Friday, September 25, 2015

Give Your Kitchen a New Look

Decorating your kitchen is an essential part of enhancing your home’s beauty. The kitchen is, perhaps, the most important room in the house, particularly if you like to cook or are a food buff. You should try to make it look as attractive as possible.
If you want to give an attractive and fresh look to your kitchen, do go through the following remodeling tips:

Allot proper space

Space is the main factor to focus on while redesigning your kitchen. Check your floor plan. The kitchen should be able to give proper space to appliances like refrigerator, oven, etc. It should also give enough space to the person using the kitchen to move around. Besides, there should be space allotted for you to catch your breath while working in the kitchen. A small bar-style alcove may allow your family or guests to sit and have snacks. To give proper space to all the things, you may install an electric cook-top that also functions as a counter-top. It will also include simple cabinetry and a mirrored back-splash, and complete your kitchen by occupying minimum space.

Work on designs

To give a new look to your Sleek kitchen, you may opt for contemporary designs. Some modern designs come with a combination of sturdy and durable materials like wood, metal and concrete.
For simpler designs, you may go for monochrome patterns. They create a calm atmosphere.  Pick one color and give it to your chairs and tables. Create the similar effects on the background. You may also go for white tables and chairs outlined with black colored frames.
If you want an elegant and formal look, then make use of raw steel, glazed bricks and salvaged wood in your kitchen. This will make your kitchen look strong, sparkling and systematized.
Using vibrant colors in your kitchen adds life to it. They brighten your kitchen. The dazzling look will let you, your family and your guests spend a wonderful time in your kitchen.
These are some smart design ideas to consider when you remodel your kitchen. Depending on your taste, choose the right design and add new life to your old kitchen.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Five Trends of a Modern day Kitchen

The modern day kitchen is no more restricted to basic features. It has become more attractive and functional. Homeowners these days love to flaunt their kitchens. They, therefore, invest in its decor and designing.
Check out the latest trends that designers follow to create an exemplary kitchen:  
1.       Merge with other rooms
Kitchens are not reserved just for cooking any more. In some cases they incorporate living and dining areas as well. The counters are designed in a way to offer dining space for the family. Besides, open kitchens eliminate the walls between the living room and the kitchen. This makes the kitchen look spacious and facilitates better flow into the kitchen.

2.       Space management
Space is the biggest concern for any homeowner. Homes in urban areas are always short of space. Managing space efficiently while designing the kitchen is a challenge. To make your kitchen appear bigger, use illusionary tricks. Install open shelves, hangers and hooks for cookware, cutlery and napkins instead of boxed cabinets. Besides, you may also smartly mount your appliances on the walls instead of them occupying precious counter space.

3.       Use of technology
Technology has now entered the kitchen in a big way. Use sensor lights in your Sleek kitchens. These lights will automatically switch on when you enter the kitchen and will turn off when you leave. There are also chips that are installed in ovens that send an alert to your smartphone when your dish is ready. These technological innovations will not only make your kitchen life simpler but also leave an impression among your friends and guests.

4.       Modular kitchens
Modular kitchens are gaining popularity in India. The reasons for this are higher disposable incomes, increasing number of working women and an affinity towards modern aesthetics. Modular kitchens are easy to install, compact, easy to clean and are available in a range of designs. Besides, modular kitchens may be easily modified with changing trends.

5.       Design trends
Many homemakers are also seeking efficient functionality in the kitchens. They look out for ways to increase their storage space and organize their things better. While designing, homemakers go for sturdy materials that give a dazzling look too. Bright colors, contemporary artwork and eclectic lighting are some of the features that define a modern and stylish kitchen. Seeking expert advice before remodeling kitchens is also another important trend that homeowners are opting for.  
Smart technology, efficient storage and bright colors will give you an attractive kitchen. Elevate your kitchen experience by adopting these tips. Even if you are not planning a complete makeover of your kitchen, you may make some minor changes and make the kitchen classy and comfortable.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Seven Ways to Save Resources in your Kitchen

The kitchen is that place of the house where we spend a substantial amount of time. While working in the kitchen, it is important to be aware of wastage that may occur inadvertently such as water, electricity or food. Subsequently, it is also important to prevent the occurrence of such wastage.  
Follow these 7 steps to save valuable resources and work smart while in your kitchen.   
Use a Container While Hand-washing Dishes

Do dispose of leftovers before putting vessels in the sink. Do not use the sink strainer as a trash bin. The best way to utilize food wastage is to create compost out of it. This will make your Sleek kitchen clean and also produce nutritious soil for your plants.   

When you wash dishes by hand, here is an efficient way to save water; Fill a large container with soapy water and dip your plates in it before scrubbing. A lot of water may be wasted otherwise if you rinse each plate under a running tap.

Use an Efficient Dishwasher

While installing a dishwasher, ensure that you buy one with good energy ratings. One with stainless steel interiors is a good choice for easy cleaning and rust free interiors. Always run the dishwasher on full capacity to save on water and electricity. If it’s just a few plates or mugs rinse them by hand instead of running the dishwasher.    

Carry a Shopping List

When you go shopping, always carry a list of items you need. This ensures you only buy essentials and prevents you ending up with a lot of merchandise that looks attractive but you may not use later.

Use Bulk Bins

Many retail outlets offer bulk bins to consumers. Using them, you may weigh and buy only the amount of product that you need. This helps you to get rid of the excess amount that comes in packaged products.

Use Smaller Ovens

If you need to heat, bake or grill small items, use the microwave or grill to save energy, instead of your oven. Ovens usually have higher capacities and use that much more energy.

Treat the Waste

Do dispose of leftovers before putting vessels in the sink. Do not use the sink strainer as a trash bin. The best way to utilize food wastage is to create compost out of it. This will make your Sleek kitchen clean and also produce nutritious soil for your plants.    

Fill the Refrigerator

Full refrigerators save energy. Keeping your refrigerator full means all the things in it are cooled evenly. Because they are so closely packed together there is negligible loss of cooling. Also, clean your refrigerator’s air filter regularly to save energy.

Practising these simple steps will help you save a lot of resources while you work in your Sleek modular kitchen