Creative Table Settings For Summer Parties And Dining

The sunshine and warm weather are the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family in the evening or over the weekend. Continue reading

DIY Kitchen Tiling Tips

Your kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home and it’s worth investing in its appearance. You want it to be a pleasant, modern and spacious environment with surfaces that are easy to maintain without getting shabby quickly – wall tiles are the perfect solution. Continue reading

Kitchen Essentials For Every Entertainer

If you love to entertain then you will understand the never ending search for the perfect party accessory for your kitchen. Parties big or small require perfect planning and as an entertainer you will know perfect preparation is the key to any successful gathering. Continue reading

5 Steps To A More Energy Efficient Kitchen

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 Decor For An Old-style Kitchen

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

Remodeling Your Kitchen With Glass

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

10 Essential Kitchen Tools For Preparing Homemade Baby Foods

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

Tips On Keeping Your Kitchen Tablecloths In Perfect Condition

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

How To Clean Different Types Of Ovens

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

What Scales Are Best For My Kitchen?

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

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: Marrying Modern And Rustic Designs

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

7 Design Tips For Adding Color To Your Kitchen

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

How To Connect And Disconnect Electrical Kitchen Appliances

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

Functional And Affordable Kitchen Lighting Ideas

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

Are You Looking For A Good Hot Drink Dispenser?

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

Setting And Maintaining Safety Standards In A Commercial Kitchen

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

Concrete Creations For The Kitchen: How To Make A Concrete Countertop

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

Open Plan Kitchen Diner Design Ideas

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

How To Improve Ventilation In Your Kitchen

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

Must Have Kitchen Tools

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 Common Home Electrical Problems

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

Essential Items For Small Kitchens

This is a guest post by Philippa. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

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

Top 5 Kitchen Items You Can’t Live Without

This is a guest post by Marie Christine Sing-Umali. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

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

Change Up Your Home With Granite Countertops

This is a guest post by Laurel. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

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

Eastern Cutlery And Tableware Ideas For Your Kitchen

This is a guest post by Chris Savage. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

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