Water-Saving Fixtures For Your Kitchen

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

One way to go green and save some cash is to save on water use in your kitchen. There are many changes that you can make in your kitchen to help conserve on water, reduce your carbon footprint and save some cash. You can choose to do as many or as few as you would like. Doing just one will save water. Continue reading “Water-Saving Fixtures For Your Kitchen”

Why Should You Upgrade Your Kitchen?

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

As most of you know, one of the most important parts of your home is the kitchen. As the source of all food and drink that you need to survive, you probably spend more time than you even think in your kitchen. Since you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, it’s important that you are able to get the most out of it. This means often remodeling your kitchen to fit your own personal needs and wants. Continue reading “Why Should You Upgrade Your Kitchen?”

Add Appeal To Your Kitchen: Blend Old & New Designs

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

Whether it is cooking your favorite meals, using the sink area to clean utensils or gathering with family to have meals, a great deal of time is spent in the kitchen. The kitchen is regarded to be an important area in every home. Having a perfect kitchen design is crucial, particularly from the point of view of investment. It therefore becomes increasingly important to enhance the appearance of your kitchen by remodeling it. Continue reading “Add Appeal To Your Kitchen: Blend Old & New Designs”

How To Make Your Kitchen Kid-Friendly

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

In many families, the kitchen is the domain of the mom, with no kids allowed. But this is a missed opportunity. The kitchen is a great place for kids to learn about everything from nutrition to cooperation. All you need to do is make the room a little more kid-friendly to invite them to get more interested in the process of preparing a meal – and maybe even be willing to lend a helping hand! Continue reading “How To Make Your Kitchen Kid-Friendly”

How To Design Your Kitchen To Avoid Medical Emergencies

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

Every year, millions of Americans are injured or killed in accidents that happen in the home. This kitchen is one of the least safe rooms in the typical household, especially for children. Annually, 67,000 children have a medical accident in the kitchen, and 43,000 of these are children under four years old. Although there is no way to foresee and prevent ever single emergency, there are ways you can construct your kitchen to make it as safe as possible and lessen the potential for medical problems. Continue reading “How To Design Your Kitchen To Avoid Medical Emergencies”

10 Inexpensive Kitchen Makeovers For Maximum Effect

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

According to Consumer Digest information from a National Association of the Remodeling Industry report, today’s consumers will get only a 72% return on investment when they remodel a kitchen. While a kitchen can still be one of the best places in your home to remodel, as far as ROI goes, it’s not a good idea with the housing market the way it is in 2012 to shell out thousands on a kitchen remodel. Continue reading “10 Inexpensive Kitchen Makeovers For Maximum Effect”

Upgrade Your Kitchen With A Dumbwaiter

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

A dumbwaiter is a very old concept; it is one that has a history thousands of years in the making. A dumbwaiter is a type of lifting aid that has spent thousands of years helping homeowners lift heavy items from one floor to another through a specialized lift in the wall. In the past, the dumbwaiter was nothing more than a rope attached to a board that was hoisted up to its destination, and back down again. Today, dumbwaiters are powered with electricity and are perfect for homes with more than one floor. Typically, dumbwaiters are used to lift food trays from the kitchen to upstairs rooms, such as bedrooms and studies. Continue reading “Upgrade Your Kitchen With A Dumbwaiter”

Green Kitchen Remodeling

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

Kitchen remodeling and being environmentally friendly are not mutually exclusive as you might think. Some smart shopping for appliances and materials can really make a big difference when it comes to your new kitchen remodel project, allowing you to get a kitchen that not only looks great but has less impact on the environment and will save you money on your energy bills. Continue reading “Green Kitchen Remodeling”

5 Kitchen Remodeling Shows To Give You Inspiration

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

If you’ve ever wanted to do something special with your kitchen but really don’t know what to do or how to make the place come alive, a great starting point might actually reside with your TV. There are numerous great shows designed to give consumers some insight to what the latest trends in kitchen remodeling are and how to make your dream kitchen manifest to reality while maintaining your set budget. That said, below are our five favorites. While some may be older than others (some even in syndication) they are all great sources to turn to for some much needed inspiration. * The shows featured below are in no particular order. Continue reading “5 Kitchen Remodeling Shows To Give You Inspiration”

What To Put On Those Kitchen Walls

Custom kitchen wallpaper

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

A new or redesigned kitchen has many elements. There are cabinets, counters, appliances, backsplashes and so forth. All of these elements carry your kitchens look and feel and are important, but one important element that most people put little effort into is the wall coverings in their kitchen. Continue reading “What To Put On Those Kitchen Walls”

Sustainable Green Kitchen

Sustainable green kitchen

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

The current state of the environment may seem alarming, but the truth is that most households can make a significant contribution to the reduction of strain put on natural resources by simply following a few suggestions for personal conservation in the home. The greatest area of waste in most houses occurs in the kitchen. Families do not need to severely alter their practices. Here are a few tips for conserving natural resources in the kitchen of most homes. These small alterations will benefit the environment and also create an individual savings on utilities. Continue reading “Sustainable Green Kitchen”

Buying Kitchen Cabinets – Tips, Suggestions And Ideas

Birch kitchen cabinets in combination with countertops, backsplashes and floor of natural stone

Kitchen décor is dictated by the style and look of cabinets. Buying kitchen cabinets therefore is a decision that you need to seriously think through in terms of its durability, material, look and of course your budget. It also requires thorough comparison of the available products and their price range. You can then make an informed decision on one that suits your style and budget. Continue reading “Buying Kitchen Cabinets – Tips, Suggestions And Ideas”

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas And Tips

Light green antique kitchen cabinets in combination with natural stone countertops

Kitchen is the focal room of your home and needs as much of décor planning as a living room or bedroom. As you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it is imperative that the look and feel is soothing, relaxing and pleasing. Who would want to work in a dull, boring and shady kitchen? This is where you can come up with creative ideas to give a great look to your kitchen and that too in an inexpensive way. Continue reading “Kitchen Cabinet Ideas And Tips”

Kitchen Cabinet Layout Ideas For Small, Medium And Large Kitchens

L-shaped kitchen cabinet layout

Before you set any designer plans for your kitchen, it is imperative to design the basic layout. The layout will not only decide the flow of work from one section to another, it is also important for the arrangement of cabinets. Hence kitchen cabinet layouts should be planned prior to choosing your cabinets. Continue reading “Kitchen Cabinet Layout Ideas For Small, Medium And Large Kitchens”

Kitchen Cabinet Organizers – How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets For Maximum Efficiency

Kitchen cabinet organizers - solid-wood Lazy Susan easily makes the most use of corner storage space and keeps things organized and accessible

Clutter is the last thing one wants in a kitchen, where already there is so much to keep, take out, shift and clean. Cooking being a meticulous task, it requires that we have the kitchen items neatly organized in their respective places; else it may affect not only our cooking process but also our food. This is where kitchen cabinet organizers are of prime importance and should be selected thoughtfully. Continue reading “Kitchen Cabinet Organizers – How To Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets For Maximum Efficiency”

Free Standing Kitchen Cabinets – All That You Need To Know

Free standing kitchen pantry cabinet with 4 sliding wicker baskets, 2 solid oak bread drawers and herb racks

Storage problems in kitchen are now passé with flexible and functional ideas flooding the market. All you need to do is select one that suits you best from the large array of kitchen storage solutions. Whether you are a proud owner of a hall sized mega kitchen or own a humble small room you like to call kitchen, there is place for one and all when it comes to availability of functional storage solutions. Continue reading “Free Standing Kitchen Cabinets – All That You Need To Know”

Kitchen Cabinet Drawers – Get The Best And Make Them Work For You

Different uses of kitchen cabinet drawers

Kitchen cabinet drawers are really an easy way to arrange your kitchenware as they slide in and out effortlessly. However, if you are making them yourself, or installing a new front on an existing drawer, you need to be meticulous with the measurements or it may affect the movement. Let us first begin with what all you may need to create kitchen cabinet drawer fronts on your own. Continue reading “Kitchen Cabinet Drawers – Get The Best And Make Them Work For You”

Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Some Tips And Options That You Can Use

Kitchen cabinet doors: Panel door, Glazed door, Curved Panel door, Glazed Curved door, Pan drawer and Slab drawer

Kitchen cabinet doors are the first attention holders in your kitchen. It’s not just the colors, wood or handles that matter, but the overall look and style of the cabinets that catches foremost attention. It is then imperative that you choose the right style, color and finish of your kitchen cabinet doors. Here are some tips and options that you can put to use: Continue reading “Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Some Tips And Options That You Can Use”

Kitchen Pantry Design – Useful Tips

Kitchen pantry cabinet with shelves and door racks

Space constraint and need for organized storage of kitchen stock (and other stackable kitchenware) dictates your kitchen pantry design. As with every other aspect of your kitchen, the pantry too should be functional and easy to access. Whether you store food items or stack the everyday kitchen tools like containers, bottles, napkins, towels etc., you need to plan the space efficiently. Continue reading “Kitchen Pantry Design – Useful Tips”

Kitchen Cabinet Sizes And Dimensions – Getting Them Right Is Important

Kitchen base cabinet sizes

Kitchen cabinet sizes can vary depending on your requirement and whether you go for stock (factory-built) or customized ones. If your requirement is to fit-in some over-sized appliances, you may wish to go for custom-built cabinets. But otherwise stock kitchen cabinet sizes often come in standard sizes only. Continue reading “Kitchen Cabinet Sizes And Dimensions – Getting Them Right Is Important”

Kitchen Designer – Should I Hire One… And How To Find The Best One?

So it’s time for you to revamp your kitchen or set up a new one and your mind is already flooding with great ideas to give it the best look. But will it work just the way you have planned? Chances are that the final product may not be what you thought of. Here’s where you need a kitchen designer to turn all your planned ideas and thoughts into a complete reality. Continue reading “Kitchen Designer – Should I Hire One… And How To Find The Best One?”

How To Design A Kitchen – Tips On Designing Your Own Kitchen Layout

A kitchen design is of utmost importance and should be planned well in accordance with the space constraints, storage needs and even a trivial (and generally ignored) detail like number of guests you have on a regular basis. A well planned kitchen layout, design and décor go a long way in not just making your kitchen a favorite hangout area of your home but also uplift your mood while cooking. Continue reading “How To Design A Kitchen – Tips On Designing Your Own Kitchen Layout”

Kitchen Tile Design Ideas And Tips

A kitchen tile design idea - the backsplash here is created of natural stone tiles in combination with multi-colored ceramic tiles

A soothing ambience often brings out our best creativity and cooking is certainly the most creative task we perform each and everyday. No wonder that kitchen designers are increasingly incorporating inspiring colors and designs to the otherwise neglected areas in today’s trendy kitchens. Kitchen tile designs are being created for walls and floors in the most colorful and striking kitchen tile patterns to not only catch attention but also provide the much needed cleanliness in areas like countertop, backsplash area etc. Continue reading “Kitchen Tile Design Ideas And Tips”