Thursday, April 23, 2015

Do It Yourself: 3 Handy Tips of the Month

Working in an organized kitchen is a joyful experience in itself. Maximizing space utilization, efficiency, and convenience can enhance the fun involved in cooking your favorite dishes. Apart from these practical benefits, the task of searching for and implementing innovative ideas can be a great way to explore your creative and imaginative side. Read ahead for some useful tips to make your kitchen a better-organized place.

Make Your Own Kitchen Labels

Creating kitchen labels is a simple and effective way to increase your pace during cooking without compromising on safety. Instead of going in for Boring transparent containers, you can opt for a stylish Georgian containers, and rely on labels to keep track of the contents.

Making labels can be a fun and interesting experience consisting of the following steps:
a.      Use a basic word processor or download a free label-making program from the Internet.
b.      Experiment with different designs, sizes, shapes, and colors.
c.       Play around with different fonts and character spacing options to create interesting labels.
d.      Print your kitchen labels on glossy label paper and paste the labels to shelves, containers, and jars in your sleek modular kitchen.

Use a Magazine Rack for Cutting Board Storage

While cutting boards are very useful, storing them properly can be a difficult task. Instead of letting them clutter your countertop or hang around, use unused magazine racks to store them on the inside of the wall-mounted cabinet in your sleek kitchen. Just follow these simple steps:
a.      Take an old magazine rack and finalize its placement on the inside of the cabinet door.
b.      Use small L-shaped angles to screw the rack to the cabinet door. Use two angles on each of the three sides of the rack for a firm fit.
c.       Place the cutting boards in the rack and close the cabinet door to hide them from sight. Simply open the cabinet and remove the board when you need to chop vegetables.

Storage Space under the Kitchen Sink

What is the point of having a Sleekworld kitchen if you have cleaning liquids, detergent, mops, and scrubs cluttering the space under the sink? Instead of hiding the clutter behind the base cabinet door, use this simple tip to organize the space under the kitchen sink.
a.      Affix a curtain rod under the sink. Hang brushes and cleaning liquids on the rod for reduce clutter and convenient access.
b.      For cans and bottles without nozzles, just loop a piece of twine around the neck and hang the bottles on curtain hooks placed on the rod.
c.       Use a picnic basket to store mops, scrubs, and wipes in an organized manner. Place multiple small baskets in one big basket to sort your kitchen cleaning accessories without wasting space. 

Organizing your kitchen is a never-ending task. Try these DIY tips to impress your guests with your imaginative solutions to common problems faced by all those who wish to reduce clutter, improve efficiency, and enhance the aesthetics of their kitchens. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sleek Kitchen of the Month

These days, we see a lot of bold colours and global influences in our kitchen designs. Those looking to renovate their existing kitchens request for detailed accents, unique designs, and innovative appliances.  
Our Kitchen of the Month for April is a stunning, Sleek kitchen island with turquoise blue cabinets and oak veneer with walnut stain wall and breakfast table. The beautifully crafted breakfast table on the island gives this kitchen a great character. The turquoise blue base and tall cabinets really make up an eye catching piece.
Sleek Modular Kitchen
This kitchen is a representation of contemporary influences. We love the flow and the minimalistic approach taken to create this small wonder. We particularly like the way how the cooktop on the island allows the cook to move freely around while talking to guests or keeping an eye on the kids. We also love the way the oven has been built into the cabinet in a way that doesn’t take away the flow of the design.

This kitchen design has a real warmth making it a perfect family room for relaxing and meal times. Kitchen islands designs are a recent development. These days, they have become one of the most desired features by people seeking to renovate their kitchens as well as new home buyers. 
Suzy Island Chimney
And the reasonable Sleek modular kitchen price make them all the more desirable considering the kind of quality they offer.
As you can see, a kitchen island offers many benefits especially when you have a kitchen plus dining room. In cities where space is always an issue, a compact kitchen is the most feasible option. They are a great option when you want the cooktop to be accessible from all sides of the room. The kitchen island’s counter top can also be used as a surface for serving meals.
The Suzy island chimney creates a great focus and is a great addition to the functional aspect of this Sleek modular kitchen. The convenient to use breakfast counter attached to island in veneer finish allows two or even three people to cook together and have meals at the same time. All in all, this kitchen functions as a multi-tasker which is capable of storing and concealing appliances and serve as a kitchen table in a modern home.
Feel free to write to us a Sleek kitchen review for our Kitchen of the Month!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Do it yourself: Tips for Re-Modelling Your Kitchen

Re-modelling your kitchen does not really require you hiring a specialist. With a little thought and effort, you can do it yourself too. All you need are some handy tools and the confidence to pull the work off. Sure, you might need to call a specialist for certain areas and jobs, but there are also many things that you can do on your own. It is also a great solution especially when you have a limited budget. Here are some DIY kitchen remodeling steps for you to transform your kitchen:

  • Plan and Prepare

The first thing you need to do is to list down your ideas. Make a list of all the materials and tools you will require to renovate your kitchen. It is very important that you get these ready, to avoid any problems while working.

  • Pack up the Valuables

If there are areas in your kitchen that have delicate structures or items, make sure you pack it up before you start your remodeling work. Delicate lamps, curtain rods etc are some of the things you can unfasten to keep them from getting damaged in the process. Also, check for any lose wires or switch boards that can create hazards.

  • Paint

If the area of walls in kitchen that needs to be painted is less, you can do it yourself. However, this requires patience and preciseness. Read up well on how to paint walls and also about the kind of paint you choose. A thorough homework before starting is absolutely necessary to transform your Sleek kitchen.

  • Changing the Fittings and Other Hardware

You can give your kitchen a fresh look by upgrading the hardware fittings of your Sleek modular kitchen such as the knobs and handles of your cabinets and drawers. These are very easy to fit too. While doing this on your own, you can save the money you might have spent on the technician.

  • Installation Projects

If you are comfortable and confident, you can even carry out installations projects on your own like upgrading to a fancy lamp or a better faucet.  You can find such easy-to-install fixtures at any Sleekworld showroom. Also, you can find many tutorial videos online to guide you in case you need help. However, it is suggested only if you understand completely about the safety measures, especially when it has anything to do with electricity.

Do-it-yourself projects are a great way to save money while re-modelling your kitchen, all you need to spend is for the materials. It is always a good idea to research thoroughly about whatever project you are undertaking for a successful kitchen re-modelling.