Keeping Your Cabinets Clean and in Good Condition

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When you spend money on good-quality, custom kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, you want to make sure they stay in good condition. So, it’s important that you know how to take care of your custom cabinets properly so that they don’t become lined with dirt or mold. Here are our best tips for keeping your custom cabinets in good condition. Wipe down cabinet fronts This is something you can do easily and on a regular basis – a quick wipe down of your cabinet doors and hardware. Simply soaking a dishcloth in warm, soapy water or perhaps using a gentle cleaning solution will help you get rid of all the dust, grime, and any spills from the front of your cabinets.  Thoroughly clean inside cabinets Cleaning the insides of your…
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Preventing Odors Inside Your Closet

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Have you ever reached into your closet for an item of clothing you haven’t worn in a while, only to find that it has a bad odor? Instead of putting on that clean item of clothing, you have to wash it again before wearing it. To avoid this annoyance, let’s look at some ways you can keep the clothes and other items in your closet smelling fresh. Check for mold and mildew Mold or mildew could be behind those musty smells your clothes come out with. This is common since closets don’t usually have much ventilation. Try to clean inside your closet on a regular basis and check thoroughly for mold and mildew when you do so. You can get rid of this using a combination of bleach and warm…
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Fun Storage Ideas

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How often do you have to tell your kids to tidy their toys up after playing with them? Or maybe you’re always the one picking up after everyone and keeping your kids’ rooms at least reasonably tidy. Either way, it helps to have sufficient storage in your kid’s room for all of their toys, clothes, and everything else. And there are lots of ways to make it look fun and appealing, making them more likely to clean up after themselves. Let’s look at some fun ideas for efficient storage in your child’s bedroom. Cubby holes Open storage makes it easy for your child to put their own things away without having to mess around with drawers or other storage containers. Plus, your child may like being able to still see…
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These Kitchen Design Trends Will Dominate in 2022

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By Kelsey Mulvey Expect to see colorful cabinetry, more tile, and upscale details.The kitchen has always been an integral room in our homes. This couldn't be more true now: After spending the majority of the past two years at home—and making breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, as well—we gained a new appreciation for our culinary hubs. Since theses spaces are the heart of our homes, they should dress the part, too. To help give your space a much-deserved—and perhaps much-needed—makeover, we asked several designers and home experts about the kitchen trends they think will make it big in 2022. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it's important to decorate your kitchen with your personal taste in mind. However, understanding the latest trends in…
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Keeping things tidy

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At The Kitchen Center, we’re all about designing custom storage solutions that help make organization a little bit easier for you, in every room of the house. So, we also like to provide you with tips and tricks to boost your organization skills and keep your house clutter-free. And one organization expert took the world by storm a few years ago through various books and her Netflix special, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. So, what is the Marie Kondo method of tidying up and how can it help you? Read on to find out… The KonMari Method The simple principle behind Marie Kondo’s method for tidying, decluttering, and organizing is that everything you own should spark joy in some way. Always keeping this in mind will help to reduce the…
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Replacing vs. Refinishing Your Cabinets

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Are your kitchen cabinets looking a little old and worn? Or are you just ready for a new and updated style? Whatever your motivation for getting new cabinets, stop for a moment and consider your options. You could replace your kitchen or bathroom cabinets entirely, or you could simply have them refinished. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each of these options to help you decide which is right for you. Refinishing cabinets The main reasons why people choose to refinish or reface their kitchen cabinets over replacing them is because it is cheaper and involves less hassle. But it won’t be the best choice for everyone. If your cabinets are high quality and not too old or damaged, then a fresh stain or coat of paint could…
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Kitchen Design Trends for 2022

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Are you planning a kitchen remodel in 2022? There are lots of design aspects to consider when remodeling your kitchen, and it can be hard making your mind up on them all. To help guide your design plans and give you some new ideas, here are some of the up and coming kitchen design trends for 2022. Ditch the cabinetry hardware Those looking for a sleeker and perhaps more minimalist design will like this one. People are ditching bulky and obtrusive hardware for recessed handles or push-open cabinet doors. These are still easy to operate and create a smooth, streamline look across your whole kitchen. Bigger and better islands Islands are great focal points for kitchens, both stylish and functional. They’re continuing to grow in popularity as people are opting…
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Why choose an open plan kitchen?

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What tends to be the central hub of your home when you’re relaxing with family or entertaining guests? Is it the kitchen? The living room? The dining room? Well, you don’t have to choose just one if you opt for an open plan kitchen in your home. Open plan living is an increasingly popular trend, allowing you to have one larger space that consists of the kitchen and dining room, for example, without a wall in between. The kitchen, living room, and dining room are all popular spaces to open up and merge together. Let’s look at some advantages and design tips to help you decide on your open plan kitchen. Why choose an open plan kitchen? There are lots of great benefits an open plan kitchen offers in your…
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Innovative Kitchen Storage Solutions

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Do you wish you had more storage space in your kitchen? Or maybe you’re just looking for better organization ideas than simply dumping all your utensils into a drawer together. There are lots of different ways you can utilize your kitchen cabinet and drawer space, as well as efficiently storing things on your countertops or walls. If it’s time to revamp your kitchen storage, here are some ideas that might inspire your change… Pull-out storage systems Some kitchens have one or more large, deep drawers. These can fit a lot of items, but they can get very disorganized, making it difficult to find what you’re looking for and reducing the efficiency when using that space. If you install a storage system in that drawer, then you can organize and store…
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All About Feng Shui

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If you’re renovating or redecorating your home, or even just rearranging your furniture, then you might find it difficult to decide where everything should go for the best layout of a space. You’ve probably heard of feng shui before, and this is something that you might want to consider when deciding on this layout of a room or your entire home. What is feng shui? Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice or philosophy, translating to wind and water. This is thought to be because these elements are associated with good health in China, and that’s essentially what feng shui is about at a basic level; arranging your surroundings in a way that balances the energy (or qi) in the space and promotes good health as a result. The general…
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