Does your kitchen look small and insignificant? Well, if you’re a guy then you probably don’t really care; however, if your wife or lady-friend wants you to spruce it up then we’ve got some tips for you! Just like a movie or TV set, there are plenty of tricks that can make a room look bigger.
Here are just several tips that you can use to make your kitchen look larger:
Replacing the cabinet doors with glass doors will help the eye focus into the cabinet, giving more depth to the wall.
If you paint your kitchen walls white, you’ll definitely make your kitchen seem to look bigger than it really is. It will give a sense of “space” in the room by reflecting more light.
Instead of always using artificial light, let it more natural light.
Geometric angles and clean lines for surface areas of the kitchen will make the kitchen look bigger.
There are particular floor patterns that will make the floor look longer and wider. For example, over-sized diamonds with diagonal lines will allow the eye to follow a longer path.
This is the most simple one: cleaning up the clutter in the kitchen! It’s simple, but it can be severely overlooked.
There are many cleaning solutions/ home improvement tricks you can make or do at home that will save you money from picking some up from the store. One of the things you can mix up at home is furniture polish. There may be a chance that you have the items to make homemade furniture polish. Here are a few recipes for you to choose from…
1 Cup Olive Oil
¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 Cup Mineral Oil
3-4 Drops of Lemon Extract/Oil
2 Ounces Grated Beeswax
5 Ounces Turpentine
The first recipe is recommended to be poured into a spray bottle, and recipes 2 and 3 can be stored in containers. When you’re polishing furniture or wood, you do not want to spray the polish directly on. Spray or pour the polish onto a white cloth and work it into the furniture or wood, and then wipe it away. The polish should make the furniture look more vibrant. If it still looks dull, wait several minutes an repeat the polishing process.
An outdoor kitchen is one of the coolest things to have outside your home, especially during the summer. It’s the perfect compliment to a pool and it makes grilling manly steaks, burgers and hot dogs that much better. For those that have an outdoor kitchen already, I’ll be talking about some tips to sprucing up your outdoor kitchen.
Almost anything that can be added to an indoor kitchen can be added to an outdoor kitchen. Anything from a refrigerator, to cabinets, to grills and sinks can be added; however, there must be something done to all of these additions: they must be made waterproof! Concerning the grill, you can have one custom made or you can pick out an already-made BBQ grill for a fairly reasonable price. Throw in some skewers and you’re all set.
When you’re thinking about flooring options for an outdoor kitchen area, you need to pick an option that isn’t too slick so stay away from marble and tile floors for the outdoor kitchen area. You will also need to add storage areas and cabinet space, as well as counter top space. The most popular choices for the counter tops are either stone or brick counter tops. All the storage areas need to be waterproof so they can hold up in bad weather conditions. The best choice for storage space is stainless steel, since wood will rot. You may also purchase and overhead covering for your grill to make the grilling easier. For your sink, the best choices are stainless steel or ceramic and your home water supply can be connected to the outdoor sink or done so with a hose.