Keeping Your Kitchen Appliances in Prime Condition Saves Money!

As any homeowner will tell you, big-ticket appliances don’t come cheap. Even lower-end dishwashers, laundry machines and refrigerators are liable to cost a pretty penny. Furthermore, having essential appliances serviced, repaired and replaced can put a sizable hole in your personal finances. That being the case, properly caring for these devices and making them last […]

Build your own clay pot smoker

DIY Clay Pot Smoker

Making your own smoker doesn’t necessarily have to be a big project, especially if you are just a small family who simply want to enjoy a little outdoor cooking during the weekends. When we think of DIY smokers, we usually imagine drum or barrel smokers which could be a challenge for some of us to convert […]

Pantry Cabinet Ideas

A well designed pantry is an absolute blessing. Whether you use your pantry to store bulk shopping or just like to be able to see the ingredients you need at a glance, there are many clever ways to make this sort of cabinetry work for you. Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use […]

DIY Corner Cabinet Drawers

Corner cupboards in kitchens tend not to work very well. “Lazy Susan’s’ help but it’s still not easy to store and find. The owners of this kitchen decided to remove their lazy susan with specially designed drawers that can make the space more functional. A corner cupboard without even a lazy Susan setup is very awkward to […]

Kitchen island with built-in seating inspiration

Kitchen Island With Built-in Seating

Kitchen island with built-in seating! It’s a great option if you are into breakfast nooks but your kitchen layout can’t accommodate the usual design for it – built in a corner, adjacent to a wall… It does require a good amount of space, but it’s a clever design for several reasons. First, it’s space-efficient since you get two things in […]

Creative Fruit Storage Ideas

Creative Fruit Storage Ideas

Fruits are a must-have in every household but they are quite tricky to store. Different fruits require different storage conditions to keep them fresh for as long as possible. Then there’s this concern about not having enough space in the kitchen; fruits tend to take a lot of counter space! Good thing there are several creative fruit storage ideas available […]

Rustic Timber Countertops

Rustic Wooden Countertops

A cabin or a rustic designed house is not complete without a rustic kitchen countertop. If you’re (re)designing your home or kitchen for the rustic look, don’t forget this wonderful inspiration! The kitchen is one of the busiest and most used areas in any house. But many homeowners don’t give much thought to designing it as much as […]

Make a Real Indian Tandoor Oven Out Of Terracotta Flower Pots!

DIY Flower Pot Tandoor Oven

Tandoori cooking is one of the world’s favourites. Although most of us think of Tandoori foods as being Indian (think Tandoori Chicken with the freshest of Naan breads) , it’s a style used from the Causcas, down through Turkey and the Middle East right through to South Asia.  The secret to Tandoors is the very high […]

Declutter your kitchen with these DIY projects

Declutter Kitchen Projects

Think your kitchen is cramped and could use some organizing? We have projects for you that help clear out kitchen counters and other areas from clutter. The kitchen is the busiest part of any house on any given day. No wonder why this particular part of the house can appear disorderly most of the time. Coffee makers, mails, […]

Fresh Ideas For Storing Produce

Open Mesh On Drawers

Fresh is best! If your household likes to cook, you need to keep a good supply of fresh vegetables and fruits on hand. But you don’t need a sophisticated pantry system to efficiently store produce. To keep fruit and vegetables fresh for a longer period of time, remove them from plastic bags and keep them in a […]

Breakfast Nooks

Your grandmother probably had one. You probably don’t. When and why did breakfast nooks go out of fashion? Has the breakfast bar made them obsolete? Of course the challenge with most bars is exactly that… everyone faces in the same direction like the old ‘counter lunch’. Isn’t conversation better when we’re looking at each other? […]

Vintage Stoves

Would you like a bit of vintage in your kitchen? Will these vintage stoves do it for you? Though modern kitchen stoves are elegant and neatly designed, many of us home owners still appreciate the beauty of the classics! Vintage stoves and ovens have that aesthetic look, feel and quality that never fade through time. These […]

Kitchen Island Projects

1. Kitchen Island Tutorial - Cape 27

Do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing and cooking meals for you and your family? Then you’ve probably considered adding a kitchen island. But adding or getting a new kitchen island can be expensive, unless you build or upgrade your existing kitchen island on your own. To inspire and help you, we’ve […]

DIY Kitchen Island Cabinet

DIY Kitchen Island Cabinet - Started build shelf and cabinets

If you’re looking to make your kitchen more distinct, adding a kitchen island cabinet is one good way to achieve it. And just like the owners of this kitchen, you can DIY your kitchen island for a less costly home improvement that would only take a week or two. What’s great about building the kitchen island […]

DIY Pantry Door Spice Racks

Not everyone can afford a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen. An expansive, well-ordered kitchen is beyond the bank accounts of most people these days.  So many of us have to deal with tricky kitchen storage dilemmas. You either have to extend your kitchen to have more space, or you look for simple and inexpensive solutions, which is […]

DIY Cob Oven

Why order pizza when you can bake your own? Not only do you save money, but you’re also sure that what you serve your family is fresh and nutritious! Serving freshly baked pizza and bread in your outdoor living area is a great way to entertain your family and friends. But you don’t have to […]

DIY Canned Food Cabinet

Doing your own preserving and canning is a great way to store in season produce for a later date. But being able to store it can be a challenge. Here’s an effective storage unit that will help you store bulk goods, cans and preserves for a very small investment. Building one is quick and easy, […]

DIY Canned Food Shelf

DIY Canned Food Shelf

Do you like to bulk buy long-shelf-life food to save money? Or maybe, like us, you like to have an ’emergency food cache. The challenge, as always,  is having the right storage system in your home. It’s not just about a place to keep it, but rather a place to be able to easily access […]

Neptune – Grand Larder Unit

How clever is this? What a great way to ensure you can find all the items in your pantry. Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 😎 Source: Richard F. Mackay If you liked […]

DIY Dresser Kitchen Island

Most kitchens hold potential for improved functionality, storage, and style, but too many don’t utilize the space efficiently. A kitchen island is not only a beautiful,  modern way to update your kitchen, it also permits an array of functional benefits. If you have a little set aside in the bank and are thinking of investing […]

How to make a lazy susan pantry storage

If you keep on pulling a bunch of stuff off your pantry shelves to reach or find items that you need, then this lazy Susan pantry storage might be the solution you’re looking for! Messy kitchens not only look dirty, but they also make you easily lose your cooking utensils, food jars, cups, and supplies. […]

How to build a simple canned food dispenser

Canned foods often have a bad reputation, but they can be brilliant store-cupboard standbys. In the world of long-term food storage, canned food is one of the best options around. Canned food is widely available, easy to store, has an extended shelf life, and is usually inexpensive. There is also a wide variety from which […]