How to Plan a Kitchen Makeover Within Budget

How to Plan a Kitchen Makeover Within Budget

[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="justified" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The more you use your kitchen, the more you may look for ways to freshen it up. Regular use gives your kitchen a tired look in a short time. Although it’s tempting to do it up with a totally new look, your budget may not permit it. You’ll be happy to know that just a bit of sprucing up can turn your kitchen around. Let the kitchen experts, Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops, guide you on a kitchen makeover within a budget.

Increase Storage

If your kitchen looks cluttered, you don’t always need more room to put things away. Declutter instead. 75% of homeowners in a kitchen survey by Houzz 2018 Kitchen and Bath Study said that decluttering is topmost on their mind, while 66% contemplated recycling, and 49% talked about recycling. Once you have thrown away what you don’t need, increase the working area by installing space-saving under-cabinet drawers, drawer organizers, utensil and dish organizing racks. Put away your cutlery, dishes, plates, and spices in the organizing racks or drawers. All items stay in place when organized in neat compartments and your kitchen looks cleaner.

Pull Out Bins

If your kitchen smells bad, it could be because of an overflowing garbage bin. You don’t need to buy a bigger bin for that. Just place a container of baking soda near the bin to absorb the smell. Even better, clean it out as soon as it fills up and finds a different place for it, away from direct view. How about hiding it in a slider drawer or cabinet so the bin is out of sight?

Paint Cabinets

It-is easy and inexpensive to paint cabinets yourself. Empty out the cabinets before painting, clean them thoroughly with degreaser, and then apply paint. If your kitchen doesn’t get much light, colour them a crisp white, soft cream or light grey. Add a pop of colour here and there to make it brighter, such as bright teal or vivid red. The mix of colours will give your kitchen a vibrant, new eclectic feel. Revive cabinets with new knobs, if they don’t need a coat of paint.

Vinyl Flooring

Installing vinyl flooring is really not that hard. Vinyl is available in a wide range of finishes, including hardwood. Unpeel the backing from the plank to stick it over your current floor.

Stainless Steel Sink

If you have a porcelain sink, switch to a stainless steel one. Although old world porcelain sinks look quaint, it may make your kitchen look more dated. A new copper backsplash, brass bins or butcher block countertops can help you retain the old world charm while making the kitchen appear more updated.

Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops in Langley and Surrey

Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops Can help you make the best of almost any space. We combine experience and expertise to help you create the lifestyle you envision within your budget. Whether you are moving into a new-home or making over your current one, our goal is to help you meet yours. Check out our classic cabinets designed to fit any budget, beautiful countertops, sinks and faucets that can change the look of any kitchen. If you are lost for ideas, we can help you there too. From measuring to designing and installation, we can do it all. Just call us. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]

6 Cleaning Tips of Keeping Your Kitchen Countertops Good as New

6 Cleaning Tips of Keeping Your Kitchen Countertops Good as New

[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="justified" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] To maintain a beautiful kitchen, you need to know how to maintain a beautiful countertop. The more high-end the material, the more care you need to take because they are expensive and cumbersome to replace. With a little daily care and caution, your countertop can look as good as new for years to come. It’s really not that hard; our experts at Leen Long Cabinets and Kitchen Construction will explain how. Quartz Kitchen Countertop

6 Tips to Maintain Your Kitchen Countertop

  1. Prevent Scratches: It is easy to leave scratches on your kitchen countertop even if you don’t intend to. Your kitchen has sharp objects lying around from assorted knives to cutlery with sharp edges. Keep knives away safely in the grooved sections of a knife block. Store cutlery in drawers or cutlery holders. Never make the mistake of slicing fruits and vegetables directly on countertops, always use a thick cutting board.
  2. Keep Hot Food Away: Excessive heat can damage your countertop. Always place freshly cooked dishes and oven-baked food on a heat-resistant mat, cooling rack or potholder.
  3. Remove Stains: Food can also create hard to remove stains on your countertop, especially if it’s light hued. Make sure you sweep off crumbs and wipe clean stains with a damp cloth or absorbent tissue and a multipurpose kitchen cleaner. Dry with a clean towel or microfiber cloth to remove any water stains from the damp cloth. For stubborn stains, make a thin paste of baking soda and water. Cover the stained area with a layer of this mixture; let it sit for a few minutes and wipe clean gently with a damp cloth and dry with a clean cloth. Don’t leave it there for too long or it could discolour the counter.
  4. Reseal Granite and Marble: You need to reseal high-end countertops such as granite or marble when they have done their time. How do you know when to reseal? It’s easy! Sprinkle or spray water drops on the surface. If they remain there, you’re good. If the water gets absorbed into the countertops, call us at once for the best results. DIY methods to save you money can create more damage and cost you more if you are not proficient.
  5. Wipe Clean Laminate Countertops: An easy way to maintain laminate countertops is to wipe up spills at once. The longer spills sit there, the more likely it is to stain the area. Laminate is inexpensive and durable. It is also more delicate. Do not scrub hard with nylon bristle brushes or steel wool or it will leave scratches. Use a baking soda and water paste mixture to clean stains, but don’t let it lie there for too long. Baking soda can be abrasive. Try nail polish remover to remove ink stains. You can call us to seal laminate surfaces with a coating to keep off future stains.
  6. Oil Wood Countertops: It is important to wash wood countertops to remove stains, spills and scrapes. Oil the surface once a month with a good quality mineral oil that won’t turn rancid.
  • To remove stains, cut half a lemon and rub the area with the juice.
  • For tougher stains, mix lemon juice with salt for extra abrasion. For the toughest stains, add a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to a cup of warm water and apply on the spot. Let it sit for a while, then rinse off with water.

Rely on Leen Long Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

Combining expertise and contemporary designs to suit your lifestyle and requirements, we ensure our products last you for years to come. Whether you are renovating or designing a new home, we offer high-quality cabinets and countertops that fit any budget. From quartz and granite countertops to sinks and faucets, we offer all you want at the best prices. Call us to design your dream kitchen or to upgrade your countertops for a new look.   All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]