Small Budget Kitchen Makeovers

Improve your kitchen without the cost. Use the following ideas and strategies to give your kitchen new life without having to come up with a way to pay for it. Replace the Kitchen Hardware Just replacing old outdated and dingy hardware in the kitchen can make a big difference in the feel and the look of the space. You can pay as little as $3 per piece when you install new knobs and door pulls. There is a wide variety of different designs and finishes, so you are sure to find an updated look that you like. Apply a New … Continue reading

Tips in the Kitchen 3

Don’t you just love it when you find a tip that makes your time in the kitchen so much better? I’ve been sharing some of my best kitchen-related tips and strategies. While melting chocolate in a microwave can be more convenient than using a double boiler, it can quickly become a disaster. Chocolate burns easily. To help reduce the chances of this happening to your chocolate, use a clear glass bowl that will allow you to see the progress of the chocolate in the microwave. Heat it in 30-second intervals, and always stir it between heating times. Sometimes what looks … Continue reading

Tips in the Kitchen 2

Whether you want to spend more time in the kitchen or less, having an array of great kitchen tips on hand can make your time go by smoothly. Here are some more handy tips that you can use in and around the kitchen. You can reduce the sting in your eyes when cutting garlic by a number of ways. If you store your onions in the refrigerator, they will become sweet instead of stinky because some of the starch will convert into sugar (this will change the taste a bit, too). You can also make sure that your onion is … Continue reading

Tips in the Kitchen

Whether you are Betty Crocker or Mrs Take Out, kitchen tips can make your life easier. From cooking shortcuts to cleaning dilemmas solved, isn’t it nice to know that help is on its way? If you are cooking anything that contains milk, eggs and flour (such as pancakes or a sauce), rice or pasta, and things get sticky, here is a tip to clean those pans up easily. First soak the pan in cold water. Hot water can set the starch in these foods, making cleanup tougher. The easiest way to make pie dough for a pie crust is by … Continue reading

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

For a clean, bacteria-free kitchen without a lot of work, use the following tips. They will ensure that you have a safe, easy to maintain clean in one of the most important rooms of the house. Get them while you can Clean up little messes as they are made. It doesn’t take much more effort to put dishes into the dishwasher as it does to put dishes in the sink. If something spills, wipe it up right away. This will ensure that you don’t have sticky messes or overwhelming dishes that are much harder to deal with later. Clean in … Continue reading

Putting Your Kitchen on a Diet

Now that we are well into January, many people are focusing on getting fit and healthy, and maybe even going on a diet. While this is also a goal of mine, to get fit, I have another goal. This goal is to put my kitchen on a diet. Kitchens tend to slowly collect a lot of things, from gadgets to food that never sees the light outside of the pantry. Other clutter can bloat a kitchen as well, such as mail, school papers and telephone notes. With the relative quiet of the after the holidays routine, now might be a … Continue reading

5 Kitchen Cabinet Materials

If you don’t know where to start when considering a remodel of your kitchen cabinets, you’ll love this article. It is all about the five different materials you can use to create your kitchen cabinets. You are no longer just limited to wood (although we’ll cover that, too), instead check out all of your options in these five different materials before you design your dream kitchen. Today’s kitchen cabinetry comes in a wide variety of options to suit anyone’s tastes and budget. Here is a quick description of the options in kitchen cabinet materials. You’ll be surprised by all of … Continue reading

Hot Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Kitchen cabinets, just as other aspects of the home, feature new trends and must have styles. If you are building a new home or just looking to do a remodel or a renovation, consider the following hot kitchen cabinet styles. Plain and simple cabinets are becoming the most wanted look. I am glad I learned about this style, since our old cabinets are plain, and we were considering adding some trim. Smooth cabinet doors without any detail is the style that is becoming most popular. Door and draw pulls that are either absent or small and clean are being featured. … Continue reading

Inexpensive Kitchen Makeovers

As you may know, we are exploring our options with a kitchen makeover. We don’t want to spend the time or money for a complete redesign, but we do need an update. If you are in the same situation or you just want a mini update, check out these inexpensive kitchen make over ideas. Remove the doors from upper corner cabinets or the cabinet above the stove to create a new look. Having some open cabinets can add to the feeling of more space and a larger kitchen. If your cabinets are like mine, old and lined with floral stuck-hard … Continue reading

Great Home Tips

I’m always searching for great tips that I can use around the house. Sometimes the simplest solution is the most ingenious. When faced with a common problem, little household tips can come to the rescue. Here are some ideas that I have been thinking about or practicing lately. I keep a spray bottle with a half vinegar and half water mix under the bathroom sink, along with some soft rags. The spray bottle and rags make it easy to clean up the shower doors, the sink and anywhere in the bathroom in just a few minutes. Plus I know that … Continue reading