Published at Monday, October 09th 2017, 01:40:30 AM by Paula Rahayu. Appliances. 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 Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 23:22:18 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. 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 Monday, December 18th 2017, 23:35:18 PM. Appliances By Lisa Gracia. Remove the doors: For many kitchens, especially in older homes, a swinging door to a pantry can be the culprit of unusable space. Especially doors that are inward swinging, getting behind the door with full hands may be a hassle and storage becomes cumbersome. Consider removing the doors, or if pocket doors or accordion doors are an option, install these. If you are a person who keeps a tidy pantry, a well organized pantry, can be beautiful décor in a kitchen!
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 23:35:16 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Shop at outlet stores: Similarly to discontinued appliances, outlet stores offer models that are no longer in production, as well as scratch and dent selections, or appliances that home owners have returned but are in good working order. Consider looking in your local area for appliance store brands that offer outlet stores. They usually will be located away from mainstream shopping centers, and they usually will still hold up to their warranties and servicing options on the appliances they sell. Outlet stores are a good option for house renters!
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 23:35:14 PM. Appliances By Amy Irani. Italian manufacturer needs no introduction – a cheerful brand keeping vintage dreams alive through modern technology. Their latest small home appliances designs complete the lovable collection. Bright colors and a curvacious visual appeal was spotted by at Milan Furniture Fair 2014. Inspired by the homey feeling of a 50s, Smeg’s distinctive design and quality brings curvacious shapes to your kitchen.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 23:35:13 PM. Appliances By Brenda Eda. Consider installing a dimmer switch for versatility while entertaining, cooking, or just relaxing for a midnight snack! Pendant lighting over a kitchen island, under cabinet lighting to illuminate countertops, and chandeliers are all becoming great options for updated lighting sources.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 23:35:12 PM. Appliances By Mary Hardianti. Utilize vertical wall space: Instead of using shelving on every wall, leave some areas free for hanging wire storage from ceiling to floor for pots and pans, aprons, and large utensils. If you don’t have a free vertical wall, than consider using ceiling hanging pot racks that can maximize vertical storage. Remember, as long as you can see all the contents of your pantry at one time, all space is fair game for adding functional space!
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 23:35:08 PM. Appliances By Paula Rahayu. Image: