, it’s your kitchen and you’re the one who will be in it every day, not magazine publishers or designers. So here are a few tips on how to achieve some of the most popular kitchen designs that often tend to be in fashion anyway. Continue reading
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The kitchen is the most used area in the home, whether its family, friends, holidays or just entertaining the kitchen plays an instrumental part in creating a warm and cozy environment in the home. Windows in the kitchen are always a pleasant feature since they allow lots of sunlight to enter the space where so much activity will take place. Window treatments are the cheapest and easiest way to add color, style and character to the kitchen. Continue reading
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An outdoor kitchen is a great idea especially when your current kitchen lacks the space it needs to accommodate additional people and activities. With this addition in your home, you’re not only increasing your family’s space for hosting gatherings, luncheons, and family celebrations but also your home’s value. Continue reading