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Best Kitchen Remodeling tips 2019 | Consider Before Starting the Project

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Has it ever happened to you? Feeling hungry, you might have walked into your kitchen and suddenly felt uninspired to cook?  This could be due to many reasons. You might have started feeling that your appliances are outdated or space is poorly laid out or maybe just looking plain ugly. Perhaps you need to get the kitchen remodelled. I hope my Kitchen Remodeling tips will help you to execute your project successfully

Remodeling of the kitchen will definitely improve the look and feel of your kitchen. But before you undertake this project, there are few things you must know to prepare yourself for the possible challenges that come with completing a kitchen remodel.

Kitchen remodeling seems to be a simple project but however small the project may be,  it is important to start your project with a good plan.

First of all, you must Know beforehand what changes you want to see in your kitchen. Do not get started unless you are very much sure. You may consult with an expert consultant or contractor and ask for the photos of recently remodelled kitchens.

Though your requirements may be different but It would help you to finalize a theme and enable you to keep a consistent style throughout your kitchen. You may also like to check the image galleries offered by many websites. You may be benefitted by reading a book like " Remodel: Without Going Bonkers or Broke" dedicated to remodeling. I really feel that once you have a theme and look in mind and a detailed plan, you are ready to get started.

Given below is a list of things you will need to consider before initiating your kitchen remodel:

Space management :

As you are not constructing a new kitchen, it is important to keep in mind the shape and size os the existing kitchen and then explore the applicability of the kitchen triangle to optimize the layout both in design and function.

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The basic purpose of the classic kitchen triangle is to regulate the workflow. The main idea is that you should be able to move unobstructed between three points of the triangle i.e refrigerator, sink and the stove/oven.

Most of the people prefer to Sink on the perimeter of the triangle however some may like it to be on Kitchen Island. It all depends on your liking and the size of the kitchen.

If you have separate stove and oven, you cal keep both within a distance of 2 to 3 feet. The oven may be kept on the triangle or out depending upon your baking requirements.

The fridge can be kept at a farther point of the triangle assuming that you will not be moving the items back and forth during cooking. You can try to adjust the fridge in such a way that the door of the fridge opens into the triangle.

Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops:

As per my experience, most of the kitchen renovation projects are delayed due to the mistakes committed during the installation of new kitchen cabinets.

If it happens, it would leave you with a partially or non-functioning kitchen for a longer period and you would keep on asking the questions about how much more time it is going to take to finish the remodeling of the kitchen.

As I said earlier, most of these problems can be avoided with proper and diligent planning but there may still be a chance for a variety of things to go wrong.

Following are some of the most common mistakes made during the replacement and installation of cabinets.

Poor Measurements of Existing Kitchen Cabinets:

If you want to avoid any unnecessary delays in your kitchen remodeling project, you must ensure that all the cabinet measurements are taken accurately. The measurements should include all the dimensions like the height of the ceiling, from wall-to-wall, doors, windows and anything else that may break up or effect cabinet alignment.

There are plenty of Kitchen cabinets and countertop options available in the market. I have dedicated a special post on the selection of Kitchen Cabinets.

Replacement of Old Appliances:

If you are planning to replace your old appliances with the new ones, You must keep in mind to allocate the space as per the measurement of new appliances rather than the old.  Though you may be using

If you are replacing your old appliances with new appliances, make sure that you measure the spaces for them according to the new appliances, rather than the old. Although you may be using standard-sized appliances, It is better to check the dimensions as Manufacturer keeps on changing the models and specifications. It is better to be prepared than feeling sorry later.

When choosing the new appliances, their size and colour should complement each other and also be consistent with the theme chosen.

Faucets and Sink:

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You may prefer to install a designer sink in your kitchen. While selecting the new sink, you must be mindful of the size and depth of the sink and the features, height clearance and manoeuvrability of the faucet.

Kitchen Walls and Floor:

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The material, pattern and colour of the walls and floor should remain true to the overall theme of the kitchen. The best materials for kitchen flooring are non-porous and durable, as they will hold up better with daily use and food spills.

Kitchen Lighting:

As with any workspace, there should be enough lighting in the kitchen. It is advisable to Have lights over each work zone - particularly the stove and sink.

Finance Availability:

The budget may have the biggest implications while tackling any remodeling project. The budget has a biggest say in deciding "how much to be done and what should be replaced". This should be considered during the planning stage.

It is best to consult a contractor if you are planning a kitchen remodel and take an estimate. Most of the contractors offer a free estimate. The estimate can give you a fair idea about how much each part of the project will cost and what can be accomplished based on your budget. The worst thing you can imagine is to begin a project you can't afford to finish. It is always better to make realistic plans based on your financing and stick to them!

Bottom Line:

A kitchen remodel may take several weeks and you must arrange a makeshift kitchen during the remodeling period. It is also important to lay out clear rules for both the workers and your family before the remodel.

The workers should be informed of areas that are off-limits to them. Similarly, the family members, especially children, should know to stay out of work areas. The workers should be respectful of your home and always clean up after themselves at the end of each workday.

You should be involved in every aspect of the project as much as possible and do not hesitate to ask any questions to the contractors. If you start with a good plan, stick to your budget, and communicate with the contractor, your kitchen remodel will be a great success.

I hope I have been able to give you some tips on your kitchen remodeling project which would definitely come handy. In case you need any more advice, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

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5 Popular Pub Bistro and Bar Tables 2019 | Which Should I choose?

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Most of the people club bistro and bar tables into one category under the heading of the bar table. This is quite understandable as both serve the same basic purpose.

However, when shopping for a specific model for your home using the same term i.e Bar Table, interchangeably can sometimes lead to confusion and frustration. To make matters even worse, there is a third type known as the Pub table that is also considered a bar table as well.

In order, to help you find the exact table you want for your home you need to know the difference between these three different types.

Bar tables are about 40 to 42 inches high, the same height as most bars. They are usually relatively small; intimate sitting two to four people. While traditionally made from wood, bar tables now come in a variety of materials and styles that look great in a breakfast nook or a small dining area as well as a family or game room.

Bistro tables are round and they take up very little floor space and usually have a bit of an old fashioned air about them. They can either be bar height or regular height depending on the type of table you choose.

Bistro and bar tables can be used anywhere for creating a nice ambience for an entryway. Some types of bistro tables with a single bar stool have been used to add an elegant touch to large bathrooms.

Outside versions of the bistro table also look great on a patio or deck or beside your pool. Bistro tables and bar stools also tend to have more flourish than do either the pub or bar table.

Pub tables like bistro tables can either be bar height or regular table height. These tables can range in size from small intimate tables that seat two or four people to large tables that can hold eight to a dozen people. Most tables were traditionally made of wood but now can be made from a variety of material.

Each style of table has its own special charm and which type you decide on will depend a great deal on your own personal taste and the space you want to place it.

A homeowner who wants a small table in their game room often choose a bar table and sturdy stools as these tables are not only small but make tables to enjoy drinks, snacks or play games.

Pub tables often make great additions to the large country kitchen as they traditionally provide more seating than the others.

Bistro tables seem to be easily adaptable to a variety of places in the home and make great looking conversation pieces as well as adding warmth and charm to any room they are in.
If you are looking for a table for your deck or patio then you are not limited to just one choice. There are bar tables made of wrought iron and granite that look great on either a patio or deck where a bistro table with an umbrella can give an old-world charm to your patio and a wicker or glass top bistro table looks perfect on that deck.

One thing you want to make sure of is that unless you are purchasing your bar or bistro table as a set with accompanying bar stools you are going to need to find the right stools to match your tables. Keep in mind that bar stools come in various heights so you are going to want to have the right height stool for the table you choose. Your best bet is to measure the barstool to make sure it is the right height. You want to have between 9 and 13 inches between the top of the stool and the bottom of the table.

Having a bistro table or bar table in your home can add charm and personality to your decor. There are many styles and materials to choose from make finding just the right table much easier than one would expect.

5 Popular Pub, Bistro and Bar Tables

Flash Furniture 24'' Round Wood Cocktail Table with 30'' and 42'' Columns 2 Pack,24 inches

This 24" bar table can also be used as a Standard Table. You can just start your day with a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy glass of wine in the Evening on this pub table.

  1. Table Top made of Birchwood Plywood.
  2. Quadruple Coated Top for Durability .
  3. Black PVC Edge
  4. Chrome Finished Column
  5. Aluminum Base
  6. Self Levelling Floor Glides
  7. Can be paired with a Stool or can be used as a Standing Table
  8. Column Heights : 30 and 42 inches
  9. Base Size : 27.5 Inch

Mr IRONSTONE 39.4” Bar Table Vintage Pub Dining Height Table Bistro Table

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Ironstone bar table can be used with stool set to chat with your friends over the wine cup or read your favorite books with a cup of coffee.

This bistro table can be used to create your own pub area and welco your friends and family for a cocktail or Dinner.

  1. The pub dining table set includes a rectangular table and a round stool.
  2. Made of MDF with wood texture surface.
  3. Only for Indoor Use.
  4. Table Height : 39.4 inch and Stool Height 27.7 Inch
  5. Both Pub Table and Stools have adjustable Feets
  6. Supporting Frame is Very Stable.
  7. Can be used as a Bar Table or Standard Dining Table
  8. Give a Pub Vibe
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Trademark Innovations Portable Bar Table - Carrying Case Included - PORT-BAR

This wonderfur bar table can easily be set up for any party. The compact design of the table is a great space saver. You need not worry even if you live in a small apartment as it can easily be accommodated in small space.  

You get a free black skirt and storage bag with this portable Bar Table.

  1. Convenient carrying case.
  2. Comes with a Black skirt.
  3. Collapsible  and can be easily transported and set up.
  4. 35 inch height 
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Topeakmart Adjustable Round Pub Table Counter Bar 

  1. Sleek Design
  2. Round tabletop
  3. 35.8 Inch Height
  4. MDF tabletop.
  5. Anti-skid stainless steel base
  6. Can be Used as Pub table, Bistro and Bar table or Standard pedestal table
  7. Adjustable Height
  8. 360° Swivel Design Bar Table
  9. Easy to Assemble
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Kealive Table and Bar Stools X-Shaped Base 3 Piece Table Bar Set 360 Degree Swivel 

  1.  Table 39 inch high and chair height is 27.8 Inch
  2. It is a perfect combination of 1 Bar Table and 2 Stools provide nice setting to have your drinks.  
  3. Round top and an X-shaped base for added stability.
  4. The bar stool Seat is PU cushion with plenty of sponge, super soft and comfortable.
  5. 360 degree swivel enables you to rotate these stools in different directions. 
  6. Easy to assemble and Clean
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I hope you have enjoyed this posts. In case you need more information , Just leave a message in the comment section.

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How to Choose the best Kitchen Sink- 5 Things you should know

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Did you ever notice that your kitchen revolves around a bowl-shaped fixture, generally known as the sink or what you call a wash basin? Yes, you heard it right, the least demanding, but still, the most multitasking feature of the daily household is the kitchen sink. Thus before buying the best sink for your kitchen, You must know -" How to Choose the best Kitchen Sink wisely ?"

Here is the list of the factors that you should consider while choosing you “perfect” sink

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  • Size Matters: Making your kitchen look beautiful depends on the correct size of the kitchen sink that is perfectly placed in its right space. It is important to know what size of the sink suits your needs as well as the overall kitchen setup. A large sink though provides more space for washing dishes but takes away the additional space which is critical in smaller kitchens. Moreover, a large sink may also demand you to modify the whole cabinet spacing of your kitchen.
  • A style that Slays: Choosing the right type of the sink also counts. Amidst the various different shapes of the sink available, it is very important to decide the shape that caters your needs.

   Farmhouse or Apron Sink:

The 17th-century authentic farmhouse sinks, also known as the apron sink, gained much popularity due to the stars like Chip and Joanna Gaines. These are generally large, single wash basins with a vintage vibe.

 Pros: 

The farmhouse sink not just provides a large room for piling up the dishes but in addition, also results in the minimal splashing of water due to its depth. You could easily wash and rinse without making much of a mess. They work best with the extendable kitchen faucets and have a large variety to choose from.

Cons:

Though a farmhouse sink makes a design statement with the tons of varieties available, be it stainless, copper, cast iron, stone or white fireclay. There remains one single issue in all of them, these sinks are larger and thus requires you to modify the existing cabinets. Moreover, they often don't suit in a small kitchen.

Double Bowl Sinks:

A double bowl sink, as the name suggests has two separate basins in a single unit. The two basins are usually of the same size or might vary according to the purpose.

Pros:

A double bowl sink helps a lot in multitasking. While you can fill one side of the basin with soapy water the other could be used in rinsing the dishes with clear water. You may also use the separate basins for piling up the dirty dishes and preparing the meal.

Cons:

The double bowl sink requires a large counter space and thus might not act feasible in a small kitchen. The division of the two basins may also provide you with a less space for washing your dishes.

Overmount Sinks :

The most famous, self-rimming, “drop-in” sinks are one of the most commonly used sinks in the kitchen household. These sinks make a space for themselves on the countertop.

Pros:

With the visible lip over the countertop, these sinks provide a large space to wash dishes. The size of the cabinet does not hamper their installation thus making these sinks cheaper and simpler to install.

Cons:

The overmount lip makes it difficult to clean since the food particles and dirt easily gets accumulated over the edges.

Undermount Sinks :

The new and modern Undermount sink have already made their way into the household with its larger utilization. These sinks are installed below the counter and do not have a visible rim.

Pros:

These sinks provide a large countertop space and make it easier to clean the countertop.

Cons:

Undermount sinks require a lot of care since they don't have visible edges. One must be cautious not to fill them up with water up to the brim. These sinks are costlier and difficult to install and must be provided with the exact space.

Make way for the Material :

You may not cook every day but the kitchen sink is used almost every time you enter your kitchen. Thus it is very essential to choose the right material for your kitchen sink. There are various options to choose from such as stainless steel, enamel, porcelain, and granite.

Stainless Steel Sinks:

These are one of the most commonly used sinks and fits in all sizes of the kitchen. They are easy to clean and durable. However, these sinks get easily scratched and seem a bit washed out after a period of time. The stainless steel kitchen may also not go with a vintage or royal themed kitchen.

Enameled Sinks:

This beautiful multi-colored sinks will essentially go with your choice of decor. However, these sinks have the potential to get damaged easily and are prone to easy scratching and melting.

Porcelain Sinks:

These sinks provide a multicolored authentic and vintage look to our kitchen. However, they are costlier, hard to install and clean and also prone to stains and marks.

Granite Sinks:

The granite sinks add a stunning look to the kitchen. The solid granite particles make these sinks much more durable. These sinks lack stains, watermarks, and scratches. However these sinks and costlier, and requires a large maintenance

Dig Deep:

The depth of bowl also is one of the major factors you need to consider while choosing your sink. The deep sinks prevent water splashes and also reduces mess. However, you may find it uncomfortable to reach the bottom of the sink depending upon your preferences

Get Going with Accessories:

Who doesn't require additional accessories available with the kitchen sink? You must definitely take into account the various accessories such as cutting boards, prep bowls, knife blocks, colanders and racks for dishcloths or cleaning utensils that are provided by the manufacturer. Choose wisely the sink that suits your needs and the additional accessories that act as the cherry on the top.

Isn’t the kitchen sink the most valuable feature of your kitchen? So, which one would you go for?

Let us know in the comment section below.