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Second Hand Kitchen Set: Enjoy the Quality of Luxury Kitchen Set at Low Price

By Singapore Home Guy On August 17, 2010 No Comments

With the global recession that we are encountering these days, buying used or second hand things is more than necessary than an option for some people. Buying used items can apply to any consumer stuff, from households down to accessories. Some maybe find it cheap, but nothing really to feel ashamed of. As a matter of fact, if you just know how to shop used items wisely, you’ll realize that there’s a lot of advantage you can get. The fact that you can have the things you want at much cheaper price is the best thing that will make you realize that buying used items is a bright, great idea to shop.

At some time, you’ll realize the significance of buying second hand items than new one at higher price. As a matter of fact, you can even have better things to buy in secondhand shop. For instance, if you’re in the look of kitchen set, will you go for new set for expensive cost that in some time you can’t afford to buy or in used one that you can have the same quality at low-cost?

Buying used kitchen set is not like buying a trashed one. Of course, even you’re in the look for cheaper one, it doesn’t mean that you have to settle for ready-to-trashed set. There’s a lot of used but well-cared kitchen set out there. You just have to resourceful in finding them. Actually, even you’re going to look for a new one; you still need to search places where you can buy kitchen set at good deals. Now, why not go for used one but still with high quality yet at low-priced? This will give you the opportunity to have a nice, great-looking kitchen that will be mouthed by your friend and relative without spending much.

In searching used kitchen set to buy, you maybe need some luck to find well-cared and still in good condition one. But you can have that luck for yourself because you can make your own. Instead of looking for new kitchen set at the stores like other can-afford people do, head to popular kitchen showroom. Although you can’t afford luxury kitchen set, there is someone that can.

Visualize this. At some point, there is someone rich that can afford all the luxury kitchen set he/she wants. Then all of sudden, due to fashion sake or any other reason, they want to change their kitchen set. That is the situation where in you can take place. You can now have the luxury kitchen you’re looking for without spending for the original price of it at furniture stores.

Now, for you to get that kind of used kitchen set, you have to be upfront in making inquiries. Ask the stores directly if they can sell you the second hand kitchen set. In some instances, some of kitchen set get dumped after it has been removed. But most of cabinet can be removed intact. You can install it yourself if you know some basic knowledge about cabinet installation. Now, you can have new kitchen set with those “old” ones at low-price.


Kitchen Renovation: Quick and Easy Fix to Restyle your Existing Kitchen

By Singapore Home Guy On March 1, 2010 No Comments

If you want to alter the appearance of your kitchen, you don’t have to fully renovate it. We all know that full renovation of specific part of our house especially our kitchen require large amount of budget. If you are not yet ready to spend, use some basic restyling tips to change the look of your kitchen without spending much.

Kitchen cabinets are pricey. Now, in order to change the appearance of your kitchen you have to alter the design and style of your kitchen cabinets. But you don’t have to replace it for new one. You can achieve the restyling design of your kitchen by just remodeling and applying simple fix in your kitchen cabinets. Here are some quick fixes you can apply to your kitchen cabinets:

Remove the door of the cabinet. Start with unscrewing the hinges and putty holes of the cabinet. Then paint it, inside out. You can strategically change the appearance of the cabinet from having door turn into door less framework. Once done, you can now pile up the kitchen plates and utensils beautifully. There is no need to display can goods as it can be stored up to other covered part of the cabinet.

– If the door of your kitchen cabinet is made of wood, replace them with glass sliding door. Although this step is a bit pricey, but you can get the alteration for your kitchen you’re looking for. This will also help you expose the contents of your cabinet without allowing the entry of dust and dents.

Paint the whole cabinet with fresh, contrast color. This will spice up the look of your kitchen without the need of replacing its parts.

Replace the old cabinet door knobs and fasteners by new designed ones. By simply replacing them, you’ll be surprise with the big changes it can give in the appearance of your kitchen.

– For wooden cabinets, you can enhance or restyle them by simply refining or putting fresh tops coats into it. From semi-gloss matte, you can upgrade it into high gloss to achieve the high quality finishing touch of the cabinets.

However, if you already have frameless or door less cabinet, you can alter it by putting doors and painting it inside out. You really don’t have to exert too much effort just to get the restyled kitchen you’re looking for. You just need to set back and analyze what is your kitchen needs. Once found, you can start your own quick fix, DIY kitchen repairs.


Restyle your Kitchen through Cabinet Door Knobs Replacing

By Singapore Home Guy On February 23, 2010 No Comments

If you want your kitchen to look new, you don’t have to engage yourself into full remodeling task. There’s a lot of quick and easy fix you can do in order to have the new look in your kitchen. Replacing door knobs and fasteners in your kitchen cabinet can spice up the boring look of your kitchen. This will give you the opportunity to re-style your kitchen without spending much in full renovation.

Firstly, remove all the old door knobs in your kitchen cabinet. At some point, door knobs starting to worn out due to heavy usage. Be careful in unscrewing screws in the pilot holes of the door knobs. This way, further damage within the holes can be avoided. Once you have removed the knobs, bring it with you when you by a new one. This will help you to get the correct screws and knobs for your kitchen cabinet.

Now you have the appropriate set of knobs and screws, you can now start you DIY kitchen re-styling. Grab a screwdriver and start re-installing the cabinet door knob. It is faster and easier task if the screws match to the old hole patterns in the cabinet. If not, put some wood glue in the pilot holes and wait to dry out. Once dried, put the door knob and drive the screw back to the cabinet door.

But in some cases, you may find the pilot holes becomes squirted and worn out. This is where you will have additional DIY work. You have to make sure the all the door knobs will be replaced evenly. Firstly, put the new door know in the door and ensure that the old holes will be covered. Hold it at once and mark the proper placement of the door know to the cabinet door using a pencil. Make sure that the door knob is properly aligned so that the measurement will be accurate. To ensure the accurate door holes measurement, grab 2 pieces of 2X4 plywood and joined them together into T-shape. Now, you can hold it in the cabinet door and start marking the new holes placement. Outline the cabinet door’s edge on the plywood and mark the location of drill hole on the pattern. After marking, you can now start drilling the new hole for new hardware. To ensure the proper drilling holes for each door knob, you can make pattern for each.

Carefully drill the marked cabinet door. This way, splintering of cabinet woods will be avoided. Once you have created new holes for new hardware, you can now start attaching them to the cabinet door. Place the screw back through the attaching door knob and tighten them into new holes. Make sure that you won’t over tighten the screw to avoid losing its trade.

All things considered, you can do your own DIY kitchen re-styling. It doesn’t require specialized skill but only basic knowledge in repair and maintenance. Now, you can have restyled kitchen without spending much from full kitchen renovation.