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May

18

Tips Small Kitchen Interior Design Big One Style

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Do you have a small kitchen in your home? Everybody gathers in the kitchen room, but what will you do if you’re only have small kitchen room and want to hold all of your family member? A lot of kitchens have a set on their countertops. When your kitchen room is too small, some of that you able to place away will assist add room as well as an ornamental feel to your kitchen design interior. Clutter is not at all attractive, but spotless appearance in the kitchen can be.

One of the solutions for small kitchen design and decorating is light colors that will assist to open up the kitchen. But, if you like better the wood grain for your kitchen cabinets, the walls can be decorated a light color. If probable, decide sections with landscape of open places. This will extra improve the delusion of room in the kitchen room though keeping an attractive decor. A reasonable sized few pictures add a good attractive handle to a small kitchen room. Useful objects with attractive feels are a different kind feels to this kitchen. Do not be worry, because a small kitchen room is one with a comfortable sense.

 

Mar

27

Quality Over Quantity Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Once upon a time a company’s worth was measured by the quality of their products. These days, however, more often than not, the focus in on quantity. With the introduction of computerised equipment, the trend is in mass-produced goods, which often results in lower quality output.

When it comes to fitting out a kitchen, choosing the right flat pack and bench tops is vitally important. With countless looks and feels available, it’s important to choose a style that feels right for your home. It is rare to find a company that has the traditional feel that comes with an authentic cabinet maker, and the personal touch of products manufactured on the premises.

Factors to consider when choosing your kitchen

  • Bench tops and cabinets range from the very cheap, to high end products – it’s important to decide how much you are willing to compromise on the look, feel and cost, and decide what’s important for you;
  • Bench tops now come in an enormous variety of colours and finishes, to suit every budget and taste – considering your needs and customising to them is essential;
  • In the current market economy, the DIY sector is increasing in popularity – but are your skills up to scratch?

When putting together a kitchen, a flat pack is obviously the most cost-effective way to go about it, but alongside the substantial cost saving, it is important to consider whether the company you are dealing with can (and will) provide you with support in case of emergency.

Established in 1991, Proform Products has grown steadily to become a leading and trusted supplier/manufacturer of quality components for the domestic and commercial markets. No other Western Australian-owned and operated company provides such a comprehensive range of quality products for architects, designers, builders and cabinetmakers, while still using cabinet makers, and manufacturing all their own products on premises .

With a strong tradition of pursuing excellence, the company prides itself on its goal of providing customers with quality products, professional advice and excellent service with honesty, reliability and friendliness – making sure that you will not be left high and dry when you need it most.

Jan

11

Kitchen Installation By Matt Renouf

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Matt Renouf is delighted to offer you a complete Kitchen Fitting service, from design to installation. Matt can even help you choose the design, advise you on a great layout or even help you create a kitchen from products direct from Germany for that exclusive look that your friends will envy.

  • Kitchen design advice offered
  • Kitchens ordered for you from the provider your prefer – Howdens, KBB-world, B&Q etc
  • Kitchens fully fitted including
    • Arranging a local gas engineer to call if needed.
    • Arranging for all electrical work to be carried out by Abre Electrical
    • All necessary plumbing work
    • Tiling
    • Painting, hanging wall paper and replacing your kitchen clock.
  • Complete service – call Matt Renouf and you will only need to contact the one Tradesman and he will ensure that your kitchen is completed to the highest standard.

 

For more details then please get in touch.

Oct

5

Resurfacing Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Resurfacing kitchen cabinets can be a less expensive alternative to replacing cabinets and will update your kitchen and give it a whole new look. To resurface your cabinets, means literally to “give them a new surface”. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this – some expensive and some for budgets.

Typically, refacing or resurfacing kitchen cabinets should be done by a professional. It consists of replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and putting a matching veneer on the cabinet frame. You can get any type of wood or plastic you want so your options are unlimited. It can be quite costly ranging anywhere from $3500 to over $10,000 and takes 2 to 4 days depending on how big the job is.

This type of resurfacing can be a good idea if you like the cabinet layout and your cabinets are in good solid condition (many of the older cabinets are very solid and high quality). If, however, your cabinets are weak or damaged or you want to change the design you will probably want to get replacement cabinets – it might not cost that much more and could add a lot to the usefulness of the room and your homes value.

If you don’t have $3500 in your budget for resurfacing kitchen cabinets, then there are several alternative that are much less costly!

My number 1 choice for changing cabinets is paint. You can make a huge change just by painting them – especially if you are going with a retro look and you are daring enough to use a splashy color like pink, turquoise or orange. For those really brave souls you can even paint designs on the cabinets or use stencils or a faux finish. Wouldn’t a country kitchen look nice with painted cabinets and a nice country stencil on the top? Just add some matching hardware and you’ve got new cabinets for under $300!

Another idea is to remove the doors altogether. This would only suit a few decorating themes but would be great way of resurfacing kitchen cabinets in a cottage kitchen design or even an antique Victorian design. You can line the shelves with lace or doilies that flap over the edge to add to the look. Maybe you could even find old windows that are the right size to use as doors or make up new doors from another type of material that goes with your theme like bamboo or even fabric.

Another idea for resurfacing kitchen cabinets is to wallpaper them or apply contact paper. Of course you’ll want to use something with a plain pattern and that is washable. Just prepare the cabinets the same way you would if you were wallpapering a wall. You don’t need to wallpaper the whole thing, you can cut out shapes or patterns from the contact paper or wallpaper and just paste those on. I don’t think this type of resurfacing would last forever but it might make a nice short-term change.

Jul

30

7 Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Authors Note: When either redesigning an existing kitchen or you are creating a new kitchen for a new home, some design ideas need to be examined. These kitchen design ideas can include whether it is a good ideas to include an island, a kitchen canopy, color of cabinets to set the tone of the kitchen, selecting the right lighting design, and the type or material used for the countertops.

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room.

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In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design?

1. Kitchen as ‘Great Room’

Whether you are redesigning an existing kitchen or planning a new kitchen in a new home there are some design considerations to keep in mind, such as including in an island or peninsula as part of the kitchen design. These can be used to connect the kitchen to a nearby dining area or family room thereby creating a ‘great room’. A kitchen island or peninsula will allow the cook to keep in visual and conversational contact with family members or guests in the adjoining family or dining room.

2. Create a Kitchen Canopy

To give the kitchen some visible borders without blocking views create a kitchen canopy. Also a high ceiling in the kitchen can create the perception of spaciousness.

3. Using Kitchen Cabinet Color to Set Tone of Kitchen Design

Kitchen cabinets will help set the tone for the whole room. The choice of wood will influence the overall look of your cabinets. To create a light look, use a light wood such as ash, beech, birch, oak, maple, or chestnut. For medium range, select cherry. To darker kitchens, choose wood that has some color to it.

4. Plan Out Use of Cabinets and Drawers in The New Kitchen Design

Plan out in the kitchen design blueprint just how your cabinets and drawers will be used and how much space and storage you will need before you start your new kitchen design. The first thing to examine is the counter surface area. Look at where you put everything in your existing kitchen and where in your new kitchen design will these things will go in the new space. Will there be more than one person cooking at a time. If so, will there be enough room for two cooks in the kitchen to work together?

5. Use The Galley-Type Kitchen Design

As for counter arrangements, many kitchen designers agree the galley-type design to be the best in terms of efficiency with it’s single aisle and counters to either side, making it easy to turn around to go from sink to cooking range.

6. Under-Cabinet Kitchen Lighting

kitchen lighting can be an overlooked area of kitchen design. Even if the kitchen has generally good lighting, the counter areas can be somewhat dark. For these areas under-cabinet lighting can help provide more light to work in. By using simple spots or fluorescent lights a smaller kitchen can be made to look larger.

7. Looking at Countertops

Granite, marble, and limestone are all popular natural materials for use in countertops are available in many colors. Ceramic tile kitchen countertops are versatile, practical, and also available in many colors, as well as many shapes, patterns, and finishes. Solid surface countertops provide seamless acrylic faces. Solid surfaces also come in almost limitless colors, patterns, and styles, and are stain and heat resistant. Laminate countertops are more affordable but not built to last. Concrete countertops are known for versatility, as well as strength. Wood countertops are long lasting and easy to clean and repair but the wood will not withstand exposure to water and household chemicals. Stainless steel countertops lack the elegance of granite or tile. These countertops do not absorb stains, but tends to scratch easily.

Jul

10

Organizing Your Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen cabinets are top candidates for the messiest part of the house. Having disorganized kitchen cabinets wastes time when you are trying to prepare meals. With a little planning you can have organized kitchen cabinets where everything you need is at your fingertips.
The first step in organizing your kitchen is to remove everything from the kitchen cabinets. Match lids with their receptacle and get rid of any stray pieces that lost their match long ago. Sort your kitchenware into sections based on function. Throw away or donate items that are just taking up space in your kitchen cabinets. Before you start putting items back in your kitchen cabinets clean the shelves with a hot water and soap solution. If you want to apply shelf paper, wait for the kitchen cabinet shelves to dry and then you can adhere the paper to the shelves.
After you?ve sorted your kitchenware and prepared the shelves, its time to do some creative thinking. The problem with most kitchen cabinets is that they are filled carelessly and without consideration of saving space. To keep your pots and pans both accessible and organized you can get them out of your kitchen cabinets and use a decorative rack hung on the wall. Not only will this keep your cookware handy, but it will give your kitchen a professional look. You can store the lids for your pots and pans in shallow bins in the back of your kitchen cabinet doors. Other specialty organizers that can help your kitchen cabinets are lazy susans, step shelving, and wire baskets on sliders.
The thing to keep in mind when organizing your kitchen cabinets is that there are three basic areas to every kitchen: the preparation area, the cook and serve area and the sink area. Each of your kitchen pieces should fit into one of these three categories. Group like items together and place them in kitchen cabinets near the work area, the stove, or the sink depending on their function. Kitchen cabinet organizing does not have to be overwhelming, and in the long run it will save you time when making meals.
KBC Cookgroup Marketing LLC – All Rights Reserved. This article brought to you by http://www.china-kitchen-cabinets.cn You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice, author name, and URL remain intact. Jason Albright is a contributing editor at Cookgroup Marketing LLC. His background is with lifestyle topics including: Gardening, Outdoor Living, Home Decor & Travel Destinations.

Jul

5

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets to Enhance the Look of Your Room

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Refacing kitchen cabinets is worth due to the return on investment that you get out of it. But what is kitchen cabinet refacing anyway? It is one way to give your kitchen a new look and feel, a new style, basically it is remodeling it when you can’t afford to buy a whole new kitchen furniture altogether.

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When you are refacing your kitchen cabinets you will replace or veneer the parts of the existing cabinet that are visible to all. Also you replace completely drawer fronts and all the cabinet doors. Having your kitchen refaced can give an entire new look to your kitchen while saving lots of money in the process when you can’t afford something new entirely. Who said that only women can get a face lift? Kitchen can get one too! Read more »

May

19

Kitchen Redesign: Advantages and Disadvantages

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

There are a number of advantages to having a kitchen redesign. The greatest benefit is that the value of your home is increased. The increased value depends on the quality of the workmanship in the project. If your kitchen redesign is done properly, the value goes up. If you do not decide to sell and you are enhancing its aappearance based on your needs or the needs of your family, you will find that a kitchen redesign project will make the room your family spends a lot of time in more warm and inviting.

A disadvantage of a kitchen redesign project is the cost. If you decide to make small improvements such as replacing appliances the cost will be less than if you decide to do a major kitchen redesign which may include moving walls, changing the surface of the floor, changing the kitchen cabinets, adding marble countertops, and so on.

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A kitchen redesign project can be a do-it-yourself project or it can be professionally designed and the work can be done by a professional contractor. If you are handy with plumbing and electricity, you may want to make small changes yourself. However, it is always better to have a professional install an appliance such as gas stoves. Leaks can prove fatal to you and your family. Another disadvantage to do-it-yourself is familiarity with all the tools you will need to work with. You may injure yourself and this could cause you to lose time from work. You also need to consider the time it will take for you to make the changes.

An interior designer can assist you in the proper placement of fixtures and accessories as well as help you with the overall look and feel of the room. The interior designer draws up the plans and the contractor completes the work. Interior designers may also be able to get you a discount on the fixtures you need for your kitchen redesign.

You should research your ideas as to how you want your kitchen to look. Looking through magazines, books, and rooms on the Internet will give you ideas. You should clip pictures or print them out so you can discuss them with the designer if you decide to work with a professional.

When you decide on a kitchen redesign project, you will essentially get a new kitchen. It does not matter if it is just a change in cabinets, putting in a new sink or a new floor. When the project is completed, you will feel good about your new kitchen.

May

19

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Many people, when decorating their homes or rebuilding a certain part of their house, prefer a more traditional or vintage design. Others want to demonstrate that style can be achieved by using contemporary design. Maybe, the most modified and experimented space or room in a house from this point of view is the kitchen. Contemporary kitchens have a very refreshing appearance. Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas They are very beautiful, functional and welcoming.

With contemporary design in the kitchen, minimalism, based on simplicity, style and geometry may be a good idea. Asymmetrical designs are also in fashion these days. Redesigning your kitchen in a contemporary style does not mean only choosing cold colors, adequate materials or the right position of each item. It also includes very little detail in the kitchen, contemporary-kitchen-design-ideas.jpgincluding all fixtures. A contemporary kitchen will never have old, rusty faucets, duct-taped pipes or fixtures and so on.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

When it comes to the materials used, ideas are based on man-made materials originating in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Materials may include chrome, steel, molded plywood, acrylic, glass, concrete or plastic. If you don’t want a rather industrial design for your kitchen, there is always the option of using natural materials. These materials include granite, wood, stone or slate. Natural materials cast away the industrial touch in the design and also add some color and a more welcoming feel to the kitchen.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

If some lines were drawn around the style which defines a contemporary kitchen, the following elements could be identified:Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

  • geometric lines and angles

  • adjustable and luxurious lighting systems

  • door inserts, horizontal lift or basic slab door styles and frosted glass

  • cabinets with no frames

  • bold or white laminate surfaces

  • metal items

  • grained woods

  • sweeping curves on cabinets and countertops

Another trend regarding contemporary kitchen designs has to do with eco-friendly materials and universal design. These provide flexibility, safety measures, and an intuitive way of using the kitchen. Green design is about energy saving, health and using ecological materials for the kitchen.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Redesigning or building a kitchen is not really as simple as it seems. There are a lot of things one needs to know. It is not recommended to start such a project on your own if you have no experience in carpentry or plumbing. Of course, it is your responsibility to choose the design for your kitchen. However, if you are specialized in this field, you should not lose yourself among plumbing supplies to try to determine the construction base for your new project.

Given all these details, contemporary kitchens fall into a very generous category. Many designs are available. It is all about imagining the right environment for your home.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Apr

18

DIY How to Install a Kitchen Sink

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

DIY How to Install a Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is an essential element of any household. Food is prepared, dishes are washed, flower vases are filled, and food is disposed of in the kitchen sink. The kitchen sink can be installed above the counter, below the counter, or even as a seamless part of the counter itself.

To many homeowners, installing a kitchen sink seems like a daunting task, but the fact is, if you can trace around a template and cut out a hole, you can install a kitchen sink Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink .

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You do want to make sure your new sink fits your countertop and the cabinet below it, so measure the width and depth of your lower cabinets before making a purchase.

Generally, a sink up to 22 inches deep (from front to back) Topmount Single Bowl Sink will fit in a standard 24-inch-deep cabinet if you have no backsplash; if you do have a backsplash, your countertop will only take a sink up to 20 1/2 inches deep. Of course, your options will increase if you are also changing your cabinetry and countertop.

To install a counter-top kitchen sink, follow the directions below:

1.The first step when installing a new sink is to properly site the opening. Most sink manufacturers provide a template. Position the template so it is centered on the sink cabinet and is at least 1 1/2 inches back from the countertop’s front edge. Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink If your countertop is deeper than 24 inches, place it farther back, but not more than 4 inches. Tape the template in place, then outline it with a marker.

2.After marking the opening, remove the template and drill a 3/8-inch-diameter hole in each corner. Insert a saber-saw blade in one of the holes and start cutting along the inside of the line. To prevent the cutout from snapping off and falling through as you complete the cuts, first screw a scrap of wood from front to back on the top of the cutout long enough so it spans the opening, plus a couple of inches. When you’ve finished, simply lift the cutout from the template.

3.Install the faucet (see Installing a kitchen faucet for instructions) and the sink strainers. (Doing this when you’ve got full access to the sink will be much easier than fitting the pieces in from below after the sink is installed.) Next,kitchen cabinet and bath cabinet  to create a watertight seal between the sink and the countertop, apply a bead of silicone caulk or plumber’s putty around the entire perimeter of the underside of the sink’s lip.

4.Carefully flip the sink over and insert into the opening, taking care not to disturb the caulk or putty. If your sink is heavy, get help lifting and installing it; also consider placing a couple of scraps of wood near the edge of the opening to support the sink and protect your fingers as you drop it into position.

5.Most sinks are pulled down tight against the countertop with special mounting clips that hook onto the lip on the underside of the sink and are tightened with a screwdriver or nutdriver.Bathroom Cabinets Follow the manufacturer’s directions for spacing these clips. Tightening the mounting clips may cause the caulk or putty to squeeze out from under the sink lip, so remove this excess with a clean, soft rag.

6.To complete the project, first connect the P-trap. Join the faucet lines to the hot and cold supply lines with flexible supply tubes and connect the strainers to the waste line. Turn the water on at the shut-off valves,Kitchen Sinks  remove the aerator from the faucet, then turn on the water from the faucet to flush the system. Reinstall the aerator after you’ve run the water for a minute or so.