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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Custom Kitchen Cabinet Door

There are some decisions to be made before you are ready to purchase your custom kitchen cabinet door. You will have to select the custom kitchen cabinet door and drawer style that you feel best fits in with your new kitchen décor. You can choose from laminate doors, plywood panel, or raised panel among other styles.

When choosing custom kitchen cabinet door, you have to decide the kind of wood you want. You can choose from unfinished woods, prefinished woods, laminates, and veneers. There is a vast array of wood finishes so be sure you pick the one that will match the look you are striving to reach for your kitchen.

You will also need to choose an edge profile when you purchase custom kitchen cabinet door. Some cannot be bored for hinges so you need to keep this in mind when you are deciding. You will also be asked to choose a panel profile. Some of the selections may need to add an inch or more to the door.

Your final decision regarding custom kitchen cabinet door is the frame profile. When all the decisions have been made, you are ready to order your custom kitchen cabinet door. A custom kitchen cabinet door allows you to purchase just what you need to make your kitchen a showplace and gathering place for family and friends for years to come. You spend a lot of time in the kitchen; you should be happy with its appearance and comfortable enough to cook the fabulous meals you are known for making.

Improve Refrigerator Performance

  • A refrigerator that is located in direct sunlight or near an oven, dishwasher, or other heat source, has to work harder to stay cool. Relocate it if possible, or shield it from the other heat sources. This will help the heat transfer to the atmosphere easier.
  • If the door seals aren’t airtight, some energy is lost. Sometimes, condensation can be found around the door seals. Leaks at the door seals means that hot air is entering the cold compartments. You can check whether the seals are working properly by closing the door on a piece of paper. If it is held tightly then the door seals are still good. Get the door seals replaced if they are leaking.
  • The proper temperature for refrigerators is between 37° and 40° Fahrenheit; freezers should be between 0° to 5°. You don’t need to cool it down more than that. A refrigerator that’s 10° cooler than it needs to be can use 25% more energy. So set the thermostat at its correct temperature.
  • If you have a manual-defrost model, you need to defrost regularly. Less energy is needed when there’s no frost buildup. Contrary to popular belief, ice built-up actually reduces the cooling.
  • Make sure that air can circulate freely behind the refrigerator, or wherever the coils are located. That is the place where heat extracted from the refrigerator is transferred to the atmosphere. Air flow is required to carry the heat away. So keep some distance between the condenser coils and the surrounding walls.
  • Periodically vacuum or brush the coils to improve the efficiency. Refrigerator coil brushes are available at most hardware stores. It’s simple enough to do yourself, or you can get some handyman friend to do it for you.

U Shaped Kitchen Option

Accommodation

They say three is a crowd. However, with a u-shaped kitchen, you can have more cooks within the kitchen at one time. This means that it is a good option, especially when you are entertaining guests or if you have a big family.

Entertaining

You can have a bench top at one side. This creates some space where you can have people sit while you cook. This is a great way to separate the dining area from the kitchen so that you can entertain and cook without much of a hustle.

User friendly

The u-shaped kitchen is user friendly. When you have bench tops on three sides, you will have enough cooking space as well as access all your appliances. So as to maximize space, you need to ensure that the benches are free of clutter. This can be done by keeping the appliances, microwaves and any other cooking essentials within the kitchen cabinets.

There are very few disadvantages that are associated with the u-shaped kitchen option. One of the things that you may notice is that having benches and cupboards on the three sides in your kitchen greatly reduces the floor area. This means that you may not have a lot of space, even though the design allows you to move freely even when you have more people in the kitchen.

If you have bottom corner cabinets, you may have some difficulty accessing them. This is another disadvantage, especially when you are trying to do things quickly and need something stored down there.

Tiles For Kitchen Backsplash

To get a really sensible treatment for kitchen walls, use kitchen backsplash tiles! Kitchen surfaces take a beating, especially walls over the sink and the stove. They get bumped by small appliances. They get covered with bits of food. Kitchen walls have to be tough! Kitchen backsplash tiles come in the most durable materials available metal, ceramic, clay, glass, and even cork and rubber! All of these materials hold up to harsh treatment better than simple drywall or wallpaper.

Kitchen walls have to be easy to wash, because a kitchen is the most heavily used room in any house. Kitchen backsplash tiles have surfaces that are created for cleaning! Their slick, tough surfaces hold up to daily scrubbing without showing signs of wear.

A kitchen can have real style with kitchen backsplash tiles. It’s quite surprising that such a small area makes such a big impression! You can set the feeling for the entire room from that one small space.

Tiles can give an ethnic feel. Imagine brilliant Mexican tiles for a cheerful setting, or subtly-colored Raku-fired tiles for an Asian feel.

Do you want your kitchen to be warm and full of energy? Use gleaming, brightly colored tiles set in sharp patterns that give a feel of movement. For a gentle, calming atmosphere use natural stone tiles, with their gentle color variation. If you want the kitchen to feel modern and efficient, try metallic tiles. You can create a special feel for the entire space with your use of kitchen backsplash tiles.