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Monday, October 17, 2016

Top 10 Kitchen Renovation Tips That You Should Know About

Kitchen Renovation Tips

Are you planning for kitchen renovations? If yes, then it is very important to make sure that you carry out smart renovation. This means that you need to follow tips that will make your home a smart home and start with the kitchen.

When you are renovating your kitchen would you not want it to be the latest? Getting the latest appliances will make sure that you do not have to renovate it again in a couple of years as everything is latest.

Top 10 Kitchen Renovations Tips That You Should Know About

Some people make their living room look attractive with the latest equipment. In the same way, you need to pay proper attention to the kitchen renovations

The reason behind this is that it is a place where food is cooked and so it needs to get proper attention. Converting your kitchen into a smart one means that, everything in the kitchen is simple yet latest. A smart kitchen will make everything simple for you and also gets things done within a short period of time. In order to make things in the way you want, there are some important tips that you need to keep in mind and below listed are those:


1. Do not add many Small Storage Features:

One important thing that you need to keep in mind when you are planning to renovate your kitchen is that do not add plenty small storage options such as drawers, cabinets and dividers. These will take up a lot of space and also much space will get wasted too. Apart from this, they will also prove to be expensive.

2. Plan according to the Workflow:

During kitchen renovations, you need to do is plan according to your work flow. This is also known to be one of the most common mistakes made by people that they do not renovate the kitchen based on their workflow. The most used areas in the kitchen are the sink, refrigerator and gas. Ensure that these appliances are positioned in an efficient manner that you save time.

3. Counter Space:

Counter space is one of the most useful things in your kitchen and you need to make sure that you do not settle for less. Ensure that you have sufficient counter space.

4. Contact a Professional:

Even if you feel that you can do the kitchen renovations in the best manner, it is still best to hire the professional. He or she will ensure that the kitchen space is utilized efficiently which matters a lot.

Kitchen Renovation Tips


5. Protect the other Rooms:

While renovating the kitchen most people forget about the other rooms. You need to make certain that other rooms and walls are protected from paint dripping, debris etc.

6. Consider the Home Layout:

In case you are going to renovate other rooms as well after the kitchen or not, you need to consider the home layout. This will help you make certain that the entire home looks one.

7. Flooring Options:

The flooring options that you choose will help you make your kitchen spacious or congested. If you hire a professional, he or she will help you to select the right one.

8. Stove:

It is known as the designer handbag of the kitchen as it makes it look good. You need to ensure that the stove is functional and classy.

Kitchen Renovation Tips


9. Stain or Paint:

One vital decision that you need to take is whether you wish to paint or stain. Choose a latest and long lasting option. Ask your professional for help.

10. Height of the Cabinet:

The cabinet’s height should be such that it is possible to reach for an average height person. Keeping it too high or low would not work.

Disclosure: This is a guest post. All images are provided by contributor.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Involving Our Little Loves in the Kitchen

Our little loves are undeniably the greatest treasures we’ll ever have. But just the same, they can be a handful. You’ll probably see them in one room still watching television and the next thing you know, they’ve already conquered your room with all your clothes and make up shattered. But they are our little darlings and we’ve been little tornados too!

There are things that we want we want our kids to learn. One of them is how they can be a part of the kitchen. At first, it will seem way too impossible. Just the thought of allowing them into the kitchen will seem like a nightmare. But calm down mommy… Let’s make it possible. Because who else can be the rightful teacher to lead their way to the kitchen if not you? If it won’t be now, when do you think will be the right time?

kids in the kitchen

It’s fun if you take your little one shopping. It’s a way to get them used to where you go to purchase healthy food. You can talk about the names of the veggies and fruits, the colors… You’ll see how much their eyes will shine knowing that they’re learning new stuff. You may ask them to put some items in the cart or even carry a little shopping bag with them. They love attention. That’s what you’re going to give. Just in a little responsible way.

Bella has mastered her grocery shopping skills. As a matter of fact, she would get whatever she wants even if it is no longer important! Lol. But she knows what she needs, especially the food she wants to eat from biscuits to fruits. Once they get familiar with food and the ingredients you use for cooking, they would surely be excited to help in food preparation and cooking.

You may also start off by letting them in with their kitchen toys. Show them how it’s done with the food preparation. It’s the fun way of “learning by doing”. The next time they already can, you may already let your little love join in with measuring ingredients and show him how to keep it orderly in the kitchen. Don’t be frustrated if they can’t make it right away. We’ve gone through childhood. For sure we weren’t that easy on tasks. (*wink!) Just make sure that when you do this with your little angel, your time isn’t limited. That’s to keep the stress away.

kids help kitchen

Many times, Bella would watch me or my mom cook. I know she is interested in what we are doing because every time we prepare something, she would drag a chair and watch. She would even try to get involved. Well, you can give them tasks in the kitchen too. While making some munchkins, I let Bella roll them on candy sprinkles so that she will feel her involvement in making her fave treats.

Sometimes, I would even let her mix the pancake mixture. But with supervision of course. With this, they will be happy knowing that they were able to help and that they also exerted effort in preparing their favorite food.

So, don't be hesitant to let your kids join you in the kitchen. It would be so much fun. I swear. But of course, let them do the easy tasks. Start by merely letting them hand you the spoon or get some water or something like that. Then as they grow older, give them harder tasks. Nothing is impossible for out little loves.

kitchen kids

You’re a super mom. Believe that you are. It’s always a test in the beginning but the rewards when you see your little love learn his or her way to helping you out, it would definitely be priceless!