Published at Thursday, December 28th 2017, 23:28:55 PM by Amy Irani. Appliances. Ventilation system: One area of your kitchen that is forgotten when considering appliances is the ventilation system. Range hoods overhead, or down draft systems that are integral into the countertop or cooktop are great for unobstructed overhead views. Depending on the size of your stove/cooktop and if you have an integral grill, griddle, burners, and other heating elements may increase the need for higher ventilation systems overhead. Research your favored appliance manufacturer too see what type of ventilation system is recommended for your kitchen.
Published at Wednesday, December 06th 2017, 00:09:47 AM by Amy Irani. Appliances. The compartmentalized and boxed-in feeling of outdated kitchens built generations ago is very common. If you’re looking to open up your kitchen and share the view with an adjacent dining room or living room – consider knocking down some partitions! This method works well for non load-bearing walls that don’t carry any structural value. Your kitchen can grow in size or it can just get opened up to other areas of your home.
Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017, 23:50:52 PM. Appliances By Brenda Eda. HOT WATER HEATER: Similar to refrigerators, consider replacing your water heater if more than 10 years old. Older water heaters can rust, collect sand and sediment in the bottom, and are also costing you 15% of your household’s energy dollars. The energy efficiency of a water heater is measured in Energy Factor or (EF). The larger the number of EF, the more efficient the water heater is. For even greater efficiency consider buying a tankless water heater.
Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017, 23:50:51 PM. Appliances By Carol Agustiana. Built-in display shelves below your kitchen island can showcase your , your favorite cookbooks, or display an heirloom set of china passed down through generations. Add a vase of flowers, and a fresh bowl of lemons for a shot of color.
Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017, 23:50:51 PM. Appliances By Dorothy Shabrina. Your home has several appliances that can help save you money, consider the before mentioned tips when choosing new appliances. Any appliance in your home that heats up, uses water, or keeps items cool will require energy. Eco friendly appliances help save on energy and use cleaner methods to produce energy.
Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017, 23:50:49 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Refrigerators: With any appliance, before you get enamored with all the whistles and bells of how beautiful it looks and all of the gadgets assess your lifestyle. With refrigerators consider how many times you and your family cook and eat from home. For larger families, larger capacity units will be necessary, as well as the ability for longer preservation of food. Higher end models that offer dual refrigeration, on-door controls, and energy efficiency may be more important for your families needs. While singles or those who don’t cook a lot may prefer a snazzy stainless steel or built-in model that looks fantastic, but doesn’t need all of the accompaniments. Also consider if your home would need separate wine refrigeration storage, or possibly refrigerated drawers for easy access.
Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 23:36:46 PM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. Many outdated kitchens were built to include walls and walls of upper cabinetry to house dishes and cookware. Often times, these cabinets consume the eye and make the kitchen feel crowded. If you’re looking to open up the space of your kitchen and don’t have and room to grow outwards, consider removing the upper cabinets. This frees up the wall, allowing for modern with a few decorative items and dishware.
Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 23:36:45 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Ovens/Stoves: When considering an oven and stove, think about how you typically cook and if you’re a novice or an experienced cook. The oven or stove you choose can have a great impact on how you cook and whether the energy you use to heat them is worthwhile. Convection over conventional ovens tends to use more energy but for expert cooks they enjoy the even distribution over heat and can usually cook their food faster and with more control. For those interested in buying a stove or cooktop, there are several options: induction, gas or electric all have their pros and cons. Most beginning cooks appreciate electric for its slow heat up, while experienced cooks prefer induction and ultimately gas stoves for its fast heat up and ability to cook under precise conditions.
Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 23:36:45 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Depending on your size of kitchen, storage may or may not be an issue. Although, there are not too many people who would say they wouldn’t mind adding more functional space to their kitchen pantry. In many homes the pantry is an afterthought by the home builder, and a minimal amount of shelving and storage is provided. For you apartment owners as well that have small pantries, here are tips to help you add more functional space.