After a few weeks of hard work and creative DIYs, David is finally ready to share his completed kitchen with us. In case you missed the earlier parts of this series, here's the before post, and here's the step-by-step process post. David teamed up with Frigidaire to put some brand new professional-grade appliances into the space, and combined that with a few fairly simple DIY upgrades that completely transformed the space. Read on for all the pretty pics...
We believe the only thing better than a stunning kitchen upgrade is one that involves a lot of DIYs. We've been following along as our friend David from ManMadeDIY gives his kitchen a light, quick update that's packing a big punch. And, while new appliances from Frigidaire Professional are certainly lending a shiny, new look (and function!) to the space, he has squeezed in a number of attainable DIYs that anyone can tackle. Follow along with us below!
For retro kitchen enthusiasts, Big Chill is the holy grail. Their stoves, range hoods, refrigerators and dishwashers look as if they've just rolled off a 1950's assembly line. They have all the character of vintage pieces
Apparently, it can be done. From Materialicious: "HOME humidifiers are appearing with many new features and stylish designs as seen by the seven shown on this link. It's important to maintain a healthy balance of moisture and the hot dry air found in most homes during the winter months. The humidifier pictured is by Rocca."
I post not because I am completely enamored with the design, though I am. I'm more interested in the trend over...
Grab a toothbrush, an effective cleaning solution, a stiff card, and your contact paper, and say goodbye to your harvest gold, awful cream, or ugly 90s black appliances....
Stainless steel is all the rage for kitchen appliances and decor, and is still a prime choice for high-end cookware. But a wet rag won't always take the goo off, and often leaves streaks and dark spots. Here are several inexpensive, natural ways to clean the material using household products.
- The gentlest method of cleaning stainless steel is to simply wipe the surface with hot water and a soft, clean cloth.
- If plain water...
The Clean Cuisine is advertized as a means to purify fruits and vegetables using an ozone process also known as Activated Oxygen. It is purported to kill "bacteria and mold, and safely [break] down pesticides to provide you with food that is as safe as possible." At 180 bucks, it isn’t cheap, but considering there are over 33 million cases of food-borne illnesses a year in the US alone, it might be worth the cost. If it works, that is.
So you’ve just forked over a fistful of cash for new appliances in your home. You even splurged on the stainless steel upgrade. Congrats! And now for the bad news. Your new appliances will eventually die.
Known in the home inspection business as "estimated design life cycles" these statistics help inspectors let buyers know of potential upcoming problems. For example, if your boiler is 45 years old, it is living on borrowed time, my friend.
Thank you, internet, for being so frickin' awesome:
Ooh, those blend up nicely, don't they?
I bet this rake will taste better when it's all liquid-y.
Bottles are so stupid and hard to open. This method looks much easier. Note the goggles.