3/30/2009

Have you seen a all-in-one outdoor kitchen?


There are so many kitchen appliances and kitchen tools in our kitchen. Can you imagine that all-in-one outdoor kitchen? It heard incrediable, but it is true.This out kitchen with gas burners, a grill, sink and some storage space (maybe even a wood-fire pizza oven). You can cook some delicious food out the door with your friends.


The stainless steel unit features two standard gas burners, 2 gas burners to reheat the lava rock grill, a single burner for the ollare stone, a sink with stretchable tap, storage drawers and a fair amount of counter space for such a compact unit.

Blue and white united in a kitchen


Blue and white is the perfect collocation. Just like the blue sky and white clould. Using the color collocation idea in your kitchen decor may give you big surprise.

For instance, you can use white granite countertop go with blue cabinets.Or buy a blue panel fridge, it must looked very nice.This color collacation make people feel like quiet and tidy. Cetainly, You can prepare some white furnitures. Such as white chairs or white bars. what's more, you can put some colourful fruit or fruit plate on the white countertop, it must give another feeling which is comfy and cozy.

3/25/2009

Kitchen layout design idea


Not every kitchen has a same layout, what do you think about your plan for the kitchen layout? Which layout suitable for your kitchen?The efficiency of your kitchen can sometimes depend more on how it’s laid out, rather than the amount of space you have.

The single line kitchen
This is a smart and simple solution for narrow rooms, ideally with one wall over 10 feet long, without windows or doors. However, this layout causes the longest journey distances since you often have to walk from one end of the room to the other.

The L-shape kitchen
This is a very popular kitchen layout - ideal for a family kitchen, or for entertaining guests, since it can easily accommodate table and chairs in the same room. The sink, range and fridge should be separated by a preparation area.

The U-shape kitchen
The use of three full walls in a room offers the perfect working kitchen. The fridge, range and sink can be spaced out for maximum efficiency and convenience. This is great news for those who take your cooking seriously, as it provides the best workflows with the shortest distances around the kitchen.

The island kitchen
A very popular kitchen type, the island layout is perfect if you plan to entertain but requires more floor space. An independent island unit can face a dining or living area, allowing the cook to socialise while preparing. A sink here provides the optimal arrangement in terms of the kitchen’s working triangle.

Layout Mistakes
Don't wind the cabinetry around the room like a vine.
Don't choose too many focal points.
Don't install a sink in a breakfast bar.
Leave enough space between island and counter.

3/24/2009

Breakfast bar in the kitchen


Everyone needs to have breakfast evevy day. It is the start of a day. You must hope it is a quiet space and enjoy the wonderful time yourself or with your families. Besides the delicious food, may be the environment of the breakfast is also an important factor for you.I think breakfast bar is a good idea for your choice.

The first reason that choose a breakfast bar is saving time. You should catch time by the forelock in order to go to work or go to school, with a bar, you needn't to carry the dishes and food to the dinning table in dinning room. You only need to put them on the bar in the kitchen after you cooked the breakfast. Is it convenient and time saving?

The second reason is the decoration of the kitchen. The breakfast bar not only for it's practical function,but for it's fashional decoration. A kitchen with a breakfast bar looks more beautiful and fashion.

3/22/2009

A sliding door for kitchen


If your kitchen is separated from other rooms, it must need a door. There are several choices for you: A traditional wood door, or a modern glass door? In fact, the glass sliding door with the aluminum alloy frame is the perfect choice for a modern and fashion kitchen.

Why not to choose a glass sliding door for the kitchen? I think there are some advantages for this:

Fisrt, the glass sliding door can extend the field of vision, and make a small space looked wider. Commonly, the kitchen is not big enough, work in a narrow space is nasty feeling. With the clear glass door, you may feel more comfortable.

Second, the glass door can make the kitchen decoration as one of the home scenery. In the past, the kitchen decoration is hiden behinde the kitchen door. With the glass sliding door, you can see the beautiful kitchen through the closed door directly.

3/19/2009

Pull out shelves make your kitchen clear


There are many kitchen wares and some small itmes in your kitchen. May be you are upset about oragnize these goods. If you put them on the countertop of the kitchen, it is looks very
scrambled and not tidy. The pull out shelves is the good chioce.Many homeowners find it difficult to organize the pantry and kitchen cabinets because these cabinets are dark deep areas and difficult to arrange by nature.

Pull out shelves have been around for decades. Pull out shelves are designed to be installed inside the cabinet and are covered when the cabinet door is closed. By designing your cabinets with pull out shelves you get the convenience of a drawer without the expense of removing the existing doors, modifying the cabinet frame, and adding drawer fronts.

A kitchen slide out shelf should have the bottom captured with a dadoe groove that adds strength to the entire shelf. Some manufacturers cut production costs by installing slides that are not rated for the application. Drawer slides have two ratings: static and dynamic: static is the weight capacity of the slide when the drawer or shelf is sitting inside the cabinet, dynamic is the slide weight capacity when the drawer or slide is pulled out.

Keep in mind that the hardware is very important for the shelves. So you must choose the high qulity hinge and handle for it.

Waste use in your kitchen


Most family have some many cookie bottles in their house. Some times, these bottles or boxes are very beautiful which look like an artful work. If the cookie is eaten up, how to deal with the package box? Drop it or save it. In fact, it is a good food container and a decoration for your kitchen. If you have a serials of cookie boxes, it must be very pageantry when you put them in your kitchen cabinet.

There is a secret tips for dress up these cookie boxes. It is using the wallpaper left.These beautiful wallpaper like a weared out the boxes. Measure the height and circumference of the cookie tin, adding 1/2" to the circumference for overlap.Transfer the measurements to the wallpaper and cut out your pieces with scissors or an X-Acto blade. Place the lid top-side down on your paper and trace around it. Cut out the circle with scissors.Measure the circumference of the lids and cut a piece of ribbon to length, adding 1" for overlap.Apply tacky glue to the ribbon and wrap it around the edge of the lid. Are they looks more beautiful?

3/18/2009

Buying a kitchen clock for decorating your kitchen


Now, Clock is not just for telling time, but also for decorating. It is commonly seen a beautiful clock in a family kitchen. With a kitchen wall clock you can give the kitchen that final touch and create as bold a statement as you choose or your kitchen wall clock can blend right into the decor.

The Art Deco kitchen could be accompanied by several styles of kitchen wall clocks. These clocks include the Recipes Decorative Wall Clock which starts its life as an actual painting which is then transformed into a kitchen wall clock. In this style of kitchen wall clock you also have Whimsical Teapots, Cappuccino Decorative and The Vitis wall clock that features a Vitaceae vine design. These are more than kitchen wall clocks. These are works of art.

Some funky kitchen wall clocks can be extremely expensive and produced in limited numbers by some of the worlds leading designers; this adds a new dimension to your funky kitchen wall clock as it could even be used possibly as an investment as well as enhancing the aesthetic value of a wall.

A beautiful wall clock of blue white and yellow all combine to make a brilliantly decorative ray of sunshine on a kitchen wall and can have an even more funky effect when you take into consideration factors such as the where the light comes in from and where the clock will be viewed from in relation to where people will be focused.

So now you know that when it comes to kitchen wall clocks you have choices. So many choices that it is mind boggling. My suggestion, take your time to before you choose your time.

Using rug for kitchen decor


Do you using rug in your kitchen? we are usually see people using bathroom rug, while few people using rug in their kitchen.There are ways to improve the look and feel of your kitchen without emptying your savings account. A rustic, country theme is a great way for your kitchen to feel natural and inviting for anyone who enters.

Country kitchen rugs come in a variety of colors and shapes. Decorating with a country theme is not hard either. Simple old pottery pieces, even if they are broken, are a great match to this style. Also any old wooden kitchen tools make great accent pieces when randomly hung about the kitchen walls. Everything from nylon to wool and cotton to acrylic or any combination of fabrics is available. There are even woven rag rugs, which are best for kitchens. Watch which rug you purchase also, some rugs are easy to maintain and clean, while others can be a hassle.

There is another out of the ordinary thing you could do with your kitchen novelty rug and that is to take it to the wall! Yes, they make good wall hangings too! You can pick up a rug, which has hooks on the end, and hang them with these. The walls will perk up with such innovative use of kitchen novelty rugs. Novelty rugs are just as the name suggests – novel.

Apart from motifs, kitchen novelty rugs also come in interesting shapes. You could have a nice big strawberry or melon sitting in your kitchen sprucing it up. If you prefer more of a vintage theme, you could probably get a rug depicting a wine bottle complete with label and cork!

3/17/2009

How to decorate the kitchen wall?


Kitchen as one of the important part of functional room should be pay attention to as bedroom or living room. We always put some pictures on the living room to decorate it,Or use some flowers put on the table in the dinning room. But how to decorate the kitchen room? It is not only for cooking, it is one of room for life. So let's manage to decorate kitchen room.

Besides what I mentioned before, I think the kitchen wall is the place we can never forget.Good kitchen wall decor works just like a spice-it adds depth, flavor and interest. We've got hundreds of eye-catching kitchen wall decoration ideas to choose from, including framed art, handcrafted plaques, message boards, pot racks and clocks. You have these chioces:

Canvas art and wall plaques: These decorations drenched in surreal earthy tones captures the sheer bucolic bliss of the vast, verdant countryside. Watch how your charming Italian kitchen d├ęcor is enveloped in warmth and coziness when these pictures make their way into your kitchen.

Wall murals: Striking images of lush rolling hills and luscious vineyards are depicted with bold strokes and vibrant hues. Their impact transcends barriers of time and space.

Wall lettering: If you want to give expression to your innermost feelings through words instead of pictures, then you have unrestrained freedom to do so in a dazzling and delightful array of styles, colors, finishes and sizes.

Wall clocks: Timeless in appeal, the elegance and charm of these timepieces cannot be dated with time.

Wall plates and ceramics: Images of flowers, fruits and animals definitely transport you to the wilderness, far away from the concrete jungle around you.

The arrangement was simple, easy and contributed to the kitchen decoration. What did you do to make your kitchen more comfortable and add a little excitement?




Curtain, a casual decoration for kitchen


People alway don't noticed the decoration for kitchen windows. It seems it is redundant to decorate the window. In fact, some finshing touch are always derived from the detail. Just like the window decoration. You may put a flower vase on the window, or deck the window with a beautiful curtain.

Kitchen curtains can vary rather greatly in style and also designs. On the design front, kitchen curtains can run the gamut involving materials of any color or pattern theme imaginable. Kitchen curtains of this type will often leave part of the window exposed. At the top there will be a valance and at the bottom a privacy curtain. Valance only involves the use of nothing more than a decorative valance at the top of the window rather than full kitchen curtains.

Color of curtains can impact appearance of kitchen. Light colors are not only pleasing but have an inherent impact in making the rooms appear larger. Do remember the effect of curtain colors particularly during a sunny day. Take into account the wall color and other modern kitchen fittings. You can either continue with the existing scheme or try a contrast color combination. Try a window test before selecting the most suitable kitchen curtain color.

If you want to let the sunlight enter your kitchen, but at the same time, block the glare, then go in for a white color or else a curtain in a very light shade. Blue curtains give a very soothing and cozy feel. The drawback of light shade curtains is that, the dust particles and the stains on them are clearly visible. If you are not very fond of sunlight and like to give your room a relaxed look that is just apt to enjoy your sleep, then you should go in for dark color curtains.

Now, Choose a beutiful kitchen curtain for your beloved kitchen!

3/15/2009

Make an artful kitchen for you


Some one may like artful and unique style home design. They want to decorate their all rooms to de artful, including the kitchen.Don't consider that to be an hard thing. If you like to use your head and try your best, I think you can have your kitchen with artistic characteristics.

The wall colors that make counter tops glisten. The utensil holders that are more than a cluttered container. The butter dish, pepper grinders, cutting boards, and art tucked in otherwise boring spaces under cabinets. These details will turn any kitchen in to a haven of self expression and add the touches that make cooking duties much more pleasurable.

And now for the wall art. It is very common for kitchens to have awkward wall space - tall and skinny and seemingly useless. Consider brightly colored paintings in the same aspect ratio as the wall space such as this Tuscan Vineyard scene by RenieBritenbucher.

An wine bottle holder may add some artful element to your kitchen.Buying utensil pot clips also is a good choice to make the kitchen funny.Another area of the kitchen which is either cluttered or ignored completely and is an ideal spot to add character to the room is a window sill. Picture a detailed, even whimsical silhouette by Mountainbrook.

Do you have a wine bottle holder in your kitchen?


Some people have the habits of drinking wine. Drinking some red wine every day is good for your health. Where to put the wine bottle? Put it on the dinning table? Or put it in the kitchen cabinet? Certainly, it is all right as long as you like.But why not to make use of the wine bottle to decorate your kitchen and home?

We usually see a wine bottle put on the rack or holder in the film. It looks very romantic. We can also buy a wine bottle rack or holder to put the wine bottle on.Blomus of Germany creates such wonderful stainless steel designs that I always look forward to their products. Pictured here is a wine bottle stand that is small and simple. The "Cino" wine bottle holder is a great touch on a dining table, kitchen, or bar for the bottle that you are about to share for friends. I like it, because of its simplicity, and since stainless steel is a "timeless design" constructive material. Further, if the bottle of wine is very special, you can still display the label easily.


3/11/2009

Kitchen utensil storage solution


I gave some ways and solutions to arrange your kitchen itmes, but the utensil we used are too many and promiscuous. How to arrange these utensil conveniently and efficiently? Certainly, you can make a rack on the wall, then put them in rack.Or you can put them in a draw directly.But sometimes, there is water on the utensil, you need to dry it in the air before put it in the drawer.

In fact, you can have a more simple and effective choice.You can buy a untensil storage caddy for putting your utensil in.Which is a good partner of untensil clips. They will make the utensil more cute and attractive. A caddy that is made of stainless steel which is designed to match your appliances. The SimpleHuman line is nice in that you can pick up any of the items and know that they will match. Each of their "stainless" series products feature a steel shell coupled with black trim. This caddy is a nice size and for me has larger openings.

A dinning table will puts the color to your kitchen


Dinning with your family is the coziest time in a day. We need work for all day, children need to go to school, we have no time to meet eacn other in the daytime. The dinning time may be the best time for family reunion. So choosing a comfortable and beautiful dinning table and chairs is very important.

The most important factor in choosing a dining table is the size of your dining room or other area for which you are shopping. When considering a dining room table, its shape is the most important since it affects the space in your unique dining room. Know the pros and cons of common shapes. Since the dining room table anchors the look of the space, its material affects the moods and style you’d like to bring to the room. Decide on what suits you best with these often seen materials. Buy a square table for intimate settings.You can choose from wood, veneer, acrylic and glass table tops; remember to consider durability, color and who will use the table most.

Outdoor kitchen


It is not easy to see a outdoor kitchen. Imagine it, you cook a meal in the yard out of the door, is it interesting? An outdoor kitchen can help you slow down and spend more time with family and friends by putting all the ingredients for outdoor dining close at hand.Close to the nature and enjoy the life of cooking, how wonderful it is!

Outdoor Kitchens are becoming more and more popular, the change is mainly due to the fact that a lot of people are trying to upgrade the familiar barbeque experience into something a little more elegant and comfortable - the Outdoor Kitchen.Outdoor kitchen can be used not only as the main attraction at your parties, an outdoor kitchen can be used on a daily basis, with the whole family enjoying a meal n the open air, you may find yourself disappointed of restaurants when you start eating "out" a few times a week.

This outdoor kitchen in the pictuer combines the easy maintenance of custom stainless steel cabinetry and countertops with stone and a stamped concrete patio. The stone accents the brick and stone of the home and works well with the textured concrete. The stainless steel countertop can withstand the weather and won’t discolor over time.

Which floor do you prefer to for the kitchen?


Floor, as an important part of kitchen, is more considered by the host. The first, we hope it looks more special and beautiful. On the other hand, we hope that it is durability and quality. I want to suggeste a kind of material that suitable for kitchen floor. Slate kitchen flooring may be your answer to durability, beauty, and style.In a kitchen, stone surfaces resist water, steam, odors and, above all, are easy to clean.

Kitchen slate flooring should be sealed to improve its stain resistance and non-slip surface. Black slate tiles for kitchen flooring can give you a bold look, while white slate tile flooring would tend towards a modern look. A kitchen slate floor is easy to care for, long lasting, and unusual -- maybe just the elements you are looking for in your kitchen.

The color variations in slate flooring allow you to change your decorating styles around without having to change the flooring. Slate flooring is a beautiful choice that comes in all different color variations from black slate tiles for kitchen flooring to white tiles, and every color in between.

Matching your kitchen floors and countertops will help give the entire kitchen a sophisticated and put together feel. The flow of your kitchen will be greatly increased and you will love the look of your kitchen.

3/10/2009

Buy a bonsai tree for your kitchen


Kitchen is one of room and work place for a home, we can use some itmes to decorate our kitchen to make us pleasure and comfortable. For example, you can put a bonsai on the window of the kitchen, the green leaves and elegant shape may be give a surprise to you.

It is best to buy a mini bonsai for the kitchen.This smaller size, which can be anywhere from 2 to 10 inches, makes the ideal gift or accessory for the home or office. With this, you have a choice of placing one or more bonsai on your desk at work, on a nightstand, coffee table, kitchen counter, and other places where space is limited.

Each spring, the winter buds will start to swell and new leaves grow. Soon, the entire tree will be covered with leaves, which till turn to a deep green sometime late in spring or early summer. Then in the fall, the leaves generally turn from a yellow to red or orange. Next, as the winter approaches, the leaves will drop off, again leaving just twigs on the tree. If the mini bonsai tree has leaves from the spring to the fall, then more sunlight is needed.

A splash color of kitchen


Tangerine, cherry, blueberry, lime and lemon -- deliciously tasty fruits, to be sure, but they're also the hot new hues in kitchenware.Color is also finding a home in durable plastics and steel kitchen gear.

Use Vinyl tablecloths to line your kitchen shelves. Available in a wide range of colors and designs, this is probably the easiest way to dress up your kitchen easily. I recommend using pinking scissors if possible to avoid fraying edges later. Place the cloth on the shelf and replace the items.
Painting is another fast and easy way of changing your kitchen area.Add a splash of color by painting your kitchen cabinet doors. Pick colors that are complimentary to the tile and tone of your decor.

If you don’t have the time, but want the results, add a window flower vase to your kitchen. These small vases usually hold only one stem, and attach to windows, mirrors and refrigerator doors with a suction cup. Add glass shelves in strategic places. Be creative. These shelves come in narrow widths and various lengths so you can create a non-linear space for display.

Do you like a wall pot rack in your kitchen?


We usually find a wall pot rack in someone's kitchen, it is a good ways to save the space,especially to the small kitchen. You can put some kitchenware and container on the rack. At the same time, the kitchen wall rack has become a decoration for the kitchen decor.Some people install the wall rack not only for saving space, but also for decoation.

Look at the photos on the right. it is a wall rack which is made of steel.It's color is black. On the rack, there are 2 panels and a basket.The 4.5" lipped shelf is ideal for displaying spices and the 9" shelf provides a resting place for your favorite cookbooks. You can put some colorful fruit in the basket to decorate the kitchen.

3/09/2009

A kitchen bar stool that match with your kitchen


In the past, I have written about kitchen bar that can improve the taste of your kitchen. But how to choose a suitable bar stool is an important thing for you. The bar stool has many kinds of material and styles, which one is the best one for you?Luckily, there are some basic rules to picking a kitchen counter bar stool that fits right with your counter.

Look for a material that is easy to clean. They are going to get a lot of wear and tear, and since they are in the kitchen, drink and food will most likely be spilled on them occasionally.

Style and Comfort - Wood or metal? Arms or no arms? Swivel or stationary? Back rest or no back? Stools come in many designs and you need to balance matching your decor with comfort. I would say that comfort is key here - don't buy the really snazzy cool one that is uncomfortable unless you don't really plan on sitting in it! Try to match style to your design - a contemporary kitchen will look great with a sleek modern Italian design but a country kitchen would do better with your standard ladderback.

Match the color and materials of your kitchen counter bar stool to the decor of your kitchen. You can usually get a selection of seat coverings for upholstered stools so you can select one that matches your kitchen colors.

3/08/2009

Beautiful backsplashes of kitchen


In modren times, backsplashes of kitchen is most used for decoration. So the gsxo of the backsplashes is an important items.One high-impact, do-it-yourself project is to install glass tiles to your backsplash. Look at the photos on the right: Is it beautiful and fashion?
Different materials and pattern of backsplashed give you different feelings. So first of all, you need to decide on the theme of your kitchen: country, traditional, contemporary or transitional (a blending of two styles).The other thing follows is the budget.
Tips for backsplashes:
1.Use more than one material to define specific work areas.
2. to continue the counter material up the wall and use it as the backsplash material.
3.Look at a large variety of materials before deciding -- choices include laminates, glass, ceramics, metal and solid surface materials (either natural or man-made).
4.Don't be afraid to include tiles collected from your travels in your backsplash -- they add interest and re-create fond memories.
5.If you are going to add a mosaic mat, then be sure and mark it out while performing layout.

What does a ergonomic kitchen need?


A kitchen is not for show, practical or convenient is the most important element. We called it ergonomic. One of the newest trends in kitchen design is an adherence to ergonomics when planning the layout. How to make a kitchen be ergonomic? Let me give you some advice for improve the ergonomics of your kitchens.

*Moving stoves from below the cooktop to higher locations (often in the middle of upper and lower cabinets) so they don’t have to bend to pull out heavy dishes.

*Raising countertops so taller people don’t have to hunch over to cut and prepare food.

*Even floors count, says Drapaca. In place of terra cotta, stone or ceramic tile, Drapaca recommends using "bouncy" materials like wood, rubber and especially cork, which are easier on feet and legs. Alternatively, you can try placing mats or small rag rugs (with non-slip padding) in strategic areas — say, by counter, stove and sink.

*Left-handers will also want to pay attention to things like stove placement. If you tend to hang utensils on the wall, situate the stove so the wall is to your left, making it easy to grab your spatula. Dishwashers should also be placed to the left, rather than to the right side of the sink.

*Provide for counter space close to the sink.

*For floor-level storage space, opt for drawers rather than cupboards. Thisway, you won’t need to bend over to look for whatever is stuck at the back of a cupboard.


3/05/2009

A humanity design sink


When you finished to wash up, it is a problem that where to put the wet towel. If you put it on the countertop, it is not easily dried out. Then, the bacterium breed. This is a hidder danger to our health.So it is best to dry the kitchen towel in the air after using it.

Have you seen a kinds of kitchen sink with a towel bar? It is a novel design for a kitchen sink with a towel bar, but it is indeed comfortable and hunmanity.When you used up the towel, you can wash it off and put it on the towel bar. When you use it next time, it is a dried one.


Do you prepare to buy a stainless steel sink?


Most family used the stainless steel sink in the kitchen, why do they choose the same material? Stainless steel sink looks modern and soild, while it is easy to wash it.You konw, we need wash vegetable and dishes we used eveyday, so the sink must be solid and well-cleaned.Stainless steel sink is a good choice.

If you go to the construction market, you'll find various of stainless steel sinks, how to choose the best one with the reasonable price.The most expensive one may be not the best.

Get a Thicker Gauge
Stainless steel sinks are manufactured in a variety of gauges, or thicknesses, and it's to your benefit to go thicker for a number of reasons. The first is simply that the thicker the steel, the tougher the sink. Your sink needs to be able withstand the day-to-day beatings from pots and pans, silverware, dishes and everything else that gets tossed in. A thin gauge sink, in the twenty-something range (gauges get thicker as the number goes down), will be susceptible to dents, dinks and other damage that with a more solid model won't be a concern.

The other thing is to make sure your stainless sink has nickel and chrome added to the metal. Corrosion can be a problem with poorly made stainless steel sinks, and nickel will keep that corrosion at bay.

The price that you have to pay for a stainless steel kitchen sink depends on a number of factors like the brand, size of the sink, finish and other special features, if any.

3/04/2009

Kitchen hardwares is the key for kitchen cabinet


When I decorate my kitchen, most of my friends tell me that kitchen hardwares is the key for kitchen cabinet. At the moment, I don't understand the meaning of these worlds untill the cabinet door falled off. Because the hinge of kitchen cabinet was broken.

kitchen hardwares including kitchen handles,Kitchen knobs, pulls, and hinges. Kitchen hardwares come a long way from the traditional styles that have been available over the years. No longer are homeowners limited to plain, simple, and functional. Instead, functional and pretty can now go hand in hand. Today’s styles include finishes in antique copper, iron, nickel, polished chrome, aged bronze, polished brass, glass, stainless steel, and antique brass. Additionally, a variety of knobs, handles, and pulls are available in ceramic styles.Kitchen hardware is no longer limited to the confines of the hardware stores, but is also available in a wide spread array of locations. Decorative, custom made, and handmade hinges, knobs, pulls, and handles are all the rage.

Help you to realize the kitchen cabinet


Kitchen cabinet handle play an important role in our kitchen life. You konw, we use kitchen cabinet every day for ten times, the handle is pulled and pushed in every touch. So, it must be soild and durability. If you get the right handles, it can go a long way to giving your kitchen the look you want.

How can you choose the right one? First off, as I alluded to earlier, you certainly have to strongly consider the design. This is the most critical element, and a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.The material the kitchen cabinet handles are made of is also an important consideration, and it has to be sturdy since it will likely see a lot of wear and tear over the years.

One great kind of kitchen cabinet handles to consider is the stainless steel, and it utilizes this material to give it longer lasting properties and also a nicer look. This is one of the more popular materials out there today. Stainless steel is simple to keep clean, doesn't need as much upkeep pas many other designs, such as metal, and also looks better, as I explained earlier.

Probably the best thing about stainless steel is its' neutral design, as it tends to go well with a wide variety of cabinet colors, making it one of the more flexible materials out there for kitchen cabinet handles.

Good ways for decorating small kitchen

If the kitchen space is not large enough, it is usually untidy and looks uncomfortable. How to make the most use of the space and organize all of kitchen tools? It needs your brightness and the passion for life.


In order to make better use of your kitchen floor space, you need to put up the maximum amount of counters. Plan your design with deeper counters to cover as much of the area not occupied with appliances with counter space if the difference in floor space is a matter of a few square feet.


Another space-saving device is to include built-in facilities. You can have built-in ovens, microwaves and storage for small appliances. This will make your kitchen appear less cluttered. Built-in storage for foods like potatoes and onions and bread storage cabinets will also give the kitchen a cleaner look. You can also opt for waist-high, sliding shelves that hold mixers and toasters. Your small appliances can remain hidden in these shelves and still be easily accessible.


Choose a large sink. It will be easier for you to clean bigger pots and pans. Moreover, a large sink is a great place to stash your dirty pots. A large sink can also serve as a utility sink, too.



In this more traditional leaning contemporary small kitchen design the liberal use of red adds a dramatic effect that is enhanced by the 'space-age' materials. A far cry from our caveman days, no? The small kitchen table and tandem chairs, along with bar stools as secondary seating helps to conserve space. Open concept glass cabinet doors, utensil hangers, nick-nack shelving storage and bright lighting help to create a larger than small space in this kitchen design.

3/03/2009

Childproof kitchen decoration


What ever you deorate your kitchen, the safety issue of the kitchen must be considered, especially to the young child. Kitchen is a complicated room with fire, gas, water, electricity etc. So when you decorate the kitchen, you must be care of some detail and protect your children.

Although it's always a good idea to latch drawers and cabinets, the products kept in a kitchen—oven cleaner, cleanser, ammonia, carpet cleaner, flea powder, window washing fluid, dish and dishwasher detergent, soap, vitamins, matches, knives, and other sharp implements—require particular caution. When childproofing the kitchen, it is smart to consider re-organizing the cabinets in unexpected ways, such as putting household cleaners that one would normally store under the sink in cabinets up high.

Some kitchens have doors that lead out of the house, and some only have internal doors. In either case, gating the doors may be an important choice to protect a child from parts of the kitchen that cannot be made completely safe, like the oven. Sometimes childproofing the kitchen means restricting access altogether.

There is one element that is particular to a kitchen sink: If there is a garbage disposal installed, it should have a protective cover to keep children from encountering the blades. Look for models that are made to run only with the cover on, thus preventing the possibility of accidents.

Close your trash compactor and dishwasher when not in use. Dishwasher detergent could be toxic if your child eats it, so don't put any into the dishwasher until you're ready to run it.

Most households keep electrical appliances like toasters and electric kettles in the open. If you do so, then make sure they are out of your child's reach when they are hot. And even when they aren't hot, detach their cords and also secure nearby electrical outlets.

3/02/2009

Create a warm kitchen for your family


Kitchen is a cold room if you only want to use it for cooking. In fact, it is all depend on your choice and decision. If you are a people who love life and love your family, I think you will try to decorate your kitchen and make it a warm room for enjoy your life with your families.Let's give you some useful tips.

A bottle of flowers may add some sentiment for yout kitchen. You may prepare a sunflower pluged in the vase.Put it on the window of the kitchen. You can imagine that how beautiful it is when the sunshine come into the kitchen through flowers.

Some nifty items can be used for decorate the kitchen. Such as the Utensil Pot Clips .Some times, one step add the finishing touch.

No matter what kind of kitchen floors you have, you can use small area rugs to unify your theme or color scheme. For a country kitchen, braided rugs or rugs with a theme like sunflowers or strawberries can help add interest. A modern kitchen could use a sisal rug. And even in Oriental rug could be used to add color and splash to Victorian kitchen. No matter what style your kitchen is, there's sure to be rug for you.A kitchen rug can help add a warmth to your kitchen and it can also be a fun way to change or your decor.

Certainly, you can give rein to your imagination to decorate you kitchen according to your favor.


Eco-friendly kitchen countertop


I want to stress the importance of the eco-friendly kitchen the once more.Countertop, as a main part of the kitchen, must be eco-friendly and healthy to people.

Bamboo countertops is not popular in our life. No third-party organization monitors environmental regulations and worker safety. The resins used to laminate it often contain urea formaldehyde. Avoid near sinks and wet areas.

Stainless Steel often contains a significant amount of recycled steel and doesn't offgas. It is durable but can be scratched and show fingerprints. Cons: Mining and refining steel uses a large amount of energy and pollutes the environment.

Stone, especially granite, is a popular, beautiful and durable countertop option. Stone is also a natural material. Most stone counters requiring sealing to protect against staining—be sure to use a low-VOC sealant. Cons: It is not a renewable resource.

In these innovative products, either recycled paper or a blend of bamboo fiber and recycled wood fiber, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is combined with water-based, formaldehyde-free resin and pigment.

Bamboo kitchen cabinet


Bamboo has become an eco-friendly construction and home decoration material.We use bamboo from floor to bed, from kitchenware to cabinet.An eco-firendly kitchen can not be it without bamboo.

Bamboo kitchen cabinetry is quite beautiful, but it has many other advantages as well over hardwood too. Bamboo is considered the most Environmentally friendly product in the world. Bamboo is actually a grass and not a wood, and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, since it grows in only a few short years, usually 5 or 6 years. Hardwood can take as long a 50 years to mature. This means that Bamboo is more quickly and easily renewable. Bamboo kitchen cabinetry is considerably more durable than hardwood. In fact, bamboo is very tough with a hardness of 15% greater than Maple and 25% harder than Oak.

With bamboo kitchen cabinets you can bring the beauty of the outdoor indoors and create an exotic look for your kitchen space with bamboo cabinetry. Since this highly renewable and environmentally-friendly product is very comparable to hardwood in style, feel and strength making bamboo can be considered yet another great building material to be considered in your kitchen.

The look of bamboo cabinetry is very beautiful because it is so unique with its light-colored edge grain. It can give a clean and sophisticated look to kitchen cabinets.

Bamboo cabinets can be a great addition to your home decor. They are attractive, come in a variety of colors, are made from a renewable resource, and are durable enough to last for years. It's a choice you can feel good about.

3/01/2009

How to choose the kitchen floor tile


When you step into the kitchen, your eyes first tend to glance at the floor and if flooring is not exciting, the kitchen looks very dull and ordinary. On the contrary, if your kitchen floor is embellished with beautiful decorative tiles, it gives an entirely different and a very invigorating look to your kitchen.

Kitchen floors get wet and dirty due to daily use! Obviously a small white tile with white grout would be the worst possible choice as everything would show on the floor and the grout would soon become dirty and discolored. What I recommend is large body tiles (16x16 and up) with texture to help hide water spots and dirt and therefore not require daily care as much as sooth tile. Large tile with a multicolored textured look will also make the area look bigger as the grout will blend into the tile as it discolors and give a seamless stone look to the floor.

I do not recommend designs or tile medallions or tile “carpet” designs on the floor. We believe that countertops and kitchen floors should be functional rather than decorative. They are two surfaces that get a lot of use and become dirty from that use. A design only calls attention to your floor. Let the decorative backsplash be used to call attention to the design elements of the kitchen and let the floor and countertops fade into an easy to take care of functional surface!

Different shape kitchen floor has their own requires:
U-shape - This kitchen floor plan consists of having cabinet storage on three wall along with work stations on each wall.

L-shape - This kitchen floor plan is more space efficient, but of course it works best in a large kitchen.