Built in Cupboards and Kitchens

The cost to remodel kitchens and built in cupboards will depend on the materials you use as well as what hardware and worktops you put in. Drawers, hardware and countertops is one of the things that push up the cost of a kitchen. If you want to save money you can place big wall cabinets and base cabinets in the kitchen and instead of using granite you can fit the kitchen with formica countertops. Most people would like to have granite in their kitchen but don’t always have the budget for it. One thing you can do is to fit your kitchen with formica countertops and spend the bulk of your money on the kitchen. This way you will be able to place more drawers and better hardware in the kitchen. This will not only make your kitchen look better but more practical and functional.

When you get some more money you can always remove the formica countertops and replace it with granite. There are certain kitchen or built in cupboard cabinets that you have to have in a kitchen or bedroom for example: A drawer unit is important for your cutlery, dishcloths, soup spoons etc. For a bedroom it will be a hanging, shelving and combo cupboard. A sink unit is also one you can’t leave out as well as a under counter oven unit. You don’t necessarily need to have a broom cabinet when you remodel a kitchen. You can make the space where the fridge goes a bit bigger and place your broom and mop next to the fridge. The fridge itself also doesn’t need to have a housing around it you could just leave a gap to place the fridge in and so saving on the cost of the kitchens. The fridge housing unit will cut the cost of the kitchen down allot because the upright panels next to the fridge that keep the wall cabinet above the fridge in place are big and is also the color of the door of the kitchen. The quality of hardware can also push up the cost of a kitchen. Don’t try to save a penny on the kitchen by skimping on the hardware. If you use a cheap hinge and the doors fall of you will have to pay for a new door and a hinge. Mepla, Blum, Rocco and Ferrari are some of the trustworthy brands I would recommend you use. The cost of their hardware is more than others but the quality is so much better and it’s also so much easier to use. With kitchen hardware you really do get what you pay for. Between the above mentioned I would say Rocco is your more exquisite range and people who buy this brand want to push the cost of their kitchen up a bit but Blum, Mepla and Ferrari are very affordable brands with endless benefits. Remodel your kitchen with this hardware and you won’t go wrong.

The most cost effective way to remodel a kitchen and give it a color is using melamine chipboard. You can buy Melamine chipboard in sheets of 2750mmx1830mm giving you about 5 square meters per board to work with. Melamine chipboard can only be edged with PVC or impact edging that is glued onto the chipboard. You can also use veneer chipboard which is 0.5mm veneer wood glued onto the surface of the chipboard to make the chipboard look like real wood. This board though isn’t very cost effective in a kitchen and would normally be used as panels for a solid door kitchen. Solid wood is one of your most expensive finishes you can use in a kitchen and could cost a round about four times the price of melamine chipboard. Your average standard solid wood kitchen will cost you about R60000 so be ready for the quote when it comes. There are many more ways to cut the cost in the kitchen when you remodel it just remember to make your time spent in the kitchen more comfortable. Most people just want to have good looking kitchen but if it’s not practical it won’t be a pleasure to work and spend time in. The kitchen is becoming the focal point in the house and people are spending a lot more time in the kitchen whether they cook, eat or entertain.

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Textured and Structured Cabinet Doors

Structured and textured cabinets are essentially the opposite of high gloss cabinets. Instead of smooth and shiny these are coarse and matte. Consequently giving the doors and drawers a more natural look and feel. While high gloss is still quite common in kitchens and bathrooms, when one is trying to achieve a more organic design they tend to go with a more textured or structured door.

Over the years structured and textured cabinet doors and drawers have become a common occurrence in modern kitchen and bathrooms. The lovely textures bring movement and depth to a bathroom or kitchen without being too loud.

In addition to structured and textured cabinets, contemporary style is also represented by cool colors, a relaxing atmosphere, stone surfaces, and elements inspired by nature. The ultimate goal is to combine a lovely ambiance and a beautiful appearance with practical functionality.

Building a nice 3/4 inch cabinet box that is sturdy enough to be dissembled and taken with you if you move houses is becoming standard in the European market. If you have a nice strong box, with high quality hardware from a company like Blum, and some nice structured and textured cabinet doors without handles. Then you have an excellent foundation for creating a very luxurious feeling kitchen (by without handles I mean with fingerpull doors or push doors with magnets).

In addition to structured and textured cabinets, some of the more popular finishes of today are gray oak, white lacquer, cedar, and stone. The finishing details and furniture are simple and use clean lines.

Cool tones are seeming to dominate a vast majority of modern kitchens. They have a very simple, contemporary appearance and can assist you in feeling calm & tranquil.

Clean cabinet lines can do wonders. One can design cabinets in a such a way that they become completely integrated with the wall. The employment of a tool such as textured cabinets gives one the ability to stay within the modern style.

Some more trends that we have been seeing occur these days are large windows, uncommon shapes, cabinets without handles, and an open floor plan. An open floor plan is most notable. This layout grants one the ability to flow through their entire home more easily and thus is more conducive to a social environment. Moreover, this layout enables people cooking in the kitchen to interact with the rest of the folks in the dwelling.

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Blum Cabinet Hinges

Blum hinges are preferred worldwide by cabinet and furniture makers because of design and quality. The hinges are manufactured to meet the ISO9000 standard that signifies they are manufactured with consistent quality. The quality of this product is guaranteed by a lifetime warranty. How many hinge manufacturers offer such guarantees on the quality of their products?

The hidden hinges produced by Blum are the industry standard for hinges that are concealed on the inside of cabinets. Cabinets open quietly and effortlessly when such hinges are properly installed. When this hardware is installed, people are assured of flawless operation each time a door is opened and closed. The hardware is an excellent choice for cabinets where the manufacturing process or material has resulted in slight imperfections to allow for easy installation and adjustments when required. These hinges come with a special tool that is a tool-free clip on mechanism to help with any changes required. These cabinet parts are easily removable allowing for actions such as shelf cleaning, altering shelf height or shelf removal to be made on cabinets.

Blum cabinet hinges are a superb selection for installation on cabinets. Each part has a two or three-way adjustment feature that will depend on the type of cabinet and the adjustment required. A two-way adjustment allows a height and side adjustment with two screws. A three-way adjustment allows for a height, side and depth. The type of cabinet and the doors will determine the best selection of the adjustment hardware style.

Another excellent choice for hinges is either free-swing or self-closing. Self-closing hinges will gently, quietly and slowly close cabinet doors. A free-swinging hinge can be chosen but these hinges are primarily used in furniture applications not kitchen cabinets. The number of hinges required will depend on the size and weight of the doors on each cabinet. The heavier the door, the need for additional hardware increases for stability and safety. Correct hinges and number of hinges is important to ensure smooth cabinet door operation.

If wondering which hinge to choose, understanding the applications, type of cabinets, opening spaces, height and weight will allow the selection of the proper Blum hinges for all cabinets. The costs for these parts vary on the types of hinges chosen as hinges come in a variety of sizes and applications. If Blum cabinet hinges are preferred by cabinet professionals, how can other hinges be chosen?

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Built in Cupboards and Kitchens

The cost to remodel kitchens and built in cupboards will depend on the materials you use as well as what hardware and worktops you put in. Drawers, hardware and countertops is one of the things that push up the cost of a kitchen. If you want to save money you can place big wall cabinets and base cabinets in the kitchen and instead of using granite you can fit the kitchen with formica countertops. Most people would like to have granite in their kitchen but don’t always have the budget for it. One thing you can do is to fit your kitchen with formica countertops and spend the bulk of your money on the kitchen. This way you will be able to place more drawers and better hardware in the kitchen. This will not only make your kitchen look better but more practical and functional.

When you get some more money you can always remove the formica countertops and replace it with granite. There are certain kitchen or built in cupboard cabinets that you have to have in a kitchen or bedroom for example: A drawer unit is important for your cutlery, dishcloths, soup spoons etc. For a bedroom it will be a hanging, shelving and combo cupboard. A sink unit is also one you can’t leave out as well as a under counter oven unit. You don’t necessarily need to have a broom cabinet when you remodel a kitchen. You can make the space where the fridge goes a bit bigger and place your broom and mop next to the fridge. The fridge itself also doesn’t need to have a housing around it you could just leave a gap to place the fridge in and so saving on the cost of the kitchens. The fridge housing unit will cut the cost of the kitchen down allot because the upright panels next to the fridge that keep the wall cabinet above the fridge in place are big and is also the color of the door of the kitchen. The quality of hardware can also push up the cost of a kitchen. Don’t try to save a penny on the kitchen by skimping on the hardware. If you use a cheap hinge and the doors fall of you will have to pay for a new door and a hinge. Mepla, Blum, Rocco and Ferrari are some of the trustworthy brands I would recommend you use. The cost of their hardware is more than others but the quality is so much better and it’s also so much easier to use. With kitchen hardware you really do get what you pay for. Between the above mentioned I would say Rocco is your more exquisite range and people who buy this brand want to push the cost of their kitchen up a bit but Blum, Mepla and Ferrari are very affordable brands with endless benefits. Remodel your kitchen with this hardware and you won’t go wrong.

The most cost effective way to remodel a kitchen and give it a color is using melamine chipboard. You can buy Melamine chipboard in sheets of 2750mmx1830mm giving you about 5 square meters per board to work with. Melamine chipboard can only be edged with PVC or impact edging that is glued onto the chipboard. You can also use veneer chipboard which is 0.5mm veneer wood glued onto the surface of the chipboard to make the chipboard look like real wood. This board though isn’t very cost effective in a kitchen and would normally be used as panels for a solid door kitchen. Solid wood is one of your most expensive finishes you can use in a kitchen and could cost a round about four times the price of melamine chipboard. Your average standard solid wood kitchen will cost you about R60000 so be ready for the quote when it comes. There are many more ways to cut the cost in the kitchen when you remodel it just remember to make your time spent in the kitchen more comfortable. Most people just want to have good looking kitchen but if it’s not practical it won’t be a pleasure to work and spend time in. The kitchen is becoming the focal point in the house and people are spending a lot more time in the kitchen whether they cook, eat or entertain.

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Modern Kitchen Design Trends

A new kitchen style

Homeowners are starting to move away from the very sleek, minimalistic look to a more warm and welcoming look that mirrors their own styles. This has seen the birth of a new kitchen style: a merge of modern and traditional elements.

The modern traditional style mixes colours, textures and materials. It’s now common for contrasting materials to be used next to each other; textured timber or stainless steel with marble, or mirrors, marble and timber together on the kitchen island. And bronze, pewter and brushed nickel are starting to replace chrome handles. A kitchen renovation by Art of Kitchens that combines timber veneers, mirrors and timber recently won the 2014 HIA Kitchen of the Year by Art of Kitchens.

Shelving

This style is also being reflected in kitchen shelving; whilst integrated appliances are still popular they are being combined with open-shelving units so homeowners can display precious or interesting knick-knacks to reflect themselves. Open shelving can be customized to make the kitchen feel alive and welcoming whilst without impacting functionality. Open shelving has the added benefit of being lighter on the budget and, if you have the right skills, installed by you.

Perfectly imperfect

Imperfect, touchy-feely and textured materials such as granites, engineered stones and materials that imitate raw finishes are popular as well as being easy to maintain. Popular in kitchen benchtops are materials with slight imperfections and textured finishes. Caesarstone Concrete Finishes and the new Silestone Suede Texture ranges are great examples of this.

High-gloss timber with smooth finishes is being replaced with textured timber finishes that characterize natural forms are popular and add an extra dimension to the space. Companies such as Laminex and Danzer have a great range of textured timber veneers.

Colours

Increasingly kitchens have a range of vibrant colorsmixed with subtle tones allowing for more artistic options. Both Pantones and Laminex’s new seasons predictions reflect a greater range of vibrant colors to reflect your unique style: “The soothing tones of jades, pinks and purples with the grandeur colorsof Chinese regal reds and bold hues of gold, create balance and a laid-back ambiance.”

Another trend becoming popular is using wallpaper your kitchen. Subtle use of the right wallpaper can help to balance other materials in the kitchen as well as providing additional contrast, texture and interest.

Other considerations

It’s worth investigating what’s new in kitchen technologies as it’s likely they have changed dramatically. There have been great innovations in all aspects of kitchen design in the last 10 years, not just kitchen appliances. Companies such as Blum have made huge advances on internal cabinet hardware and shelving systems.

Ideabooks and visual bookmarking

There’s also been many innovations in how we go about planning our kitchen renovation. Websites that allow you to develop ideabooks (or scrapbooks) such as Pinterest and Houzz are a great method to keep all your ideas in the one spot. Simply find photos that appeal to you and add them to your Ideabook.

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Things to Know About Kitchen Cabinet Hinges

Renovating a kitchen on your own requires a bit of know-how as well as some basic design knowledge and the ability to understand what you will need to get everything in your kitchen done right. One of the things that can easily make or break a kitchen are the kitchen cabinets. Not just the cabinets themselves, but also the hardware that goes with them. Not only do you have to think about the pulls, but you need to think about the kitchen cabinet hinges as well.

Hinges are not as simple as they sound. Whereas you might think that there are only a couple of different styles to choose from, the truth is that there are a variety of hinge styles to consider. For example, do you know if you are going to use a concealed hinge, a demountable hinge, self-closing hinge, a knife hinge or one of the many other hinge options that are available to you? When you make your hinge choice, do you know whether you need to cut your cabinet doors in a special way in order to make them work and if so do you have the tools to do it?

Understanding cabinet hinges is a very important part of a kitchen renovation because using the wrong cut for the hinge or using the wrong hinge can make everything look terrible and work incorrectly. Doing it right can make your kitchen cabinets look beautiful and professionally put together at the same time.

There are also different brands of kitchen cabinet hinges to consider. Among these brands are Youngdale, Blum, Grass and Amerock. While you will not find a lot of difference between type of hinges within name brands, you will find that some brands offer more choices in styles and colors for particular looks than others and you may choose a specific brand based on a look that they have that no one else offers.

Who knew that choosing the right kitchen cabinet hinges was so important? Now you understand why it is so important that you consider every aspect of installing your kitchen cabinets, from choosing the right colors, materials and installing them correctly to picking out the right hinges for the look you want and to get your cabinets to hang the way that you want to.

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Advice on How to Remodel Your Kitchen

Anybody who is trying to sell their house or merely trying to improve on it knows that they need to put a certain measure of money into it. Remodeling it is a serious job and can be pricey at times – but it likewise aids to step-up the monetary value of the home if you can do it correct.

To save on money you should start with one room in the home and reconstruct it before moving to the next. This will likewise make your home more habitable and less cluttered. Out of all the rooms in the house none is more popular and utilized by numerous people than the kitchen. It is likewise the one room that if done properly can step-up the value by hundreds of dollars.

You do not always have to switch all the details in the room when you are trying to mend it – but merely the things that matter the most. There are some homes in which the floors and the paint on the walls may be just fine and you might love them so much that you would rather not touch them. The easiest thing you could modify are the appliances, countertops, and cabinets.

Try finding countertops that are lasting, strong, and fashionably smooth. Marble is one of the most common kinds that you are able to buy because it looks refined in any kind of kitchen and is simple to maintain. You are able to get it in many colors and if it is too costly you have the ability to find a material that has a similar appearance to it.

The hardware that you utilise in your kitchen is crucial and must work properly. That is why you must be searching for appliances that are newer and simple to keep clean. The way that they appear on the exterior is just as crucial as their efficiency. We feel that stainless steel is neutral and can fit well into any type of home that you have.

And of course you have the cabinets. These are a couple of the more important things you will be switching when trying to find a new look for the kitchen. It would be easier to find discount kitchen cabinet that you are able to purchase in bulk. Look for something that is durable and is simple to clean.

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